Aug 2017 Demolition Begins!
After many months of delays and refusals permission was finally granted to proceed to the main phase of the project in the Summer 2017. After a year of uncertainty it was a huge weight off our minds that the authorities were happy with the plans. There had been desperate attempts to save the separate house but it had sadly deteriorated too far. The structural engineers advised us there was no choice but to bring the building down and start again. It was very sad to see the building come down. But it was also an opportunity to start afresh and inject some new life and passion into the old village, creating a brand new customised retreat building that would eventually provide the space for guest cottages and a roof terrace. We also had the opportunity to reuse and recycle all waste material from the demolition so none of it went to landfill, creating new land terraces on the south side of the retreat to be landscaped for outdoor accommodations in the future.