We think The Booth was built around 1730, (Her & Him Next Door and Gran live in a very modern self contained extension). Our part of the house was originally two separate dwellings. At some point the two buildings were knocked into one and the 'lower' part you see in the picture below is now our bedroom and sitting room. It was originally we believe just a single room with a mezzanine, access to upstairs was by a ladder. This may have been ‘The Shop’. It is this one up, one down part that seems to attract most of the wildlife.
Last night the flying ants were inside trying to get out. I didn't take a photo, I was rather keen on just trying to evacuate them. We are in the process of trying to seal up all the holes, not an easy job. There are a lot of holes to contend with.
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One of the differences I've found being in the country is that you get much more up front and personal with the nature around you. Living in an old property in the 21st century also brings its own compromises and adaptations. But I wouldn't have it any other way.