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What a beautiful place you've created. This is our first holiday as a family and it's been wonderful. When we arrived we couldn't believe the quality and high standard finish that is visible throughout the cottage. It looked lovely online, but the photos don't do it justice. We didn't want to leave. We've visited some beautiful places thanks to your welcome pack. Your neighbours were also lovely, as was Harry. We will definitely be staying again. — Taryn, Chris and our baby, 23 Jul 2017
Had a lovely time staying her in the little cottage, enjoying lovely baths and cosy night in. The weather was excellent for October; thanks for arranging that. We can definitely recommend the walk to Castle Combe as well as a visit to Dyrham park. The deer were everywhere and so docile that we got some great photos. It's a great spot here, with a bunch of other lovely National Trust places only a short hop away like Newark park and Woodchester park. We'd love to come and visit again sometime. Thanks. — Pete & Rachel Wood, 03 Oct 2016
Another excellent weekend at Dovenby. Lunch at the Salutation was good. We'll be back yet again, — Phil, Jill & Rich, Market Bosworth, 30 Sep 2016
Thank you for creating such a lovely little bolt hole. The area is so picturesque and the cottage had everything we needed. We really appreciated all the little extras, so thoughtful! — Naomi & Ruth, South Devon, 19 Sep 2016
Great base for exploring the Cotswolds and Mendips - and there's so much more to see on a return visit. The pub in Burton and the Rattlebone in Sherston are highly recommended fort a nice dinner. Lovely walking on Macmillan way 'round Bybrook valley. — Neville and Ruth Smith, New Zealand, 19 Sep 2016
Our first visit here and we'll definitely be back. We just enjoyed the peace and quiet. Beautiful cottage in tranquil surroundings....can't fault it. Thank you. — Paula & Joe, Manchester, 15 Sep 2016
We had a wonderful stay, accommodation was excellent, very cosy and comfortable. We hope to stay here again. x — Jo & Andy, Cambs, 08 Sep 2016
Loved our stay! It was the perfect launch spot for us to complete our Cotswold Way walk. — Bev & Tripp Beattie, San Diego, U.S., 26 Aug 2016
Another lovely, relaxing stay in the gorgeous cottage. We have lost count of the number of times we have stayed now! We had a trip to Chipping Sodbury, which is a lovely little town. Walks great as usual as was reading a book on the patio. Great meal in the pub and really looking forward to coming back to stay for Christmas (our 2nd Christmas here). — Dave & Lynn Peters, Reading, 12 Aug 2016
We've had a lovely holiday. The cottage is perfect with everything we've needed for our short stay. A trip to Bath is well worth it, it's a beautiful place, but if you are like us all you'll want to do is come back and enjoy cosy evenings in the cottage. It's been a perfect getaway sweetened further by the thoughtful welcome pack. , glorious surroundings and lovely local pub. We are already trying to plan our return, thanks so much for a wonderful stay. — Tom & Tash, Croydon, 07 Aug 2016
We have both enjoyed a wonderful stay. This cottage is beautiful and so comfortable to relax in. We have used the guide a lot to explore...the village of Castle Combe is a lovely walk. West Kington is a great walk from the cottage too. We explored Cheltenham and cycle rides through nearby villages. The farm shop at Allington is a must. Di's shop just down the road is also very good. Everything is here, we'll be sad to leave. Thank you. x — Zoe & Liam, West Sussex, 29 Jul 2016
Our third visit to this very comfortable little house. We enjoyed the extremely good weather and visited several great locations which we'd recommedn, including Highgrove gardens, Chavenage house and Sherston village. A great place to stay for my graduation at Bath Abbey. — Phil, Jill & Rich Concanen, 17 Jul 2016
We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The cottage was perfect for us in every way. We had some lovely walks, city visits and pub meals. We made good use of the information leaflets/folder you provided and will certainly return. I would like to be able to write something original but think your previous guests have covered everything. Thank you and best wishes. — Catherine and Andy, Wakefield, 08 Jul 2016
Thank you for a clean, comfortable, quiet place for 7 nights. The cottage is nicely located to go to many villages and towns to spend relaxed time after returning from our days excursions. Maybe we are the first Japanese visitors to this cottage? Thank you. — Ryoichi & Akemi SATO, Osaka, Japan, 17 Jun 2016
Our 3rd visit for Badminton horse trials - once again the cottage was perfect! — Hannah & Rob, 04 May 2016
What an absolutely stunning cottage, perfectly located. We had a wonderful few days here - I'm so glad I stumbled across this online. Lovely welcome, thank you so much. — Lorna and Dan, Edinburgh, 01 Apr 2016
Our 2nd stay at the marvellous Dovenby cottage to enable us to visit our son in Bath on his 21st birthday. We are returning again in Autumn. Nothing else to say except book early if you want to visit. Thanks for the treats. — Jill and Phil, Market Bosworth, 14 Mar 2016
Another lovely stay in this gorgeous cottage - our 5th!! This is now our second home! As always a lovely, relaxing time away from our busy lives. Managed a walk every day. Thanks for ordering the papers. Can't wait to come back at Christmas. — Lynn and Dave, 08 Mar 2016
Thank you for the most wonderful stay - the cottage is beautifully furnished and so well equipped! Everything is lovely and modern - what a fab conversion. We were particularly impressed by the beautiful bathroom! — Sophie and George, London, 15 Feb 2016
Enjoyed a very relaxing long weekend stay over the New year. The cottage is well located for local attractions. We enjoyed the walk into Castle Combe. We also went to Longleat which we can thoroughly recommend. The fittings and facilities at the cottage are excellent. Thank you. — James & Rachel, Guildford, Surrey, 31 Dec 2015
There is nothing that hasn't been said - Amazing! Thanks for everything. — Sharon & John, Cumbria, 09 Nov 2015
A lovely cottage - thank you for a most relaxing few days...just what we needed! — Kate & Keith, Exeter, 19 Oct 2015
Thank you for a lovely stay at Dovenby cottage. We have had a very relaxing, enjoyable time visiting Castle Combe and eating at the wonderful Manor House. We also had a trip to Bath, which was beautiful and very interesting. We'll definitely tell our friends about Dovenby cottage and how beautiful the surrounding area is. p.s. lovely meal on our last night at the Fox and Hounds, Acton Turville. — Ellen & WIll, Dumfries, Scotland, 31 Aug 2015
