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Nowhere have I seen more exquisite cottage living as in the Irish countryside- and most all of them had a garden area (practical yet beautiful) and smoke rising from the chimney.

‘'The country above Sidmouth'' by Beatrix Potter - Beatrix Potter captured the unique patchwork beauty of the south Devon countryside, its vibrant coastal towns, romantic little cottages and expansive estuaries with impressionistic brush strokes and a surprisingly bold and rather contemporary use of colour. The rich palette of the West Country inspired not only a series of exquisite watercolours but also some of Potter's most evocative writing.