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My perfect writing retreat is a cottage, just big enough for me and one greyhound. The house is encircled by a rose garden in the full riot of summer blooms. A climbing rose wraps around one of the front windows and a brick path leads through the garden to a green front door with a rounded top.
In the kitchen there is a big window so that the morning light can come pouring in. The rest of the inside of the house is furnished in antique wood and soft upholstery that makes the rooms cosy and a little dim. In the living room there is a fireplace with comfortable chairs in front of it for reading and enough space on the rug for the elegant grey hound to lay down. On the opposite side of the room there are floor to ceiling book shelves stuffed full of all my favorite books.
The window with the climbing rose wrapping around it looks out of the living room. In front of the window is set a desk that is just the perfect height for me, in fact it was custom made. This is where I work so I can look out over the garden and the little country road that runs by the cottage while I'm writing.
I would bring no one but my greyhound to my lovely imaginary cottage, but visitors are welcome. The surrounding neighborhood definitely thinks I am an intriguing oddity and loves to drop by toward dusk and see what I am working on.
They always bring me food gifts and in gratitude I awe them with my artistic brilliance and unique style.
Of course, there is also a small wood nearby so I can go for long, inspiring walks.