Old school living

And I mean:reeeaaally old school πŸ˜‰ There is this small, rural, residential area called Swanston (it’s located 5 miles from Edinburgh City Centre, Scotland) with beautiful, rustic, tchatched cottages.
If not for the cars in the parking lot, you would think it’s still 1700s (that’s when these enchanted, little houses were built). After the World War II they were largely abandoned, but in 1964 City Council has decided to restore them.They are slightly bigger now, but orginal walls were preserved.

They are all private properties now.

That’s how fences are built like:

this analog adventure
between naps on the porch
cozy little house
savvy southern style
lady behind the curtain
someday crafts
french country cottage
craftberry bush
nancherrow – fridays unfolded
my romantic home
the shabby nest
liz marie blog
tatertots and jello
it all started with paint
the dedicated house-make-it-pretty-monday

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24 thoughts on “Old school living

  1. These are awesome shots! So glad I found you at the Photography Friday link-up πŸ™‚ You are talented! ~Jenna

  2. Those cottages are so neat! So awesome that they still exist. Love your photos but you could probably make them bigger so we can see how awesome they are more easily! haha.

  3. What a gorgeous place! The cottages are beautiful, and I always love the pictures of the cows and chickens. I grew up on a farm, and my parents still have Charolais cattle. Our neighbors, in town, have 3 hens that like to come over and visit in our back yard, too!

  4. How totally charming! Thank you for the tour!

  5. Wow – we don’t see buildings like that in our country. Reminds me of when we were in Ireland a few years ago.

  6. What beautiful photos, Mila! Scotland is someplace where I’ve always wanted to visit. What an amazing place!

    xoxo laurie

    • There is so many entchanted places in the UK, that it is hard to plan just one trip.You want more and more with every hike πŸ˜‰ Hope you will visit Scotland, Laurie!

  7. Thanks so much for taking us on the tour with you. It’s so pretty there and I love the houses and the animals too. Have a nice weekend. I saw this at the french country cottage party.
    Julie at Julie’s Lifestyle

  8. these photos
    take my breath away
    with their beauty

    hard to believe
    such lovely homes
    could have once been abandoned

    but so happy to know
    they’re loved and lived in again

    now following on G+
    and would love for you to share
    at Fridays Unfolded this week!


  9. Love those cottages! How hard is it to emigrate to Scotland?!

  10. just wanted to let you know
    that your lovely post
    is one of the features
    on this week’s Fridays Unfolded!


  11. We were in Ireland this past August and these pictures brought me back..so beautiful!
    Thanks for linking up to Twirl and Take a bow link party!

  12. Oh how I love anything to do with Scotland!!!!

    My mom’s parents were from Edinburgh and dad was born in Glasgow and that all my relatives from before my parent were born in Scotland for hundreds of years. I love the stories, the countryside, but, especially the Scottish accent. I miss it sooooooo much…….

    Thank you for such a great post!!!


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