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19th century Cottages in the small hamlet of Crafton, Buckinghamshire

In modern usage, a cottage is a dwelling, typically in a rural, or semi-rural location (although there are cottage-style dwellings in cities). In the UK, the term cottage tends to denote a rurally- (sometimes village-) located one and a half storey property, where on the second (upstairs floor) one has to walk into the eaves in order to look through the windows, which are generally located in dormers. This sometimes means that the eave timbers intrude into the actual living space, and quite often, especially in recent renovations, the relevant timbers (purlins, rafters, posts, etc) can be exposed enhancing the cottage experience. However, in most other settings, the term "cottage" denotes a small, often cozy dwelling, and small size is integral to the description, but in other places such as Canada, the term exists with no connotation of size at all (cf. vicarage or hermitage). In Canada, the term "cottage" usually refers to a vacation/summer home, often located near a body of water. Although this is more commonly called a "cabin" in Western Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador, a "chalet" in Quebec, and a camp in Northern Ontario. Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... Cottages at Crafton, Buckinghamshire,England. ... Cottages at Crafton, Buckinghamshire,England. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Crafton is a hamlet in the ecclesiastic parish of Wing, in Buckinghamshire, England. ... Look up cottage in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A dormer is a window set vertically in a structure projecting from a sloping roof. ... The Vicarage is the title usually given to the building inhabited, or formerly inhabited, by the Vicar of a parish. ... Hermitage Our Lady the Garden Enclosed in Warfhuizen, the Netherlands. ... This article is about the region in Canada. ... This article is about the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... This article is about a type of building. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... Northern Ontario is the part of the province of Ontario, Canada, which lies north of Lake Huron, Georgian Bay, the French River and Lake Nipissing. ...

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Origin of the term

Originally in the Middle Ages, cottages housed agricultural workers and their families. The term "cottage" denoted the dwelling of a cotter. Thus, cottages were smaller peasant units (larger peasant units being called "messuages"). In that early period, a documentary reference to a cottage would most often mean, not a small stand-alone dwelling as today, but a complete farmhouse and yard (albeit a small one). Thus in the Middle-Ages, the word "cottage" (Lat. "cotagium") seems to have meant not just a dwelling, but have included at least a dwelling (domus) and a barn (grangia), as well as, usually, a fenced yard or piece of land enclosed by a gate (portum). The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... A villein is, in the feudal system, a member of the class of serfs tied to the land, distinguished from those in actual slavery, but restricted by law from exercising the rights of a free man. ...


Examples of this may be found in 15th Century manor court rolls. The house of the cottage bore the Latin name: "domum dicti cotagii", while the barn of the cottage was termed "grangia dicti cotagii".


Later on, "cottage" might also have denoted a smallholding comprising houses, outbuildings, and supporting farmland or woods. A cottage, in this sense, would typically include just a few acres of tilled land. Look up Smallholding on Wiktionary, the free dictionary A smallholding is a piece of land smaller than 50 acres, which is rented for the purposes of cultivation. ... An acre is the name of a unit of area in a number of different systems, including Imperial units and United States customary units. ...


Much later (from around the 18th Century onwards), the development of industry led to the development of weavers' cottages and miners' cottages. Tweed loom, Harris, 2004 Woven sheet Weaving is an ancient textile art and craft that involves placing two sets of threads or yarn called the warp and weft of the loom and turning them into cloth. ... This article is about mineral extractions. ...


According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the term 'cottage' is used in North America to represent 'a summer residence (often on a large and sumptuous scale) at a watering-place or a health or pleasure resort' with its first recognised use dating to 1882, in reference to Bar Harbor in Maine. The Oxford English Dictionary print set The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is a dictionary published by the Oxford University Press (OUP), and is the most successful dictionary of the English language, (not to be confused with the one-volume Oxford Dictionary of English, formerly New Oxford Dictionary of English, of... This article or section should be merged with Bar Harbor (town), Maine Categories: Articles to be merged | Stub ...

This lakefront cottage located in Muskoka, Ontario is typical of those in Canada
This lakefront cottage located in Muskoka, Ontario is typical of those in Canada

Image File history File links Ontario-cottage. ... Image File history File links Ontario-cottage. ... The Muskoka District Municipality (more generally referred to as the District of Muskoka, or simply Muskoka) is a regional municipality in Central Ontario that extends from Georgian Bay in the west, to the northern tip of Lake Couchiching in the south, to the western border of Algonquin Provincial Park in...

Cottages in Canada and the U.S.

In North America, most buildings known as cottages are used for weekend or summer getaways by city dwellers. It is also not uncommon for the owners of cottages to rent their properties to tourists as a source of revenue. North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ...


Canadian cottages are generally located next to lakes or the ocean in forested areas. They are used as a place to spend holidays with friends and family; common activities including swimming, canoeing, waterskiing, fishing, hiking, and sailing. There are also many well-known summer colonies. Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish by hooking, trapping, or gathering. ... Two hikers in the Mount Hood National Forest Eagle Creek hiking Hiking is a form of walking, undertaken with the specific purpose of exploring and enjoying the scenery. ... For either of the songs named Sailing, see Sailing (song). ... This article cites very few or no references or sources. ...


