A combination of countryside cottage architecture with a contemporary twist, this stone home designed by Peter Legge Associates makes a great addition to the rolling grassy landscape here in Ireland. In fact, this is just what you might expect in this pastoral setting - a rustic style that draws on its surroundings for materials and flavor.
Beatrix Potter bought Hill Top in 1905, having fallen in love with the Lake District and the surrounding area. Over the next few years she spent as much time as possible at Hill Top, gaining inspiration for her stories from the farmhouse and the local villages.
Hot water tank heated by wood burning stove. From Teach Nollaig. When suggested that the top of the coil has the hottest water and should be added to the top of the tank, The author agreed that they should be connected the other way around, and that this method would take longer to heat the full tank of water.
Shandon House is a striking example 19th century Scottish Baronial architecture. Built for William Jamieson in 1849 and set in 31 acres above Gare Loch, the location is now dominated by the Faslane Naval Base. Used as a school before being purchased by the UK Ministry of Defence, the latter allowed the building to fall into years of dereliction before reportedly putting it up for sale again.