Welcome to our blog!
We are two sisters and a dog who have bought an old listed house on the edge of The Cotswolds which is in desperate need of saving. A proper restoration project and a lifelong dream for us both.
We knew that the house had major structural issues when we bought it, (we very nearly didn’t get a mortgage), but we didn’t fully realise the knock on effect of these issues. The house has roof spread; the front wall has moved away from the rest of the house and the roof and floors are sagging as a result.
After over 3 years in the the planning, our house restoration can begin in earnest. Delayed by illness last year and Covid 19 this year, we are finally ploughing on and tackling the major works we need to do to make the house structurally sound and water tight.
In this blog we will update regularly over the next few months with progress, photos of before and after (we all love those) and anything interesting or scary that we find on the way…
“It’ll be lovely when it’s finished”– Said by everyone that has ever seen it
How the house looked over 3 years ago before we bought it. You can see why we fell in love with it. It doesn’t look like that now…
The proposed plans. Phase 1 is everything on the right hand side of the house including the loft conversion, phase 2 is everything on the left including the kitchen extension and garage conversion (essentially). Click here to view a larger plan (PDF).
- The doors
- Tom and George are back!
- Birthday treats (and a new boiler)
- Instant lawn
- Aerial shots
- Garden transformation
- Sunny weekend (not relaxing) in the garden
- The art of riddling
- First Saturday off in a year
- More shower trouble…
- Seven bloody leaks!
- Hedge repairs (and a major f***ing leak)
- Moving day!
- Cleaning, sorting & packing
- The big clean up begins
- Carpets finished & packing begins
- Carpet challenge!
- The last push
- Frantic final weekend
- Bloody balustrade!
Hi Zanna, As promised, here’s a link to another major refurbishment job, this time in Leamington. Our friends Julie and…
I’d missed your posts! It’s looking great. Belated Happy Birthday! What am amazing Birthday treat xx
Thanks Luke! We’ve still got a long way to go and more to finish off for phase 1 yet, and…
Looking amazing, you guys have done such a great job with the house! I can’t wait to see Phase 2!
Isn’t he just! He’s an instant expert at everything!
Colin is a bloody marvel!
Yeah, British engineering! 😉