Must Have Mods for Sims 4 Cottage Living

A breakdown of some of the best mods for the Cottage Living expansion pack.

Cottage Living is by far one of my favorite packs — top three for sure — but as with all of the game’s content, it could use some tweaking or at least additional options to suit a wider variety of playstyles. This is where our awesome modding community comes into play. From mods that lengthen the lives of animals to those that expand the options available via the food delivery service, keep reading for a list of mods you need for the Sims 4 Cottage Living expansion pack.

Beginners: If you’re new to installing custom content, check out this step-by-step guide.

While researching the mods for this post, I made sure to check that they were still working and being maintained by the creator but the status could change at any time. Before downloading any mods, be sure to read the full download post and follow all directions specified by the creator. Mods tend to “break” after patches so always check the creator’s website for updates. Some of the mods here are very similar in nature and may not be compatible with each other.


Guide

Animal Lifespan Mods
Food & Shopping Mods
Animal Care & Behavior Mods
Other Mods (Lot Challenges, Texts, Walkbys, etc…)
Honorable Mentions (Other things that pair well with the aesthetic and gameplay of the pack)


Animal Lifespan Mods

Animal Lifespan Tuning by Szemoka

Alters the lifespan for all Cottage Living animals. Worth downloading if you find the default lifespan way too short for your gameplay style.

Cottage Animals Live Longer by Bienchen

Scroll down to or search for ‘cottageanimalslivelonger’

Just like the mod above, extends the lifespan for all Cottage Living animals.

Animals Live Longer by Zero

Another one that alters the lifespans of all Cottage Living Animals. This one doubles the length.

Foxes Don’t Die by Bienchen

Scroll down to or search for ‘foxesdontdie’

Prevents foxes (from Cottage Living) from dying.

Rabbits Don’t Age by Bienchen

Scroll down to or search for ‘rabbitsdontage’

Prevents rabbits from aging and dying.


Food & Shopping Mods

Animal Shop! by Zafire

Expands the purchasing options for Cottage Living animal clothing and treats. Even includes delivery options — for a small fee of course.

Cottage Living – Purchase More Llamas by Zero

Gives the option to purchase black and brown llamas.

Buy Cottage Animals Everywhere by Bienchen

Scroll down to or search for ‘buycottageanimalseverywhere’

Allows cottage living animals to be purchased on every lot, everywhere!

Portable Cooling Containers (Milk, Eggs, Prepared Foods, and More!) by cielorama

Keeps milk, eggs, pies and more fresh in your sim’s inventory while out running errands or living life!

Cross-stitch Requires Wool by Zafire

Makes wool required for all cross-stitching projects.

Cottage – More Delivery Services by Zero

Expands the delivery services available. Includes: bakery delivery, ice cream delivery, even things for vampires and spellcasters too!

Canning Jars Hunger Tweak by Bienchen

Scroll down to or search for ‘canningjarshungertweak’

Makes it so preserves actually fill your sim’s hunger a bit.


Animal Care & Behavior Mods

Better Animal Hygiene by LittleMsSam

Scroll down to or search for ‘Better Animal Hygiene’

Speeds up the rate in which cows and llamas are cleaned and slows down the rate in which their hygiene decays.

Better Animal Hunger by LittleMsSam

Scroll down to or search for ‘Better Animal Hunger’

Slows down the decay of Cottage Living animals’ hunger.

Better Animal Activity by LittleMsSam

Scroll down to or search for ‘Better Animal Activity’

Slows down the rate of activity/social decay for Cottage Living animals.

Less Autonomous Clean – Cows and Llamas by Bienchen

Scroll down to or search for ‘lessautonomousclean_cowlama’

Sims will only autonomously cleans cows and llamas when they’re actually dirty.

No Auto Clean, Clean Animals by Zero

Just like the mod above, prevents sims from autonomously cleaning animals that are already clean.

Dogs Chase Foxes More Often by Zero

Dogs will do a better job at protecting sims’ farms from foxes.

Llama Don’t Change Color by Zero

Prevents llamas from changing colors when fed special treats.

Cows Don’t Change Color by Zero

Prevents cows from changing colors when fed special treats.

No Deadly Animal Attacks by Bienchen

Scroll down to or search for ‘nodeadlyanimalsattack’

Angry rabbits and chickens will no longer kill sims (I hate the fact that I’m laughing while typing this 😂)

No Stinky Green Chickens by Bienchen

Scroll down to or search for ‘nostinkygreenchickens’

Disables the green cloud that appears around smelly chickens.

Needy Livestock Tweak by Bienchen

Scroll down to or search for ‘needylivestocktweak’

A combination of small mods that affects Cottage Living animals’ hunger, hygiene and the cleaning time of animal and animal shed cleanings.

