Royal Engagement Takes Place In Log Cabin-660003

Home-and-Family There are loads of great reasons to buy a garden log cabin. They make a superb summer house, a great workshop and even a brilliant home office if you plan to trade-in your office lifestyle. Now, though, the humble log cabin has made the news for Royal reasons. It has been revealed that Prince William proposed to fiancé Kate Middleton in a wooden cabin whilst the couple were on a break in Kenya in October. The Prince proposed to the future Queen whilst on a break at the Rutundo Log Cabins on Mount Kenya. The couple then made their engagement public some weeks later. Describing her stay in the log cabin as ‘so romantic’, Kate Middleton enjoyed a ‘wonderful 24 hours’ in the rudimentary log cabin, in an area of Kenya well known for its trout fishing. The happy couple celebrated the proposal with a bottle of champagne that William had brought with him by helicopter. A delighted Kate left a note in the visitors book at the cabin saying "Sadly no fish to be found but we had great fun trying. I love the warm fires and candle lights – so romantic! Hope to be back again soon." Far from being just a garden shed, log cabins are pretty and romantic additions to your garden. As well as being ideal if you need a workshop or home office, they are also a great place to enjoy a cold drink by candlelight in your garden on a warm summer evening. Prince William has been a regular visitor to the cabin in Rutundu over recent years and decided it would be the perfect romantic retreat to propose. Also signing the visitor’s book, the future King joked about the cold nights at the retreat, which is to be found 10,500ft up Africa’s second highest peak. William wrote: "Such fun to be back! Brought more clothes this time! Looked after so well. Thank you guys! Look forward to next time, soon I hope." William has been a regular visitor to the cabin in Rutundu over recent years and decided it would be the perfect romantic retreat to pop the big question. The future King joked about how cold it can get at the retreat, which is to be found 10,500ft up Africa’s second highest peak. The Prince also signed the visitors book at Rutundu, saying: "Such fun to be back! Brought more clothes this time! Looked after so well. Thank you guys! Look forward to next time, soon I hope." Unlike the many log cabins that Brits enjoy in their gardens, the Rutundu lodge had no electricity. It has a basic four poster bed made from local trees and an open fire provides the heating to keep the cabin warm during the night. Guests to the log cabin are warned to bring pyjamas and to keep the fire going in order to remain warm during the chilly nights. The floor is made from polished wooden planks covered in old rugs whilst the old toilet stands over a cesspit. The living room is also sparse, featuring an ancient sofa and two armchairs. Many Brits also like to include a veranda with their garden log cabin – it is a great place to sit and relax on a warm evening with a glass of wine – and it is believed that this is where the Prince proposed to Ms Middleton. Rutundu is situated adjacent to the Lewa Downs wildlife reserve in Kenya. A Royal spokesperson told The Sun: "There are only two cabins which can lodge a maximum of eight and you can’t go up there unless you are expected. If anyone tried to stroll in you are talking about a 15 kilometre walk from the nearest public road – through areas where elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and hyena live in the wild". "Rutundu also has its own watch dogs which .e with very sharp teeth and claws. And there are heavily-armed poaching patrols working 24 hours a day to contend with. Short of being inside the SAS’s base at Hereford, this is the safest place in the world for William. It is the one place he can be himself. And he does not have to be guarded because the wildlife there are his guardians. "It is his own private bolthole and will remain so as it is totally inaccessible when he wants it to be. What better place could he find to propose?" With a wide range of log cabins available, it is easy to find the perfect, romantic addition to your garden. Unlike the Royal couple, you can easily wire up electricity to your garden retreat and spend long evenings working, enjoying films and television or eating and drinking. There’s little better than sipping a cold glass of white wine by candlelight in a beautiful log cabin. Garden log cabins are affordable, easy to assemble and now .e with a Royal seal of approval. And, if they are good enough to be used for a Royal proposal, they are good enough for everyone. Copyright (c) 2010 Filton Kingswood About the Author: 相关的主题文章:

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