Hardy’s Cottage

Hardy’s Cottage is the birthplace of the writer Thomas Hardy. It sits on the edge of Thorncombe Wood in Dorset and he lived there from his birth in 1840 until he moved out at the age of 34. It is now managed by the National Trust :)

There’s a nice walk through the woods to reach the cottage, but you can also follow a gravel track which is more accessible.

The cottage has a really nice traditional garden in front of it which you can walk around as you like.

Inside the cottage is quite small and it must’ve been quite crowded when Thomas Hardy lived there with his parents and several siblings >.>

The furniture inside the cottage is not original to the house, but it is of the same time period as when Hardy lived there, so it gives a nice idea of how the house would’ve been laid out :)

It’s an interesting little cottage to look around, but mind your head in the upstairs rooms :P


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