Sunday, 18 September 2016

Renovations begin on Number 5

Renovation works started quickly on Number 5, and it will be amazing to see just how fast this little Cotswold cottage can be transformed into comfortable accommodation for visitors to Chipping Campden.

The Bathroom

going ....
going ....
gone ..!
Plans for the bathroom ...... ?

We plan to add a modern walk in shower, WC & dresser type table with 2 separate sinks.

The Kitchen / lounge



It  didn't take us long to decide the wall between the lounge and kitchen needed to be come down! and once this decision had been made, - there was no going back !!

.... just a couple of hours later and it had gone!  creating a great open plan space on the ground floor.

At the moment it resembles Chipping Campden's first pole dancing club! but I have been assured the necessary beam is on its way, & I cant wait to see it developing into something very special!

Plans for the groundfloor ....?

We plan a modern kitchen with washer/drier, dishwasher, fridge freezer, gas hob, electric oven, microwave, spacious seating area, and lounge area to the front of the cottage with a bed settee and other seating, TV etc/ log burner.  There will also be a porch area off the front door from Sheep Street.

Will keep you posted!

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Welcoming Number 5 to the Crafty Cottage family ...

Wow, cant believe how time has flown since my last blog post! .... life in Chipping Campden is still very much the same, and the cottages have been very busy as  the months come and go thank goodness!  We have had some lovely guests from all over the world - many returning two or three times a year! .... and great feedback which is very much appreciated.

On September 1st we picked up the keys to the latest edition to the Crafty Cottage family.  Once renovations have taken place we hope to add Number 5 Gordon Cottages (which is part of the terrace and next door to our other cottages!) to our collection.

The cottage (as Number 6) was built as part of the terrace of cottages known as Gordon Cottages on Sheep Street in 1901.  These cottages had just been built when Charles Ashbee arrived in Chipping Campden with a group of guildsmen & Campden's Arts and Crafts history began.  The whole terrace (6 cottages) originally housed guildsmen and their families.  Our cottage Number Six, was the home of the Osborn family whose father had been an ivory worker (creating ivory headed walking sticks and umbrellas) then later when the ivory trade altered, he had work in the Silversmiths within the Guild. We are looking forward to discovering the history of the family who called Number 5 their home.


Crafty Cottage, Number Six .....  & Number 5 !

Renovation works are due to start soon - in the meantime, we have been having a good look around to see what kind of tasks we have ahead!


So now the Blog is officially up and running again and we will be keeping you updated of how things are moving forward with our new project ...

-will keep you posted!-