Seaside Lodge has one of the last remaining original 1950s window at the front.
There’s been a lot of window action at Seaside Lodge over the last few days.
We still have the outside to renovate and paint, and the garden to plant and fence, but inside the transformation is moving really quickly now. (Just as well, our first guests are booked in May!)
The frosted effect being fitted to the the south facing 1950s window.
First to get the treatment was the big window over the front of the lodge. It’s south facing and wonderfully warm and bright, but the etch-effect helps diffuse really stark light, and the Seaside Lodge design fits perfectly into the top left window in the pic above. Many thanks to Mark and Michelle (and Mia and Marni) from brilliant sign designers and manufacturers De-signage for coming over and fitting it. We all went for out for fish and chips afterwards too (any excuse for chips…mmm, chips).
No more sheets across windows at Seaside Lodge.
Just one more window to go, then Seaside Lodge will be officially curtained-up. There will be a ceremonial burning of the old ones!
To enquire about staying in our 1950s lakeside hideaway (near one of Britain’s ‘best undiscovered beaches‘), drop us an email: email@example.com
Goodbye old curtains!
Blinds up in the master bedroom -lovely to open them first thing and watch the birds on the lake.
Over the last few weeks, we’ve been steadily chipping away at the remaining renovation projects on Seaside Lodge, and we can see the finishing line in our sights. Visits from a 2 holiday home professionals have been informative and helpful, and both of them said the lodge is going to be at the top end of a four star property, which is lovely to hear.
We got a lot done over the last few days, and managed to have some serious beach time too.
1 lattice willow hedge planted
1 weeping willow by the lake planted
2 sea buckthorns planted
1 bay tree planted
2 garden bird boxes installed
3 blinds put up
3 door frames painted
4 cupboards fitted out and undercoated
Ensuite shower room completed
1 wall painted
10 cakes eaten (we needed the energy).
Everything is on-stream for lettings to commence in May – we’ve even got our first 4 bookings! The website is underway and should be up in three weeks. To enquire about staying in Seaside Lodge please drop us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The main bathroom is nearly finished
The master bedroom is painted
The en suite shower room at Seaside Lodge is complete – and fab.
Top tip: bring kite strings to Anderby Creek beach.
Walking down to the beach from the Round and Round House – a 360 hide to watch wildlife.
Hiding in the hide.
A walk through the dunes to the hide.
After all that fresh air we needed non-cake sustenance. The platter at The Fat Seagull up the road was delicious.
The Fat Seagull’s platter is yummy.
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