Cottage living is one of the most popular tourist draws in Ontario, Canada, parts of which have come to be known as cottage country. This term typically refers to the north and south shores of Georgian Bay, Ontario, Muskoka, Ontario, Haliburton, Ontario, and the Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, but has also been used to describe several other Canadian regions. The practice of renting cottages has become widespread in these regions, especially with rising property taxes for waterfront property. Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 107 Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... Cottage country is a common name in Canada for areas that are popular locations for recreational properties such as cottages and summer homes. ... The Township of Georgian Bay is an area municipality of the Muskoka District Municipality, in south-central Ontario, Canada. ... The Muskoka District Municipality (more generally referred to as the District of Muskoka, or simply Muskoka) is a regional municipality in Central Ontario that extends from Georgian Bay in the west, to the northern tip of Lake Couchiching in the south, to the western border of Algonquin Provincial Park in... Haliburton Village is a small town on Head Lake inside Haliburton County in Ontario, Canada. ... Location of Kawartha Lakes in Ontario The City of Kawartha Lakes is a city in east-central Ontario, Canada. ...


Cottages of the seasonal-use type are generally referred to as "cabins" in the United States, particularly in the Midwest and West. In much of Northern Ontario, a summer house near a body of water is known as a camp. Northern Ontario is the part of the province of Ontario, Canada, which lies north of Lake Huron, Georgian Bay, the French River and Lake Nipissing. ...

This small cabin faces a mountain in Western Pennsylvania
This small cabin faces a mountain in Western Pennsylvania
A cottage in northern Finland
A cottage in northern Finland

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Cottages in Finland

Statistics Finland defines that a cottage is "a residential building that is used as a holiday or free-time dwelling and is permanently constructed or erected on its site" [1] . Traditional Finnish cottages are built of logs and they are situated by water.


There are 474,277 cottages in Finland (2005), the country with 187,888 lakes and 179,584 islands[2]. Rental holiday cottages of enterprises engaged in the accommodation industry, buildings of holiday villages and buildings on garden allotments are excluded in the statistics. 4,172 new cottages were built in 2005. Most cottages are situated in the municipalities of Kuusamo (6,196 cottages on January 1st, 2006), Kuopio (5,194), Ekenäs (Tammisaari - 5,053), Mikkeli (4,649) and Mäntyharju (4,630). Kuusamo is a municipality of Finland. ... Kuopio is a Finnish city located in the province of Eastern Finland and the region of Northern Savonia. ... Alley in Ekenäs Church of Ekenäs Ekenäs (IPA: //), or Tammisaari (/ˈtÉ‘mːiËŒsɑːri/) in Finnish, is a municipality of Finland. ... Mikkeli (or St. ... Province Eastern Finland Region Southern Savonia Sub-region Mikkeli City manager Jussi Teittinen Official languages Finnish Area  - total  - land ranked 52nd 1,210. ...


Cottages in Hong Kong

Cottages are commonly found in the New Territories region of Hong Kong. City dwellers flock to these cottages during holidays and summer months to get away from the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong. Most are three storey brick structures with balconies on the upper floors. There is often an open roof for users to eat and entertain. A major road, Kwong Fuk Road in Tai Po, a town in the New Territories. ...


The dwelling have full rooms and kitchens available.


Cottages in Brittany

One type of cottage is a called a penty. The term is used to refer to a labourer's or fisherman's one-roomed house, often attached to a larger property. It is typically in cubed proportions. For other uses, see House (disambiguation). ...


Notable cottages

Oakhurst Cottage is a tiny 16th-century cottage in Hambledon, Surrey, in the United Kingdom. ... Bishop Asbury Cottage is the boyhood home of Francis Asbury, the first American Methodist Bishop, in West Bromwich, England. ... La Trobe’s Cottage is an historic cottage in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, built in 1839 for the first superintendant of the Port Phillip District of New South Wales, Charles La Trobe, and his family. ... Sheppey Corner is a thatched cottage in the Picturesque cotswold village of Stanton, Gloucestershire/ Worcestershire. ... Stanton is a small village south of Broadway, and north of Cheltenham. ...

Popular expressions

  • Dry robusting in the cottages : Often used in computer science to describe an application or system that has reached a particulary impressive level of quality and stability.

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Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... The use of the term has expanded, and is used to refer to any event which allows a large number of people to lalalawork part time. ... Bothy In the United Kingdom a bothy is a simple shelter, left unlocked and available for anyone to use without charge. ... Dacha of Boris Pasternak in Peredelkino. ... Garden real estate is an ever more popular niche in the real estate property market. ... Payerhütte in the Ortler Alps, Italy An Alpine hut is a building located in the mountains intended to provide food and shelter to mountaineers and climbers. ... A row of bungalows in Virginia A bungalow (Gujarati: , Hindi: ) is a type of single-story house. ... A pied a terre is a small second home in the city (typically an apartment or a condominium). ... A modern double-wide manufactured home. ...

References

  1. ^ Statistics Finland
  2. ^ Statistics Finland

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Cottaging is a gay slang term for having sex in a public lavatory (a cottage) or for cruising for sex or picking-up sexual partners in public lavatories with the intention of having sex elsewhere.
The term 'cottage' used in this sense is predominantly British (a cottage in the general sense being a small, cosy, countryside home), though the term is occasionally used in context of the same sexual behaviour in other parts of the world.
Cottaging is more common among gay and bisexual men than among lesbians or heterosexuals, but the term can apply to the actions of people of all sexes and sexual orientations.
Cottaging - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (487 words)
Cottaging is a gay slang term for having non-committed casual sex in a public lavatory (a cottage) or for cruising for sex or picking up sexual partners in public lavatories with the intention of having sex elsewhere.
The term 'cottage' used in this sense is predominantly British (a cottage in the general sense being a small, cosy, countryside home), though the term is occasionally used with the same meaning in other parts of the world.
Cottaging is more common among gay and bisexual men than among lesbians or heterosexuals, but the term can apply to the actions of people of both sexes and all sexual orientations.
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