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SidAndBob: The field next to the cache is now being actively used. The trees along the upper path have been cut back and the cuttings have just been chucked on the upper path, so you can't get past any more.[V] I'm certain that this is why the cache was found scattered recently. Newland House was also knocked down this week.
In light of all this I am archiving this cache. Thanks to those that visited.
Pete and Bob.


House Hunting

A cache by SidAndBob Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 5/26/2007
1 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: large (large)

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Geocache Description:

Here's one for anyone who has a partner who prefers looking at nice houses rather than caching.

Visit the four impressive houses in Newland on the short route then plump for the mystery house... and the cache.

The above coords are for parking, so please park the car before you start.

For extra entertainment why not see if you can spot the fake on your route (locals need not apply). One of the houses in the village was built 3-4 years ago, but appears to be much older. There is also a barn conversion from 6 years ago.

Important: Please do NOT drive around this cache. It is a short pleasant walk and I do not want to upset my fellow villagers by introducing cars to our two back roads.


House #1 definitely has enough room for the relatives to visit and offers views over the 12th century church and Almshouses. It also has a snooker room on the second floor to keep the boys amused.

Number of panes of glass in each of the 29 windows at the front of the house.


House #2 is set in a hollow and has a large cellar which periodically gets flooded allowing the residents kids (some years back) to paddle a boat in it.

How many attic windows at the front of the house?


House #3 is the only non-private residence in Newland and is owned by a charity. They always have fantastic life sized illuminated characters in the garden at Christmas time and geese parade the gardens all year round. Located on the corner.

What colour are the window frames. Take the number of letters in this word.


House #4 was owned by the church until recently. It is also the nearest of the bunch to the village pub. The house is ivy covered and set back from the road.

How many pairs of windows at the front of this house.


The Mystery House is another small house. You think your 6' Christmas tree is big? This entrance hall takes a fully fledged fir tree.

The cache can be found at :

N51° 4(C+B).(A-B-B)(D-A-B)0 W002° 3(D+B).(C+B)(D+B)1

Checksum : Last digit of A+B+C+D = 7

You may need to brush past some holly to retrieve the cache, but this will only be a problem for the most delicate of souls.

There are two other great caches starting at the same parking point, so check out the 12th century pub and then try another cache.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ba hccre cngu. Zvaq gur shatv.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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