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  • James Kirchner
    May 7, 2013
      Seconded. A caretaker's cottage on the estate of an early 20th century American automotive baron is a fairly large stone house, and the children's home in my neighborhood had several cottages built to house as many as 12 people.


      On May 7, 2013, at 7:56 AM, Melvyn wrote:

      > This is all useful stuff. However,
      > --- In Czechlist@yahoogroups.com, "Matej Klimes" <mklimes@...> wrote:
      >> calling it cottage would suggest a)
      >> remoteness and b) smallness that isn't there ion typical Czech
      >> settings..
      > Cottages can actually be quite substantial buildings. As Wikipedia says: The term cottage has also been used for a largish house that is practical rather than pretentious, see Chawton Cottage.
      > Myself, I used to live at The Cottages in Longford Park, Stretford. Judge for yourself how small they are:
      > http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1312185
      > Okay this is not your stereotypical rural cottage, but you get my point. These "cottages" are just behind old Longford Hall (now demolished), along with the other outhouses. Hardly remote. And some estates are quite compact too IMHO. :-)
      > But these are just options. "Farmstead", "house", "homestead"? etc will also surely work in many contexts.
      > BR
      > Melvyn
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