Abandoned Cottages On Islay

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Abandoned Cottages On Islay

Postby viceroy » Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:32 pm

While I was on holiday on Islay the other week I spent a couple of hours exploring a few abandoned cottages at Duich Lots, a very bleak place not far from Glenegedale and basically just a large peat bog. The cottages were vacated quite a number of years ago and are in an advanced state of decay. This, together with their isolation, makes them rather poignant places to visit, something I have, in my own very modest way, tried to capture in the following pictures.

These houses lie at the end of a waterlogged, almost impassable, track.

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Postby viceroy » Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:36 pm

This house is near a lochan called Loch Dhomnhnuill. As with the other cottages access is difficult because the track is under about a foot of water for much of its length. I understand an elderly couple lived here at one time, but the husband died and his widow, not being able to continue on her own, was forced to move to Port Ellen.

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Postby viceroy » Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:41 pm

This old caravan stands beside the cottage depicted in the previous post. It was possibly used for visitors as an electricity cable has been slung from it to the cottage. All the houses appear to have been connected to the National Grid, but I have been told that they did not have a mains water supply. Presumably they got their water from a well.

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Re: Abandoned Cottages On Islay

Postby Merlot » Fri Sep 28, 2007 3:31 pm

Hi,

Great pics, enjoyed them.

Cheers,

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Re: Abandoned Cottages On Islay

Postby My Kitten » Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:03 pm

Now that would be a chilly bath!

If only I won the lottery, somewhere like that would be lovely, as long as I could get net access and my shopping delivered I'd be happy there.
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Re: Abandoned Cottages On Islay

Postby Lucky Poet » Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:24 pm

Love the ones wi the two TVs and the piano. To think that was somebody's proudly kept home not so long ago. Poignant stuff, Viceroy. I'll pass on the bath, tho :)
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Re: Abandoned Cottages On Islay

Postby bluepeterno1 » Wed Oct 10, 2007 10:27 pm

Great pictures , no information on who actally owns them.
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Re: Abandoned Cottages On Islay

Postby Doorstop » Thu Oct 11, 2007 6:10 am

Smashing Pics BP#1 .. but is thon bath full of blood?

What was going on?

It must be like "The Hills Have Eyes" up there. :wink:
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