Tuesday, February 01, 2005

A Writing Retreat?

Looking for a place to get away to and write? Someplace with a touch of writing history? A site that inspired works of a poet laureate? Got 145,000 pounds burning your pockets? At current conversion rate, that would be only $272,904.28 in American dollars - (minimum bid)

Check out:

1 Aspinall Street, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

The property contains:
  • a large 3 bedroom stone-built home.
  • newly decorated throughout
  • central heating
  • excellent storage space
  • a master bedroom & suite bathroom
  • large bright loft with exposed beams
  • a courtyard to the rear and a village green to the front
  • shops, schools and a mainline railway station are about 0.2 miles away
  • birth home of Ted Hughes
  • seven of his poems were set in the house itself and at least 28 others in the immediate area
  • it is about three miles from Heptonstall - the village where Heghes' wife Sylvia Plath was buried

More information on the property - pictures, etc. here

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