2016 was a wash-out – literally!. A nearby normally small stream overflowed in the December 2015 deluge that caused so much flooding in Cumbria. So we took the opportunity to redevelop and modernise the downstairs. There had not been any major work on the downstairs since 1980 and before that 1965 so we took the opportunity to give it a modernisation make-over. We now have it damp-proofed and insulated with modern materials, a smart new slate floor with underfloor heating, we even dropped the floor an inch or so to increase the headroom and replaced the staircase. There is of course a smart new kitchen with fridge-freezer dishwasher and washing machine.
Comments from our first guests in December 2016 were very good and bookings are coming in thick and fast for January and February so 2017 is off to a good start. Looking forward to a busy 2017!