Bay Tree Refurbishment Week 4

The Bay Tree is now closed for a major refurbishment, re-opening May 2017

We are still reachable at 01843 862502 and enquiries@baytreebroadstairs.co.uk

A major part of our refurbishment involves taking down and getting into chimneys to create more space for our new bathrooms and wetrooms

This is Room 6: the original bathroom was through the doorway on the right and didn’t go behind the chimney.

By going right into the eaves we can access a previously hidden dormer window behind the chimney and we can triple the size of the bathroom – including adding a new bath in the dormer window, a wet-room shower and bring in the sink (which used to be outside of the doorway in the bedroom)

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This is the same room from the behind the chimney, with the dormer window (which looks to our rear garden and large bay tree)

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This picture shows the same space, but viewed from the store cupboard on the 2nd floor (we’ve just taken out the hot water tank¬†that was between the cupboard and this newly-opened space0

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This is Room 5 – our first floor superking/ twin with amazing sea views: the bathroom was in the corner, and will double in size once we’re done with this chimney!

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This is our balcony room – the bathroom was to the right of the window
This room will be getting a new bathroom where our single Room 3 used to be, complete with freestanding bath and wet-room area

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On our ground floor, you can now see past where the entrance to the owners area was (we’ve just demolished it and are getting ready to put a new room with full disabled access and it’s own private terrace in it’s place, plus building two more floors above) but it will give a taster of how our new rear passage will look once we add in a rear entrance and you’ll be able to see from the our hallway¬†to the rear.

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One of our builders is standing where the owners accommodation used to be

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This picture shows the view from our large bay tree. On the top left you can see the hidden dormer we referred to earlier for Room 6 and of course, from the shed, you can just glimpse the sea – we’re making the most of sea views in most rooms, often with angled oriel windows that will allow for more sea views but more on that to follow…

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Lastly, it’s not quite all work for us – here Ben’s enjoying the stunning walks on the Dover White Cliffs, directly above the ferry port, on a beautiful evening, where France was clearly visible (this is just a 45 minute drive from us, and is now National Trust property)

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