The corrugated cottage was originally used as my office and sculptor’s studio. When I was repairing the floor in what is now the bedroom, I found some newspapers under there as insulation. I was surprised to find they were dated June, 1940! Curious, I spoke to a friend; the local historian, who mentioned the possibility that land girls were billeted in the cottage (probably temporary/prefab) during the war.
I previously worked in the conservation of old buildings and had just finished restoring a medieval house in France in a small town called Bellac, see http://www.bellac.co.uk, which has some unusual features. I was looking for something new to do, so was eager to start this new project! I wanted to do something more original than just a holiday let, so I decided to recreate the cottage like an art installation in the style of the times.
The house includes an Anderson shelter in the garden. The Anderson shelter was a bomb shelter named after Sir John Anderson and used during the Second World War. Safe from the threat of the Nazi Luftwaffe, children can now make it their den!
Please can I enquire about the cost for the weekend arrive Friday 10th February 2023 depart Sunday 12th . It would be for my husband and I and my son 17 years old and 8 year old grandson.
Kind regards Netty
Many thanks for your enquiry.
The cost for that weekend is £240.
Upstairs is very low ceilinged-I like people to be aware before they book!
Let us know your thoughts.
Michael and Mary