Weobley Cottage 2

Weobley Cottage2 English Cottage House Plan
Weobley Cottage

ur inspiration for "Weobley Cottage" was actually taken from some of the typical English cottages one might find all over England in a quaint little village, at the base of a small country lane amid rolling hills, meadows full of wild flowers, by a mill pond or along a river.  There, life is lived as it was decades ago.  One visitor stated that "if you arrived in the dark, when you woke up in the morning you would think that you had died and gone to heaven."  Perhaps this cottage was built over a hundred years ago as a retreat from city life or was part of a small cluster of houses along a narrow village street. Perhaps it was an Inn. 

As with the two story Weobley Cottage, we have attempted to recreate the country charm of this old cottage in a new version suited for today's lifestyles including a walkout basement or terrace level.  Design elements reminiscent of the old English style such as exposed rafter tails, stone construction accented by heavy timbers and infill of brick or stucco echo the charm of another world.  Steeply pitched roof lines and half timbering accented with stucco infill mimic construction techniques of the region over a century ago.


Upon entering this charming house. one is immediately struck by the quaint study/living room with its angled fireplace, high, beamed ceiling, and boxed bay window to the front.  A series of posts defining the foyer lend additional scale and continue the detailing of the exterior.  Off the foyer, a dining room with boxed bay window and butler's pantry connects to the kitchen.  A large family room with fireplace acts as an extension of the kitchen with its breakfast nook overlooking the porch and garden beyond. A pair of French doors lead directly to a cozy covered porch.  The sizeable master suite with walk-in closet and generous bathroom is just steps away and accessed through a secluded hall. French doors conveniently connect it to the fully covered autumn porch for that early morning cup of coffee while reading the paper.  An adjacent laundry room is the final touch that makes the ground floor totally livable. 


At the center of the house, a central staircase leads to a surprising upstairs.  Three sizeable bedrooms spin off the landing.  Each has a large private bath and generous closet space.  Off the stair landing is a 438-square-foot bonus room over the garage.  This room would be ideal for an office, media room or playroom. 




Some sites offer the opportunity to take advantage of the sloping terrain and gain additional square footage by constructing a walk-out lower level. 


The basement level of the Weobley Cottage 2 features two large bedroom suites with private baths, a sizable recreation room with fireplace, an area for lounging off a kitchenette with eating bar and large unfinished storage room.  A deck above offers a covered terrace that connects by steps from the deck off the great room above.  This plan makes the most of the footprint and results in an incredibly spacious and functional home.


Together, the lower level, ground floor and second floor offer space and convenience that belies this home's quaint, country appearance.  At 5,853 square feet, this efficient, functional floor plan would satisfy the needs of most any discriminating owner. 


Note:  This plan can be made available without the lower level for sites that are flat.

A "Classic" house plan designed exclusively for the Southern Living House Plan Program.

Plan Details

6 Bedrooms, 5 1/2 Baths

5,853 Sq. Ft. (Incl. bonus rm.)

Bonus Rm 438 SF

Three fireplaces

Two car garage

Autumn porch


Overall:  69'-10"X72"-8"


Walk-out basement!






















Ground Floor

2,271 SF


Study/Living room  16'-0"x15'-4"

Dining room  14'-0"x14'-0"

Family room  17'-0"x15'-4"

Master bedroom  13'-6"x19'-4"




































Second Floor

1,190  SF


Bedroom #2  14-4"'x12'-10"

Bedroom #3  15"-4"x12'-8"

Bedroom #4  14'-0"x 14'-0"


Bonus Room  (438 sf)




















Basement walk-out

1,954 SF


Bedroom #5  15'-4" x 19'-4"

Bedroom #6  11'-8" x 14'-10" (Suite)

Recreation room 23"-2"x30"-6"

Lounge 14'-2"x14'-2"

Kitchenette 8'x14'-2"

Bath #5

Storage room 12'-8"x14'-6"

Covered terrace 426 SF

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