Tuesday, March 3, 2009

With Nails, Fix 'er Up

Sleddale Hall - best known as Uncle Monty's "horrible shack"/stone den of iniquity from Withnail + I - has a new owner, a "public schoolboy who has crewed on Alaskan packet boats, run chalets in Austria and now settled in the Far Eastern fells with a portfolio of holiday cottages and a pub" (according to The Guardian's Martin Wainwright).  He wants to restore it to its height-of-fame less than spiffy grandeur.  Read about the epic undertaking here.       




(Images by Christopher Thomond for The Guardian)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

What fun!

It reminds of an advert I once saw in the back of a Country Living (UK) magazine for property in the south of France: "Very nearly partly habitable."

raed

Neuf Francs said...

I love these pictures! Doesn't it make you want to put on some Wellies and explore?

custardbydesign said...

great pics...is this the place kate moss was trying to buy?

Little Brown Sparrow said...

Thank you so much for the link to this, it makes me very happy. :)