The Hathaway family prospered and owned the cottage until 1899. Whenever they needed more space, they added rooms to the cottage. Mr Monkey admired them all as he scampered through. He particularly admired the kitchen, which is where the original cottage started, though he didn't think too much of the idea of adding an extra storey without making the roof higher. After his tour he scampered down a path at the back of the cottage, and off down the road.You can read about Anne Hathaway's cottage at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust website.
Mr Monkey wasn't allowed to take pictures inside Anne Hathaway's Cottage, or any of the other Shakespeare Trust properties, so don't expect any interior pictures.
Copyright Rik Shepherd and Mr Monkey. This page last modified 26 June 2005