UK Cottage Fixer-Upper

UK Cottage Fixer-Upper

Amy Azzarito
Mar 5, 2009

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Sebastian Hindley just bought Crow Crag, the "horrible shack" owned by Uncle Monty in the 1986 cult British film "Withnail and I." He plans to revitalize the cottage and is making the case to the local community that the farm's restoration would be a boon to the community. "I believe we can do something positive in a time when there isn't much positive news," Hindley said in The Guardian.

This is one huge project. The cottage is basically a shell, and seems to have served as an occasional party site. Although we certainly wouldn't have the guts to take something like this on, it makes us happy that Hindley is diving into this massive undertaking — and we can't wait to see the result. (Although, this project will probably be measured in terms of years, not months.) Hindley hopes to turn the cottage into tourist accommodations with a tea room.

What a project! The Guardian's audio slideshow is definitely worth a look for more photos and the backstory.

Via: Hollister Hovey

(Images: Christopher Thomond)

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