Bay Tree Broadstairs Refurbishment Week 45

The Bay Tree Broadstairs is currently closed for a major refurbishment and will re-open in October 2017.

We are still reachable by phone 01843 862502 & email enquiries@baytreebroadstairs.co.uk for enquiries and future bookings.

Our new traditional flint wall is now beginning to take shape outside The Bay Tree, although Ben is not over-exerting himself to help! We’ve designed the brick and flint construct using various local Kentish models. The flint actually came from just over the East Sussex border.

At the rear of The Bay Tree work is progressing clearing our car-park before it is re-surfaced.

We have installed a commercial washing machine (on the right) and a commercial gas-powered (gas is cheaper for us than electricity) dryer. We send out our sheets to a local laundry but we wash our fluffy white guest towels in-house.

Robert, Alistair and Ben have now been able to move back into The Bay Tree: we can’t yet use our top floor bedroom, below, but we are using our owners lounge as a temporary bedroom.

Some of our rooms, such as Room 4, Rowan, are nearly complete and ready for their carpets. Most of our ensuite doors have now been hung.

The view from our balcony over Stone Bay is amazing!

Stone Bay, directly across from The Bay Tree.

We have been re-covering pre-loved chairs to use in our sea-view restaurant.

We couldn’t resist getting this Royal Worcester Bay coffee and tea pots at a local auction!

 

Bay Tree Broadstairs Refurbishment Week 44

The Bay Tree Broadstairs is currently closed for a major refurbishment and will re-open in October 2017.

We are still reachable by phone 01843 862502 & email enquiries@baytreebroadstairs.co.uk for enquiries and future bookings.

We’ve started applying some colour in our sea view lounge. We think this blue compliments our outlook over Stone Bay!

Our new marble fireplace looks great against this blue.

A slightly darker blue has been used in our sea-view restaurant. We will be adding wallpaper but this will be one of the last parts of the refurbishment to minimise damage.

This is the view from our rear entrance towards the front of The Bay Tree and our sea-view lounge,

On the stairs, we have just finished plastering the wall against the stairs from the hall to the top floor. This picture shows where new beams to reinforce our first floor landing have been boxed in under the bottom of the stairs from the first to the second floor. We will  put a small cupboard for housekeeping supplies in this space.

Outside, we have been busy excavating our car park (we have 10 spaces) and are getting ready to level and re-surface it.

We have so far moved 60 tonnes of soil!

We will also be lowering the drive – over the years it has got too high and has gone above a damp course.

The scaffolding around the side and rear of The Bay Tree has now been removed. The front scaffolding will come down shortly. Our work on replacing our front wall and the wall on the right hand side of our drive from the road is progressing nicely – we will have a red brick wall with flint, in keeping with the local area.

Apart from adding some glazing to the rear first floor balcony (the left hand room is the owners office, the right and room is the owners lounge) and glazing the windows on the ground floor (on the right is Room 1, Willow and in the centre is the rear entrance to The Bay Tree).

Stone Bay, in front of The Bay Tree, is looking as stunning as ever!

We’re still sourcing unique pieces of furniture, such as this walnut cabinet, for our guest rooms.

We’ll use this oak bookcase in the owners accommodation.

We’re particularly fond of this art-deco light.

This is how our driveway with our main entrance on the right of the building is currently looking.

This is how our main entrance will look (although the logo in this image is slightly incorrect (Broadstairs shouldn’t be spreading beyond the horizontal lines).

Bay Tree Broadstairs Refurbishment Week 43

The Bay Tree Broadstairs is currently closed for a major refurbishment and will re-open in October 2017.

We are still reachable by phone 01843 862502 & email enquiries@baytreebroadstairs.co.uk for enquiries and future bookings.

In front of  The Bay Tree we are rebuilding the wall from our sea-view patio.

 

We are using traditional flint in our wall.

Ben is keeping a close eye, from our restaurant where our French patio doors will be added,  on how our work is progressing.

DW Design Flooring have been installing a Karndean natural wood effect flooring in Room 1, Willow.

We have been using the same flooring running through the back passage to the new rear entrance into The Bay Tree.

The same flooring is also being used in our ground-floor toilets.

We have been making sure that our stairs from our hall up to our first floor, have been strengthened. This picture shows the underside of these stairs looking down to our basement.

A lot of the structural work we had to do on our staircases, such as from our first floor to our second floor, is now ready for finishing trims and banisters.

These are the trims that we will be using on our staircases.

We have been choosing finishes for our banisters and trims. Its worth noting that some of the colours shown in this picture aren’t completely accurate as the woods will be stained several times.

Multi-coloured led lights in the roof of this apex window in our owners bedroom help illuminate the space.

We are still buying new items of furniture, such as this small bureau, for the hotel.

This is part of a light fitting we have just bought for the hotel.