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With the impressive Jurassic Coast, boasting 10 Blue Flag beaches, and a range of quintessential market towns, it will come as no surprise that Dorset holiday cottages are in high demand. Located in the South West of England, Dorset offers a range of different types of holidays.

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Jarman bought the house following the death of his father, at a time when he was looking to leave London.[2] Actress and friend Tilda Swinton recalls Jarman buying "gallons of pitch black paint" to redecorate.[2] The cottage facade of tarred boards and bright yellow paintwork were maintained from the previous owners.[citation needed] The timber walls of the cottage are weatherproofed with tar, and one wall is decorated with lines from the John Donne poem "The Sun Rising".[4] Jarman's 1990 film The Garden was filmed at the house.[5]

Jarman cultivated a garden in the shingle surrounding the cottage, a mixture of sculptures assembled from driftwood and other flotsam from the beaches of Dungeness,[4] and hardy plants which could survive the coastal weather,[6] supported by manure from a local farm dug into small holes in the shingle.[7] Writing of his early months at Prospect Cottage, he said that initially "people thought I was building a garden for magical purposes - a white witch out to get the nuclear power station".[7] Jarman described his garden as "a therapy and a pharmacopoeia",[7] and would go on to write a book about it, Derek Jarman's Garden, illustrated with photographs by Howard Sooley and published posthumously in June 1995. A set of prints of the photographs was acquired by the Garden Museum for its collection in 2012.[8]

After Jarman's death in 1994, the cottage was bequeathed to his partner Keith Collins. The house was put up for sale in 2018 after Collins' death,[3] its interior still containing artwork by Jarman's friends and admirers, including Maggi Hambling, John Maybury, Gus Van Sant and Richard Hamilton.[10]

With the possibility of the house being sold privately, Art Fund launched a campaign in January 2020 to raise money for "a permanently funded programme to conserve and maintain the building, its contents and its garden for the future".[3] The appeal was featured on an episode of BBC1's Countryfile in February 2020, with rare filming inside the cottage allowed for the programme.[11] As part of the fundraising efforts, costume designer Sandy Powell, a friend of Jarman's, collected film stars' signatures on her cream calico suit at the 2020 BAFTAs award show[12] and 2020 Oscars ceremony,[13] with the suit auctioned online between 4 and 11 March by Phillips auction house, London. and selling for 16,000.[14]

The cottage and its garden were the subject of an exhibition at the Garden Museum in London in 2020.[17] In April 2022 the cottage featured in the episode of the BBC Two series Secrets of the Museum that focused on Sandy Powell's autographed suit.[18]

While they can serve as primary residences, cottages and cabins are often used as vacation homes. Many buyers looking at small countryside property already have primary homes located in the city or suburbs. These buyers might plan to use their cabin as a weekend or summer getaway to the sea, lake or woods.

If you have significant equity in your primary residence, you could do a cash-out refinance. A cash-out refi rewrites your mortgage, allowing you to take out a new loan while paying equity out to you in a lump sum. This cash-out can help you with a down payment or even give you enough to buy the cottage outright.

Whether you call it a cottage or cabin, having a place where you, your friends and family members can relax and unwind is the dream for many homeowners. Set your dream in motion and start the home buying process online today.

Nothing says traditional England so much as a pretty thatched cottage with roses trailing around the door! Over the past 20 years of exploring England and taking thousands of photos (almost 300,000 at this point), I've seen plenty of jaw-dropping 'I want to live there' cottages. These 8 are among my favourites.

We descended the hill to the harbour and discovered a footbridge leading across the water to the north bank, where most of the village lies. At the far side of the footbridge was this gorgeous thatched cottage, just one of numerous thatched cottages in the village.

The cottage is technically not in Stratford at all but in the neighbouring village of Shottery, however, the village has gradually merged with the urban sprawl of Stratford over time and is easily accessible on foot from the town centre.

I was actually on my way to the historic Gallox packhorse bridge in Dunster. The signposted route from the village centre took me down a quiet street leading past several beautiful thatched cottages. The cottages immediately opposite were just as picturesque but this one happened to be lit by the afternoon sun.

Dunster is well worth an extended visit. The highlight is Dunster Castle, a medieval fortress now owned by the National Trust, who also maintain the historic watermill just a stone's throw from this cottage.

