You’ll either love or hate the interior of this £350,000 cottage in Ruddington, “it’s a bit like Marmite” says the owner.
I’m firmly in the love camp but everyone has their own opinion.
The current owner, for instance, knew from the off that this was the house for her and her family.
She said: “I walked through the door and just loved it, we made an offer within an hour of viewing”.
Thirty years on, the family have made the quirky layout and interior design of the property their own.
“The style has constantly changed over the years, much to my husband’s annoyance,” joked the owner.
Every room has its own theme inspired by current trends or whatever takes the owners fancy. “I’m a massive interiors fan and restore my own furniture. I take my inspiration from all sorts of things. A cushion can be the starting point or a picture, the conservatory is themed on Jonathan Adler’s work, just done more cheaply, I couldn’t afford his pieces especially as I change the design so frequently,” she said.
Jonathan Alder is an American potter and interior decorator.
The conservatory is one of the current owner’s favourite rooms at the moment. “It is so bright and bold and contrasts with the rest of the cottage which is beamed. Being in here is like being in a different house.”
“I’m also a fan of medieval history and have incorporated this interest in one of our beamed rooms with items such as swords as decoration,” she added.
The cottage itself has an interesting history too, although this hasn’t been fully explored. The owner believes that it was once known as ‘Nan Chapman’s pot shop’, there are interesting clues to its past in the lounge where the remains of a winch can be seen.
What can be said for certain though is that the owner has an eye for an interesting decorative piece and for design. But now she’s looking for a new project, “a new canvas”, as she described it, adding: “This house has a feeling, it’s a happy house and we’re looking for something quirky with the same atmosphere.”
The three-bed cottage in Ruddington is currently for sale with William H Brown priced at £350,000. Take a look at the pictures below to see if it’s for you.