This idyllic 16th-century English cottage has been beautifully restored – and makes the perfect family home

Nestled in idyllic British countryside, having a attractive yellow façade that gleams on a sunny day, finding Carol Tree cottage was, for André and Lisanne, like locating a pot of gold in the finish from the rainbow.

While driving round the countryside they’d frequently pause and admire the thatched cottages using their wraparound gardens, and dream of happy summer time days there using their family. Never did they expect it to become reality, until eventually luck intervened.

Continue reading to hear the couple’s story of methods they found own this dream cottage and also the history they uncovered.

‘We passed a yellow chocolate-box property in Kent a long time ago and fell deeply in love with it,’ states Lisanne. ‘There were terraced yellow cottages with uncovered beams opposite our old house, which we always respected, there would be a pretty cottage with yellow doorways that people accustomed to pass in Kent – there should have been something concerning the yellow color!’

Until 2016 the pair have been residing in London, however with André beginning a brand new company in Kent, they made the decision that time it was to move to some more rural location. ‘We agreed that people would proceed to be nearer to André’s business and begin a household in the united states eventually,’ states Lisanne.

They moved in the capital to some two-bed terraced cottage, however the home having a country garden continued to be an aspiration. ‘We understood we wanted a larger place when our daughter Ophelia was created. We’d always aspired to give our kids an attractive childhood within the countryside, where there’s lots of space to operate around.’

Meanwhile, when web surfing, they spotted the right cottage. ‘We viewed it in 2016 but weren’t capable of get it,’ states Lisanne. ‘We frequently used to go surfing simply to consider it as we understood it had been the main one for all of us.’