Barton Cottage is a small home where Mrs. Dashwood and her daughters lived after being evicted from Norland Park. It is located on the outskirts of Barton Park, the estate owned by Sir John and Lady Middleton.
It did not fit the cottage idyll as the Dashwood women expected and wished for at first, and didn't have honeysuckle trailing up its side or quaint window shutters, but it did support the small family and was a good enough home. They realized quickly that any alterations would cut into their budget quite quickly.
Notes and references
- Sense and Sensibility, Chapters 4 and 5