Joined: Dec. 2004
||Posted: June 26 2006, 20:12
|Quote (Inkanta @ June 26 2006, 04:43)|
|Blue Dolphin, I think it was the one downstairs. Who knows how he got a piano down there, but I've heard that it was that one. |
I, too, hope the new owners keep it as a B&B. There are other places to stay in Kington, but are there any with such gorgeous views (plus the ambience of having been Mike's studio during the composition of some of our favorite works)??
With great difficulty I'd imagine. That access road up toThe Beacon is only really big enough to get a 7.5 tonne box van up, anything larger would get stuck. I don't think that road was in place when Mike lived there. The road is wide enough for one vehicle,and has passing places , (driving up and down the road,I thought it best to drive slow and periodically sound my horn, to warn other drivers of my presence). How Mike managed to get the grand piano down the stairs to the lower floor, I still find baffling , still shows Mike's ingenuity.
I agree there's no other place in Kington with such gorgeous views, as The Beacon, except perhaps Penrhos Court along the A44 about a mile east of Kington. www.penrhos.co.uk/hotel/rooms.html, but I think the rooms are a bit out of my price range .
Incidentally Penrhos Court is theplace where Mike met Leslie Penning,and Martin Griffiths,Mike's riding instructor, also father to The Penrhos Kids, co runs the hotel and restaurant.
GGRRRRR!!!! I did think that maybe I should've picked nos 9 and 21 amongst my lottery numbers last Saturday ,if I'd have picked 14, instead of 35 I'd have won the jackpot and would've been on the phone to the estate agents to arrange a viewing , and a new life in Herefordshire
, Perhaps I need to listen to my inner voice a bit more,as if I'd have done that I'd have been £1085 better off, admittedly not enough to buy The Beacon, but enough for me to at least visit Kington this year. You fool Moonchildhippy . I've 2 weeks leave and my birthday coming up in 2 weeks andI've nothing planned ATM,as my plans went pear shaped.
Still this thread has made me think of the fantastic time I had in Kington last year, Iwill get there , but it's just going to take me longer than I'd anticipated.
I'm going slightly mad,
It finally happened, I'm slightly mad , just very slightly mad
If you feel a little glum to Hergest Ridge you should come.
I'm challenging taboos surrounding mental health
"Part time hippy"
I'M SUPPORTING OUR SOLDIERS
BRING OUR TROOPS HOME NOW!!