The investment this year has been lots of new mainly oak furniture including replacing the old beds and mattresses in the ensuite twin in Wade House and the Kingsize in the Studio in Bugaboo. Also following feedback there are now 2 wardrobes in Wade house and 1 in Bugaboo and an informal understair/wardrobe in Larch. Larch has also a new sofa and Bugaboo new dining chairs (padded for long meals) and 4 new chest of draws with 2 in Bugaboo and 2 in Larch.
There is of course always things that can be improved and will be improved and others that may seem like a good idea but we maintained the status quo for good reason. For example there is a new washing machine in The boiler/drying room, but we have chosen not to put one right in the cottages because they would introduce noise and damp to the buildings. There is lots of heat in the drying room to do just that so to conserve energy we encourage people to dry their washing their rather than in the cottages.
A reminder that only 2yrs ago Wade House looked like this !!!