Saturday, September 20, 2014

Newton-on-Rawcliffe

Yorkshire is a joyous place to discover and though I have not written about the cottage at the above village, LS is still interested.  He has entered into correspondence with Truda and her partner who own the house.  LS is very, very careful, he must know every detail, so to date it has been about the old chimney in the kitchen, which has no kitchen furniture in it by the way but looks like two rooms made into one, with a pantry and another Victoria extension which I suppose you could call an utility room.  To return to the chimney which is reputed to be 300 years old but is behind a wall it has had a double skinned liner inserted for a boiler or wood burning stove, LS wants to open the chimney fireplace but I'm not sure that this is a good idea better to have the stove free standing. 
So yesterday he was worrying about isolation out in the country, what if the car does not work, is there a bus?  Taxi said I, but Truda mentioned that we could walk down the valley track (three miles) to the North York Moors Railway  line at Levisham, don't think there is even a road to it.  Lots of 'well I'm not carrying the shopping back up that hill', had me giggling.  But on further research would you believe it apparently Levisham Station has an artist in residence, who paints down in this rather beautiful valley.  The train runs from Whitby to Pickering and is rather expensive, I have only been on it once with the children but it a beautiful scenic ride.  There is another method of transport in the summer as well which is the moor bus for walkers which you can catch as it goes through the village.

@ Creative Commons - Levisham Station




4 comments:

  1. You are right about it being expensive - if you did your shopping using the train it would put a considerable amount on your weekly housekeeping bill. I looked into taking fourfriends on it next week, buying them a meal in Whitby and then returning on the train to Pickering - I nearly needed a mortgage.

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    1. Well I suppose you are supporting a good cause, has there not been talk of taking the line on to York. We can always catch the train to York at Malton which will get us on the main lines.

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  2. A lovely area to live, to be sure. Like anyone in a rural area, if your car breaks down you rely on friends and neighbours to help out until it's fixed. That is one of the delights of country living - the community you are living in.

    This is a good forum especially for wood burning stoves/heating questions, and I hope you can get some answers from there - or join up and ask your own. http://www.thegreenlivingforum.net/forum/viewforum.php?f=21

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    1. Yes that is what we felt when talking to people Jennie. Popped back on way back to Chelmsford and caught two neigbours outside the drive who chatted for half an hour.
      Thanks for the link about wood burners.

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