When I was doing the post about the Fairy Tree in the Fitzroy Gardens the other day I also mentioned Captain Cook’s Cottage, as it is in the same part of the gardens.
Naturally, I couldn’t help myself but to look for articles about the cottage and was pretty happy to find this one.
I think they are a bit ambitious in the caption, with the statement ‘Cook’s cottage being unloaded’. It is a two storey stone structure. This picture from 1934 looks like they are only unloading the kitchen table… I wonder why they bothered with their plans to bring the original ivy as well. We have plenty here that we are happy to get rid of!
Captain Cook’s Cottage is an adorable building. I am sure in its day it was an impressive home but now it is a cute tiny cottage. I love the design of it, the entry through a breezeway is brilliant and the sleeping area in the kitchen would be a great way to stay warm on a snowy English night.
It also has a kitchen garden out the back that I would love to have at my house. Of course the residents depended on it back in the day, I am just plain too lazy to do one myself!