As soon as we arrived we knew we had made an excellent choice in Dovenby cottage. Reallyu high spec, all mod cons, very clean and perfect in every way. Really enjoyed relaxing and Nettleton is a lovely, tranquil village. Not sure we'll find anything in future that meets our exacting standards, as Dovenby does! — Amanda and Duncan, 24 Jul 2015
What a lovely cottage!! Very high spec interior, which pleased my wife as she is an interior designer. If you are a National Trust memberI am sure you already have Dyrham park on the radar. Longleat is a great day out; the Safari park was brilliant. Overall, lovely stay and beautiful surroundings close by. Thanks Justin & Philippa. — Matt & Chloe Rosamond, 17 Jul 2015
Thanks for such a warm welcome. Dovenby cottage is the best we have stayed in over 30 years of self-catering around the country. A lovely comfortable place to rest and relax and ideal for visiting nearby attractions, especially the shops in Bath. — Elaine and Charles, 26 Jun 2015
Enjoyed a very relaxing short break in this very peaceful place. The cottage is very well equipped and the welcome pack a lovely surprise. The bed is very comfy and we loved the peace and quiet. Enjoyed the Old house at home for dinner, plus the walk to Castle Combe, White Hart at Ford and the Abbey House gardens in Malmesbury. Thanks for your help planning such an enjoyable break. — Ian & Sue Clayworth, Southport, 25 May 2015
Once again the cottage has been the perfect base for Badminton Horse trials, a real home from home. Hope to return next year for our 3rd visit. — Hannah and Rob, 06 May 2015
Thank you so much, up to top standards as usual. Old house at Home well recommended, as are the lovely walks. Lots of peace and quiet. We will be back again. — Lynn and Dave, Berks, 30 Apr 2015
This was our first mini-break as a couple and it was just perfect. Cosy, warm, perfect for two. We shall strongly recommend to family and friends. Thank you both for a restful stay. xxx — Jamie & Victoria, Herts, 09 Jan 2015
Lovely cottage. Wonderful walk to Castle Combe and a great day visiting Bath. We will be back! — Richard and Judith, Colchester, 02 Jan 2015
Thanks for another relaxing stay at Dovenby cottage. We have thoroughly enjoyed exploring Chipping Sodbury and Castle Combe, as well as heading to Cheltenham. It's the perfect place to stay to see the local area. We're bound to return for a 4th time soon. Happy New year. — A & F Bennett, 29 Dec 2014
What a lovely warm, cosy cottage. This is our second visit and it was as good, if not better than our Easter visit. We camer her to have a quiet, relaxing and stress-free Christmas and we had exactly that. Thanks for ordering our papers. Loved lounging by the log fire. Great decorations, which made it feel very special. We didn't want to leave and will be back soon. Happy New Year. — Dave & Lynn, Berks, 22 Dec 2014
Thank you for a wonderful few days in your beautiful cottage. Peaceful, luxurious, relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable. Thank you Justin and Philippa for your help, advice and hospitality. Hope to come back soon. Have a lovely Christmas. x — Kim and Adam, Herts, 05 Dec 2014
We had a fantastic stay in your wonderful cottage. The little touches made us feel so welcome. You were great for helping us out with the tickets, thanks again. Fab location, would definitely come again and will recommend to friends. Have a magical Christmas. x — Steve, Anna and baby, 28 Nov 2014
We really enjoyed our long weekend in this beautiful cottage. Thanks so much, we look forward to coming back. — Lucy & Jon, West Midlands, 21 Nov 2014
Thank you so much for the warm welcome, wine and eggs; very nice and thoughtful. The cottage was just perfect for the two of us and we loved the quiet location. Many lovely trips out in the lovely county of Wiltshire; Tetbury over the border was really good for antiques browsing. No wonder so many of your guests return. Best Wishes. — Lesley and Robin, Fordham, 14 Nov 2014
We have thoroughly enjoyed our break at Dovenby cottage. The thoughtfully designed kitchen/lounge is perfect for all our self-catering needs and the large comfortable bedroom provided some blissful nights sleep. The local area is truly stunning, with ample opportunities for walking (across the golf course to Castle Combe is a must) and sightseeing. We would certainly recommend this property to others and look forward to returning in the not too distant future. — Richard & Hilary, Swansea, 24 Oct 2014
A lovely cottage with everything we needed. The treats were really appreciated. We had a relaxing week with some great days out in this lovely area. Would love to come again and will recommend to friends and family. Thanks Just & Philippa for the warm welcome. — Marilyn & John McClellan, Essex, 17 Oct 2014
A last minute anniversary break for my hubby and I; I see what you mean Justin about specialising in anniversaries. It's the perfect cottage and what a bathroom! We went to Avebury and Westonbirt and even had lunch outside in November. We both feel refreshed and relaxed and will definitely be back. xx — Vanessa and Richard, W.Midlands, 07 Oct 2014
A beautiful cottage, with a very warm welcome. We have had lovely weather to explore the area. Thanks for the extras, they made our stay special. We ate out at the White Harte at Ford and the food was excellent. Thank you very much. — Lorraine & Neil, 26 Sep 2014
Justin and Phillippa set the standards for others to follow. Dovenby cottage is a lovely holiday property. Real attention to detail and a good choice of quality furnishings and fittings. Don't hesitate in booking as you won't be disappointed. — Simon and Dawn Hamment, 22 Sep 2014
My partner and I had the pleasure of staying there last week for a few nights ( too short would love to stay there again much longer though) . A beautiful located cottage, with everything one could need for a relaxing and very enjoyable stay. A lovely and delicious welcome package with home baked lemon cake (very nice), great wine and fresh eggs from their hen's. The bath room with the free standing bathtub was a delight and very pretty. The tranquility and rural area was a joy when coming from the city. They made the cottage very luxurious, with all the accents in the right place, very comfortable indeed. The whole cottage was well maintained we had an amazing stay. Would love to go back there anytime. Phillipa and Justin have been very helpful to us with all kinds of information and very accommodating to us during our stay there.
We could not have ask for anything more.
Thank you both.

