Cirl buntings nesting
Well, after a huge amount of blood and sweat (not to mention the odd tear or two), we’ve finally done it! Roundhouse Barns opens for the Press tomorrow and for our first set of (paying) guests for 2010 on Friday. We’re delighted with the outcome of the refurbishment work –… Read more
We are now so nearly there with our refurbishment work. The removal men delivered all our furniture back from storage today. Despite the lashing rain, it’s all back in place, reasonably dry and in good condition (apart from one door that is slightly damaged). So what’s left then?.. Not a… Read more
Camellias flowering since early January
Tales from a difficult patient….
Well the team have done a great job with the kitchen and bathroom in The Carthouse and today all that is left to do is screw a few sockets back into the kitchen walls now that the tiling is complete. The decorator is due later this week so the end… Read more
While we were away in London getting Mark’s coccyx cut off, Justin was left here to man the refurbishment-fort at Roundhouse Barns. It’s typical isn’t it… the moment we leave, Justin hits problems with other things that need putting right before we can take the next step forward. This time,… Read more
Well we are back in Cornwall after Mark’s operation and its a joy to see all the daffodils out in the hedgerows and gardens. We have snowdrops and primroses as well. We do seem to have missed most of the snow but are still getting frosts and in Truro this… Read more
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We’ve hooked up with The Tresanton Hotel to offer our self catering guests a wonderful dining offer at their restaurant overlooking the Fal Estuary and St Anthony’s Lighthouse. Guests who book a self catering break with us for the week commencing 2 April will get 25% off the price of… Read more
What a first couple of weeks we’ve had with our refurbishment works. First of all, it was too cold to build our new boiler store – cement will not harden below 5C. Second, every time we brought a ceiling down – all planned honest(!), we found electrics and plumbing, that,… Read more
Wagtail is a cool character and a bit of a bully…
In my last blog, I wrote about both the excitement and the trepidation about the refurbishment works we’re starting this winter. It’s now half way through day 3 and our lovely comfortable cottages have changed beyond all recognition! The wall dividing the lounge and the kitchen in Cockle Cottage has… Read more
I write this blog experiencing both huge anticipation and a fair dollop of trepidation. Tomorrow, the much heralded refurbishment in our self catering cottages starts. We’ve got 9 weeks for Justin and his team of bathroom and kitchen installers to rip out and replace 3 bathrooms and 3 kitchens. Oh…… Read more
Oh yes they are, (sorry still in panto mode here!) a bit later than last year when we recorded our first daffs in the garden on the 14th December, this year the frosts have set them back a bit, but today one has finally flowered. Our Christmas guests have had… Read more