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.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Lots and Lots of Photos - the kitchen is here!

Well, apologies first for not keeping you updated for a while.  I have been taking photos, but the actual typing of a blog post seems to have been too much for me.

I will not waffle on for too long - as there are lots of photos to upload, taken over several days.  The kitchen arrived yesterday and the carpenters are working late every night to get it installed (they were here until 8.15 pm yesterday).  Doors are hung and door handles put on.  The majority of the tiling and painting is finished.  The tiler starts on the complicated hall floor today - old quarry tiles in a chequer pattern.  It won't be long before the upstairs is ready for the carpet - and then we can start moving boxes over from our rented house across the road (I have been packing for a while).

The hot tub is brilliant.  Very relaxing for me and definitely eases my stiffness/pain.  It is more awkward having to walk across the road to use it - and then having to come back here to have a shower.  Once we have moved in, I will be using it most days.

The tree at the front of the house has been chopped down,
letting in a lot more light.

The view from the kitchen patio doors -
a bit of landscaping!

The old - and very thick - quarry tiles
(taken up from the dining room floor).

The painter likes to be tidy!

The bath installed.

The fancy LED mirror in the main bathroom.

The back door - with new external light.

Double doors to the dining room.

The kitchen - roughly laid out where it will be going.
Controlled chaos!

A close-up of the back kitchen wall - with hob
and drawers underneath - and the tall oven units.


  1. Wonderful! Love the colors you have selected, and the view from the kitchen is so peaceful! Can hardly wait to see more photos, Ali! hugs, de


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