Oberammergau Cottage, named after a town in Bavaria, has beautiful wood carvings around the door and window.
Created over 100 years ago, it is one of the most decorative cottages in Clovelly. The wood carvings originated from the Bavarian town of Oberammergau. Christine Hamlyn went to see their famous Passion Play in 1910 and brought back many artefacts. The German town is also famous for its skilled wood carvers. She took such a great liking to these special carvings, she had these commissioned.
Traditional skills, like these, have been retained and passed on to future generations. Consequently, Oberammergau is now home to the Bavarian State Woodcarving School. Thus, they now have over 120 woodcarvers working and training at the school.
These lovely carvings with fruits and flowers complement the flower displays that usually adorn this pretty cottage.