This beautiful cottage is known locally as the Lovedays Garden Cottage, connected to the Royal Oak hotel and pub, in more ways than one. It was told me that this cottage front and garden was put onto the side of the Royal Oak pub by the Lovedays, who owned the Royal Oak at the time. They were a very wealthy business family, owning clothing mills and numerous properties around the area. They had the cottage front put on to give the appearance of a home, but inside was all the pub. It wasn’t until much later that it was sectioned off to make it a proper cottage for one of the Loveday family member. I am still in the midst of trying to find out more about this lovely cottage as there isn’t too much known.
This is a HDR image combining 7 bracketed shots using Photomatix Pro for Macs. Slight adjustments in lighting and tone were done using the enhanced details tool.
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark ll
28-300mm IS zoom lens
1/800, 1/500, 1/320, 1/200, 1/125, 1/80, 1/50