Kitchen Garden cottage was built in 1858, a humble tenants cottage on the Butleigh Court estate. When the entire estate was broken up and sold off in lots after WW2, the auction sales particulars for this cottage said:
“An attractive semi-detached stone build and tiled cottage, with productive garden, containing: Living Room, Scullery, Pantry and 3 bedrooms, Washhouse. Coalhouse. E.C. and pig sty. Water by pump from well.”
It hasn’t changed much since then, except that the water is from the mains (although the well is still here!), there is gas central heating instead of coal, and there’s a bathroom instead of a washhouse. The kitchen is now in the scullery making the living room exclusively a sitting room… Oh, and you’ll be pleased to hear, there are no pigs! The productive element of the small garden has been reinstated, and, in my opinion, is one of the best features of the cottage.
Please click on the Rooms to see photographs and find out more details: