Garden Rose Cottage has a very special feel. Its warmth and character will charm you.
Shakespeare country in early autumn has a character all of its own; a landscape of briar hedges laden with blackberries, tractors busy on the fields, scattered copses of ancient woodland with sun peeking though bare branches and the anticipation of the first frost.
Garden Rose Cottage is tucked away in Mousley End, close to Warwick, Leamington and Solihull, but it feels a million miles away.
I am in love with the stunning garden, beautiful interiors and the peaceful setting.
The gardens at Garden Rose Cottage have been designed by RHS Young Garden Designer of the Year, Ula Maria. The sunken Provencal-style courtyard off the kitchen is an extension of the home and is used daily for eating and entertaining. Beds with wispy grasses, pretty white flowers and mature shrubs shelter the space and there is a warm micro climate that allows evening drinks with friends to go on and on. Up some step there is a “stargazing deck” created to encourage people to sit and relax and look out across the countryside during the day and the starry skies at night. The vast lawns at the front of the house are wonderful spaces to be free – children can play, dogs can lie and people can stand and soak up the magic of the setting.
This is an idyllic place to call home.
The essence of the home is simplicity and purpose with stylish twists. Light-filtering linen at the windows allows the views to be enjoyed throughout the day, pendants loop from the ceiling on lengths of flex, exposed bricks, floorboards & beams lend warmth and history, setting plaster coloured floors adorned with luxurious rugs underfoot, and an eclectic mix of vintage and modern furniture create an intriguing and calm space. The cottage has been featured in several interior design magazines and has received plaudits for the quality of the renovations.