Charming Cottage On Filly Island Featuring Upcylced Treasures


A charming cottage becomes a luxury vacation rental when the homeowner is traveling overseas, located on Filly Island, in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. A quirky sense of style with a whole lot of creativity is what makes this quaint little home worthy of a home tour! Accessed via an old stone bridge in the middle of two waterways, this home began its roots in the 1700s as a cart shed next to a watermill. It was later converted into a house and was recently put up for sale and purchased by its current homeowner, an artist and owner of Made by Hands studio. When the owner took possession of the home, she noticed that the interior layout was poorly configured in such a small space. Everything was torn down, so all that was left were four walls and a roof, a clean, blank slate. The ceiling was removed to reveal wood ceiling beams and some of the original stone wall was also left exposed, leaving some historical interest intact. The interior of the home is a mix of industrial and romantic nuances with a strong passion for upcycling. Noteworthy features includes fire bucket light shades and curtains comprised of old Hungarian grain sacks. A peaceful location that is a perfect dream getaway for anyone wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and be immersed in the tranquility of nature.

To stay in this quaint little cottage, prices will range depending on the dates, starting at $760 USD for a three to four night stay, from here.

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What We Love: Although small, this home and all its unique design details is very charming; its history makes it unique and the surroundings are very picturesque. A few days or a week, we can feel the stress melting away at the thought of staying at this heavenly retreat!

Corrugated steel creates a nice feature wall in the kitchen and also acts as a firewall and conceals insulation.

A vintage mangle and cartwheel was upcycled into a charming kitchen dining table.

An apple crate gets re-purposed into a wall shelf above the quaint kitchen table.

The flooring is clad with pine boards that have been painted with a fresh coat of white space. They help to reflect light and increase the feeling of spaciousness.

A rustic bedroom features luxurious touches and recycled treasures to create a distinctly unique aesthetic that is truly one-of-a-kind. The adjoining bathroom features a sliding barn door to separate the spaces. Inside the bathroom, creative touches includes a first aid box full of items you may have forgotten to bring with you on your vacation as well as recycled milk bottles filled with shampoo and bubble bath, giving you those personal, ‘feel at home’ touches.

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