Thatched roof cottage in a village in the English countryside? For sale and fully renovated? Rose covered?
Here you go!
Welcome to The Pigsty.
The first thing you need to know about this structure is that it actually was a pigsty – as in, a place where pigs were housed and bred.
The second thing you need to know about this structure is that it is now used as a hotel – for humans.
Located in the North Yorkshire region of the United Kingdom, The Pigsty is set on a hill overlooking the infamous Robin Hood’s Bay.
The pigsty was built in the 1880’s by an eccentric country squire by the name of Squire Barry of Fyling Hall. He was apparently inspired by the classical architecture of the Mediterranean which he encountered during his sojourns. So he infused his pig house with classical elements such as timber columns and pediment at the entry.
The Pigsty was restored in recent years and is maintained as a vacation rental by The Landmark Trust.
“…we feel it is fit for a higher breed of inhabitant.”
The vacation rental has one bedroom and one bathroom along with a living area and kitchen:
This is another fabulously charming L.A. Eastside cottage featured by real estate agent Vanessa over at Soulful Abode. I just love the stuff she posts from her neighborhood. So much character!
This yellow 1927 English cottage-style home is currently listed on the market for $499,000.
Have a look inside…
The barrel vaulted ceiling…the fireplace… the arched and multi-paned windows – you can tell already it’s going to be a goodie!
This quaint home features 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, PLUS a detached guest cottage, all on a tiny 4800 square foot lot.
But it is so well put together…
The galley kitchen is exceedingly tight but what it lacks in space it makes up for in charm…