What is this all about?

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.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

A Sunday Update

As usual with this project, it is flying along.  We have even been out and chosen all the tiles (floor and wall) needed for the bathrooms/kitchen etc.  I believe that the upstairs bathrooms and laundry room will be tiled within a week!  We now have to finalise the bathroom fittings and then the kitchen will be back on our 'To Do List'.

The decorator has been booked for 3 weeks time, so we also have to decide whether we want any different colours to the magnolia for the walls/white for the skirtings etc that was provisionally planned. 

We can have the hot tub installed next month, if we wish (we can then go in when the builders aren't there to use it!). 

Here are some photos - some taken last Wednesday and the rest were taken today.

The patio area outside the hot tub room

Looking down towards the kitchen
The dining room fireplace (or builders' storage area!)

Looking down the stairs from the first landing

This is the insulation going on the floors downstairs, before
they put down the underfloor heating pipes - very thick and cosy

The kitchen (with pantry door and patio doors)
Looking out of the kitchen towards the hot tub room -
if we have any summer, it will be a lovely area to sit out in


  1. wow - it is really coming along, Alison! It is interesting to see the insulation on the floor like that. I imagine that will help keep things nice and toasty in the winter!

  2. Really a lot of changes now. I've always like Magnolia on the walls and white woodwork, as then you can change the colour scheme of other things to cahnge a room. Mind you saying that, my rooms are a light green, with the living room a lilax and bathroom white. It was light green, but when the housing association put in a new bathroom, they painted it.

  3. So pleased for you that things are moving on so well. It all looks and sounds marvellous for you. Good luck
    Jo x

  4. Wow, what a lovely place you are building! The stone work is making me drool! I live in NYC, and boy what I would do for a place like that! Enjoy the process, and then the lovely home...

  5. Good luck and courage for your renovations - or is it new? We are renovating at present in France an old huge house with a huge garden. Oh my. Our craftsmen are so reliable which is wonderful


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