Sunday, March 30, 2008

tea at monty's

Our Matt (my brother) recently made a pilgrimage to the now woefully dilapidated Sleddale Hall in Cumbria, better known as Uncle Monty's country retreat from Withnail & I. It looks as if it's been empty since the film was made - a rotting memorial to what was surely both the best and most mistaken holiday destination of all time. Check out his pictures here.


3 comments:

  1. That is truly awful, one of the best films of all time and the cottage is just left to rot. Really sad. Although maybe it is somehow fitting...

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  2. from what I can gather, it was derelict then they filmed there - they just did it up a bit for the shoot.

    I was sad when I saw the pictures of how much it has decayed, but better that than having it tarted up into some poncey guest house, I reckon.

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  3. It is going to be tarted up:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cumbria/7894315.stm

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