At first glance it appears Angelo Mastropietro could be the star of a History Channel program, but he’s actually in the hospitality business, according to Bancroft TV.
When the modern caveman learned of an abandoned cave in the English forest, he saw an opportunity. Mastropietro, who says his surname means “master of the stone,” says he decided he would turn the cave into a sylvan retreat.
In 2015, the 38-year-old “almost single-handedly” refurbished the site. And he did it all after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. “I had a lapse that left me paralyzed, essentially,” he told Bancroft TV, “which was really the catalyst for me to make the review, where I was at, where I was going, and obviously my lifestyle.”
What he accomplished with the cave is remarkable. “The Rockhouse is a unique luxury romantic cave retreat, hand sculpted from a Triassic sandstone escarpment near the Wyre Forest in rural Worcestershire,” the website says. “Set in 3 acres of woodland on the banks of Honey Brook, The Rockhouse has been occupied for over 700 years.”
But you certainly don’t feel like you’re living in a cave when you stay there. “The Rockhouse has been carefully planned out and features stylish creature comforts such as under floor heating, rainforest shower and clever ambient lighting for a nurturing and natural ambience,” the website says.
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