Ten of the Best Storybook Cottage Homes Around the World

These 10 fairy tale inspired cottages with their hand-made details call to mind the tales of the Brothers Grimm and other fantasy stories. All of these cottages are real-life homes from around the world. From stunning cottage houses to mystical stone dwellings, these 10 storybook cottage homes provide inspiration and inspire the imagination.

  1. Hobbit House - Rotorua, New Zealand
  2. Winckler Cottage - Vancouver Island, Canada
  3. Akebono kodomo-no-mori Park, Japan
  4. Wooden Cottage - Białka Tatrzańska, Tatra Mountains, Poland
  5. Blaise Hamlet - Bristol, England
  6. Willa Kominiarski Wierch - Zakopane, Poland
  7. Forest House - Efteling, The Netherlands
  8. Cottage in the Hamlet of Marie Antoinette - Versailles, France
  9. Cob House - Somerset, United Kingdom
  10. The Spadena House - Beverly Hills, California, United States

   I think this is the most captivating image I have ever seen and that is the truth. This is thatched-cosy-magical-green-England at its finest. Such places are still there. You just have to look for them.

    Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor, Devon, England (Alan Howe Photography)


Onar - Andros, Greece

Nestled on the east end of Andros - the northernmost of Greece’s Cycladic Islands, Onar is a magical eco-friendly retreat consisting of 10 traditional cottages and a delightful, rustic-inspired restaurant where delicious homemade dishes are prepared with fruits and vegetables from their own farm. Scattered throughout a protected wetland and built exclusively using local materials, the accommodation units are tastefully decorated in serene color schemes and boast private courtyards and fireplaces.