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A Very English Cottage

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« on: June 29, 2011, 10:26:34 am »

Many thanks all. Definitely idyllic-I don't think they get much traffic either,you'd have to be wanting to go to that village to use that road because it was a tortuous route ,I'd have been better listening to the sat nav. that wanted to take me east first then south on the M27 and M3(I think M3). but then I wouldn't have seen this.

Richard- most of us can't afford cottages like this, it's  probably around the $1million mark (700,000) if not more.

Not treading on toes Lol.  What we have here are English ,Welsh and Scottish cottages and Scottish cottages are like the Welsh ,they have a  slate roof and are built of stone. The English mainly wood and with thatched roofs. The slate quarries are in Wales so I guess that's why they use slate and not thatch as we do in England.

People here get mixed up between Britain and the UK.  GB- British..   Great Britain (but not so 'Great' these days lol) is England,  Wales and Scotland . The United Kingdom (UK) is these three  plus Northern Ireland so you couldn't say that this cottage is British because it's different to those in the other two countries that make up Britain so you have to differentiate between them. We have English lamb, Welsh lamb and Sottish lamb (for dinner Ugh. we must go veggie I think- we say this each time we pass a field of lambs.) If you went to a butcher and asked for British lamb he'd ask which one - it would,in realty be English or Welsh or he/she would  just give you either  of these and just say where it's from.Infact people don't ask for British lamb at a butcher thy'd ask for English or Welsh unless they lived in Scotland,I guess they'd just ask for lamb as would the Welsh people.hey have massive sheep farms. In a supermarket(Walmart) then the lamb may well be just labelled 'British'. They tell you as little as possible in supermarkets.
 
Here are English cottages
http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&sugexp=gsihc&xhr=t&q=welsh+cottages&cp=10&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&biw=1417&bih=934&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi#um=1&hl=en&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=english+cottages&oq=english+cottages&aq=f&aqi=g6g-m4&aql=undefined&gs_sm=s&gs_upl=47267l48416l0l7l7l0l0l0l0l177l983l1.6l7&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=1fb7189faab143f3&biw=1417&bih=934


...then we  have Welsh cottages http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&sugexp=gsihc&xhr=t&q=welsh+cottages&cp=10&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&biw=1417&bih=934&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=

Scottish

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&sugexp=gsihc&xhr=t&q=scottish+cottages&cp=12&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&biw=1417&bih=934&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi

Hope you found all that enlightening , I seldom give a less than adequate answer.  Grin

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