Our Tour of Cogswell’s Grant

July 26, 2019

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There aren’t too many tourist attractions that will allow little doggies to step a PAW onto the property, much less enter the HOME… but we found one yesterday in Essex, Massachusetts!!! It is called “Cogswell’s Grant” and this place seems to be looked over by many, for some unknown reason, but I am here to tell you that this place is a HIDDEN JEWEL!!! Mummy was about to cry with joy as she entered each room and it was all she could do to keep from touching and cradling each of the precious little objects all over the house. First off, the place IS DOGGIE FRIENDLY!!! We were even allowed INSIDE THE HOUSE and well-behaved doggies are allowed on a leash… INSIDE! YOU COULD HAVE KNOCKED ME OVER WITH A FEATHER, but honestly it is true! Guided tours of the modest 8-room farmhouse are held every hour on the hour, and for our tour, we were the only ones there so we had our very own personal tour. There are only 4 rooms downstairs and when it came time to walk upstairs, our parents just left us zipped in our stroller in the living room area while they saw the 4 rooms upstairs, since there was no way to safely carry the stroller up the narrow staircase. There was no one else in the house except for us, so we were perfectly safe… don’t worry.

Let me tell you a little bit about the place:

This is the 18th century summer home of Bertram and Nina Fletcher Little. They bought the home in 1937 and began restoring the 1728 farmhouse to hold their collection of American folk art that they collected over a period of almost 60 years! There are paintings, rugs, furniture, and darling little pieces to amaze and delight you. Everything is set out exactly as it was left by the Little family when they lived there. The house sits on 165 acres of land overlooking the Essex River.

Mummy and Daddy were amazed at all of the folk-art pieces and other antiques that had been collected by the Littles. If you went through the house 10 times you couldn’t take it all in… it was wonderful. Please, please make a point to stop by here if you are ever in the area! What a wonderful place… we are so glad we found it! ???❤️?

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Lynn
Lynn
1 year ago

It looks lovely and very interesting. Would love to tour it. Thanks for sharing. And I especially love places that are friendly to our fluffs.

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Lynn

It was soooo interesting. Mummy wants to hit a few antique shops now and get started on HER OWN COLLECTION!

Susan Calvert
Susan Calvert
1 year ago

I just have to smile at you, Millie! You look very prim and proper, while Addie squishes poor Katie and Tulip seems to have lost her bow! I’m so glad that you got to go “paws down” in this amazing farm house. I’m sure that Daddy is just thrilled to hear that Mummy wants to hit the antique shops and start her own collection of antiques! : )

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Susan Calvert

Lololololol you got everything right except that Mummy didn’t put Tulip’s hair up because she is getting a little THIN on top of her head so she’s giving her hair a little rest. Tulip’s hair is very thin since her eye surgery and it grows funny on her head. ?

Wendy Scoggins
Wendy Scoggins
1 year ago

That’s amazing! What a nice treat to not be treated like you’re vermin! That house looks amazing as well! So cute!

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Wendy Scoggins

It was really AMAZING! Mummy is now on the lookout for antiques!

Debra
Debra
1 year ago

I didn’t get an email alert to this post. Thank you for mentioning to check back in your travels section.What a beautiful house. I hope to visit it one day!

millie larue
millie larue
1 year ago
Reply to  Debra

We LOVED this place and Mummy is looking for little antiques now!!! Lololololol

Susan Thomas
Susan Thomas
1 year ago

ohhhhh that bed is gorgeous!!!!! I haven’t seen you get any cute little doggie toys? you didn’t get a stuffy lobster? no ” we went to Maine and all we got is a t-shirt” ? LOL Mummy seems to be distracted you better speak up when you see something you want! LOL

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