’ Unlike some of us, though, she followed through: she contacted Beata and commissioned her – and she now considers herself the happiest homeowner in Sussex.A narrow painted frieze along the top of each bookcase was inspired by patterns the owners had seen at Charleston, the Bloomsbury Group’s Sussex house.
The surroundings are certainly dear to Harry and Meghan's hearts - their engagement photos were taken in the grounds of Frogmore House, the larger, grander house on the estate, and their evening wedding reception was also held there.REX/Shutterstock
The cottage Harry and Meghan occupy is a slightly less grand affair, but still very lovely indeed.
Demonstrating a modern, eco-conscious approach to chalet design, the house 'is made from reclaimed and local materials,' he says.Claire engaged a local estate agent and word of mouth soon turned up a house for sale, known as Papa's Spiti after its previous occupant, 'papa' meaning priest and 'spiti' house.
Our gallery of cottage gardens shows the best design ideas, from vast meadows to compact - but still lovely - front gardens.The stone walkway leading to Gipsy House, the cottage of the late Roald Dahl, was laid by the author himself.