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You may be looking for The Nest Cottage Chronicles.

Nest Cottage, (AUDIO: The Stuff of Nightmares) by another account called Baker's End, (PROSE: Mrs Frimbly's Festive Diary) was a house in Sussex in the small village of Hexford. It was owned by the Master of Nest Cottage, who was the Fourth Doctor (AUDIO: The Stuff of Nightmares) or Tom Baker. (PROSE: Bafflement and Devotion, The Story of Fester Cat)


Mrs Fenella Wibbsey stayed there as his housekeeper. In the early 21st century, Mike Yates visited it where the Doctor told him about how he fought the Hornets as they tried to invade Earth. He kept his collection of stuffed animals in the cottage. (AUDIO: The Stuff of Nightmares, The Dead Shoes)

Mrs Wibbsey was unhappy to leave her duties there when she went to travel with the Doctor. (AUDIO: The Relics of Time)

Two years after Hexford was transported to space, (AUDIO: Survivors in Space) the Master left, leaving Fenella to care for the cottage in his absence. During this time, she slept in the attic.

That Christmas, she was visited by a robot dog sent by the Master, and on Christmas Day, he returned to them in his space machine. (PROSE: Mrs Frimbly's Festive Diary)

Behind the scenes[]

Baker's End, as seen in the cover of The King of Cats.