Tuesday, 5 October 2010


This month has seen the decorating gather pace and internal joinery begin. The bespoke oak staircase is being fitted, and oak flooring throughout the communal areas is almost complete. Plumbing and electrical work continues and the tiles and sanitaryware are all on site. We now have switches and sockets in most rooms, and within the next week or so should have working lights! As the autumn evenings draw in, we're also looking forward to fitting the woodburning stove in the first floor living room.

Repointing the exposed internal stone walls with lime mortar continues - the stonework has been a huge job but the character of the barn is returning with every week's work, so it's been well worth the effort.

Outside, the landscaping and balcony are next on the list, while the new kitchen units arrive next week! We have several new hens who are settling into their home and starting to lay already. The leaves are starting to turn and the valley and surrounding countryside are taking on their autumn colours. We're glad of the piles of scrap wood that the renovation has generated - with no heating in our own house, we rely on our log burning stoves to keep us all cosy!

Check back next month, when we should have a kitchen fitted and more internal joinery and decoration to report. We're still planning ways to make our very first bookings extra special...

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