Stunning Cotswold cottage renovation and extension

stone cottage extension and renovation
(Image credit: Oliver Grahame)

When someone has had their heart set on a renovation project for many years and  finally gets the chance to make it their own, it can be a dream come true. And when they transform that home into their perfect house, that dream becomes a reality.

That is exactly what Kirstin Eriksson has done with the cottage renovation she bought back in 2014. Located in an eye-wateringly pretty Cotswolds village, the stone cottage in question dates from 1880 and was a house that caught Kirstin’s attention from the moment she saw it. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.