Hire a Farmhand Mod by siriussimmer

Allows your sims to hire someone to tend to animals for them. Super helpful for farmers who also have jobs and other obligations.


Other Mods (Lot Challenges, Texts, Walkbys, etc…)

Gluten-Free Flour Override by xrssm

Removes gluten from the flour so all your gluten-sensitive sims can eat happily!

Clutter Anywhere Mods by Black-Shadow

Edits the slotting behavior in the game to allow various items to fit in/on any tiny surface slot.

Clutter Anywhere Part Two – Miscellaneous

Clutter Anywhere Part Six – Sculptures

Clutter Anywhere Part Five – Plants

Cottage Living – Tweaks & Fixes by Zero

Various fixes for some annoyances introduced with Cottage Living.

Agatha and Agnes Mortal

Village Gossipers are Residents

Grab Some Snack with Simple Living

Very Random Mix of Chicken Recolors by alan650

Various recolors to give chickens more variety.

Call Befriended Rabbit Out (via Rabbit Homes) Tweak by LittleMsSam

Scroll down to or search for ‘Call Befriended Rabbit Out (via Rabbit Homes) Tweak’

Makes it easier to lure befriended rabbits out of their homes.

Give Gifts More Produce Options To Rabbits by LittleMsSam

Scroll down to or search for ‘Give Gifts More Produce Options To Rabbits by LittleMsSam’

Allows sims to gift more produce to rabbits.


Fox Challenge Less by Bienchen

Scroll down to or search for ‘foxchallengeless’

Reduces the number of fox visits for lots with the ‘Fox Challenge’ trait.

Less Henford Text Spam by Bienchen

Scroll down to or search for ‘lesshenfordtextspam’

Reduces the number of Henford-on-Bagley related popups.

Less Walkbys in Some Worlds by Bienchen

Scroll down to or search for ‘lesswalkbysinsomeworlds’

Reduces the number of townies seen walking around Henford-on-Bagley as well as some areas in Windenburg.

Simple Living: Outdoor Retreat Campfire Fix by MAL22

Enables the ‘roast’ interaction for Outdoor Retreat campfires for lots with the ‘Simple Living’ lot challenge trait.

More Village Fair Competitors by Bienchen

Scroll down to or search for ‘morevillagefaircompetitors’

Increases the number of villagers for the Finchwick Fair competitions so your sims aren’t only competing with themselves.

Fixed Agnes Crumplebottom Cross-Stitch by ruby7844

Fixes the WIP photo once the Agnes Crumplebottom cross-stitch is complete.

Create Yarn from Wool by Zero

Completely reworks the yarn system to allow yarn to be crafted from wool.


Honorable Mentions

(other things that pair well with the aesthetic and gameplay of the pack)

photo courtesy of @pictureamoebae

Thatched Reshade Preset by pictureamoebae

A beautiful Reshade preset that goes perfectly with the country aesthetic of Henford-on-Bagley.
If you’re interested in trying Reshade but not sure where to start, check out this step-by-step guide. It’s super easy, I promise.

photo courtesy of @softerhaze

Milk Thistle – Henford-on-Bagley Lighting Overhaul by softerhaze

A Lighting mod full of lovely orange and purple tones (as seen in the photo above) that you can see during sunset in the skies of Henford-on-Bagley.

photo courtesy of @plumbobteasociety

Cottage Garden Stuff by The Plumbob Tea Society

Fan-made stuff pack full of things for CAS, build/buy, poses and more that each compliments the brand new country themed content in the Cottage Living pack.

photo courtesy of @theplumbobteasociety

Rustic Romance Stuff by The Plumbob Tea Society

Another fan-made stuff pack by The Plumbob Tea Society that literally has everything you’ll ever need to create the perfect rustic wedding right in Henford-on-Bagley.

Teanmoon’s Tea Party Birthday Set by The Plumbob Tea Society

This set is perfect for sims hoping to impress the Crumplebottoms with a fancy tea party! There are hairs, hats, accessories and even things for buy mode too!

Dwarf’s Doormat Gift by Serinion

Creates a brand new gift-giving system that your sims and NPCs can participate in too! I love having this one in my game!

K-Hippe’s World Texture Overrides Updated for Cottage Living

Completely overhauls the flat and cartoony look of the game’s grass, trees, terrain, flooring and so much more for a more realistic, high definition look. If you loved the look of Sims 3 landscaping, you’ll love this!

And that’s it for now! I hope the mods and custom content listed here help make your next gameplay enjoyable!

-India

For more pack specific mod recommendations, check out:

Must Have Mods for Sims 4 Seasons
Must Have Mods for Sims 4 Parenthood


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Author: India | Mellindi

Hey, I'm India! Long time simmer, wife, mama and tea enthusiast. I love writing stories inspired by my favorite sims and helping the community get creative with their games.

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