Winter (what winter) has been kind to us but has had us kicking our heels while preparing planning and listed building consent for the National Park. The great news is that the first listed building consent has come in, which allows us to start making changes in the main barn.

North Barn proposals

There is a huge amount to do as we are converting from its current format to a 7 bedroom (all en-suite) holiday cottage aimed at the family get together market. Unfortunately Mike our builder has had to have an operation on his back and is out action for 12 weeks. Currently Ian is working with Josh (Mike’s labourer) and Stan the chippy. The first week working alongside a fit young man 30 years his junior nearly killed Ian.