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Wherstead: Restoration Man George Clarke opens Jimmy Doherty’s new Hobbit house - could we soon see entire village at Jimmy’s Farm?

09:50 07 May 2014

George Clarke launches the new hobbit house at Jimmy

George Clarke launches the new hobbit house at Jimmy's Farm with Jimmy Doherty

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Architect and television presenter George Clarke has officially opened Jimmy’s Farm’s newly built Hobbit house, the first of a planned Hobbit village.

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George Clarke is well-known for Restoration Man and Amazing Spaces, in which he explores unusual homes including sheds, caravans and mobile vehicles.

He said: “I get lots of feedback from kids who have enjoyed Amazing Spaces so something specifically designed for them will be even more exciting. It’s a challenge looking around inside, that tiny doorway is not built for grown-ups.”

The quirky house has been built to appeal to children aged two to five and is equipped with its own table and chairs, miniature fireplace, sewing machine, clock and ornaments.

Farmer and TV presenter, Jimmy Doherty, who owns the farm in Wherstead, said: “I’ve always wanted to build the Hobbit house and I’m hoping this is just the beginning of a Hobbit village. You won’t know if you’re in the Shire or in Suffolk.”

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5 comments

  • James Clarke??? Seriously and no one spotted the mistake in the title?!

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    Lex Luther

    Monday, May 12, 2014

  • Call yourself a newspaper? Just over 150 words on this story and ONE picture? I always knew you were awful at reporting and bothering to send a photographer out to get pictures but jeez! Jimmy's Farm is one of our biggest claim-to-fames AND it's so close!!! Seriously...this paper is blimmin' useless!!!!!

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    thankgodileft

    Wednesday, May 7, 2014

  • Leave him be, this thing has the potential to bring jobs and money to the area. There are loads of midget actors who would jump at the chance of playing hobbits. It's win win.

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    Lee Davies

    Wednesday, May 7, 2014

  • More like temporary farmer until he weedles his way fulltime into tv presenting. There's always a hidden agenda with these people especially if they "know" someone in the swim.

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    Sarky Sage

    Wednesday, May 7, 2014

  • James Clarke?? Oh my goodness, can't you even get his name right in the headline? Maybe a few minutes spent proof reading would be a good idea!

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    alittlebitwoolly

    Wednesday, May 7, 2014

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