'Tis the perfect time to confess that one of the reasons I moved to England was 
I was hoping to live in or next to this...

Iris's Cottage from 'The Holiday'
[from Chalk & Talk Blog]

Do you remember this cozy cottage from the film, 'The Holiday'? 
I have visited Shere several times,
where portions of the movie were filmed 
but I've never been able to find this house
{ Otherwise I'd be writing from there now }

This delightful romantic comedy starring Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet 
is a classic chick flick to put you in the holiday mood

In a nutshell, their characters swap homes for Christmas - 
Diaz's contemporary Southern California home for 
Winslet's English country cottage and vice versa

A few yummy scenes / eye candy of the English cottage from 'The Holiday' 
Love, love, love!
{ via Cote de Texas }

This last photo makes me laugh because 
I really did sleep in my big parka and scarf just last week! 

I live an old home that is cold and drafty
If I could knit myself a nose hat, I would :)

Now for some photos from the movie set in England
I believe a lot of these photos are from the DVD's Special Features

Blowing Fake Snow For Wintry Scenes

This is the High Street in Shere
Ah, I just love Shere

Now, ready for a little twisty? 
Here are more photos of my old, charming 17th Century cottage, in the making...

Unbelievable, I know - a bit of a heartbreak
The house was thrown up in just a few weeks in a field {and since torn down}
Now I know why I couldn't find that cottage! But here's the good news

This cottage is for available to rent in the Cotswolds and looks like Iris's cozy home

Slatter's Cottage, Cotswolds

And the other good news is I now know I can hire a movie crew 
to build me a charming 17th Century English cottage one day :)

Iris's Cottage, 'The Holiday'


Related Posts: 'Crazy Quaint' Shere, Film Locations: The Holiday & Bridget Jones
Reposted from December 20, 2010