Cottage Doors - The Door Trend That's Taken Over

Traditionally designed and inspired by the English countryside, cottage doors mimic the classic look, giving an idyllic feel to your home.

Posted on 28th June 2019, 4 minute read

LPD Mexicano Oak Unfinished Internal Door


Historically, this style of door was used in cottages in rural Britain. Being so aesthetically pleasing, cottage doors bring natural beauty into the home with their authentic appearance, making them the ideal addition to complement a period property such as a country house or barn conversion, or a newer home that has a country and vintage theme. Cottage style doors can be for external or internal use and really help to give a country feel, whatever the location.

What Are They?

With cottage doors having such a unique and rustic look, it may be difficult to believe that they are actually constructed using today’s technology and have modern benefits, such as being highly secure, they have high thermal efficiency and are generally low maintenance.

As cottage doors are available in countless styles, designs, glazing options and sizes, there are so many different uses for them - front and back doors, porch doors, interior doors, sliding doors. Whether you require cottage doors for external or internal use, the natural look works for both and you can guarantee they will add warmth and character to your property.

Installing a cottage door is a cost-effective way to create a cottage feel within your home and enhance your property. With it having such a homely and cosy feel, traditional cottage interior never goes out of style, whether that is in an older house or within more modern builds. Since homeowners are increasingly opting for classic looking log burners, tiled and wooden flooring it shows that the historic trend will always be around.

XL Joinery Suffolk Pre-Finished Internal Oak Door


Whatever style or theme you are creating, you can be sure that the rustic effect of a cottage door, such as JB Kind Oak Cottage Thames II Pre-Finished Internal Door will look sensational in any property.

Cottage doors are available in a huge variety of appealing designs and may be glazed or unglazed.


Although the design is rustic looking, be assured that the manufacturing processes of these doors are very modern. Our cottage doors are made using high quality, sustainable materials and they are durable, secure and energy efficient. Varying designs feature characteristic patterns like deep grooves, planks, vertical panels and traditional looking windows to provide authenticity and maintain a countryside feel. Complete with traditional building styles, such as tongue and groove joints, cottage doors are the perfect addition to give the final touch and timeless style to a property. Add hinges and handles to give the perfect finish and inflict your own personal touch. Authentic wrought iron accessories, such as a door knocker, help to complete the look for external cottage doors like the JELD-WEN External White Oak Unfinished Knightsbridge Gothic 1L Door With Triple Glazed Leaded Glass.

The simple, yet charming design of the cottage door ensures it looks stunning wherever it is fitted.

Cottage doors may be finished however you like and can be purchased either finished or unfinished. You may prefer to opt for an unfinished door, like the JB Kind Oak Cottage Thames 6 Light Glazed Internal Door Unfinished where you can use your creative flair and put your own stamp on it. It is advisable that cottage doors are finished in order to protect them and to complete the look.

Our Range

JB Kind Colorado Grey Wood Effect Laminate Cottage Internal Door


Some of our internal doors, like the Cotswold Oak Internal FD30 Cottage Fire Door Unfinished feature a solid core construction and are FD30 fire rated, providing you with additional peace of mind whether used in the home or workplaces.

Our collection of cottage doors includes different coloured doors that steer away from the more traditional oak, such as JB Kind Colorado Glazed Grey Wood Effect Laminate Cottage Internal Door, which benefits from the classic design yet is grey in colour and may be better suited to a more modern built home. We also supply white cottage doors, such as the Cotswold White Internal Cottage Door Textured 5P Vertical, that may also be better fitting within a more contemporary design or a commercial property.

Whether you are giving your home or commercial property a complete makeover, renovating a period property or simply updating your home, the addition of a cottage door is certain to enhance the look of your property and be a talking point.

Choose from a variety of options from many leading brands like JB Kind, Cotswold, XL Joinery and JELD WEN. You may decide to opt for a simple, yet stylish cottage door, such as the Cotswold Oak Internal Cottage Door Unfinished or something glazed, with a little more detail like our LPD Mexicano Oak 6 Light Glazed Internal Door. With our extensive range of cottage doors, you can be sure that there is the perfect door to fit every home and complement your interior design, whatever your budget.