Last year I shared a Thursday Doors post that featured a lovely old cottage my daughter and son-in-law were hoping to refurbish as a holiday rental. They are trying to come up with a good name for the cottage. If you have any suggestions they would be delighted to hear them.
The work began early in March this year and the progress is amazing. They had to replace the roof and dig up the floors but it will be a warm, comfortable cottage when it’s finished, with underfloor heating and all mod cons, while keeping much of it’s old style character.
Beautiful new wooden windows have been fitted, primed and ready for painting. Some old doors have been sourced and sanded. Of course, the Gaffer made sure there was no slacking on the job, while lying in a sunny spot on the floor. He’s a hard taskmaster, as you will have seen from my previous posts about our own cottage renovations.
I love the colour and grain of the wood. They will look so good once they’re hung inside. The exterior doors are on order and should arrive soon.
The view from the front door is so nice, with mountains, fields and trees creating a picturesque landscape.
The sunsets are pretty good, too.
The old fireplace had to come out but may go back into one of the bedrooms as a decorative feature.
A wood burning stove, when installed in the main living area, will add to the cosiness on a chilly day. You can see how big the fireplace is in the next photo. Large enough to take a good sized stove.
When the cottage is decorated and furnished I’ll take some more photographs for Thursday Doors. In the meantime, if you can up with a name for the cottage please leave it in a comment and I’ll add them to the list. Norm has a great selection of Thursday Doors over on his blog, if you’d like to check them out.