With kind regards,
Christian
— Christian Thierry, 05 Sep 2014
A very well maintained cottage, clean, fresh and inviting for our 4 week stay. Wonderful welcome, plus lots of treats. We enjoyed looking after the chickens and great walks, plus local bike riding. Local shop and post office very handy. The quiet, rural area has been very much appreciated and the information provided was very helpful. Thank you Philippa & Justin — Barry & Wendy, Perth, Australia, 29 Aug 2014
We have had an amazing stay in Dovenby cottage and only wish we could stay longer. It is in the most beautiful part of the UK, great location, lots to do but equally a wonderful retreat. We had a warm welcome and got lots of helpful recommendations. The cottage is luxurious, with lots of lovely little touches. We visited Castle Co,be, Lacock, Avebury, Cirencester, Nailsworth and Chipping Sodbury. We enjoyed cooking most evenings, but also had lunch at the Fox and Hounds, plus we did a lovely walk to the pub in Burton. Thanks for a wonderful stay, we will definitely recommend to our friends. All in all a lovely place to stay on our first wedding anniversary. — Kim & John, London, 25 Jul 2014
A lovely cottage, well presented. We visited some fascinating National Trust properties nearby and had good meals at the Old House at Home and the White Hart at Ford. Wild weather at times, but it did not spoil what has been a great, relaxing break. Thanks for the extras. — Belinda & Graham, Suffolk, 21 Jul 2014
A lovely cottage - well planned out and thoughtfully supplied with travelcot and high chair for our daughter. A peaceful place to look forward to coming home to each day during our stay. Thanks for everything. — Claire & Chris, Kent, 18 Jul 2014
We have had a lovely few days in this very comfortable cottage. The weather has been perfect and so has the location. — Val & Steve, Whitstable, 04 Jul 2014
The cottage was wonderful, the best cottage we have stayed in. Wheelchair access to every room. Would recommend to anyone. Thank you. — Valerie & Alan, Preston, 27 Jun 2014
Thanks for a great stay in your beautiful cottage, in a really pretty and peaceful spot. Thanks for tips on where to go to eat, the White Hart in Castle Combe was great. Glad we got to meet all three of you. — Sue & Richard, West Sussex, 13 Jun 2014
Thanks to our niece for recommending Dovenby cottage. We would like to echo the comments of previous guests thanking Justin & Philippa. We have already booked our next stay. — Dave & Sandy, Swansea, 06 Jun 2014
Thank you for a great stay. We loved the cottage, it is perfect! We will recommend this place to our friends. Thank you for thr welcoming gifts, the cake was yummy. — Carole & Michael, Berlin, 02 Jun 2014
Lovely cottage, well equipped, with everything we needed and more. Thanks also for the goodies. We visited Castle Combe, Tetbury, Lacock and Bowood House, which made us itch to see more in the area next time. Thanks for a great welcome & facilities. — Angela & Roger, Middlesex, 26 May 2014
A really lovely cottage, which made an excellent base for our week at Badminton Horse trials. The cottage had everything we needed. Thanks for a great stay. — Hannah & Rob, Brentwood, 11 May 2014
Thanks for a wonderful if too short stay. The goodies were appreciated as was the emergency toothbrush. We managed to see Bath, Castle Combe & the Abbey House Gardens in malmesbury - all fantastic. Hope to be back. — Jane & Paul, Essex, 07 May 2014
We have had a lovely long weekend in your cottage & found it had everything we needed. We spent the whole weekend out sightseeing & didn't get the chance to thank you personally. Everything from directions & information in the welcome book to the little extras, were very helpful and thoughtful. Thanks for a lovely stay, we hope to come back soon.

