28 January, 2010

A little about Cottages

Well, I am off to have more dental work done today. Blah!
So Instead of a regular post I thought I might leave you with
an interesting article on different types of cottages. I still dream
of building or buying one of my own....
Ya know how I love cottages! I wonder what gave it away? LOL!
Interestingly enough, Irish cottages are not mentioned in this article....

Enjoy! ~kimme

All About Cottages

Author: Terry Pinto
Cottages are dwellings that are typically found in rural or semi-rural areas. It is built around natural surroundings, and most of the time the surrounding fauna intruding into the actual living space. The term cottages also means a small and cosy place of living, often located near a body of water.
These hut-type dwellings were christened cottages, mainly because they were the dwelling quarters of cotters, a group of people belonging to the serfs’ category during feudal times, who earned their livelihood working as peasants. Cotters did not own their own land; instead they worked on their lords’ fields. In return, they were given huts and gardens, and sometimes even a small share of their lords’ harvests. Later, with the Industrial Revolution, weavers' as well as miners' cottages were also developed.
There are slight differences and some distinguishing characters in the cottages that are located at different places. Canadian cottages are distinguished from others, because they are mostly located next to a lake or even the ocean, basically in areas of wilderness. They are mostly rented out to vacationers and are considered popular tourist draws. Used fro skiing, hiking and fishing trips, they are also called 'cabins'.
In Finland, on the other hand, cottages are mainly residential buildings that are used as holiday homes or a relaxed dwelling. The main characteristic about cottages in Finland is that they are made of logs and they too are situated next to a water body. In Hong Kong, they are three storied brick structures, and commonly used as relaxing and rejuvenating getaways from the hustle and bustle of the city.
UK is famous for its holiday cottages. They are well equipped and comfortable buildings that can accommodate couples as well as large family groups. UK cottages are the prettiest cottages and have well-tended and beautiful gardens attached to them. They are usually fully furnished with self catering options as well.
Cottages have today become a symbol of a relaxed and comfortable way of living in the lap of nature, and provide respite to city dwellers from the hectic and stressed contemporary lifestyle.
About the Author:
Terry is a globe-trotter specialising in travel writing. Having toured all over Britain, he has a fair idea of the best resorts, cottages, hotels, and other places of accommodation and entertainment, including self catering services in the British isles. He has been using his vast knowledge of geography and languages to guide tourists and holiday-makers to enjoy their touring time.
Article Source: ArticlesBase.com - All About Cottages


Colleen said...

Kimmie, thanks for the article and good luck at the dentist! btw- your tea cozies?? wONdRfUl!

white o'morn cottage said...

Well, my cosy living space is located around water.... Under shaggin' water....

the shaggin' pipes burst during the 12 below zero temps in Leitrim and caused mega damage.
Still... I find it hard to be concerned - as ...after a year that saw us battle cancer...well, what's a little water? Really, what is a bit of damp?
The chap we got to fix the damage said " well, the bedroom is as dry as a bone" at which we both burst out laughing...'cos the bedroom has always been the dampest room. ah well.

Love to u all... a very damp...wet...soakin' and saturated girlie...me, Pam