Full of handmade quilts and vintage finds, this home offers the warmest welcome

This pretty home layers up checks, chintz and patchwork quilts to create a crafter's paradise with a touch of nostalgia

kitchen with painted furniture and red quarry tiles patchwork quilt on table
(Image credit: Tamsyn Morgans)

Pristine white-painted brick and pebbledash walls, a New England-style porch, and
a garden filled with roses, hydrangeas, and handmade sheds all point to the hard work that's gone into making this Edwardian house a comfortable and welcoming home. 

From knocking through rooms to clocking up hundreds of hours in the garden, no corner has been left untouched. Its owner, Chris Myers, has handmade soft furnishings, restored furniture, and planted up an abundant cottage garden. While her husband Neil has repurposed salvaged materials in his workshop.

The house was unloved and its garden an untamed wilderness before the couple took it on, and now with an extension, a refreshed downstairs layout, and that pretty veranda, the 1904 house in Buckinghamshire, UK, is one of the world's best homes