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Robin Hood's Hideout

Robin Hood's Hideout

Robin Hood's Hideout is Havenwald's first storybook style cottage.

Robin Hood's Hideout in the sun

Robin Hood's Hideout in the sun

The cottage is built almost entirely of salvaged and vintage materials.

Robin Hood's Hideout, gable end

Robin Hood's Hideout, gable end

Robin Hood's Hideout is nestled among live-oak and cedar trees, in the Texas Hill Country town of Dripping Springs.

A peek inside

A peek inside

It may be a tiny cottage, but there is a large, plush couch for snuggling on chilly nights.

The kitchen

The kitchen

There is a walnut countertop with a coffee maker, dishes and an oak gate-leg table large enough for the most elaborate meal.

The Great Room

The Great Room

From the loft stairs, the stained glass windows are offset by the rustic, shiplapped wood.

Diamond windows

Diamond windows

The sun streams into the kitchen through vintage, diamond casement windows.

The mugs...and jug?

The mugs...and jug?

When Robin Hood, his Band of Merry Men and of course, Maid Marian hid here from the Sheriff of Nottingham, each had their own mug...er, jug? Maybe not everyone had coffee or tea in the mornings?

Sunlight

Sunlight

With 12 windows, Robin Hood's Hideout is sunny and bright and open.

The loft

The loft

From below, the loft blends rich fabrics, a vintage brass chandelier, rough cedar, the blacksmith's iron, soft candlelight and peacock feathers into a visual and textural feast.

Colored light

Colored light

Nine of the twelve windows contain rich, stained glass, bathing the cottage in glorious colored light when the sun rises and sets.

Purple diamonds, gold bars

Purple diamonds, gold bars

Robin Hood redistributed wealth to the needy during his career. I wonder where he found this stunning window? 

The loft bed

The loft bed

The full-size bed is under a canopy of rough-hewn cedar logs, salvaged from the forest floor.

Lofted light

Lofted light

There are five stained glass windows at the loft level, all of which open for the cool, Hill Country breezes that accompany nights from fall through spring.

Loft view

Loft view

The loft is private and cozy, and a wonderful space to watch the sunrise through the stained glass windows. 

Fleur de lis

Fleur de lis

The lily flower has heralded royalty for centuries. Could Robin Hood have been thumbing his nose at the Sheriff of Nottingham by installing it over the door?

Bathroom

Bathroom

The doors to the bathroom are vintage stained glass, leading the way to a copper sink, a double-size shower with river rock and an antique bronze light.

Bathroom light

Bathroom light

The antique beaded board on the bathroom wall is painted a soothing green, custom made from natural tung oil and earth pigments.

Fluffy towels...

Fluffy towels...

...and plenty of them.

Bathroom window

Bathroom window

The vintage stained glass window from England is semi-opaque, allowing for simultaneous privacy and plenty of light.

The Bridge

The Bridge

If you descend the hill to the creek, the bridge will take you to the foot of the back bluff.

Havenwald woods

Havenwald woods

The back of the property is home to a shady wood, the "wald" in Havenwald!

Texas Live-Oaks

Texas Live-Oaks

Live-oaks are oak trees that keep their green leaves all through the winter, providing beauty and shade. 

Under the bridge

Under the bridge

At the creek, the view for 360 degrees is only trees, hills, wildlife and the wide, blue, Texas sky. You won't see a building, or even a smidgen of concrete jungle.

The creek

The creek

The creek at Havenwald is known as a wet-weather creek, meaning it only has water when it's been raining. When the water is flowing, it sparkles and trips over stones and a little waterfall.

Havenwald chickens

Havenwald chickens

The chickens provide us organic eggs, and they are happy to scratch in their large coop, safe from the coyotes and foxes!

The Back Bluff

The Back Bluff

From the road that leads to the creek, you can see the entire back bluff, rising above the trees. The bluff is quite a little hike, but the views are a rewarding treat.