Friday, November 12, 2010

Going Dutch …

in Ogleforth, York. With its warm brick design, leaded windows and sympathetically refurbished interior, the Dutch House makes a superb upmarket self-catering holiday let.  Probably York's oldest brick building, dating from 1648, it graces  this quiet street leading to Grays Court, the Treasurer's House and the north side of the Minster.

The expression going Dutch means sharing the cost equally, often between a couple going out for a meal. The Dutch, like the Scots and folk from the Auvergne in France, used to have a reputation for being careful with money. Many of us would need to go Dutch to be able to stay here.

1 comment:

  1. Good at money..... well, I have heard about the Scots and the Dutch.
    Here we have the same about people from Sunnmøre, an area near Aalesund.

    Anyway, it looks like a very pretty building!