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The Dovecote

Listed under Unusual Places to Stay in West Country, United Kingdom.

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A brick octagon with a pointed roof, once the home of more than a thousand doves, doesn't sound that romantic, but if you have a look the photo you'll quickly change your mind. It's sweet, and private and unusual and it only sleeps two – sounds like a nice lady doesn't she. All the doves have moved out of the listed, 18th Century 'cote, but the 'potence' remains = a technical term for the ladder, now augmented with a spiral staircase, and the central post and loft. The cross shaped windows look like they might not let in a lot of light, but the lantern roof lets in plenty, lighting up the modern steel and glass sections, with the spa and double shower, and the historic dove-y sections. Some love-y dove-y cooing nesting quip is needed here but there are just too many to choose from.

Written by  Jemima Jones.

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