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    Although this place may look old, it actually isn't it was started by a farmer in the 80's.

    Known as the 'Hobbit House'. The farmer took 11 years to build this incredible two-storey building, which features several turrets, dovecotes and stained glass windows built by a local artist. This was all built by the farmer with this own hands and form stones he found on his land.

    The farmer built this simply to store hay and other supplies, but rather than stopping at four walls, the building begun to grow, until it eventually became the unusual build it is today.

    The stained glass windows represent the four seasons, winter, spring, summer, autumn and the four elements, earth, air, fire and water.

    To give a sense of scale, the doors are normal sized doors. This is not a miniture house, it is full size.

    The house was not built for a movie set and has not been in any movie. It was built purely as a hobby and a labour of love.

    In a newspaper interview the farmer said "I just got a bit carried away!"

    The farmer sold the land in 2000 due to the local quarry disrupting his peace and is now farming in Scotland.



    [IMG]Exploring a Hobbits House in a secret location in the U.K. by Ross Wallace, on Flickr[/IMG]
    Exploring a Hobbits House in a secret location in the U.K. by Ross Wallace, on Flickr
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    Exploring a Hobbits House in a secret location in the U.K. by Ross Wallace, on Flickr[IMG]Exploring a Hobbits House in a secret location in the U.K. by Ross Wallace, on Flickr[/IMG]
    Exploring a Hobbits House in a secret location in the U.K. by Ross Wallace, on Flickr[IMG]Exploring a Hobbits House in a secret location in the U.K. by Ross Wallace, on Flickr[/IMG][IMG]Exploring a Hobbits House in a secret location in the U.K. by Ross Wallace, on Flickr[/IMG]
    Exploring a Hobbits House in a secret location in the U.K. by Ross Wallace, on Flickr[IMG]Exploring a Hobbits House in a secret location in the U.K. by Ross Wallace, on Flickr[/IMG]

    This was a pretty nervous explore you'll see why in the video.

    Check Out my Full Video:

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    This is such a cool place! I've heard of people having encounters with the farmer before. Lovely photos and great video Ross :)

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    Great to see this place again. It's kinda magical! I can understand the farmers statement "I just got carried away! lol Love the stained glass and the fact its still intact! Lovely that, thanks!
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    Haven't seen this on here for a long time,it seems to have survived extremely well.Great shots,thanks for sharing.
    You seem to have had a better experience there than Little Panda

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    Excellent mate, enjoyed the video as always, and really glad you went an posted it, now get to the cave ;)
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    As stated in thread, this is a well known place. However due to web postings two other recently built/extended 'folly' like structures became known to the National Parks planning authorities in England and Demolition Orders or similar constraints were issued. Nobody will give planning consent to build places like this in National Parks - Anybody finding a newly built, unknown hidden gem should enjoy the moment and then leave and forget; so the next wanderer can stumble upon its charms. Let today's generations add to the wonderful grottos and follies of our forebears and not provide the foundations for demolition orders in our search for a few hours of internet fame

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirus_Strictus View Post
    As stated in thread, this is a well known place. However due to web postings two other recently built/extended 'folly' like structures became known to the National Parks planning authorities in England and Demolition Orders or similar constraints were issued. Nobody will give planning consent to build places like this in National Parks - Anybody finding a newly built, unknown hidden gem should enjoy the moment and then leave and forget; so the next wanderer can stumble upon its charms. Let today's generations add to the wonderful grottos and follies of our forebears and not provide the foundations for demolition orders in our search for a few hours of internet fame
    In your opinion.

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    Love this one, it was crawling with workers when I went but lucky to have seen the outside.

    Fantastic photos, thanks for sharing! :)
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    Great pics though I think you'll find the location isn't that secret!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UrbanX View Post
    Love this one, it was crawling with workers when I went but lucky to have seen the outside.

    Fantastic photos, thanks for sharing! :)
    I'm going to give you a 'thank UrbanX purely to see you to the 7777 mark ;-)

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