The Sims 4’s newest expansion is available now, and it’s perfect for those looking to escape the busy urban life as we get the chance to take in some Cottage Living.
The Cottage Living Expansion Pack is available for £34.99 on the Xbox Store, the PlayStation Network or Steam. If you are subscribed to EA Play or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (where EA Play is bundled in) you can get Cottage Living for £31.49.
The Sims 4 Cottage Living is not a standalone expansion, you will need to own The Sims 4 – or have access to it via EA Play or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate – in order to experience the quaint Cottage Living Expansion. You can grab the base game for 34.99 on the Xbox Store, the PlayStation Network or Steam.
The Sims 4 Cottage Living adds even more customisation options to the life-simulation game. Cottage Living introduces new animals like cows and chickens to the game; these are more than just aesthetic additions as the Sims can harvest eggs and milk from them – just like the old days. You’ll also need to watch out for pesky predators on the hunt for fresh eggs.
Produce and farming are given bigger emphasis in the expansion too. The addition of new recipes and cooking challenges requires more ingredients. Thankfully, the kids can join their parents to forage in the wild, visit the local market or grow fresh produce together. There’s also a brand new crop competition so you can show off your biggest crops.
The new map is a place unlike other Sims 4 vistas. Henford-on-Bagley is as rural as they get and a small town always has its own lore, stories and secrets to tell. So, talk to neighbours and visit the pub to learn about the town’s history.
Cottage Living Expansion comes straight off the heels of the Dream Home Decorator Pack released in June 2021 – allowing Sims to live their fantasy lifestyles in lux homes, the opposite of Cottage Living.
The key features include:
- Gnomeful Exclusives — We are ALL about the Gnomes, and even more have managed to sneak into the game for those who purchase by September 2! Ride around town with the Scenic Commuting Bicycle, make a statement with the “Onward” The Adventurous Gnome sculpture, and delight your Lot with the Bramblewood’s DeLIGHTful Tree. (Don’t worry about the tiny door in the trunk. It’s fine. We promise.)
- Raise or Befriend Animals — The cottage cow provides fresh (flavored!) milk while chickens lay eggs in the coop. Beware of mischievous foxes—the pesky critters love eggs! In the forest, look out for wild rabbits and birds. Earn their trust for occasional gifts and help in the garden.
- Live Off the Land — New recipes and Lot Challenges require fresh ingredients for each meal, and now kids can help in the kitchen and garden. Grow produce together, visit the village market, or forage in the wild for ingredients. Got oversized crops? Enter them in competition at the Finchwick Fair!
- Embrace Village Life — Henford-on-Bagley is a cozy place where everyone knows everyone. So pack a picnic basket and cross-stitch hoop, and head down to the pub to hang with the locals. Learn about the town’s lore from neighbors for fun surprises.
If you’re looking for a new reason to join your Sims again in The Sims 4, the Cottage Living expansion may well suit. Let us know if you pick it up by posting in the comments.
Delight in the quaint charm of The Sims™ 4 Cottage Living Expansion Pack* with animal friends, garden-to-table meals, and a close-knit community. Explore the forest to befriend woodland creatures, or head to town to meet the locals. Whether Sims are hugging a cow, making friends (or enemies) with their chickens, or growing the biggest vegetables around, the countryside presents abundant new ways to reconnect with the world.