An abandoned farmhouse left untouched for years is an amazing time capsule of rural life over the past century.

The home in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, may look like any country dwelling from the outside, but step inside and you are transported back over a hundred years…to the era of World War One and the Titanic.

There are piles of newspapers dating back to 1911, stopped clocks, a half-smoked pipe, and the owner's shoes left by the bed years after the property was vacated.

Photographer Rebecca was invited in to see the decaying cottage after its owner died and she was left in awe of the haunting scenes within the perfectly preserved home.

Three brothers were the last owners of the tumbledown cottage, with the last of them moving out in 2015.

Inside, there's a treasure trove of ancient memorabilia
Inside, there's a treasure trove of ancient memorabilia

Their home was filled with family memorabilia, and the brothers also kept tins of food from the early 20th century left unopened on the kitchen shelves.

The last of the brothers, named Dessie, led "a solitary life among the relics of the past' before moving into a home in 2015 and passing away two years later," reports the MirrorOnline.

Rebecca, who owns the Abandoned NI website sharing photos of the derelict houses she explores, was allowed in by the owner to get a record of the incredible space before it was knocked down to make way for a new build.

She said she was left gobsmacked by what she found, with old books, magazines, papers, and photographs littered around the farm worker's cottage and left untouched.

The house's last resident, named Dessie, led 'a solitary life among the relics of the past'
The house's last resident, named Dessie, led 'a solitary life among the relics of the past'

A clock on the mantelpiece is stuck showing 12.15, a pair of glasses are left ready to pick up and a rusted OXO tin has been left open, with two pocket watches stored inside.

Hundreds of handwritten letters fill the drawers, and three kettles are sat on the stove, next to a cup that appears to have been placed there just before it was abandoned.

Old books and newspapers including the Mid Ulster Mail from 1917 were left sitting in the living room which had been shut off for more than 50 years, alongside one newspaper which reported the aftermath of the sinking of the Titanic in 1912.

Photographer Rebecca was 'gobsmacked' by what she found
Photographer Rebecca was 'gobsmacked' by what she found

Upstairs there remained rotting bedclothes, a bedpan on the floor, and a flat cap left hanging on the end of a bed-frame.

Rebecca said she initially wasn't sure if the interior would be very interesting, but she has now created an exhibition based on the lives of Dessie and his family.

She said: "I have to admit I saw the outside and wasn't sure if it was worth it. As soon as I opened the door I was blown away.

"I went into what I thought was a wee cottage and it's basically a social history museum."

Some of the newspapers date back to the early 1900s
Some of the newspapers date back to the early 1900s

The cottage first appeared on maps in 1858 and Rebecca began researching the family to help piece together the puzzle in all of the photographs.

After talking to people to find out more about Dessie, she said: "Among many things he was a fabulous cook, many friends still talk about his famous soda bread which he cooked over the original stove.

"He was a hearty farmer, milking cows to produce milk and butter.

"It was reported if you stayed for dinner in the house and you finished up, you were given another dinner for seconds.

"No one left with an empty stomach."

One of the mysteries Rebecca was able to solve was personal items belonging to an Edwin McQueen, who she discovered was married to Dessie's mum.

He worked as a policeman, and a certificate from 1894 and a framed picture of him in his uniform was found in one of the bedrooms.

Rebecca curated her own museum exhibit featuring the items, which went on show in Belfast and included two perfectly recreated rooms from the farmhouse.

She added: "Homes like this are the reason I love to photograph and document these buildings.

"There are so many places around the country just like this lying untouched and pretty soon they'll be gone too and we'll have no record of them being there.