— Laura & Lidio, Wirral, 05 May 2014
We spent a lovely week in Dovenby Cottage. The cottage has been beautifully renovated to a very high standard and has more mod cons than you could ever wish for. The cottage is in a lovely setting and you can either get out and about or you can hide away and do nothing but enjoy the sound of tweeting birds! Justin and Phillipa, the owners, couldn't do enough for us from the point of us first enquiring to our arrival. They provided plenty of useful recommendations for both places to visit and also pubs/restaurants in the other villages nearby. I'm sure we'll be back to explore the places we didn't get a chance to see this time around! — Tim & Claire, 27 Apr 2014
we had a really lovely stay at Dovenby Cottage, to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. Thank you so much for everything - your helpful tips on places to visit were spot-on and the lemon drizzle cake was delicious!
We loved the cottage - such a wonderful place surrounded by beautiful countryside and great things to see and do. The cottage is finished to a very high standard with all the facilities you could wish for. We found it a lovely cosy place to stay.
We enjoyed wandering around Castle Combe, Dyrham Park and Bath, plus a few other places along the way.
Many thanks for helping make our anniversary trip a great break.

All the best, Gareth & Louise.
— Gareth & Louise, 20 Apr 2014
Philippa and Justin, thank you both very much for such a wonderful stay at Dovenby. It is a beautiful cottage with excellent facilities and is located in such a pretty area. The underfloor heating kept us cosy and warm on chilly winter nights and your generous homemade lemon cake, fresh eggs, milk and fizz were delicious provisions we were most grateful for upon arrival!
Castle Combe is a stunning village and, locally, you will find an abundance of scenic walks (or drives in the torrential rain!). We particularly enjoyed exploring Chipping Sodbury, another picturesque village where you can also pick up groceries and enjoy excellent coffee in the independent café at the top. On our last day, we were fortunately able to make a reservation for lunch at The Bybrook at The Manor in Castle Combe; if you are able to go, we strongly recommend booking and going for the full three courses!
We have had many UK holidays and Dovenby is by far the nicest holiday cottage we have stayed in. We are looking forward to returning later this year! Philippa and Justin are ideal hosts who will happily recommend places to visit. Thank you again for such a relaxing break.
— A and F Bennett, 11 Jan 2014
We came the day after our wedding for a mini-moon and some quiet/calm time alone. We only left the cottage twice for food. We have enjoyed just being together somewhere so cosy and with such a beautiful bath.

