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Combine Turned Into Unique B&B
If you’re planning a trip to England in the near future, you should consider reserving a night’s stay in Lincolnshire farmer Will Roughton’s converted Massey Ferguson 860 combine.
He had help converting the combine into a Bed & Breakfast cabin from a British reality TV show called Unique B&B. Show host Simon Parfitt provided the design and Roughton provided the stripped-down combine. Most of the inner workings had been removed.
Parfitt’s design created a large room out of the grain tank and the area that previously held the straw walkers and sieve area. Drum and concave areas were converted for storage. Access was created by cutting a narrow door in the side of the grain tank and adding steps. A floor was installed, and the bed was placed under the rear hood with seating forward into the grain tank.
Roof windows in the grain tank hatches provide ventilation, and a skylight in the rear hood provides night sky views from the bed. Shelving was made from old potato chitting trays and yard chairs from cable drums. Kitchen and bathroom facilities are in a nearby building.
Roughton is no stranger to offering unique overnight stays. While he may not be the first to plow up an old Royal Air Force (RAF) base, he is likely the first to turn its bombing range control tower and support buildings into rooms to rent.
While in use until as recently as 2009 as a bombing range, the base dates back to the 1890’s as an artillery range. It transitioned to a bombing range in 1938.
See the bookings page on the website for information on Kaleb the Combine.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Will Roughton (www.willroughton.co.uk; https://booking.roomraccoon.co.uk/raf-wainfleet/en/).

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2022 - Volume #46, Issue #5