Island Retreat

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diamond lil
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Re: Island Retreat

Post by diamond lil » Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:44 pm

Yes they burn peat, and they also get coal in on the boat :mrgreen:
It's not dark for half the year lol but it def is windy. I love the long dark nights in Scotland, it#s peaceful and cosy and recharges the batteries. But not too keen on the light nights in summer.

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Re: Island Retreat

Post by diamond lil » Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:46 pm

I think the house is an odd mix of old fashioned Scots and designer yuppy modern. The box bed would be cosy but it's kind of plonked there, not in an alcove or corner as it would have been. And the stove is far too wee to heat that room :shock:

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Re: Island Retreat

Post by Britcit » Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:12 pm

When Mrs B and I first moved to Shetland, we lived in a very similar house.
You would be surprised how warm those little fire stoves get as the walls are nearly a metre thick and hold the temperature well.
We burned peat most of the time, with a little wood now and then.
"There are none so blind as those who will not see. The most deluded people are those who choose to ignore what they already know."

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Re: Island Retreat

Post by diamond lil » Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:38 pm

My last house was stone walls and yes they do hold the heat well, for a few days after the stove went out. This house is modern gas heated and as soon as the heating goes off, the house goes cold. But at least we don't have to trek out in the cold to get coal thank god :mrgreen:

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