The Cottage.

8 Mar


The cottage was originally just 3 rooms like so many of the old ones were. The previous owners, who were Dutch, built the conservatory extension to the front plus another extension on the back which has bathroom, utility, hallway and a second bedroom.

They purchased the house in1998 and renovated it from derelict. 

The name Flynn’s Cottage comes from the people who lived here before them. Two brothers and two sisters lived here, none of them married and so the Flynn’s died out from here. I think it’s a little mark of respect to them to leave the name.

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This is the back of the cottage. Looking a bit untidy at the moment but that will gradually be sorted.

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I like this covered sitting area  just outside the conservatory. Ideal for the Irish climate. Outside dining without getting wet.


The centre of the house, the original three roomed cottage, is kept cosy by the Rayburn. Great for cooking too.


Today was wet here so I spent the day mostly indoors. The kitchen smelt of Summer as I used the last of 2012’s Strawberries to make jam. Roll on Summer 2013. Hopefully the New Zealand weather forecaster gets it right and it will be a good un. Fingers crossed!

Bye for now,

Bridget x.


19 Responses to “The Cottage.”

  1. Eco Farm Gal March 8, 2013 at 7:41 pm #

    Your new cottage looks very cozy. Wishing you many happy times there!

  2. Maria March 8, 2013 at 9:57 pm #

    Congrats Bridget on the new home and the new blog great to see you back blogging. Look forward to reading x.

  3. dianakirwan March 8, 2013 at 9:59 pm #

    Every good wish for you and Andy in your new home. A new adventure xx

    • bridget March 8, 2013 at 10:25 pm #

      Thanks Diana! Maybe I will get to do the open day at this one. x

  4. Diana Studer March 8, 2013 at 10:50 pm #

    I’ve had Arigna tucked sadly in my Dormant folder. So encouraging to see you settled in your new home. We’re still in the limbo of getting our home on the market – so we can enjoy the new place.

    • bridget March 8, 2013 at 10:53 pm #

      Thanks Diana, hope all goes well for you and that your property will sell quickly. That lovely garden would surely encourage any prospective buyer. Bridget x.

  5. cindyricksgers March 9, 2013 at 3:06 am #

    Lovely new home! May you build only happiness there. Thanks for sharing the photos!

  6. leslie postin March 10, 2013 at 12:07 am #

    Imagine that! 4 siblings staying together always! May you always love and find happiness in your new cottage, Bridget. It is lovely. Isn’t the Rayburn a pretty color?! xx

    • bridget March 10, 2013 at 10:53 am #

      Thanks for your good wishes Leslie. Good to be back!

  7. Kevin March 10, 2013 at 1:24 am #

    Bridget, congratulations in your new cottage. It’s so nice to have you back in Blogworld. I’m looking forward to more of your writing and journeys. Be well!

  8. elaine March 10, 2013 at 11:19 am #

    Love your new cottage Bridget it looks nice and compact and hopefully easy to look after. The covered outside eating area looks very inviting and if we have a good summer I bet it will be well used.

    • bridget March 10, 2013 at 5:00 pm #

      Thanks Elaine! Fingers crossed for the good Summer.

  9. Promenade Claire March 10, 2013 at 12:12 pm #

    I can see why you moved here – charming, everything you need, including “Outside dining without getting wet.” !! Happy days!

  10. Christina March 10, 2013 at 12:28 pm #

    Good luck in your new home, it will be nice to hear about an Irish garden. Christina

  11. Janie March 10, 2013 at 2:37 pm #

    Yay! Not only are you back, you’re all shiny & new too!
    We’re are hoping to go for planning permission this year, to site a mobile home in the allotments for Jon & I to live in. I have saved the images of your conservatory & patio as that’d be fab to build on the front of the van. All muddy, wet, messy stuff could be banished there! Love it!
    Can’t wait to see more of your new home and garden 🙂
    Janie x

    • bridget March 10, 2013 at 5:02 pm #

      Thanks Janie! Good luck with your plans. Sounds exciting. Change is good.
      Bridget x.

  12. Mizz Winkens March 31, 2013 at 1:09 pm #

    Best of luck in your new home Bridget! It looks lovely and homely. : )

  13. Jennifer April 7, 2013 at 10:28 pm #

    Look at that stove! How romantic!

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