Saturday, April 30, 2011

built in the sixteenth century, this house held us in its stone palms for a week

(interior shot for dave)

we arrived late at night to lighted windows, a waiting tea tray, and fresh flowers on the deep sill over the kitchen sink.

thank you landmark trust, thank you mrs. coombs.

and thank you wearitsatvintage, petescadas, the old geezer, emile couture, kirsten, ade kecil, calladamente, genie, hedonghui,
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24 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

So nice welcome atmosphere for you all, glad that you enjoy this charming cozy place! :)
Léia

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

By modern standards, this house has a lack of windows. I would be interested to see how they handle the lighting inside to compensate.

Julie said...

'Stone palms' is both a comparison and a contrast. Reminds me of parenting styles.

Birdman said...

Hahahaha! I liked Julie's comment today. Good memory for me... yet 'painful'. Kitty, I'm mesmerized by your second shot.

Dina said...

This house is a feast for the eyes.

The thickness of the walls gives you a safe solid feeling.

Jilly said...

Oh, Brattcat, this is heaven! Reminds me of previous homes in the UK - particularly the Welsh cottage - with those thick walls and small windows. How to keep the place cool in summer and warm in winter. Very sensible. Bliss. My sort of house for sure. How wonderful to have spent time here with Baby Brattcat.

Malyss said...

If one day I enter this place, I will never leave it anymore..My dream of a house!

Virginia said...

OH I love getting to relive your trip through your lens. A spot that was just perfect for "the Catts"! :)
V

Doug Hickok said...

Wow, what an astounding place to stay! Like out of a dream. Love your images of this charming, atmospheric setting.

Rob and Mandy said...

Oh wow...

Tash said...

How cool is that? Just love how nicely the modern fits into the old.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Thank you for adding the interior photo. I was curious about the inside.

It is such a contrast to the stucco homes that are typical where we live in Arizona. Anyone with an axe could hack through the exterior walls.

RedPat said...

What an experience! I love the 2nd pic.

Sharon said...

Oh wow, what a lovely place to stay! Just fantastic.

cieldequimper said...

I used to love houses like this. Now I want more light... I'm getting older I guess. Still, I would have enjoyed this immensely and am glad you stayed there.

VP said...

Julie has a point here, but I am sure this was a great experience...

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

Talk about a charming, English countryside with stone cottage! Like a picture-book.

Kate said...

I bet that you hated to leave this place!

Sharon Creech said...

So charming and solid. It beckons. But, as cieldequimper says, these days I crave more light.

Amin said...

It is very interesting!

Irina said...

Lovely place. I fell in love with Oxford as soon as I saw it. The oldest town full of youngest inhabitants.
Great you are back.
It was the warmest surprise to see you and Mr. Brattcat in Jilly's blog

Joan Perry; Sidewalk Curator said...

So beautiful! Wow.

Marie-Noyale said...

I can't decide which one I prefer..
interior or exterior!!

Gunn said...

What a beautiful place.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful images with us.