room! Where to start?
This is the state of (the art!) no, no, no, collapse fireplace!
I am tempted to suggest we open it up to see just what is behind. In the other corner is a gas boiler, who in their right mind thought here would be a good place for a thing of such ‘beauty’?
The palm is here as the Orangery was too darned hot for it. It looks forlorn, a lot healthier although not nearly so magnifico!
The funny different depth treads up the twisty stairs and there you have it.
Even me with a very vivid imagination is a tad stumped as to how to tackle it! It has the distinct possibility of becoming a cosy snug in the winter, however the cost of the fireplace opening up and re-siting (and where?) of the boiler will put a definite brake on proceedings. Giving me time to
get my thinking cap on.
All suggestions on a postcard please...
Oh and another thing just to get you in the mood all this is topped off with a very pronounced pong of drains, all in keeping with a cottage of this age I suppose... I just have to keep reminding myself not to empty the chamber pot out of the bedroom window...