My family and I have been longing for a holiday, and the English countryside is at the top of our list. As soon as travel becomes more accessible, we plan to stay at Gracie’s Cottage in Devon. Owned and decorated by Elizabeth Hay, an interior designer who trained at Colefax & Fowler and worked with Veere Grenney before relocating to Singapore. Immaculately restored and bursting with quintessential English country charm, the historic Grade II thatched cottage is surrounded by two acres of private grounds boasting orchards, a babbling brook, and a secret garden.
Leading English brands are used throughout, including Edward Bulmer paint, Pierre Frey, Soane and Vaughan fabrics, wallpapers and lighting, Kate Malone ceramics, and an Aga oven. Bookcases are filled with an extensive and eclectic mix of literary classics and essential reading. Treasured antiques are skillfully mixed with contemporary art, bespoke furniture, carpets, lamps, and eiderdowns.
The cottage sleeps five, and guests have optional access to a beautifully decorated annexe, a former livestock barn now converted to further sleeping accommodation. The annexe provides ancillary sleeping space and will house an additional four guests. You can read more about this little slice of heaven here and learn more about booking reservations. Now, let’s take a virtual tour!
And the Annexe:
Just looking at these pictures makes me happy! To learn more, please visit Gracie’s Cottage. You can follow @graciescottagedevon and @elizabethhaydesign for ongoing inspiration… And stay tuned, as Elizabeth will be joining us soon for a Style Profile interview! I love her entire portfolio!