Latest News on LHG

Renovation of the last stone built building is in progress. New beams, new lintels, repairs, re-pointing to enhance the beauty of the random stone, and a new slate roof is planned for spring 2018. Photos of before and work in progress. December 2017.

a second store/workshop shell has been built in the wooden barn which will shortly be racked out ready for use. October 2017.

at last the 17 year old pergola has been re-built and 2 lovely hardwood benches installed....look at the photos and picture yourself there! July 2017.

installed a new worktop grill similar to a George Foreman (made by Tefal), microwave and toaster. 2017.

new white crockery has arrived for 2017.

extra wc/wash basin and shower accessed from the stone barn is planned......some hard work needed here but it will be worth it. We have the bits just need to do it. Mick's update - see December 2017 photos and update above.

at last 3 bird boxes have been put up. hopefully it will attract some birds soon! (Mick's note...well we had a nest of hornets!!!! suitably removed risking life and limb!!!....actually just blocked the entrance hole and unscrewed it.....bzzz bzzz) . 2016/17.


new kiddies bicycle (2016)

new bicycle going this September. No doubt it will be a firm favourite in purple and chrome!

new stainless steel BBQ (2015).

ready for those balmy sunny evenings


tree planting - (2014/15 and occasional extra trees on-going).

we have decided we ought to try to move to being more environmentally friendly and become self-sufficient for logs for the woodburners. In March 2014 we will be planting 73 new trees to add to the 11 silver birch trees planted in January.
The new trees are 20 super fast growing willows, 3 sweet chestnut, 25 silver birch and 25 hazel. We are expecting to be able to coppice the trees on a 5 or 6 yearly cycle.  Time will tell!!!

and logging! (2014 .... and on-going).

another little kiddy bicycle with optional stabilizers added in March 2014

another mountain bike/hybrid joins the LHG fleet in December 2013
a new twin bedroom has been constructed on the mezzanine in the stone barn.
    in progress in March 2013 
small kiddy swing, slide, and seesaw are now available.
a tyre swing is now on the big tree soon for older children.
WiFi up and running!
large Rangemaster range cooker just installed to improve the catering facilities for larger groups.
It is a joy to of a work in progress....finished now.
new half oil drum charcoal BBQ has arrived! (see photo below) Roll on those warm summer evenings!
It is ideal for a large party, and we have 2 smaller ones if you have a small group.
8 new good quality pillows have been purchased following feedback.
Following a suggestion I am shortly to install 2 stair gates to ensure children are safe
and cannot climb the stairs. Bought them ready! .....and now fitted them too.
Large screen TV in family barn now has satellite channels (English) in addition to the
bluray player.
I will be putting carpet tiles down in the family barn later this summer. That will make it much cosier.
big BOSCH dishwasher has now been installed ready for your holiday. Now that will make life easier!!!
just a few bits and pieces to done!
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