Isle of Sark – day 2 – 6 : 52 PM – weather : all four seasons in one day – temperature : 11°C
Thanks to the effective organization of Pat Fields I have this unique opportunity to bring my journey in Sark at the Vieux Clos, which was for so many years the domicile of the Knockavelli’s.
It is a Georgian residence, build around 1860 on one of the highest points of the island, and is often referred to as the Doctor’s House, which indeed it was at the beginning. It is now the property of Sally and Peter Hutchins, and is regarded as one of the most comfortable guest houses of Sark.
The Vieux Clos is huge, with not less than six sleeping rooms, a charming dining-room, a large kitchen and a few other places, all of this distributed on two floors. The original character of the house is very well preserved, almost untouched, and I will not be very surprised if Tulse himself will suddenly enter the house.
Of course I have the permission to explore every corner of the house as much as I need, in order to find evidences related to Tulse, possibly the papers mentioned in Sophie’s will. This may bring some good results, since the Hutchins found the house filled with books, revues, newspapers and handwritten documents when they came here, all relinquished by the previous owners.
I started today with the attic, opening a lot of boxes stored here and containing hundreds of books and printed pages from the last century. But it’s dinner time, and the fragrance of a delicious meat pie – Sally is an authentic cordon bleu – is much more attractive than the dusty smell of old papers.
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