English country cottage for sale with no mains water: An English country cottage for sale is what Lawrence and Christine Dyer find in the bleak, rocky hills of the English Peak District. Read about what happens after they buy it!
 
 
 
 
 
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This site is about a book. The book is about a tiny and remote stone cottage built on a peat bog in an English national park about two and a half centuries ago. 'A Cottage on the Moss' is the story of two people who against all the odds buy the cottage and set up home there. As the back-cover reads:

An isolated stone cottage with no mains water, invaded by mice, rats and swarms of insects, a place where giant snowdrifts sever the electricity supply and all connections with the outside world...

This is what Lawrence and Christine Dyer face when they start a new life up in the bleak, rocky hills of the English Peak District. Wild creatures, eccentric hill folk, uncooperative farm animals and foaling Shetland ponies all have a part to play in this relating of triumphs and disasters -- all set against the incredibly beautiful backdrop of the hills and moors with their bold crags of dark millstone grit, their secret valleys of moss-carpeted forests and clear brooks sheltering shoals of trout.

 

Click here to see the cottage which the book is about...

"A luminous and beautifully-written book punctuated by hardship and winter scenes that will both delight and shock"
                  Jeff VanderMeer

 
 
 

 

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