A couple of months ago we stayed in the most beautiful little place, Harp Cottage near Radnor Forest on the Welsh Border. Images of this pretty cottage had shown up on my instagram feed, and I was intrigued to discover more. With it’s white tonal paint colour, natural elements and that kitchen, I got in touch with Justine and booked us in for a stay.
We arrived on a cold dark Friday evening, hopping along the Motorway straight after school. The white washed stone cottage, stood nestled into a small hill overlooking a valley (not that we could see it, when we arrived), and conveniently next door to a local pub.
Justine met us at the door and showed us around. Dan and I enthused at how pretty the cottage was, and how we loved all her decorative details. Soon we were left alone with a roaring fire and pizzas cooking in the oven.
The following morning the sun shone and we could see the views of the hills and the valley opposite the cottage. Driving out, the short distance to the nearby town of Presteigne we stopped off at Workhouse gallery for a coffee and cake.
This place is heaven, the shop, the gallery and cafe are perfect in every way. I wanted to buy everything, but Dan reined me in!
After a coffee, we went in search for some woods, and took the boys bikes on a hike up the nearby hill. Sunlight glancing through the pines. We saw a pine martin or a polecat or perhaps a ferret? Who knows, but one of those long furry animals, which was pretty cool.
Back at the cottage I cooked us a lamb casserole in that pretty kitchen… and we pretended we lived there permanently. Enjoying the fire and playing a game of cards.
Justine has decorated Harp Cottage with gorgeous tones of white, vintage finds and French brocante. In the dining room you will find a cupboard which houses items to purchase. I bought a beautiful white ceramic bowl and spoon set from Beanpole Ceramics. But to be honest, I could have bought everything!
Harp Cottage is a gentle, beautiful cottage to retreat to and immerse yourself in Welsh rural life.
Thank you to Justine for letting us stay at Harp Cottage for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, words and images are my own.
For more information on Harp Cottage and to book your stay please visit their website and follow them on Instagram.
Lou Archell, a writer, photographer, stylist and founder of Littlegreenshed. A UK lifestyle & travel blog
Lou is also a busy mum of two amazing boys and the founder of Sisterhood Camp – an annual creative retreat for recharging and empowering brilliant ladies, Lou is passionate about supporting and inspiring others whether through her workshops, writing, photography or lifestyle hacks.