There are so many kinds of country houses, and I seem to like them all, from the cabin in the woods to the Victorian cottage in the heartland to the clean-lined, simple croft hostel on the Isle of Iona, Scotland (above)...
Just looking at these makes me feel peaceful and comforted:
5) flickr.com/photos/stanzim 6) flickr.com/photos/hermanturnip 7) dannyseo.typepad.com 8) lickr.com/photos/richomicho 9) flickr.com/photos/k9mq 10) fotothing.com
The cup of tea on arrival at a country house is a thing which, as a rule, I particularly enjoy. I like the crackling logs, the shaded lights, the scent of buttered toast, the general atmosphere of leisured cosiness.- P G Wodehouse