Sunday, 3 February 2013

What a view!

Today we have been to tea to friends up the Dale.   Their new house is 'upside down' in that the bedrooms are on the ground floor and the sitting room and kitchen are on the first floor.    And the reason for this is a very good one.

The views across Wensleydale and into Bishopdale are spectacular.
And what a neighbour.   Their neighbour is shown in the two photographs here - they live next door to Bolton Castle - a medieval castle which is being featured in tonight's Country File programme on BBC1,    I took one of these photographs from their front drive.

I am now feeling rather full of newly baked scones, jam and clotted cream, which have done nothing for my diet - but they were jolly good for all that.  A bleak day tomorrow for food should make up for it.

Enjoy your Sunday evening.  


Angie said...

How amazing to have that as a neighbour ...and I love the fact that they have turned their house upside down many views are wasted by only being seen from a bedroom.

the wild magnolia said...

Great photos.

Elizabeth said...

What an astounding view!
Yup, how often does one spend time looking out of a bedroom window as against a kitchen or sitting room one!
Send clotted cream soonest!

George said...

I agree, Pat. The view is spectacular and your photos do it justice.

angryparsnip said...

Beautiful photos.
Beautiful views.
What a fabulous neighbor.
When I lived in laguna beach California many home where built like this. Bedrooms on the bottom living areas on the top floor to see the views which was usually the ocean.
I am going to see if I can look up this Country File program. Does this one have a number or name ?

cheers, parsnip

Heather said...

Wonderful views and I thoroughly enjoyed tonight's Countryfile visit to the Dales. The forecast for next week is pretty dire for the north - keep warm and don't get blown away!

Gerry Snape said...

another great castle....I love this history of our's..and a good idea to have the lounge upstairs when you have that view!

Linda Metcalf said...

How lucky for your friends to have that view from their drive!

Pondside said...

All that history - and what a view!

ChrisJ said...

Woah! Fancy having neighbors who live in a castle and I think the upside down house is a brilliant idea.

Cloudia said...

Can't WAIT to watch the show! I have BBC1 Bookmarked!


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JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

My heart just aches to wander through your country - to see the old things and the views. What a lovely view your neighbors have!!!

Golden West said...

That is surely a magnificent view!

Crafty Green Poet said...

yes, definitely worth turning the house upside down for that view!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thank you for visiting. Thanks also for saying you liked the photos. Considering they were literally snaps from the car window, they turned out quite well. Please call again.