The Hobbit House, Chedglow

The house was built between 1989 and 1999 by a stained glass artist called Colin Stokes, on land he owned near his house in Chedglow, Wiltshire. He built it for his sheep. The council were not best pleased that neither Stokes nor his flock had been through the due planning process, and the stress of the bureaucracy may have contributed to him moving to Scotland. The barn remains quietly dilapidating in a field.

I was driving back from London and had lot’s of time to kill so thought I’d take a detour into the countryside. Hidden away deep in Wiltshire is this little gem. It is almost completely unchavved and there is no damage that isn’t natural. It looks like the farmer who owns the land is using it for some light storage currently.

It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but I found it fascinating, how it lies here just forgotten about.

From what I’ve heard, the farmer does NOT like people snooping around. There are stories of people even being threatened after wandering on this land. I didn’t have any issues, and I’ve been here a few times, but just a word of warning.

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