Here's how we refurbished The Carthouse
The images above show what The Carthouse used to look like...
The new oak flooring arrived just before Christmas. This encouraged Mark to dust off his tool box and remove all the old carpets and curtains.
Tony, our electrician has already completed the first fix to reposition existing power sockets an supply new ones in readines for the make-over.
The exposed brickwork in the lounge has been removed and the new slate hearth has been laid in readiness for the new fire. All necessary walls have been replastered. Tim has also started laying the new oak flooring.
Tim has all-but finished laying the new oak floors and Paul our painter starts on Monday applying the Farrow & Ball paint.
Nearly there!.... Paul our painter has done a great job on our walls and ceilings. We've decided to be a little more adventurous colour-wise in both the lounge and the bedroom, as you'll see from the images below.
Apart from a few soft furnishings and the odd mirror or two, the refurbishment is complete - on time and (only slightly over) budget. We particularly like the new fireplace in the lounge. What do you think? Do please email us with your comments.
We suppose the acid test will be judging the reaction of guests checking into The Carthouse on Friday 13th February.... Not a good date!
We've also commisioned Bob Berry - one of Cornwall's finest landscape photographers - to print on to canvass some of the wonderful images he took last year for our website. The canvasses will be with us in 2-3 weeks. Watch this space for the final images....
From our guests...
“A fabulous week. A warm welcome. The cottage is wonderful and so comfortable... we don't want to leave! Thank you for your superb slice of Cornwall. See you again soon -x-”
Steve & Marian - Essex (Aug 2008)