Brief Encounter (with Jackdaw Quarry Lodge)

Yesterday Debbie and I said farewell to James and Hamish and headed across country to Hornsea to see Mum and Lucy (her King Charles Cavalier Spaniel) and take her on a brief holiday to the most extraordinary house we’ve ever rented on a short break.  

It’s called Jackdaw Quarry lodge (number 4) for a good reason, it’s built overlooking a huge quarry filled with water used for training divers.  Oh, and there’s loads of jackdaws flying around too!


The lodge is really quirky, you can see it has a grass roof, and it actually is built into the side of the quarry and is two storey with 2 double bedrooms, utility room and bathroom etc beneath the kitchen, lounge, additional bedroom and wet room on the ground floor.  It is so well equipped and luxurious with amazing views.

The lodge is situated just outside Carnforth which is a small town in Lancashire situated at the north east end of Morecambe bay and famous for its railway station which was used as a set for the David Lean film Brief Encounter, starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard in 1945.

Debbie & I are huge fans of this film so the plan is to visit the recently refurbished railway station, including a refreshment room to match the studio set used in the film, which is now run by the Carnforth Station Trust.  So the

After that maybe visit the statue of Eric Morecambe on the coast tomorrow where I can pretend to be Ernie Wise.  

Dad would approve methinks. 😀


Brief Encounter (with Jackdaw Quarry Lodge)

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