I don't know what it is, but I know it when I see it. It doesn't get more "cottage" than this.
I love the way this shingled home emerges from the wild landscape.
There is a bit of a modern Hansel and Gretel feeling to this glowing cottage in the woods.
I probably overuse this image, but this is a true dream home for me. It simply oozes charm.
There is something so beautiful about the simplicity of this house.
So this is more in the sprawling shingle style category. I'll take it!
I can't stop using this house in ideabooks. It's just so well done, and even though it's on the small side, it's all you need.
Total fairy tale house.
I love the way this designer shows off how her charming windowboxes look...
...at different times of the year.
This is where I am right now. Except that weathervane blew off the roof last weekend and is currently stuck in the ground on the patio.
I forgot to mention that magical gardens also go hand-in-hand with my definition of cottage.
Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard is perhaps the capital of cutest cottages in the world. These are the gingerbread variety.
This home has a charming cottage feel.
Sometimes I call this a farmhouse, but today the beautiful home in the flower garden is a cottage to me.
This is a total beach dream. I would like to have a Corona on that porch with my extended family, and yell over the fence to the neighbors to come join us.