This 700-Year-Old Cave Is A Breathtaking Home And It Is Incredible
ThisÂ 700-Year-Old Cave Is A Breathtaking Home And It Is Incredible
THE pressures of modern life mean that most of us have probably dreamt at one time or another of fleeing to the hills. But real-life caveman Angelo Mastropietro has made his hermit dream a reality – by spending over Â£160,000 turning a 700-year-old cave, carved into 250 million year old sandstone cliffs in the the Wyre Forest, into his dream home. The 38-year-old, originally from Worcestershire, was living a high-flying life as the head of a successful recruitment company in Australia when he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2007. The condition led to him being temporarily paralysed – and inspired him to seek a simpler life.
This cave is absolutely beautiful and mesmerizing.Â Close to the historic riverside town of Bewdley and the Wyre Forest which has over 40km of trails through hectares of ancient unspoilt woodland, there are also manyÂ walking trails right on the doorstep.
each of the five rooms showing pick axe marks from its ancestors. Like any conventional home over time it has been adapted by its occupants and its current form shows vaulted ceiling, inglenook fireplace, shelving and ornamental nooks which are thought to have been added around 300 years ago.