Bay Tree Broadstairs Refurbishment Week 32

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

We are still reachable on 01843 862502 and at

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Ben, a little damp after swimming at Camber Sands, is looking after our antique picture frames and chandeliers bought in St Leonards-on-Sea


This is Camber Sands. Ben can be seen towards the end bobbing up and down in the water, after which he swam as far as the kite surfers in the distance!


This chandelier will go in our lounge

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This chandelier will go in our hall


This box shows some of the artwork beautifully packaged, which we will be displaying in The Bay Tree


Some of our antique picture frames for our new artwork


The first coats of paint have been sprayed in some rooms

This video is a little giddy but it shows how the paint is mixed in one room then piped to the sprayer who is applying it (we can’t show the paint being applied or we’d have got sprayed ourselves!) Towards the end  the sea view from our balony can be glimpsed


Some of our glazing, such as this ‘Juliet’ balcony window, which will allow glimpses of our sea views,is now being installed


This picture window in Room 10, Maple, will show our best view of Stone Bay along with the cliffs to our left (the screening is protecting our neighbour’s privacy while we work)

This video starts with a newly painted Room 9, Yew, with our triple-aspect sea-view ‘turret’, then our ‘Juliet’ balcony, before going on to the tiler working on the landing and Room 10, with our new picture window and another, new, triple=aspec sea-view ‘turret’, finishing with our stunning sea-views of Stone Bay


Our wet-rooms are ready for their tile-grouting and then their Laufen bathroom furniture


Stone Bay, as seen from one of our windows


Outside, behind the man intalling our new water pipes, the top of our French Doors, to from our sea-view restaurant can be seen, along with some of the windows to our sea-view lounge


The first of four fireplaces being installed: two for guest rooms, for our library and for our sea-view lounge

Kite flying on Stone Bay, outside The Bay Tree, being watched by Ben


Viking Bay, Broadstairs


Looking from Viking Bay to Stone Bay, where The Bay Tree is located


Ben just can’t wait to show off Broadstairs!


Bay Tree Broadstairs Refurbishment Week 31

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

We are still reachable on 01843 862502 and at

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Ben is keeping an eye on progress in our sea-view restaurant. The sun from the sea can be seen streaming in above what will be our new French windows leading on to our sea view terrace

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We have nearly finished plastering our library and we are putting back cornices which are as close to the originals as we can get


Much of the plastering in our hall has now been done. We are expecting our balusters and newel posts for all of our stairs next weeek (we had to make copies of the balusters on our 1st and 2nd floors as they had been removed to make way for the fire screens, which thanks to a new sprinkler system, we no longer need)


We’re almost ready to plaster our sea-view lounge
We’re expecting our glass for all areas to be arriving very shortly


A lot of our cornices and ceiling roses are now going into our bedrooms, such as here in Room5, English Oak, our balcony sea view room


We’ve started to lay out the tiles in our wetrooms (these wood effect tiles are ceramic: they will look great but also have an R11 tile resistance rating, which means are guests won’t slip on them!)


We’re still buying items of furniture, such as these chairs at a local auction, which we will re-upholster and place in our lounge


We’re going to breath some new life into these chairs (this is one of a pair) which we’re getting from our bookkeeper,  Sarah (thanks Sarah!)

Yes, this is Kent – Port Lympne Wildlife Park, just under an hour from The Bay Tree, where we attended a tourism conference and they kindly threw in a safari around their 600 acre park – a really great activity idea for our guests!

These giraffes are as keen to keep warm and not venture into colder weather as we are!

However, the sea on Stone Bay, directly opposite The Bay Tree, has been great this week! Watch to the end of the video to see a certain Bedlington (i.e. Ben!) thoroughly enjoying himself!

Bay Tree Broadstairs Refurbishment Week 30

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

We are still reachable on 01843 862502 and at

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We have been opening up the window in our sea-view restaurant to make way for French doors onto our sea-view terrace. We think the view is amazing!


le aThe French window can be seen behind the yellow parking sign
On the top floor, above the French window, on the right is the new triple-aspect sea-view turret for Room 10, Maple. This room also benefits from the best view’s in The Bay Tree, looking out to the beach and the cliffs to our left


This is the view inside Room 10 (taken without a fish-eye lens to fit both windows)


This is the view from Room 10! Imagine having this and a triple-aspect sea-view window in your room at The Bay Tree!

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This is the sea and cliff view from our balcony looking north towards Margate


This is the sea view from our balcony looking south towards Viking Bay


Downstairs, our luxury library is almost ready for plastering, then decoration and fit out. The picture doesn’t show the window to the left of the fireplace(which will increase in size to match the opposite window). A bespoke bar will fit in the grey alcove (where we have already installed our necessary power and data cables)

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This is the fireplace for the library (we’ll change the tile colours to blue)


These are our newly-reupholstered chairs for our library


At the rear, this is one of our Velux Cabirio windows in the owners accommodation on the top floor: the lower window opens vertically so one can stand  in the window poking out of the roof!


The Velux Cabio window can be seen on the left of our roof. There will be a second window added


On the other side of Broadstairs, Dumpton Gap – a beautiful cliff-side walk and also a cliff-top walk, from The Bay Tree, via Stone Bay (opposite us), Viking Bay and Louisa Bay


Looking from Dumpton Gap, Broadstairs harbour can just be seen in the distance


This is Louisa Bay, with Viking Bay visible in the distance

Ben has been making the most of the last chance to play on the beach in Margateduring the day earlier (dogs are banned from 10 – 6 from 1st May)