Cochrane room

This is a double room on the ground floor with modern en suite facilities. It is a lovely bright room to the front of the house and as with all our rooms it has a flat screen t.v./d.v.d,. tea & coffee facilities and hairdryer .

 

220px-Alexander_CochraneThis room is named after the Scots born Sir Alexander Inglis Cochrane GCB RN (23 April 1758 – 26 January 1832, born Alexander Forrester Cochrane[1]) was a senior Royal Navy commander during the Napoleonic Wars and achieved the rank of Admiral. He was knighted for his service.

He joined the Royal Navy as a boy and served with British naval forces in North America. He served during the American War of Independence  Admiral Cochrane had a huge influence both in Britain and world wide, he rose to fame quickly battling the Spanish in the mediterranean and was notorious  for his daring naval missions. He went on to become head of the Chilean navy and  working  with the Brazilian navy on their fight for independence.  It Was Cochrane who inspired the character Jack Aubrey, portrayed in the film “Master and Commander”.