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Gavin's Glen

by romagi Posted 26th Feb 2011 at 2:35 PM - Updated 26th Feb 2011 at 4:22 PM by romagi
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The previous owners have just finished whitewashing the interior walls. The freshly installed paneling on the lower walls was installed to cover the years of furniture nicks and the newly installed electrical wiring. In the bath, the plumbing has been updated and hid by the panels also. The plumbing did not however make it to the kitchen so the only sink is in the bath. They did install some wood flooring in the bedrooms and living room to add a feeling of warmth but the original stone floors still grace the rest of the house. The cross placed windows still cool the house during the summer and it is still heated by the fireplaces in the winter. I did fireproof all of them but I don’t know if that feature stays with the lot. There is a small tool/garden shed out back with access to the storm shelter (basement, stone walls and empty boxes). There is a small garden and fish and frogs in the pond. If you really want a parking space there is room to place one without changing anything, it can face straight in over a bit from the trashcan and before the little hill. The home has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath and is suitable for 4 Sims. If you would prefer to purchase it unfurnished the owners will gladly sell what they don’t need at auction.

Some info about the type of cottage I used.

Linear Farmhouse Cottage
A cottage of this size would generally have been owned by reasonably well off farmers. It may have been extended from a smaller cottage to this size as the fortunes of the family progressed. Inside the front door is a screen wall to keep the draughts from the door to a minimum. There is a small window in the screen wall to allow the occupants of the cottage to see who approaches through the open half door – god forbid one is caught unawares!
To the right of the front door is the Par lour or good room, used only for the visiting dignitaries such as the priest, school teacher or political representatives. The main bedroom of the cottage is located behind the par lour. The other end of the cottage contains two other bedrooms on the ground floor and a loft sleeping area over these. Today’s standard kitchen, sitting room, lounge & office are all incorporated into the living area or Hearth. This room has double height ceilings that extend to the roof beams – a feature of most Irish cottages.
Access to a toilet would have been rudimentary, at best there would be an outhouse behind the cottage, at worst it was a trip down the field. There was no running water in the original cottages; water was obtained from a well sourced on the land. Cooking was done on the hearth fireplace so there was no need for a separate kitchen area. In later years, extensions were added on to the rear of the property to include a small kitchen with bathroom off it.

Picture of floor plan I mostly followed (not good at following directions I guess):

Store items:
The items will be replaced by in-game objects if you don’t have them.
Pastoral Perfection Stove
The Big Cheese Coat Rack
Pump-less Waterwork Sink
Never-Spill Bucket

I have all EP's/SP's. All build items should be covered by the base game and WA.

What will you lose if you don't have:
LN -living room furniture, wall TV, toilet, kitchen cabinets and oil drum in shed
AM - washer, hampers and clothes line
FL - lamps in living room, dinning table, 2 end chairs at table and tool stuff in shed
ODL - cart in dinning room
HELS - nothing

The little wicker set out back - not sure which one it came in.
There might other things but that's what I can think of right now.

Furnished: $72,478
Unfurnished : $44,663

Lot Size: 4x4
Lot Price: $72,478

Number of bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion, game version or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Size: 2.10 MB · Downloads: 2,401 · 26th Feb 2011
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#2 Old 26th Feb 2011 at 2:48 PM
Oh I love it, nice design
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 26th Feb 2011 at 5:10 PM
Very cute and so simple. I would love to live in an old tiny cottage like that!
#4 Old 26th Feb 2011 at 6:53 PM
Your cottage is so picturesque, I can almost feel as if I were there! I absolutely love it, thank you for sharing it.
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 26th Feb 2011 at 8:18 PM
Beautifully done!
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 26th Feb 2011 at 8:37 PM
It reminds me of the house in "The Quiet Man" !! Love it!
#7 Old 26th Feb 2011 at 8:56 PM
Beautiful! Thank you for sharing it!
#8 Old 26th Feb 2011 at 10:03 PM
A little early for St Patricks day....
Original Poster
#9 Old 27th Feb 2011 at 2:30 AM
Thanks everyone!

Haha Sidheed, I always decorate 3 weeks ahead of the holiday and I had time this weekend to put it up. Would you rather I said it was a Holiday gift?
Test Subject
#10 Old 27th Feb 2011 at 6:09 AM
I love this! It reminds me of the cottage purchased by Sean Thornton in The Quiet Man, my all-time favorite John Wayne movie!
Mad Poster
#11 Old 27th Feb 2011 at 9:17 AM Last edited by Guardgian : 27th Feb 2011 at 10:40 AM.
Beautiful house and what a gorgeous garden ! Thanks a lot

PS : CONGRATULATIONS !! Your lot is featured on Sims3 Update here Well done
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 27th Feb 2011 at 10:39 AM
I love this, thank you
#13 Old 27th Feb 2011 at 4:33 PM
My name is Gavin! And this cozy little lot goes straight into my rural paradise, Champs Les Sims
Original Poster
#14 Old 27th Feb 2011 at 5:50 PM
Thank you for the comments! :D

Gaurdgian - Thanks for letting me know!

Now I am going to have to check out the house in Quiet Man.

tizerist - I love that name! It is Irish isn't it? I thought I found it on the Irish names website.
#15 Old 28th Feb 2011 at 12:38 AM
Its scottish, I am half Irish, half Scottish.

Thanks again, I've given it a lovely thatched roof. Beautiful work
Original Poster
#16 Old 28th Feb 2011 at 1:29 AM
Haha, I thought about the thatched roof and thought I might ought to add that it had gotten a new roof since I was trying to go CC free!
Test Subject
#17 Old 2nd Mar 2011 at 12:01 AM
Thanks! This is lovely! I don't download a lot of houses usually, but I almost always download yours. I love your "Generation Houses" too...
Test Subject
#18 Old 26th Nov 2011 at 8:11 AM
Thanks so much for this! It is my favorite downloaded house! I love country cottages and this one just outshines all others. The fireproof feature didn't stick and one of my sims burned to death but oh well live and learn right? Anyway thanks again!
#19 Old 4th Jul 2012 at 9:04 PM
Its very neat and wonderful TY