Trevarno is now our 6th Scandinavian lodge at Coombe Mill and you might expect by now that we would have the build schedule running like clockwork. On paper we do, yet in reality every time we build it feels like we run right up to the wire on timing causing just a little stress on my part! Two weeks before our first holiday makers arrived the Lodge looked like this:
The Fun Begins
I blogged before about the build to this point and my worries of the cream sofas that were in fact green, so when Farmer Nick and I took a day out in search of all the finishing touches, I was armed with a camera for colour matching and coordination. I love this part of the build, a bit of quality time out together while the children are at school and a chance to show my limited artistic flare for matching styles and colours. Nick was laughing at me with my camera but it actually helped no end. I think I get the last laugh, clearly he is not happy posing with this wall art, and no, we didn’t buy it!
With purchases made it was a solid week of carpentry for Nick from curtain poles to bath panels and stair gates to garden furniture before the carpets were laid, stored furniture could be brought over from the farm shed and finally my finishing touches added from our day out.
Proud of the Results
In the end it is our most stylish and practical build yet and far from the peppimint green candy shop I had feared on first seeing the furniture in the shed. The upstairs playroom has been filled with toys every youngster will enjoy, while the breakfast bar gives a new dimension to the room and extra work surface space. In the master bedroom the super king bed gives us a headache every time on purchasing all the necessary, but I really feel a luxury property deserves a luxury size bed with ample space for little ones to climb in too! With all the energy efficiency of Trebah with solar panels and under floor heating, I want to move in! See what you think:
Our First Guests for Trevarno
Saturday saw our first holiday makers arrive. Having never been to Coombe Mill before, they had no idea what to expect. As I led them inside I was thrilled to hear “Wow, this is amazing” as their first words. Their little girl ran straight upstairs to investigate the toys and the whole family happily posed for me in their new home for the week.
Tempted to Book?
It turns out our reputation for new builds precedes us and just on the back of the success of Trebah, Trevarno Scandinavian lodge is already full to the end of the year except for week commencing 13th
October and Christmas or New Year. If you can take advantage of any of these 3 dates I will take £50 off the booking price. Quick, when it’s booked, it’s booked! You can read more about Trevarno Lodge on our website page
A Final Plea
I am very proud to be a finalist for the MAD blog awards. Voting closes next week, do have a look as there are some lovely blogs in the finals. If you are looking for me *says hopefully* I am in Family Fun and Small Business
I am also up for Blogger of the Year with Loved by Parents as me “Fiona Cambouropoulos” in Special Awards
“Tales from the farmers wife” shares the funny and interesting happenings on our lovely holiday farm with Farmer Nick and our 6 children. A behind the scenes look on balancing family, farming, the holiday business and cooking for all.