Reading about the Fine Little Day's dreamy summer house made me post these few photos of a cottage in the south of the Czech Republic that is of a special interest for me, not so much for the reason that I would want it but rather for the fact that it stands very close to a house I used to live in but only recently, through the announcement of a real estate agency, I have found out about its treasury.
Well, the treasury... depends on what one considers to be a treasury. I did notice the house when I lived in that village (I had a new job in a place near by and I lived in my old aunt's house that by the way was not at all as beautiful) but there are other cottages like that around here. Now turns out that this one is a part of an old fortress, I also knew about the former fortress somewhere behind the cottage, but didn't notice that they were connected like one building.
It means that the origins of the house, let's say at least the walls, date back to 16 - 17th century.
And the interior has been preserved pretty nicely too, although it is not as old. Not only there are ceramic and fully functional stoves in each room
but not much has changed in the rooms
since van Gogh stayed here
sorry for this impertinence but I couldn't help this comparison
but the most amazing thing I am keeping for the very end
and it is an old wooden water mill that is basically functional, the mill is INSIDE of this triple house, you can see the roof of it in the second picture, it has been here the whole time these buildings exist (different machines though) and it worked until the 1950s when planned economy and cooperative agriculture took over.
And yes, one more thing, according to the estate agency, part of the sale is an entrance to an underworld sorry underground corridor that used to connect the old fortress with the medieval castle some three km away. They say the entrance has been bricked up.