Carpet Movers

Before the carpet went in

As the October launch for Hollyberry Cottage holiday rental approaches, the pace is heating up – at the start of the week, we had the carpet fitters in and had to move everything outside – thank heavens the weather was decent for the occasion – it took the fellow most of the day  and we had a couple of worrying clouds but not a drop of rain.

It’s amazing watching a property develop – you spend months thinking it looks like a pit that is never going to improve then as you get to this stage you’re beginning to see an end in sight – then the carpet comes and a magical transformation takes place.

Moving the carpet inWe still have some way to go, the 4-poster bed will be shipped over on Monday along with other furniture and so I can see me spending much of the week here making sure everything is just right for our first guests.

Now that we have WIFI broadband I’ve been working here on the guest book, putting together notes on how to use the equipment.

Yesterday we bought one of the newer one-for-all remote controls to see if we could put all the controls into one handset so my job last night was to learn how it works and to program it up with everything guests will need to best enjoy the facilities we’ve put together.

Living Room

I have to say, the unit is absolutely amazing and we’ll be having another one of these at home – the learning handset has made 3 controllers redundant and will make life easy for guests who want to select from the many Freesat channels or play a DVD or CD from the library we provide or from their own selection.

There’s more… I’m putting the finishing touches on an outside swing-chair and the magnificent 4-poster bed. Why on EARTH they don’t supply you with the right spanners I’ll never understand. I’d planned to have photos of the bed up by now but we came unstuck at the first hurdle…most likely this evening I’ll have pictures in place.