I love this cottage, but that may be because I've photographed it so often! Chipping Campden is a pretty market town in the North Cotswolds, not far from the village where we have lived for the past 14 years. We come to Chipping Campden often, and I must have photographed this cottage at least a half-dozen times.

The cottage is located on the corner of Sheep Street, an easy stroll from the High Street and the picturesque market hall. If you carry on down the road you will find another four or five pretty thatched cottages, equally picturesque but this one is my favourite.

I found this cottage by accident. My wife and I were on an outing on a sunny spring day, and we decided to visit the historic medieval church of St Barbara in Ashton. By complete chance, our satnav directed us up the main road through the village.

It was only after we had stopped and got out of the car that we realised we were standing directly in front of this beautiful thatched cottage, and there was another, equally beautiful, directly opposite.

Probably the most frequently photographed cottage in Welford is this one, dubbed Ten-Penny Cottage. The name refers to the annual rent charged when the cottage was built. I imagine it would cost a good deal more today!

The village of Godshill is known for the cluster of pretty thatched cottages grouped around the historic medieval parish church of All Saints. I had seen photos of Godshill before and was determined to capture an image with cottages in the foreground and the church tower in the background. Unfortunately, I didn't realise what time of day would be best to capture that photo.

I arrived in the early morning on a sunny spring day, only to find that the sun was shining directly in my face. However, if I turned around and looked behind me, it was shining on this incredibly picturesque thatched cottage. Talk about a happy accident!

Godshill has outgrown its ancient historic core, and much of the village is now dotted with unremarkable modern houses, but it is well worth exploring the area around the church, for there are perhaps a dozen extremely pretty cottages like this one still standing.

As I walked along the road, looking for a glimpse of a church tower over the trees, I found myself walking beside this beautiful thatched cottage, with the golden winter sunlight striking the front facade. The church was forgotten for the moment while I whipped out my camera and photographed the cottage.

You can see in the background that the neighbouring cottage is also thatched, though these were the only two thatched cottages I was able to find in the whole village. Both cottages are made of the locally quarried Cotswold stone, known for its honey-coloured tones.

In an earlier article, I looked at 8 stunningly beautiful thatched cottages in England I've run across on family excursions over the past 20 years of exploring Britain. But how could I possibly stop at just 8? So with a blare of trumpets and the sound of drums, here are 8 more beautiful thatched cottages in England.

I seem to discover a lot of thatched cottages by happy accident. That was certainly the case here. I was on my way to explore the medieval parish church of Niton, on the Isle of Wight, when my route took me past this stunningly gorgeous thatched cottage.

Minster Lovell is a delightful village a few miles west of Witney. We found this cottage during a family walk on a sunny summer afternoon. We began the walk from Asthall, on what we thought would be a well-trodden and fairly easy footpath.

Our route to the Hall led us directly down the High Street and as we walked along we came to this lovely row of cottages made of the locally quarried Cotswold stone with its distinctive golden hue. Wow.

Most of the houses are built of locally quarried Cotswold stone, known for its honey-toned appearance. Though most are roofed with slate, there are a few thatched cottages, including this beautiful example.

This is Beck Isle Cottage, perhaps the most frequently photographed cottage in Yorkshire. It stands beside Thornton Beck on the southern fringes of the North York Moors National Park. The pretty cottage makes regular appearances on local and national calendar covers, and you can see why.

The real-life cottage from rom-com The Holiday is now for rent on AirBnb by a couple who bought it without realising it was in the movie until strangers turned up taking photos. Jon Bromley, 58, and his wife, Cressida, 52, live in the house which inspired Cameron Diaz's rural retreat in the 2006 festive flick.

They had no idea it was the quintessential cottage from the movie when they bought it - until they saw news of the sale in a property magazine. Now they regularly have movie fans turning up to their home in Holmbury St Mary, Surrey, to take photos and pose outside.

The Bromley's moved into the 625,000 home in 2019, totally unaware of any Hollywood significance. The three-bed cottage boasts an AGA stove and underfloor heating, surrounded by a landscaped garden and flagstone laid terrace, with views over the Surrey hills. 041b061a72

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