Shepherds' Cottage, Wherwell, Hampshire, southern England by Philip Mitchell


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Shepherds' Cottage, Wherwell, Hampshire, southern England by 

This style of thatched roof is particularly characteristic of the mid-Hampshire villages. Roses round the door and a picket fence may be a cliché, but who could resist?


roses, cottage, thatch, hampshire, wessex, picket fence, wherwell, england, picturesque, chocolate box

I am based near Winchester in mid-Hampshire (UK) and have enjoyed photographing a wide variety of subjects for over 40 years, though the digital revolution has been a real boon.

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  • Marjorie Wallace
    Marjorie Wallaceabout 5 years ago

    These just might be the cliches I love the best. I would love to live in this darling cottage.

  • Delighted you enjoyed it, and many thanks for making it a favourite. Philip

    – Philip Mitchell

  • SandraRos
    SandraRosalmost 5 years ago

  • To have an image featured among the many stunning and deserving pictures in this group is a great honour: many thanks. Philip

    – Philip Mitchell

  • LeilaniMelayna
    LeilaniMelaynaalmost 5 years ago

    Nice composition, Philip!

    Smiles Leilani

  • Thank you. A tripod is a great help, as is the grid my camera offers, though having to shoot this from the road, I did have to keep an eye open for traffic. Still, it was worth taking my time. Philip

    – Philip Mitchell

  • 29Breizh33
    29Breizh33almost 5 years ago

    Congratulations for being featured. Well deserved.

  • It is such an honour to have an image featured when amongst others of such high standard. Philip

    – Philip Mitchell

  • babybird1937
    babybird1937almost 5 years ago

    This cottage is stunning. great shot!

  • Many thanks, I’m delighted you like it. We are so lucky the cottages round here look like this. Philip

    – Philip Mitchell

  • Bernadette Watts
    Bernadette Wattsover 4 years ago

    This is so lovely, Philip. It harkens of another time and place, as if from a Masterpiece Classic or Victorian novel. It is not cliche at all. ~ Bernadette

  • I suppose that this has evolved organically, as it were, and there is therefore no sense of mindless repetition or conscious imitation; perhaps I should alter the caption. Thank you for making this a favourite. Philip

    – Philip Mitchell

  • gingermegs
    gingermegsover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous!!:) Congratulations on your feature:)

  • Thank you so much. Philip

    – Philip Mitchell

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesabout 3 years ago

  • Monica M. Scanlan
    Monica M. Scanlanabout 3 years ago

    Stunning work!!!

  • Thank you for drawing it to the attention of a wider audience. Philip

    – Philip Mitchell

  • Finbarr Reilly
    Finbarr Reillyabout 3 years ago

    Excellent image of this wonderful old building.

  • Thank you both for your kinds words of appreciation and for making this a favourite. Philip

    – Philip Mitchell

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