Cottages with an Aga

March 16, 2016 by becca.lazar No Comments

They’re not really about cooking, are they? They’re about lifestyle – welly clad youngsters drying socks on the handles, dog baskets nestled against their edges and as a grandiose conversation piece at the centre of the kitchen. There’s nothing like the charm of an Aga.

Cornish Holiday Cottages knows that it’s great to have a new gadget to play with on holiday and for families that seem to spend their time congregating in the kitchen, rather than the lounge there’s no better gadget than an Aga. But the first time I lived in a house with an Aga I was so scared of its hulking iron that for weeks we lived off microwave meals. They’re actually easier to use as a conventional oven, all the knobs have gone for a start. Not only that but everything that came out of it was utterly delectable. The deep, thick walls of the double ovens produced an incredibly unctuous pork shoulder and the spongiest of cakes.

Like any converts, we were evangelical and bored our friends rigid with tales of roast chickens, the fluffiest of jacket potatoes and trancendent toast.
It is the most straightforward, responsive, forgiving cooker you will ever use. Just think of the Aga as a normal cooker, with two hot plates and four ovens, which just happen to be on constantly, with the ovens set at constant temperatures suitable for all types of cooking.

If you enjoy slow-cooked food, just leave your favourite dish in the appropriate oven, head off for a long coastal walk, visit a country garden, an atmospheric ruin or a bustling market town and when you return…perfection. And the kitchen will have a cosiness that no electric fan oven or gas burner can even hold a candle to.

 

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Primrose Cottage
Primrose really puts the cottage into Cornish Holiday Cottages. There are so many features that set this old cottage apart it’s hard to know where to start. Positioned at the end of a lane you’ll not be interrupted in your peaceful idyll. An outside shower takes the fuss out of dog washing and wetsuit rinsing, whilst the low beamed ceilings and vintage furnishings create a provincial cosiness inside. The kitchen is full of vibrant colours, one wall dominated by a large granite hearth, and built into the hearth is its Aga.

 

Ridifarne.Helford River.Cornwall (2 of 10)

Ridifarne
Inhabiting one of the best spots on the Helford river, Ridifarne has the country kitchen. From the farmhouse dining table and rustic fittings to the Aga itself (which is infact a new electric Aga) it has an informal feel at odds with the spectacular gardens and estuary vista. A cottage perfect for a large family holiday.

 

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Trolver
At the end of Tolver’s kitchen perches a high shelf laden with pots and pans dangling from hooks. Along with the shining black Electric Everhot they create an image straight out of Country Living. With views onto Restronguet Creek, the village of Feock within walking distance and Falmouth and Truro both within 15 minutes drive, Trolver is well situated for exploring Cornwall.

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Selangor

Nestled in the kitchen the Aga really is the heart of the home here at Selangor. The open plan kitchen/dining means cooking your meals here can be quite sociable. On the Helford River it’s just a 5 minute stroll down to Helford Passage beach.

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