Lower Tancredston Farmhouse is the main 'residence' for the Wade family in Tancredston, Hayscastle, Pembrokeshire. It has been empty for over 2 years and finally a builder has been selected (Mark Roberts) for the entire renovation project. This blog is the story (with photos) of the renovation.
We also went to look at bathrooms/tiles - and it is truly amazing what is available ....
Rich liked the one above, but I am not sure?!
This is what I would like in the main bathroom
Even at the reduced price, this is not coming anywhere
near the farmhouse!
A few people have asked about our planned moving-in date. Well, the builder did say that it would be a 6 month job. We did not believe him (after watching far too many property programmes on the tv!), but it certainly looks like he may be right. I would hope to be in by the end of July.
The patio doors for the hot tub room were put in yesterday - and they are fitting the glass now.
We had to decide where radiators were being fitted upstairs, how the ceilings in the older rooms above the kitchen would be finished (leaving some of the old beams exposed), how the airing cupboard in the laundry room would be configured to leave space for the tumble drier and the position of the door through to the hot tub room from the hall. So many decisions!
Lots going on in the house - with lots of different trades working alongside each other. The living room window was open, as it is sunny and dry here - thought this was a nice picture -
More photos of the outside (the ones in the previous post were taken on Thursday) and also internal, where lots has been finished/started. We have 3 weeks to choose the tiling for the main bathroom. Unbelievable that so much has been done in such a short time.
Picture taken from the main bedroom, through the 'Jack & Jill' bathroom
and into the dressing room beyond
.... and taken from the other direction
We now have a wall at the top of the stairs again!
Looking through to the 'North Wing' - the guest bedroom,
shower room and my craft room - above the kitchen
You can see the space for the double doors into the dining room
Boarding starting to go up, with insulation in the ceilings. The electrician has wires and electrical points all over the place. There are drainage pipes for the upstairs bathrooms going in. Work done on the external walls. The patio doors for the kitchen have arrived.
We have been looking more at kitchens, bathrooms and flooring (wood and tiles). We also have to choose handles for the internal doors.
The possible move-in date of June or July does seem realistic now - but perhaps I shouldn't say that!
The kitchen with boarding on walls/ceiling, and patio doors waiting to be installed. It is still the carpenter's workshop for now!
It is amazing that it is 1st March today, and that so much has been done in the farmhouse since January.
The electrician has already put a lot of wires and lights in, the plumbers have started putting pipes in and a lot of plastering has been done. We had trenches dug for water and electric outside. The outer doorway for the hot tub room has been knocked through, and now being rebuilt to put the patio doors in.