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Eighth Doctor’s Cottage Auctioned

…sort of.  The rustic, remote Cumbrian farmhouse seen in the cult British classic Withnail & I is about to go under the hammer, with bids starting at £145,ooo.

Sleddale Hall near Shap is currently owned by United Utilities, and goes under the hammer with Savills on February 16th, 2009.

United Utilities senior land agent, Edward Holt, said: "Sleddale Hall is in one of the quietest parts of the Lake District.

"I hope it is bought by someone who can restore it. It would make a lovely family home."

Sleddale Hall appeared as Crow Crag, the remote cottage that two out of work actors – Eighth Doctor Paul McGann and alternative (albeit original) Ninth Doctor Richard E Grant in two career-defining roles – retire to in late 1969 to recover from a the ups and downs of city life.

If you’ve yet to experience Withnail & I, why not purchase Sleddale Hall?  Or at the very least, learn the true meaning of "We’ve come on hoiliday by mistake!"

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