Wednesday 21 November 2012

Rainbow over Windmill

A view towards Barbon Fells facing Northeast with the Backsbottom Farm windmill just visible. This view can be seen by walking from Roeburnscar , through the garden, up the valley, right over the Roeburn at the footbridge, up the farm track to the farm buildings and onto the tarmac road which is Roeburndale West road. The walk is a round trip if you head back right onto the tarmac to Wray and the cottage. Other than the tarmac, all the walk is on the farm.
"We are like tenant farmers chopping down the fence around our house for fuel when we should be using Nature's inexhaustible sources of energy — sun, wind and tide. ... I'd put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don't have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that." Thomas Edison (1931)

Monday 12 November 2012

Eva's Painting

Eva Ullrich , a young friend of ours, recently won the Royal Scottish Academy New Contemporary Artist of the Year award. We love her beautiful, acrylic abstracts and  we were lucky to purchase one of her paintings which is above the fireplace in the main house. Eva says that it was inspired by the Roeburn and intriguing pools near the house.

Sunday 4 November 2012

River Swimming

 Welcome to Fiona and her family during their weekend visit in September. We were so pleased that they were our first paying guests after many months of extended work. Thanks to Fiona for giving us permission to publish some of her photos which were taken on a rare weekend when the sun shone . Some young members of the family ventured into the river and it looked like they were having a lot of fun. Is this really Lancashire ? Is this a newly discovered tribe in deepest, darkest Roeburndale?

Saturday 8 September 2012

Celebrating the End of Renovations

 A few weeks ago we celebrated the end of the main building work by having a "thank you to everyone who has supported us" party.

Here is a photo of some of our friends relaxing on the verandah --one of the few evenings this summer that was lovely and sunny.
We also had a visit from this gorgeous creature who had come to wish us luck in our new venture.
This is a wood wasp and looks rather scary but is in fact harmless and quite  magnificent. It is about 1-2 " long .

Tuesday 24 January 2012

View of Roeburnscar during renovations

Here is a photo from the river in full spate, showing the new bedroom to the right with solar panels being installed.

Original Cottage

This is an original photo of Roeburnscar circa 1940's. It was built by Mr. Kaye as an example of green wood building after the war. It has stood the test of time. The beech floor in the original sitting room is still as good as new.