We lived in Cornwall for six years until Fin's job moved up country to the Moorlands, we have beautiful memories of living in our tiny cob cottage, and a little bit of us will always be there.
Although the cottage had been renovated , the garden had not, we inherited a 1/3 of an acre of wild wilderness, so after having two 30 ft laurels and four dead trees removed we started to make a garden. We had never tackled anything like this before and just used the landscape we had to make paths and steps, we used what was available, we dug a pond , and planted with the cottage theme in mind, we kept the bottom of the garden wild (where the fairies lived ). It was an idyllic place to live, but cold and damp in the winter months, log burners are fine as back up but not as main heating, and they make the walls filthy we were forever redecorating. When we first moved in our neighbours told us they never had snow, (the funny thing was in the six years we lived there we were snowed in three times).