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Grove Cottage

by Ferguson Avenue Posted 13th Jan 2013 at 3:30 AM - Updated 26th Nov 2017 at 9:25 PM by Fergus' Mind
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
After giving up on the world I was creating in CAW I decided to just save copies of the houses and abandone the world untill I'm regain interest in it. But untill then here's 'Grove Cottage', one of my world's few starter(ish) houses.



Grove Cottage is an ambitious little house, it aspires to making any small family feel at home. This darling little home has a lounge/front room, a kitchen come dinning room, a bathroom and also a sunroom on the ground floor. Both the lounge and the kitchen have working fireplaces, so your sims will be able to stay warm and cosy in the winter, while the sunroom will give them somewhere to enjoy the summer indoors. Alternatively your sims can make the most of the summer on the back patio and seating area, or even in the small yet colourful garden.



The sunroom can be used all year round and even has a tv in it so that sims can enjoy the sun and a good catch up with the latest dramas on tv, should they not fancy to watch tv whilst curled up by the fire on a cold and snowy day.



Upstairs the house has two bedrooms, capable of sleeping 4 sims in total, and a landing which can double as a reading nook should you decide to remove the chest of draws and add a bookcase and armchair instead.



Lot Info:
The house is situated on a 20 by 20 lot which costs 36,667 Simoleons fully furnished, or 22,301 Simoleons unfurnished. It was built with only basegame content and there is no cc used. Should your sims want more space for gardens or extensions to their beloved little corner of the world then the house and its 20 by 20 lot can always be moved onto a larger lot with ease.
I hope you will enjoy my more recent attempt at a 'starter home' maybe one day I'll be able to build a starter home which sticks to the single sim's starter budget, or maybe not...
Anyway, enjoy! and comments/feedback is always appreciated

Lot Size: 2x2
Lot Price: 36,667 Simoleons

Number of bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion, game version or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3
Built with Game Version: 1.34.27.01
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Grove Cottage.zip

Size: 2.95 MB · Downloads: 568 · 26th Nov 2017
2.95 MB 568 26th Nov 2017
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Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.
2. Select the .sims3pack file you got from extracting.
3. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
5. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Select the house icon, find the lot in the list, and tick the box next to it. Then press the Install button below the list.
6. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the lot to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
7. Run the game, and find your lot in Edit Town, in the premade lots bin.

Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.


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#2 Old 13th Jan 2013 at 4:32 AM
This house is so adorable!! Thank you! I've got the perfect little family to live in it xD
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#3 Old 13th Jan 2013 at 8:11 AM
That's really a great little house! Thank you so much for sharing this cutie with us!
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#4 Old 13th Jan 2013 at 3:33 PM
Very cottage-like and homey. And no CC and base game only, isn't it? Nicely done!
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#5 Old 13th Jan 2013 at 5:23 PM
Very appealing! Thanks for sharing.
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#6 Old 14th Jan 2013 at 12:10 PM
This house is really lovely!
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#7 Old 14th Jan 2013 at 4:31 PM
YAY! A cute lot I can finally download with only base game It's lovely, thanks!
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#8 Old 21st Jan 2013 at 4:21 AM
This is really a beautiful little residential lot.
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#9 Old 21st Jan 2013 at 7:54 AM
I hate to be the bearer of bad tidings, but I think there may be something wrong with this lot. Namely leftover social jigs taking up space. I tried to move the trash can here, but it was blocked by an invisible object. After I'd made some modifications and saved it to the library I reloaded it and a bunch of objects disappeared, but that might be because of what I was doing with the cheats to try and clear the invisible object. I'm going to test it some more, and I'll post again if I have anything worth reporting. Other than that, it's a really good cc free lot.
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#10 Old 21st Jan 2013 at 9:18 AM Last edited by Fergie_F : 21st Jan 2013 at 9:48 PM.
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Originally Posted by lenglel
I hate to be the bearer of bad tidings, but I think there may be something wrong with this lot. Namely leftover social jigs taking up space. I tried to move the trash can here, but it was blocked by an invisible object. After I'd made some modifications and saved it to the library I reloaded it and a bunch of objects disappeared, but that might be because of what I was doing with the cheats to try and clear the invisible object. I'm going to test it some more, and I'll post again if I have anything worth reporting. Other than that, it's a really good cc free lot.

Let me know if this trouble persists, I didn't have any problems with the lot when testing. I've tested it in multiple worlds, in all of which it worked fine. I started building the house in Sunset Valley, then moved it to my own world to finish, then moved it to Riverview to photograph it. All the sims that have lived there haven't had any issues, I can even place the bin elsewhere, such as where you're try to place it after removing the chess table, although that's just in my game. Is anyone else having issues with the lot?
P.S. lenglel, it would be interesting to see what you do to the house, as I can see in the pic you provided that you are renovating it, so it might be interesting for others to see what they can do to it if it's not quite to their tastes in the upload.
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#11 Old 22nd Jan 2013 at 10:26 AM
I did manage to get some screenshots before the explosion. Basically raise the roof in back to make a bigger 2nd bedroom, bigger 1st bedroom and smaller alcove at the top of the stairs. On the first floor I'm replacing the porch column with a cc one that fits better with the walls I'm adding over the porch, and adding some windows to the chimney side of the house and at the top of the stairs. Oh, and some rugs to give a warmer appearance to the wood floors.
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#12 Old 22nd Jan 2013 at 12:12 PM
Okay, I redownloaded the Grove Cottage, and redid my changes from the screen shots. It turns out the invisible objects were plants, not sim jigs. I was able to delete them by click-dragging the sledgehammer tool over the bare patches of earth. Saved and reloaded without exploding, yay!
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#13 Old 22nd Jan 2013 at 6:18 PM
lengle, I'm glad it all worked out. It was also nice to finally see what someone else has done with what I have shared. It looks good. I'm glad my work is appreciated, as always, more feedback is always apreciated.
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#14 Old 24th Jan 2013 at 4:50 AM
I've been looking for a small house to move Claire Ursine and her twins into. Never made sense to me, that a small-time crook owned beachfront property. So she's being moved inland. And this little house will be perfect. Not too elaborate, that it would be out of her price range, considering that she's probably saved most of her earnings. So thank you! (Claire thanks you too.)
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#15 Old 16th May 2013 at 7:10 AM
i live near a street called "cottage grove"

great work, btw.
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#16 Old 16th May 2013 at 5:37 PM
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Originally Posted by SunMoon
i live near a street called "cottage grove"

great work, btw.

That's interesting, I borrowed the name of a house across the field from me called "The Grove".
Thanks, I'm glad my work is appreciated.
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#17 Old 23rd Feb 2014 at 12:19 PM
a charming little cottage! thank you!