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The Old Railway Cottage Gets A Face Lift!

It’s been very quiet from me on the blogging front. I’ve been painting, painting and more painting.


With now a six month old Lucy in tow, the best way of working is to put her to bed and then work at night while she’s asleep. Sounds grim- it is but the progress being made is fantastic. This week we also have my mother in law staying. Sally has heroically taken on babysitting duties during the day and then sanding down wood work-, and painting in the evenings.


I am incredibly pleased with the results of the upstairs. I have always had in mind for the master bathroom to be romantic, calm and cosy. We have just that. With a king size Laura Ashley bed and fantastic new mattress my big box for comfort and a good night sleep is ticked. The colour on the walls is charming and the room has become a lovely place to be.



The second much smaller bedroom has the views of the open moorland and I didn’t want any strong colour to distract from the amazing view and the way the moor changes colour during the course of the day. We’ve gone for a very light grey which works nicely.




This week I have also painted the lovely fireplaces in the bedrooms, I’ve painted the landing and me and Sally even managed a trip into Tavistock to go …… wait for it…… CARPET SHOPPING!

And….. FABRIC SHOPPING for curtains.



Those lovely touches where we can really turn that old tired cottage into somewhere really comfortable, cosy and really beautiful. Very exciting.


Downstairs, Shields of Tavistock have done an excellent job of fitting the log burning stove. We are extremely pleased with it. I am quite sure this is something that will really come into its own come the autumn.




Rob has been working of that lovely hand built oak kitchen, and also finishing off bits in the bathroom.

It’s all coming along. There is quite a way to go still but it feels like we are on the verge of creating an amazing place to come and stay.

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3 Southern Railway Cottages
Lydford
Oakhampton
Dartmoor National Park
Devon
EX20 4BL
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