Rezoned and Repurposed: The Pigsty

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image from: http://www.landmarktrust.org.uk
image from: http://www.landmarktrust.org.uk

Welcome to The Pigsty.

The first thing you need to know about this structure is that it actually was a pigsty – as in, a place where pigs were housed and bred.

The second thing you need to know about this structure is that it is now used as a hotel – for humans.

image from: http://www.landmarktrust.org.uk
image from: http://www.landmarktrust.org.uk

Located in the North Yorkshire region of the United Kingdom, The Pigsty is set on a hill overlooking the infamous Robin Hood’s Bay.

The pigsty was built in the 1880’s by an eccentric country squire by the name of Squire Barry of Fyling Hall. He was apparently inspired by the classical architecture of the Mediterranean which he encountered during his sojourns. So he infused his pig house with classical elements such as timber columns and pediment at the entry.

image from: http://www.landmarktrust.org.uk
image from: http://www.landmarktrust.org.uk

The Pigsty was restored in recent years and is maintained as a vacation rental by The Landmark Trust.

“…we feel it is fit for a higher breed of inhabitant.”

The vacation rental has one bedroom and one bathroom along with a living area and kitchen:

image from: http://www.landmarktrust.org.uk
image from: http://www.landmarktrust.org.uk

The folks of the Landmark Trust invested in some windows and interior finishes to makes this former pigsty suitable for human occupation.

image from: http://www.landmarktrust.org.uk
image from: http://www.landmarktrust.org.uk

(Loving the piggy statue)

image from: http://www.landmarktrust.org.uk
image from: http://www.landmarktrust.org.uk

It is quite cozy and intimate. It makes one wonder what it looked like when the pigs resided there. I think they should have included before and after pictures in their marketing brochure.

image from: http://www.landmarktrust.org.uk
image from: http://www.landmarktrust.org.uk

I also think that Squire Barry of Fyling Hall would be proud.

image from: http://www.landmarktrust.org.uk
image from: http://www.landmarktrust.org.uk

Now anyone can experience living high on the hog.

 

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Sources:

http://www.landmarktrust.org.uk/search-and-book/properties/pigsty-11109

http://www.unusualhotelsoftheworld.com/ThePigsty

http://www.tntmagazine.com/travel/uk-trip/uks-best-quirky-hotels-and-hostels/page/8

 

 

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