We thought it was about time there was a little bit of cheer in these testing times so after the sneak preview we revealed in our virtual viewing video yesterday I can now properly reveal the new and improved Old Dairy, aka the honeymoon suite!
This renovation has taken lots of planning and hard work to get things just right. We thought long and hard about removing the spiral staircase but decided it just wasn’t practical and agonized over the layout of the bathroom and the colour of the new front door. The interiors side of things was a real joy apart from having to go with sofa option number three after options one and two went out of stock just when I wanted to order them. I now actually prefer the one we have to the other two so obviously it was just meant to be. I now have aspirations/delusions of being an interior designer!
To give you a full rundown the Old Dairy is a two-storey cottage which was originally converted into a self-catering cottage back in 2001. Before this it was part of the farmhouse and used to house the kitchen. The downstairs is now completely open plan with the kitchen, dining and living area all in one large space. We have added a wood burner to make it extra cosy and the kitchen has all mod cons including a dishwasher and posh Corian worktop. The bathroom is just off to the side and has been decked out in black brassware and bright white tiles. Upstairs you will find a huge super king sleigh bed and a decadent painted rolltop bath. The colour of this bath has been so contentious and several people expressed their doubt over it! I think it is glorious but would love to hear what you think!
We really wanted to create a space that would make our couples feel extra special on their big day without being too far removed from the rural setting. We can’t wait for you all to come and enjoy it.
We now need to say a huge thank you to all the builders and tradesmen who worked on the conversion. A big shout out to Gary Cooper our expert architect and his wife Louise for the top notch measuring. James, you’re my hero for putting up with my choice of tiles and thanks for your overwhelming enthusiasm! Tom (a Huntsmill groom himself no less), Ian, Lewis, Rich, Pete, Jason (another Huntsmill groom!), Mark and Simon we can’t thank you enough for turning our vision into a reality. I wouldn’t make a posh frothy coffee for anyone but you guys!
All photos were expertly taken by Daniel Atkinson.