The cottage-orné was an architectural style which was part of the Picturesque Movement. It developed in Britain during the late 18th and early 19th century, and later became popular in Europe and America.
Generally, the cottage-orné was a small house built in an artificial countrified manner (often using cob, thatch and wood) designed to convey the impression of idyllic rural domesticity. Buildings of the cottage-orné type were often constructed in the grounds of country estates and used as summer-houses by the wealthy occupants of the main house.
Click here to see a more elaborate form of cottage-orné architecture in Newport, Rhode Island, U.S.A.