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Bay Tree Broadstairs Refurbishment Week 48

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

We’ve delayed re-opening owing to slower than anticipated progress with our refurbishment. We’re now managing the remainder of our build (primarily decoration, second-fixes and snagging plus landscaping) ourselves instead of through our original building contractors.

We would like to thank all of our guests for their patience – we will be open as soon as we can and we’re sure it’ll be worth the wait!

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

Outside, our front patio will look stunning once we’ve relaid it and planted some new foliage.

Our driveway has been cleared and lowered (it was encroaching on our damp course) and we have realigned our boundary with our neighbours where we had lost a little land – this will mean our driveway will be slightly wider (our previous guests will recall there was a narrow pinch-point!) We will, of course, be re-building our boundary wall.

Work on our wall around the permiter of our car park is progressing nicely – these walls needed rebuilding, especially as we have lowered the car park to ensure it is level. The car park and drive will get new tarmac.


The framework for our main entrance has now been built. The main entrance and porch will get new glass. Of course, we have some work to do rebuilding our step into The Bay Tree.

The front of The Bay Tree is taking shape: we’ve new steps up to our sea-view terrace, new French windows into our sea-view restaurant, new traditional sash windows. oriel windows to allow for glimpses of the sea, a panoramic window (at the top, on the side of our building) which has spectacular views over Stone Bay and the chalk cliffs plus an additional triple-aspect sea-view turret. Once we’ve completed the guttering, the scaffolding will be removed.

The views from our sea-view balcony are amazing!

We’re making sure that the luxury en suite bathroom for our balcony sea-view room will be of superb quality!


The views from our triple-aspect sea-view turrets are pretty cool too!

We love using bright colours to liven some of our rooms

Downstairs, our bay tree can be viewed from our ground floor accessible and dog-friendly room, which will also benefit from its own private terrace.

Our ground floor accessible room features some clever pieces of design, such as this basin with discreet grab handles for guests with limited mobility (we will also add some discreet, foldable, rails to this area as well.

We’re always on the look-out for unique pieces such as as this tiered plate stand for serving afternoon teas.

Bay Tree Broadstairs Refurbishment Week 47

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.

Ben is inspecting the traditional flint wall we’ve been building.

Brick walls have also been built around our car park – the old walls were needed renewing and we’ve lowered the level of the car park.

Looking from our car park to the garden area immediately behind our building where our large bay tree is situated, we’ve been doing a lot of clearing ready for new patio and flower beds. The square hole is where steps leading to our rear entrance (left-hand window in the picture)from the garden and car park will be. The red fence is a temporary measure and will be removed. The right-hand window is Room 1, Willow, which will have a small private terrace and it’s own step-free entrance and is also both our accessible and dog-friendly room.

Above Room 1 and our rear entrance, the stone work on our balcony is almost complete and ready for the ballustrades.

Once inside from our rear entrance, looking forward to our sea-view lounge, we’ve been working on restoring the original Minton flooring – some tiles were covered and broken going into our old ground floor toilet which was located where the end of the tiles are now.

Our new kitchen equipment has arrived and is ready to be installed.
Aside from cooking breakfasts, we will have a full food menu throughout the day we will be open to non-resident guests. We are fully licensed with a bar.

Talking of our sea-view restaurant, we have just started hanging the first of our chandeliers. The unfinished paintwork behind is because we have not yet hung some very special wallpaper in this room.


This picture of Louisa Bay Broadstairs which we’ve just bought will probably be hung in our sea-view restaurant.

We’ve also been restoring chandeliers that will go in our guest bedrooms.

This fantastic view is taken from the North Foreland Golf Club looking towards the North Foreland lighthouse and Joss Bay – The Bay Tree is just beyond where the lighthouse is – and can be seen at night from The Bay Tree flashing and warning ships

Bay Tree Broadstairs Refurbishment Week 46

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 flint wall is almost complete.


The French Windows from our patio to our sea-facing restaurant have now been installed.

The view from inside our French Windows out to Stone Bay from our sea-facing restaurant is amazing!

On our driveway, we have been taking steps to lower our drive where it breached the damp course of our library. We will be applying new tarmac to the full length of the drive and our car park.

We have now cleared most of the car park. We are about to rebuild some of the wall around the perimeter of our car park.


We are now working on landscaping the area beyond the car park to the rear of The Bay Tree. Our roofing is now complete and we are about to add the screens to the doors on our first floor.

Our Juliet balconies on our top floor, through which guests will get glimpses of the North Sea are now in place.

Our Laufen bath has now been added to the luxury bathroom adjoining our balcony sea-view room.

We have begun adding our mirrors to our en-suites. They have anti-mist heating pads, shaver sockets, are touch-control and offer a choice of cool white or warm white led lighting.

The owners kitchen is almost complete, save for a little fine tuning on the units and installing sockets and under-unit led lighting. We’re very pleased with the tiling!

In our main kitchen, we have begun installing the extraction canopy above where our main cooker will be positioned.

Ben has been taking time out to enter the Best Rescue category at the RSPCA Thanet Fun Day at Quex Park (Ben is a rescue dog we got from Dogs TrustCanterbury: he was found wandering the streets of Fife).

Stone Bay, directly across from The Bay Tree, is looking gorgeous in the August sunshine!