The house is finished and ready to rent! We already have 6 weeks worth of bookings so far, which is very exciting for our first year. Tom has been back to the house a few times to meet with Sawdays and Gite de France to discuss our ratings and advertising.
We have also added a balustrade to the terrace. We felt that the drop was just a little too high. Tom designed it to match the house and we found a great local guy called Chris to build it for us. Despite this not being something we wanted but realised that we needed, we feel that it has turned out really well and Chris did a great job.
As you can see from the image above the grass is doing nicely. It still has a little bit of growing to do and we need to tidy up the posts that can be seen, but there will definitely be a useable garden space in time for our first guests. There is also still some planting to do and I think at the front of the house we will go with lavender. The purple of the lavender and the cream of the stone will always be a winning combination! We had the trees at the front of the house pollarded. Whenn they grow back they will have a much thicker look and give the house some more privacy from the road.
Chris also did a lot of the snagging works inside the house. We know have wardrobes in all the rooms and the architraves and skirting have been finished. It is amazing what a difference these little touches make to the house.
We will be back in the Summer and I for one can’t wait. It will be almost a year since I was last there and so much has changed. If you are interested in renting the house, please visit our website where there are a lot more photos and information about the house.