The Cottage appears on the show like the home where reside The Apprentice, working for Merlin. It was here that he guards the Sorcerer Hat in a secret cave. However, Anna, herself manipulated by Rumplestiltskin stole it. Later, Ingrid the Snow Queen comes here to conclude a pact with the Apprentice: the hat in exchange with two new sisters for her. After the curse caused by The Evil Queen, the cottage become a luxurious manor.
From the outside, has a pit in which Merlin draws water. Most household objects appear to be delighted. Merlin moves from his home and goes to live in a Tower. Probably, the cottage is abandoned.