- 1A small house, typically one in the country: a holiday cottageMore example sentences
- About a third of homes in the upper Yorkshire Dales are second homes or holiday cottages and three-quarters of house sales are to outsiders.
- Some 40 per cent of the houses are either holiday cottages or weekend havens for wealthy townies.
- Those who live in Prague spend their holidays in country cottages working in the garden and enjoying the outdoors.
- 1.1A simple house forming part of a farm, used by a worker: farm cottagesMore example sentences
small house, house, bungalow, villa, lodge, chalet, cabin, shack, shanty; holiday home, holiday cottage, retreat; home, residence, place, abode; in Scotland bothy; in Russia dacha; in France gîte; Scottish but and ben; South African rondavel• informal pad, semiNorth American • informal cribAustralian • informal weekender• literary bower• archaic cot
- Now often the single men working on a farm have a cottage for accommodation and cook for themselves.
- The production company has applied for the access road that leads to the farm and four cottages to be closed 24-hours a day for a month for filming purposes.
- There are some days when the trees just seem greener than ever, the cottages and farms seem more romantic, and the sunshine seems to follow in your path.
verb[no object] (usually as noun cottaging) British • informal Back to top
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- Hanging baskets abound in pleasant, semi-urban imitation of cottagey kitsch.
- Lots of people do more intermingled plantings, in the cottagey way, but that's not for me.
- Over the years, Kathy's gardening style has evolved from an English-influenced formality to a more relaxed, cottagey vision.