Cottagecore is the latest – and biggest – lifestyle trend of the past decade. This aesthetic has gained worldwide popularity through social media such as Tumblr and TikTok, catching everyone’s attention to the point people have devoted their lives to it.
The Cottagecore aesthetic celebrates nostalgia and a simplistic way of living life; an amped-up version of the rustic trend that is now common in America.
Through the pandemic, people were drawn towards the trend’s tendency for simply living, homemade food (baked goods, especially), and clothes, as well as embracing nature for what it is.
For anyone who desires to live a true Cottagecore lifestyle, outside of the typical city or small town, we have found the best places to live to fulfill all of your fantasies.
Mougins, Alpes Maritime, Cote d’Azur, Provence, France
Mougins is a French commune in the Alpes-Martitimes department, approximately a 15-minute drive from Cannes.
The village is surrounded by forests as well as local flora such as pines, cypress trees and olives.
It is truly picturesque and one of the perfect places to live your Cottagecore dreams – arching doorways, blue skies, overgrowing flora, colourful buildings and a rustic appearance.
Oxfordshire is a ceremonial county in South East England with booming education and tourist industries, housing one of the world’s leading educational institutions The University of Oxford.
This county is the sixth most visited city in the United Kingdom – and for good reason. The buildings feel like they’re out of a princess romance novel. There is a palace built by John Vanbrugh for John Churchill and an Elizabethan stately home that cannot be missed.
Classic fields of luscious green grass, traditional old English homes and the perfect scenery all make this one of the ultimate places to visit (or live) to complete your Cottagecore bucket list.
Paso Robles, California
This city is known for its hot springs, wineries as well as its production of olive oil and almond orchards. On top of this, it hosts the California Mid-State Fair
Seneca Rocks, West Virginia
Seneca Rocks is possibly the most well-known landmark in West Virginia – the site has been a scenic attraction as well as a popular rock-climbing spot for a long time.
However, this is a great place to visit if you’re looking for beautiful, nature scenery for some Cottagecore-inspired photos and videos.
We highly suggest you take the trail (Roy Gap Road) up to the South Peak area, especially in the morning when the sun breaks through the trees.
There is not a lot of information of this municipality in Ahreweiler, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, however, I think the picture above speaks a thousand words.
It quite literally looks like a dream – any Cottagecore community member would do anything to live somewhere that looked like this!
Bademli is a village in the Izmir Province, Turkey that is absolutely stunning – imagine what you think Turkey looks like, and add even more plants and animals running around.
Cobblestone paths, rustic homes and clear beaches for the ultimate vacation.
A the northwestern end of Lake Ontario is the city of Burlington. If you are looking to dabble into the Cottagecore life while continuing to live the city life, this is the perfect place for you!
Bent Mountain, Virginia
Bent Mountain is located in an unincorporated community in Virginia, southwest of Roanoke.
This is the ultimate location to visit for a Cottagecore girl – fields, trees, waterfalls, and everything you could ever want.
In the Yavapai County, Arizona is a city called Prescott that has a rich history as a frontier mining town.
The town has old buildings and beautiful mountain-scapes that are stunning; the perfect backdrop for your Cottagecore fantasies.
West Heath, England
West Heath, a small village in Birmingham, England, that was formed in the early 1900s on the medieval Lilley Lane.
Many of the buildings in the village date back to the 19th century and even earlier.