An idyllic Yorkshire cottage brought back from the brink on a tight budget

cottage living room with wood wall panelling and stove
(Image credit: Jeremy Phillips)

After a change in her personal circumstances, Yorkshire-based photographer Shelly Mantovani began looking for a new house for herself, her daughter, and their dog. 

“I was after a period home and definitely not a new build,” begins Shelly. “The trouble was, renovating a house can be a money pit and I was on a tight budget. I knew that any renovations would have to be done on a shoestring.”


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