Thursday, January 28, 2016

IF CARLSBERG DID BOATHOUSES....

.......they would probably do this one.   It`s the boathouse on the Bantham Estate in south Devon.  The estate covers over 700 acres and includes the village of Bantham, a beach, golf course, the estuary of the River Avon and the Boathouse.   The whole of the estate has been in benign ownership for almost 100 years but was bought in 2014 by Nicholas Johnston - the owner of the 4000 acre Great Tew Estate in Oxfordshire - for over £11million and he has promised to manage the Bantham estate with the same degree of care and consideration as the previous owners, which can only be good news for the villagers and visitors alike.  


The thatched boathouse, known as the Coronation Boathouse, was built in 1937 to commemorate the accession of King George V1.   I managed to take this photo at the end of a long walk around the coast path, the golf course and some fearsome downhill paths....

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