an island of traditional cottages

we took a boat over to Gola island in Donegal to see how the vernacular cottages were faring – we go every year to check on them 🙂

A daytrip to an unspoiled island

Lovely Gola in Donegal…just ten minutes off the coast and a great trip if you live traditional architecture. Recommended for any of our Donegal cottage guests.

Some country furniture we admired

All made on Gola Island in Donegal..none of it moved more than a hundred yards.

see UTT HQ – the house we built for our own family

on the shore

A lovely day up the mountain

Spent the day limewashing UTT The Escape – we keep the original stone walls breathable. Took some nice photos too!Stay www.underthethatch.co.uk/croagh

Progress at Hollywood House…our newbuild

Overlooking the bay!

Progress at Hollywood House

She’s beginning to take shape

An ugly bungalow shell we’ve bought to make beautiful

This project is a challenge…take a half built crappy house…and make it beautiful.

A little Donegal vernacular tour

Going to see some other cottages near our UTTs

Coffee and flowers

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