Everything in the cottage is clearly good quality and the whole place is finished to such a high standard. We have both been very impressed with the whole experience and look forward to coming back and venturing more to the surrounding area. Thanks again.
— Chloe & Thomas, South Staffs, 27 Dec 2013
We had a wonderful long weekend, starting with the enquiry up until the last day Justin & Philippa were very warm and helpful giving many ideas of places to see and things to do for the kids.

The cottage is perfect in every way and makes you feel at home. We really appreciated Justin & Philippa providing a travel cot for our little one and DVD's for rainy evenings in.

The surrounding area is beautiful and well worth visiting. We loved Castle combe, Laycock and Bristol. The kids enjoyed the Bristol Aquarium. We will be visiting Longleat on the way back to London and I am sure we'll enjoy it as well. Thank you for the welcoming gifts (the cake was amazing), your hospitality and making our pre-Christmas holiday well worth the wait.
— Sandra & Nick Kirdaite, London/Lithuania, 23 Dec 2013
We came to Dovenby cottage two days after our wedding for a 'mini-moon'. It is safe to say we were both ready for some rest and relaxation after a hectic year of planning our wedding. We definitely found that here! Chris had planned the break, so it was a complete surprise for me - I can't express how impressed I was with our lovely warm welcome from Justin and the quality of the cottage - just perfect!

We spent our time making the most of all that the local area has to offer - walking to Castle Combe & having lunch at the lovely White Hart, a very relaxing day at Thermae Bath spa, taking in the views at Dyrham park and a lovely, lovely meal at the Old House at Home.

Dovenby cottage was just the perfect place to spend our first week as a married couple and we will definitely be coming back.

Thank you for a lovely week. xx
— Chris & Katherine Wagg. Hants, 20 Dec 2013
The cottage and its surroundings are beautiful. Definitely recommend the walk to Castle Combe (Justin's map v. useful). Castle Combe is very picturesque. Thanks for the goodies, Matt's favourite cake!

It was the perfect place to be proposed to! xx
— Matt & Lauren, Amersham, 09 Dec 2013
We have enjoyed a wonderful 5 days in this heavenly cottage. Everything about it is perfect and we feel completely refreshed and restored. There are some beautiful cycle routes out to Bath, Castle Combe, Westonbirt and Badminton.

Even the weather was great - a major miracle for November. Enjoyed even more romance and relaxation at Royal Bath Spa - superb. Lovely food at the Old house at home and also at the Rattlebone Inn at Sherston. This is a romantic getaway and we will definitely be back.

Thank you for the provisions; couldn't ask for more.
— Richard & Mary Self, Cardiff, 29 Nov 2013
We have had a fabulous time staying in your beautiful cottage. From walking to the beautiful village of Castle Combe to sightseeing in Bath this is a great location to visit this part of the world.

