I have just been down Dog lane looking for Rose cottage- and it can hardly be seen from the lane. A garage seems to have been built on the front garden. The golf course is immediately the other side of dog lane. I wonder what Goudge would have made of it?
I do think it sad that Devon websites can acknowledge Elizabeth Goudge’s having lived at Providence Cottage and Oxfordshire doesn’t know about Rose Cottage. If I lived in a house previously belonging to someone like Elizabeth Goudge, I would be proud of it, not try to hide.
When I saw it in the summer there was a big hedge all round it – but it did look as if there was still plenty of land at the back of it.
C.S. Lewis’s house -the Kilns-and its land, in Oxford, was sold off by his brother and Maureen Moore, and internally altered by 1970’s owners but is now restored by an American society. I think it has recently got a Blue Plaque. Perhaps something like that might happen to one of Elizabeth Goudge’s cottages
I saw somewhere that a film is being made of the Little White Horse- so there may be more interest than ever in Elizabeth Goudge. When I was a child I enjoyed equally The Valley of Song. I do some part time online bookselling now, and – of second hand books, – and occasionally benefit from the fact that publishers are too silly to reprint it. – Copies are quite rare.