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!"

Christian Cawley

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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