Kate learned about the existence of her current residence—a secluded estate cottage on the grounds of a large country house near Llandelio, Carmathenshire—from a friend who had explored the area. But the property’s owner was a mystery. “I just knew I wanted to live there,” says Kate. “It was so quaint and romantic and in such a lovely, quiet place.” Persistence paid off, as she eventually learned the owner’s identity and shared her desire to let the cottage for her family. Eventually he agreed, granting permission for the Glanvilles to make the home feel like their own.