Modern Caveman: Man Builds A $230,000 House In 700-Year-Old Cave
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 £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.
The Rockhouse is a unique luxury romantic cave retreat, hand sculpted from a Triassic sandstone escarpment near the Wyre Forest in rural Worcestershire.. Set in 3 acres of woodland on the banks of Honey Brook, The Rockhouse has been occupied for over 700 years. When the site was deserted in 1962 it reverted back to its ‘natural state’ – until it was painstakingly and sympathetically refurbished in 2015 ‘almost single handedly’ by enthusiast and owner Angelo Mastropietro.
The UK’s first contemporary rock house, this is an authentic cave home and secluded
A blend of contemprorary style and comfort, with the charm and tranquility of mother earth and only a short distance from many other interesting places, The Rockhouse feels like your very own private escape.
What you’ll experience at The Rockhouse Retreat:
– Naturally light living and dining areas with original features
– A luxury bedroom with king size bed and wood fire
– Unique ‘cave oasis’ walk-in ‘rain forest’ shower
– Under-floor heated shower/dressing room
– Fully fitted kitchen with ‘Everhot’ 3 oven range and induction hob
– Fridge & microwave
– Large fully furnished entertainment terrace and fire pit
– Complimentary Wi-Fi
– Soft ambient LED mood lighting throughout
– 3 acres of private woodland with meandering brook
– Sweeping hillside views
– Complimentary homemade bottle of ‘Rockhouse Red’ wine
– Nespresso machine
– Music docking station
– Outdoor hot shower
– Outdoor kitchen terrace with gas BBQ
The space can also be used for workshops, team building or corporate away days. If you have any questions or idea please get in touch – we’d love to hear from you!
retreat, offering a peaceful haven where you feel miles from civilisation. As much a sculpture as it is a dwelling, The Rockhouse has been carefully planned out and features stylish creature comforts such as under floor heating, rainforest shower and clever ambient lighting for a nurturing and natural ambience.
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 many walking trails right on the doorstep. The Severn Valley Railway, West Midlands Safari Park and plenty of other attractions are within easy reach, or you can simply kick
back, enjoy the enchanting retreat space and relax at your own pace in total peace Make you stay extra special with a selection of reputable local experts offering massage, reflexology, yoga, personal chefs, chauffeurs and more.
It’s so cosy and relaxing, you may never want to leave.
For more information on the Rockhouse, including rental queries, visit http://www.therockhouseretreat.co.uk