Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Unusual Fireplace

We stayed for our short break at The Priory Bay Hotel in IOW. If you look amongst the ivy clad wall you will be able to see two windows (up and down) - these are situated just over fireplaces. The smoke from the fires has to be diverted to either side in the chimney breast.

The hotel, as its name suggests, was an old priory and some of the buildings were really lovely including a dovecot (I forgot to upload that photo!!). There was a 6 hole golf course for Husband to enjoy and we could wander down to the private beach .

Within the grounds sat Churchill and Roosevelt, apparently they had many meetings there.


6 comments:

Granny on the Web said...

That is and unusual fireplace, can't say I have ever seen or heard of one like that before. I love the statues sitting chatting on the bench, such a great feature in the garden.
Thanks for posting.
Love Granny

Carol said...

The hotel looks absolutely beautiful!! I love old buildings covered in Ivy...

Very unusual fireplace!!

C x

Suburbia said...

Looks a great place to be, how strange to have fireplaces under a window. I would like to see an inside shot!

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Sorry to hear about your knees, Lindsay. Lovely photos and gorgeous place. Hope you feel better soon. Hxx

Leilani Lee said...

What a lovely spot. This reminds me of scenes in many English mystery stories that I have read over the years. I wonder if the rooms inside the hotel are as lovely as the outside. The bench is wonderful too. I love public art. Now I have to go find out what a "dove cote" is!

Gill - That British Woman said...

what great photos, never been to the IOW would love to though.

Gill in Canada