Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Turnip House Clonachullion

Our old house on the Trassey Road has featured in the BBC TV series Nick Nickleby, aired this week. The house, now in the loving care of another family, looks great, and it is good to see it fulfilling it's role as family home and National Monument.

25 years ago, in 1987, this house was for sale, advertised as a building site, due for demolition. We saw it for what it was - a treasure!

It's really good to look back and see what we've done, and we're really enthusiastic about the next one!
the front of the house


the back; the Turnip house is to the left


just a tin roofed barn when we found it, now it's incorporated into the house - wonderful!


Listed Building status granted in 1990

starring on the BBC

 Our new love! 




6 comments:

Steve Byrne said...

Lovely as the new place is, having seen these we are sitting here yelling 'Why did you leave it?????'. After all that work.

Clonachullion said...

It's the same streak of madness that lead us to leave good jobs in England in 1987, to buy a ruin, start a subsistence craft business and have a young family!

The chance to extend ourselves, do better, be more creative and stave off ossification.

Also we have 'trailer trash' deep in our genes somewhere!

Elaine said...

Need to have a challenge! This new one may take a little longer than Trassey Road, but we can do it into retirement, if we want to!

Elaine said...

Need to have a challenge! This new one may take a little longer than Trassey Road, but we can do it into retirement, if we want to!

Ronnie (RR) said...

That's so exciting. The last snowy photo is like a postcard, lovely

Clonachullion said...

We had such a great (if rather long!) experience with the first house, after living there with it 'done' for ten years, and the kids growing up and moving on, it dawned on us that now was the time to do it all again!

The snowy pic was taken winter 2010, a few months after moving up here - it is a stunning place, about 8 miles from the first. The house we reckon is of similar age and design, but modified more in the 1920's and 1950's It has been empty since 1977. It too will be renewed and returned to it's former glory!