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The accommodation

Having undergone a full-scale reconstruction in 2018, Lily Rose Cottage has been sympathetically restored with remarkable attention to detail and to an uncompromising technological specification.

The inviting open plan living room space is framed by a stunning log burner and is as warm and comfortable for a quite evening reading on the sofa, as a movie night catching up with the best of our collection of the latest releases.

The master bedroom comes fully equipped with Super King sized bed and leads to the bathroom which showcases a stunning freestanding stone bath, spacious shower and Corian topped sink unit.

Outside an elegant courtyard area provides a gorgeous suntrap to enjoy in the warmer months. It is fully furnished with a gas fired barbecue and cast iron garden furniture.

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The history

The painter John Singer Sargent spent summer seasons in an artist’s colony in Broadway, Worcestershire. It was here that Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose was completed, arguably one of his most famous works and to which Lily Rose Cottage was the backdrop.

He worked on the picture while staying at the home of the painter F.D. Millet at Broadway, shortly after his move to Britain from Paris in 1885. Sargent was able to work for only a few minutes each evening when the light was exactly right. He would place his easel and paints beforehand and pose his models in anticipation of the few moments when he could paint the mauvish light of dusk.

Originally housed at the South Kensington Gallery (now the V&A), it was permanently placed in the newly created National Gallery for British Art, now called Tate Britain, where it is now one of the gallery’s most loved paintings.

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Useful Answers

We want you to have a wonderful experience staying at Lily Rose Cottage.  We’ve put together some useful answers to commonly asked questions:

  1. We can safely store your bags for the day after check-out.  This allows you to enjoy an additional day in our village on foot.
  2. The cottage is stocked with the essentials to make your stay more convenient; a full list of what’s included forms part of your booking confirmation email.