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Jamaica Inn for sale

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annis
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Jamaica Inn for sale

Postby annis » Tue January 14th, 2014, 6:25 pm

Got a spare £2m? Jamaica Inn, the legendary smugglers' tavern in scenic Cornwall which inspired Daphne du Maurier's bestselling novel of the same name is up for sale.

A new TV adaptation of the novel is also in the works.

Story here
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jan/11/jamaica-inn-cornwall-for-sale-daphne-du-maurier

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Madeleine
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Postby Madeleine » Wed January 15th, 2014, 9:31 am

I like the way they omit to mention that it's just off the very busy A30, which is the main road in and out of Cornwall and has traffic thundering past! Not very scenic..... I have been there though and enjoyed my visit.
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annis
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Postby annis » Wed January 15th, 2014, 11:50 pm

Oh dear, and here's me thinking of Bodmin Moor as being in the middle of nowhere! Must be a couple of centuries out of date :)

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Madeleine
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Postby Madeleine » Thu January 16th, 2014, 9:31 am

"annis" wrote:Oh dear, and here's me thinking of Bodmin Moor as being in the middle of nowhere! Must be a couple of centuries out of date :)


Parts of it are still quite wild, once you get away from that main road ;) Cornwall is generally lovely though.
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Rowan
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Postby Rowan » Mon January 20th, 2014, 7:53 pm

It's haunted. BRB gonna scrape together the cash. Sell my soul to someone, etc. LOL

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Postby Carla » Wed January 22nd, 2014, 8:47 pm

"annis" wrote:Oh dear, and here's me thinking of Bodmin Moor as being in the middle of nowhere! Must be a couple of centuries out of date :)


You're not so far out; it's still 20-odd miles of bleak country with not a lot of habitation. It happens that the coach road that Mary travels is now a main road and there's a lot more traffic now. I still wouldn't care to break down in the middle of the moor, though, especially in wild weather.
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