From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Buildings
cottagecot‧tage /ˈkɒtɪdʒ $ ˈkɑː-/ ●●○ S3 W3 noun [countable] TBBa small house in the country a country cottage We’re staying in a holiday cottage in Dorset.COLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + cottage little/small/tinyHe lived all his life in a small cottage by the river.remote (=far from any towns)There’s a remote cottage in the mountains where we go for walking holidays.picturesque (=pretty)Would you prefer to live in a modern house or a picturesque cottage?a thatched cottage (=with a roof made from dry straw)a row of small thatched cottagesa country cottage (=in the countryside)A lot of people dream of living in a country cottage.a stone cottageThe village is full of old stone cottages with thatched roofs.a holiday cottage British English (=that people use or rent for holidays)We rented a holiday cottage in Wales.a weekend/summer cottage (=that the owners go to at weekends or in the summer)They live in London but they also have a weekend cottage by the sea.
Examples from the Corpus
cottageShe lives in a charming cottage deep in the Kent countryside.Beatrice was pleased and invited Guillaume to her cottage for tea.He could just make out the two rows of cottages and the fields beyond them.A few secluded cottages are located along the narrow winding road.Earl grabbed the girl, looked right then left down the row of shuttered summer cottages, and shoved the girl inside.a row of thatched cottages in a rural villageHe also asserted that the day of the cottage industry was over.It was with these thoughts that I returned alone to the cottage.The cottages look sort of bare.They controlled this cottage industry by buying, selling, transporting and exchanging raw wool, spun yam and woven cloth.The interior is furnished simply but very pleasantly in keeping with the old-world cottage ambience of the house.
Origin cottage (1300-1400) Anglo-French cotage, from English cot cottage, from Old English