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Thread: Fly Agaric Cottage, Scotland, July 2018

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    Brilliant


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    What a little gem thatnis! Well done, Sir.

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    All through the images I'm thinking 'Nah not abandoned cos better than my own house' but then I saw the bed sheet disintegrating - incredible. One of the first things to fail is the roof and water/damp then peels wallpaper but nope - looks great in there!

    I'm sat here in awe - gas powered. The standing gas lamp is brilliant. Is it an original or did someone clever make it? I dunno. Mind I do remember gas irons - had them when I was little (I'm 21 honest). A class cooker and the chairs and tables are awesome too. Heck even some kitchen utensils are good finds.

    I have a request: Did you find any old food tins or bottles in the kitchen??

    Personally for me a find like the cottage would be something awesome. I'm jealous tbh! I'll keep hunting for one here in deepest darkest Northumberland...
    Full of meaty goodness.

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    Thanks folks!

    I was surprised at how dry it seemed inside, barely any peeling wallpaper at all despite the external appearances!

    I think the gas lamps are all originals, there was a couple in each room with their own little gas canister

    Didn't find any food packets sadly, looks like all of that was cleared out, cupboards were full of retro crockery though!

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    In my teenage years, holiday lets like this were very common - no electric, all Calor Gas powered. It cost a fortune to run a single electricity line on posts down an isolated valley, so they remained gas powered because the money just wasn't there. The owner/occupier of the one we stayed in went to live with her daughter during the holiday letting period - she handed Dad the key, showed us around and then left us to our devices. Place was OK because it became a regular holiday spot for a good few years. The lamps in this place are all originals, all the Calor and bottled gas dealers supplied them.

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