Thursday 18 December 2008

Lucky Cows.


They didn't know it at the time, but Celandine, Primrose, Daisy and all the other Short-Horn cows who were milked in this cowshed on the farm where I lived as a boy, were standing in a building that was a potential goldmine.

As a residence for human beings, it is on the market this month for £995,000.

Will the eventual buyer be milked?

Wednesday 3 December 2008

Holne Chase Hotel


Having spent many happy lunches and a wonderful holiday at this peaceful hotel on the edge of Dartmoor, we were profoundly sad to learn, that in early November it was closed.

The hotel went into receivership in May, but the Receivers kept the staff on and the place soldiered on. The guide price was £500,000, but a buyer could not be found and the bank pulled the plug.

It is rumoured that the building may become a private residence.

It lies in a gloriously picturesque spot. We will miss it.