There has been a lot going on here since we closed in November, which I’m sure you’re dying to know about. Probably the most important to start with, is the new arrivals in the Lodge! Yes, that’s right, we’ve finally got round to replacing the single beds in the boys bedrooms with the comfiest, zip and links! Superkings all round, yay. They arrived in time for our Christmas and New Year guests and although I’ve not slept in them myself, I have it on good authority that they’re awesome.
We kick started the winter job list with some physical changes; the ‘once blue’ part of Crispie House has been rendered and painted, along with the outside of the flat and the boat shed doors. We have also painted the outside of Crispie Lodge, installed a new sloping path down the lawn and replaced the radiators in the bathrooms with heated towel rails. Andy did a great job of laying some decorative pebbles outside the kitchen window at the House too- we’ll be adding some plant pots and pretty flowers here in the spring.
Suddenly it was then time to grab some Christmas trees and decorate for our guests. For the first time in a few years, both Crispie House and Crispie Lodge were occupied for both Christmas and New Year. We received wonderful reviews and are always so pleased when everyone has a wonderful time- our New Year guests were even brave enough to take a dip in the Loch (we think they’re crazy). New Year has already been booked up for 2020 at Crispie House, so if you’re thinking of celebrating over the winter with us, get in touch soon!
We then introduced the newest member of Crispie’s team to the world. At 5:42pm on Friday 3rd January, exactly 2 weeks later than expected, Harriet Delilah Gayner was born.
To finish off with the work that’s been done so far, our good friends from Campbeltown returned to decorate some rooms in the Lodge. The Love Bird’s bedroom is getting a fresh look and its balcony doors replaced, the shower bathrooms have been repainted and the landing, stairs and entrance hall too. The living & dining room are being redecorated too and we’ll be recovering the furniture.
We also launched our new website, which is continuously improving . If there’s any info you think is missing, let us know! Theres still bits to do around the estate, but don’t worry we’ll keep you posted. Our next mission is to tackle the ever-growing invasion of rhododendrons and eventually reface the far side of Crispie House’s lawn.
We’re officially on the 2020 season countdown. 9 weeks until our first guests are welcomed back for their 31st year!!