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    This 'Hobbit House' was built without planning permission by a local eccentric artist, as a sheep shed. Some shed! It started as a simple single height building but grew and grew. It took over ten years to build using stone from the nearby fields. It is so well hidden that council did not know about it, but when they did find out the artist was told to stop. This was in the late 90's and the artist just stopped and moved to Scotland, leaving it unfinished. Although the Hobbit House was not finnished to was big enough to live in but now is full of rubbish, has been partly vandalised. Some parts are unstable and the building is starting to crumble. I had heard about this building but could not find it(it's not visable on Google Earth), until earlier this year. I have been back recently and it is now overgrown by ivy and nettles.

    The Approach

    The Main Building.

    The East side.

    Turrets & Windows

    The Back

    The Front Door

    Up Close

    And Again

    And Again

    The Living Room

    Going in the front door, tiled floor.

    Inside with stained glass windows and plaster work.

    Another View

    More plaser work

    Hobbit Shelves.

    Someone was buried here.

    There are signs that someone once lived here as there are the remains of a bed and stove. I have many more photos but my mobile camera did not cope with the sunny day very well, and I did not see any hobbits




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    Baggins! What a lovely little house. Foxy will love this!
    And a dreadful thing from the cliff did spring. And its wild bark thrilled around. His eyes had the glow of the fires below. Twas the form of the Spectre Hound. 'Ha' yer fa'r got a dickey, bor?' 'Yis, an' he want a fule ter roide 'im, will yew cum?'

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    OMG where in the Cotswolds is this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Shuck View Post
    Foxy will love this!
    Woooh!!! Too right!!! I want to live there. That is so gorgeous and quirky...I really want to live there!

    Fantastic first post Neil...welcome to DP.
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    Woooah, that's great

    want a lodger Foxy, i don't snore.... much

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    No way!

    That's brilliant. Can you imagine having a few too many pints and then happening upon this place, it would mess with your head. What an utterly brilliant find!!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/45100355@N04/

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    Quote Originally Posted by clebby View Post
    OMG where in the Cotswolds is this?
    The Hobbit's House is called Colin's Barn (the man who built it). Its about 4 miles due east of Prince Charles's house in Gloucestershire, near the village of Chedglow. You have to go down a track then over a couple of fields, it is very well hidden and the locals will not tell you where it is when asked, I tried that!

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    Wow! I've never seen anything like that before apart from in the movies.

    Amazing!
    "All glory is fleeting" - Patton

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    Yes it does look like something from Hobbiton.
    And a dreadful thing from the cliff did spring. And its wild bark thrilled around. His eyes had the glow of the fires below. Twas the form of the Spectre Hound. 'Ha' yer fa'r got a dickey, bor?' 'Yis, an' he want a fule ter roide 'im, will yew cum?'

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    Wow I want one
    There is no darkside of the moon Infact It's all dark (Damn it's broke again I told you not to mend it)

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    you would need to be about 3 feet high then!
    And a dreadful thing from the cliff did spring. And its wild bark thrilled around. His eyes had the glow of the fires below. Twas the form of the Spectre Hound. 'Ha' yer fa'r got a dickey, bor?' 'Yis, an' he want a fule ter roide 'im, will yew cum?'

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    Oh my days, that's the most beautiful house I've ever seen !!!
    Love it, cracking explore, its the weirdest thing I've seen in a long time. Top marks, jealousy isn't the word..
    I'm packing my bags to move in post haste...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Shuck View Post
    you would need to be about 3 feet high then!
    I'm 5ft 2 so i might be able to squeeze in...

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    Wow !

    That is just mind blowing ! Awesome find

    I always wanted to call my house "Underhill" as I live below the highest point in Plymouth, and no, I am not a die hard Tolkien fan, as I gave up on the books I'm afraid

    I'll be your maintenance man when you move in though !

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    Default Tolkien's middle earth.


    You may like to know that Tolkien got many of his ideas from the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire, the otherside of the river severn. He had the idea for 'middle earth' or hell on earth from a place called Lambsquay Woods, a open iron age metal digs now covered in trees which hug the rocks. I went ther last year at dusk and it is the most spookey place. The trees apear to become human and move, I have attached a link (I hope it works) from Geocaching.com, go to the gallery and look at the tree pictures and you will see what I mean!

    http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache...6-378154db3399
    Regards, N.
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