Bedroom 1 at Seaside Lodge is now officially complete!
Pictures of the en-suite shower room – and all the other rooms – to follow over the next few days.
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Bedroom 1 at Seaside Lodge, has an en-suite shower room
Egyptian cotton bedding, Hypnos mattress and interior design touches
Painted floorboards, Egyptian cotton bedding and a view over the lake.
This kitsch 1950s nautical lamp is just one of many original touches in Seaside Lodge
The pace has stepped up several notches now. Noticeable not least because we keep running out of teabags.
We’ve got a great team of people helping us with Seaside Lodge – big thanks especially to Steve, who has been with us from the off, and has braved the cold before the insulation went in!
Steve’s so excited the renovation’s nearly done, he’s wearing a party hat.
Finally, the french doors go in. At the moment the deck overlooking the lake is a makeshift construction with 3 pallets, but even so, the view is knockout.
The old window over the lake, from the sales brochure
How it looked, once the walls came down.
Open ’til late.
A late night getting the doors fitted.
Next morning at Anderby Creek. 50% more lake and sky.
A lot to do at Seaside Lodge this morning – painting, pruning, sanding and waxing (furniture, cheeky!), but the sky is blue and it’s very hard to believe it’s mid-February.
So, we’re going to have another coffee and stare out at the lake some more.
Like Franz Kafka said: “Idleness is the beginning of all vice, the crown of all virtues”.
Splash of milk in my coffee please.
Seaside Lodge, lazy Sunday morning.
Seaside Lodge, lazy Sunday morning II
“We can’t sit around staring at the lake and drinking coffee all day”.
So we walked to the beach instead.
By the way, all these pics were taken on the morning of 15th February 2015 – it got cooler later, but the beach was as warm as the end of April.
We did get quite a lot done on the lodge later, I sanded and waxed an Ercol chair and Jon painted a floor, but it was one heck of a way to start the day.
Seaside Lodge, lazy Sunday morning III
Seaside Lodge, lazy Sunday morning IV
Most of the renovating dust and rubble is behind us – hurrah!
We’re moving into the next stage. Both bathrooms are going in, and the floor and wall tiles chosen. I’ve found a bathroom floor tile that looks just like the sand on the beach, which has made my week. Scrub that, month.
The temporary kitchen is now where the permanent one will be in the next month, albeit a little less appealing to the eye.
For a freezing mid-January, the lodge is lovely and toasty too!
Fading afternoon light in the south facing what-will-be study area
Things are really coming on. Although technically, that phrase is banned, along with “It’s coming together nicely”.
Clean walls, natural light.
All the rooms bar the big bathroom are now plaster boarded. The space looks much cleaner and more delineated. The picture above was taken from the front door. Behind Jon will be a small library/study area.
Looking North over the lake.
This picture is looking north. The window at the end will be replaced with sliding glass doors, onto a deck, overlooking the lake. In the space between will be a simple kitchen and then a living area with log burner. I shall probably devote a whole future blog post to the log burner. It’s gorgeous.
The view through the soon-to-be glass doors
On the picture above the lake is empty of geese, ducks or other water fowl. They are often on the lake throughout the day, congregating noisily, or just gliding along and then flying off again in unison. Watching them and figuring out their schedules is becoming a favourite pastime.
A very public convenience
The blog wouldn’t be complete without a picture of the central bog. So, here it is.
Late afternoon over the lake
Time to head back back West. Two pictures of the lake before we drive into the sunset.
Bird on a wire
October disappeared under a pile of insulation boards.
All but 2 of the internal walls came down, and the new ones went up. Temporarily, the loo stays put, right in the middle of the lodge in the door way to what is now (or shortly will be) the main bedroom. This is fine for the chaps, they don’t object to public peeing, but not ideal for the rest of us. Sitting on the loo affords a near-panoramic view, with windows on 3 sides. My tea drinking habit vanishes at the seaside.
There’s a lovely view on the other side of all that insulation.
Goodbye, old bathroom.
The old walls are down and the new ones go up
The Presidential suite boasts en suite facilities and flat screen telly
We can’t see the trees for the wood.
The lodge stripped out, these are our temporary facilities:
Delightfully quirky unfitted kitchen
Jonno’s special ‘turny tap’
Minimalist, exhibitionist toilet
Then, something happens…
The internet comes to Seaside Lodge
Seaside Lodge boasts state of the art technology, as can be seen in this picture of ‘technology corner’
Finally, for October, here’s a picture on Anderby Creek beach late one afternoon. Less than 100m away, and lovely.
Anderby Creek beach, late afternoon, October.
Last weekend, we tootled off to Seaside Lodge again. The truck was much lighter than the previous weekend, but we did take a selection of wall-knocker-downer things, secateurs, more wine than strictly necessary for 2 for 1 night and thicker ganseys.
Here are some pics from the sales brochure of the front living room, a bedroom in the middle, and the back living room over the lake.
And here is what we (royal we – I was measuring/skiving) and Steve, who’s going to be helping us with the renovation, did. The whole of the west side is now opened up, so the 3 rooms above are now just one room. To eventually be a study area up south, kitchen/dining in the centre, log burner/lake action up north.
The floor boards are in great condition!
Finally here’s a picture of rush hour at Anderby Creek 22/9/14.
Rush hour, Anderby Creek 22/9/14