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    Paleo house! Not really abut food....

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    I was invited to dinner yesterday evening - someone I've only met once - with some mutual friends. The road was fine - until we had to turn left onto a tiny unmade farm track. Anfter a quarter mile the directions said turn right - into the woods. Another quarter mile and we arrived at the house.

    We had drinks in the sitting room - the "New wing" - 1613! A shoe was on display which had been found up the chimney - apparently they used to do this to protect against witches!

    Dinner in the old wing - dated to about 1390 / 1400!! It was amazing, sitting by candlelight in a room inhabited for 600 years! Around 1500 it had a ceiling fitted to give an upstairs, and had a chimney and inglenook built in, instead of letting the smoke just drift up to the roof and out through a louvre.

    Food was almost paleo - just had to not eat bread! The lamb was from the farm.

    A rare and wonderful experience! Just HAD to share!

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    There is something magical about old buildings that have a history!
    Thanks for sharing!
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    You paint quite a picture. Sounds wonderful.
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    Wow, I *love* old houses and that sounds amazing. It must be so cool to live there and feel connected to all those generations past.

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    Oooo I'd love to rummage around and find all the little hidey holes! In fact, *is* there a priest hole....?

    The shoes used to be buried in the foundations or within the walls too..... sometimes along with their owner! :O

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernMonkeyGirl View Post
    Oooo I'd love to rummage around and find all the little hidey holes! In fact, *is* there a priest hole....?

    The shoes used to be buried in the foundations or within the walls too..... sometimes along with their owner! :O
    Apparently there IS a priest's hole, up the chimney in the 1400 wing! And a resident ghost - I can't wait to see the place in the summer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katie82 View Post
    Wow, I *love* old houses and that sounds amazing. It must be so cool to live there and feel connected to all those generations past.
    "Cool" to live there??!!It most certainly is - bloody freezing! No central heating, just a huge log fire in the sitting room, and an Aga in the inglenook in the kitchen / dining room!

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    Sounds like an amazing house! I :heart Europe with all of it's history and cool old stuff!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernMonkeyGirl View Post

    The shoes used to be buried in the foundations or within the walls too..... sometimes along with their owner! :O
    They used to lock cats inside the walls too, to protect against witches.

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    We found an old shoe while renovating once. Someone told us it was for prosperity. We put it right back in!

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