I just love it over the Christmas period when I ge tto stay away with friends – one particular pair live way out in the middle of nowhere and they have an idyllic old cottage. This place has been their family home for 40 years odd years and you can tell that the owners put their life and soul into bringing the property from seriously old and unmodernised, at least into the last centure. The couple have changed their cottage style chintz three piece suite, replacing it with very slightly more modern stripe velour design. None of your modern leather sofas in there yet! The traditional way is always going to win with a couple who were raised in the old fashioned way. Nothing will induce them to buy into startk modernism. For them the comfortable easy chair with oak frame and the solid oak dining table with 4 sturdy matching chairs is their dream – and they are certainly living it to the full!