Thanks for the treats, we hope to come and stay again very soon.
— Mandy & Chris, Manchester, 25 Nov 2013
Perfect!!! — Jan & Stewart Goulsbra, Lincoln, 15 Nov 2013
Justin and Philippa gave us both a very warm welcome and were very helpful with travel and eatery tips. There is also a comprehensive information book in the Cottage that they have put together.

The Cottage itself was fantastic. It was fairly cold weather during our stay, but the cottage was very warm and cosy with its underfloor heating, and is a perfect get-away from City life.

The Cottage on the website looks great and it certainly lived up to our expectations. We would definitely stay here again and would recommend to anyone looking for a peaceful short break.

Finally, as many others have mentioned, the wine and cakes were very tasty - thank you very much!
— Mark and Anne, Herts, 07 Nov 2013
What a lovely place to stay. After staying in many holiday cottages at last one that not only lives up to its description, but is even better. Thank you for the wine, milk, fresh eggs and delicious lemon drizzle cake, what a welcome! Thank you also for your maps and directions to Bath, what a beautiful clean city, especially in the Autumn sunshine. Here's hoping many more people discover Dovenby cottage. — Julia & Ian Halifax, Lowick, Northants, 01 Nov 2013
We were looking for a break away from work where we could completely relax and do as little or as much as we felt like each day and we couldn't have chosen better than Dovenby Cottage. It had everything we wanted and as an expectant mother the large bed and luxurious bath were especially appreciated. Many thanks to Justin, Philippa & Charlie for the warm welcome. The fresh eggs and treats were delicious and local tips very useful. This is easily the nicest holiday cottage we've stayed in....and we've stayed in many! — Jo Strange & Andrew Rees, London, 25 Oct 2013
A contemporary, comfortable and perfectly considered cottage in beautiful countryside. We loved it!
Justin and Philippa are excellent hosts and their thoughtfulness and guest appropriate advice helped with our decision making.
Despite the deluge we had a fab time.

PS. They also have great taste in cakes and wine!
— Kate Johnson, Leicester, 22 Oct 2013
Having just got married we wanted somewhere we could feel at home, relax, enjoy the surrounding area and that is exactly what we got at Dovenby cottage. Justin & Philippa offered us endless advice on beautiful towns, villages, pubs and walks, all of which were just what we wanted on our little honeymoon escape. We loved Castle Combe and Longleat safari park and still had time to relax, cook for ourselves and enjoy this beautiful cottage for two. Thank you for your amazing hospitality, we'll always remember Dovenby cottage as our special little retreat. — Freddie & Lizzie Wood, Newbury (About to be Gold coast, Australia), 18 Oct 2013
We spent a wonderful long weekend and this cottage comes as close to perfection as you can get. The welcome was also fantastic, thank you. Thanks for a great stay. — Vigor & Barbara, Huntingdon/Zagreb, Croatia, 14 Oct 2013
The cottage will always be our second home; it's perfect in every way. No doubt we'll never be able to stay again as it will be fully booked. — Tim & Jan Ot, Pewsey, Wilts, 11 Oct 2013
Thank you Justin, Philippa & Charlie for a fantastic week in your gorgeous cottage, we wanted for nothing. This was our first visit to Wiltshire and we found the places and scenery glorious. We like to think we are seasoned self-caterers and Dovenby Cottage certainly takes some beating. We wish you well and will certainly be coming again. — Jan & Bill Mann, Lincoln, 21 Aug 2013
We were the very first guests since the conversion and came for our 1st wedding anniversary. We were greeted with a card and a gift; what a great start! The cottage is perfect, in a tranquil and relaxing setting. We had a lovely walk to the pub one evening and had a great trip to beautiful Bath. We could have stayed forever. Thank you so much. — John & Nicola McNaught, Newark, 11 Aug 2013
Highlights
  • Converted two years ago to a very high standard
  • Double or twin bed
  • Great location to explore Bath & Cotswolds
  • Cosy log fire
  • Two person cast iron bath
  • Children welcome
  • Luxurious self-catering
  • Outside dining on patio
  • Sorry no pets allowed
  • Walks from the front door
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Dovenby cottage
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