Monday, December 11, 2017

Stone Cottage: Highlands of Scotland

I adore this photo and would love to know more about this tiny Scottish Highlands Cottage with its stone steps and steep stone walls. The stone mason who constructed it certainly knew what he was doing, and it has stood the test of time. via

11 comments:

Linda said...

everything about it says "strength." The chunky, planted-forever form, one shoulder to the hillside, a steep stair not for the faint of heart. Love it.

Content in a Cottage said...

Linda. Well Said. Do you think this is a place where shepherds can weather a storm or is it a full-time dwelling? I can't imagine climbing those steep steps with no railing much less building them. Almost all of the stone houses being built in the towns around me are stone veneer over plywood that will fail when moisture gets in between. I love this little cottage that will be there for centuries to come.
xo, Rosemary

Catherine said...

Love the cottage and the Highlands!

Those dirty gray skies remind me of Chicago winters.

Kit said...

It looks like it would be warm and tight. I bet the sea is just around the corner and the house is out of the wind. Love it! Kit

Content in a Cottage said...

Kit -- There is something blue just to the right of the stone wall. It might be the sea. The placement of the house was well thought out. Protection from the wind is a good point. I love it too.
xo, Rosemary

Content in a Cottage said...

Catherine -- I have only been to Chicago is summer but I understand the winters are brutal. Brrrrr. It's coming.
xo, Rosemary

annette said...

This looks like the perfect setting for A Masterpiece Mystery!

Linda said...

Shepherds. That didn't come to mind. But, surely makes sense.

Content in a Cottage said...

Annette -- It certainly does. I must look for it in all the British mysteries I check out in DVD form from the library. There are so many BBC productions that haven't made it to PBS.
xo, Rosemary

Content in a Cottage said...

Linda -- Now that we think the sea is nearby, maybe it is for stranded fishermen.
xo, Rosemary

Linda said...

Loving this thread of comments. Pays to view images of special appeal with others . . . unexpected perspectives.