Yes, things have been quiet again on the blog front, but we have been busy elsewhere, with finishing the let and being assailed by visitors. The big news is that the buildng work and decoration for the annex has been finished (except the stair carpet which I will lay this week). The work has been signed of by Building Control at the Highland Council, so its all legal, and we have signed up with a local booking agent, so it should be on the market next week, hopefully.
Annex kitchen – it’s bright, it’s modern, it’s fully equipped. It’s purple…*
To quote from the blurb which we have written to help the agency, and our own publicity:
“Adjacent to the owner’s traditional, croft house home, this newly renovated apartment provides contemporary cottage living for up to two adults. It is completely self-contained and enjoys its own private entrance and parking area.
“The spacious open plan lounge and has been well planned and equipped, creating the perfect sociable space in which to lounge and relax. The furnishings and fittings are of a high standard throughout, and are complemented with little touches of island culture. Large lounge windows allow sunlight to stream in on sunny days, and the wood-burner effect electric stove creates a cosy hideaway whatever the season.
“The apartment retains many of its traditional features, but offers guests all the modern comforts of home with Wi-Fi, i-Pod docking stations and a large flat screen HD television. There is also a DVD player and a selection of CDs, DVDs books and games for you to enjoy.
“The kitchen-diner is situated at the far end of the lounge area and is fully equipped with ceramic hob and oven, microwave, fridge freezer, dish washer, washer/drier and loads of cupboard space full of quality crockery and utensils.
“Upstairs is a large bedroom, with a generous king sized bed which emanates cosy comfort. There is plenty of hanging and drawer space, as well as a hair dryer and clock/radio with iPod docking station. The en-suite shower room incorporates a WC, wash hand basin, heated towel rail and spacious shower.”
As soon as it is available at the booking agent, I’ll post the link.
Lounge area – “the perfect sociable space in which to lounge and relax”. We say so, so it must be true!
So, as I promised to name names, many thanks to Brian and Sean and all at Altree Joinery, who turned up when agreed, completed the job on time, in budget and to an excellent standard. Yes, we are talking about builders here!. A special shout-out to Jimmy the painter/decorator who provides a superb finish and a full run-down of island politics!
*It’s actually Imperial Mauve 5, which sounds more like a race horse than a paint colour. Or possibly a social scientist. In the mid-1980s, Demos wonk David Ashworth, in a fit of post-modernist idealism (or supreme narcissism), changed his name to Perri 6.
Currently listening to: Danca Dos Escravos– Egberto Gismonti