We were hopeful that Castell would have been ready for the summer of 2020 but, as with many other projects, we are running behind schedule due to COVID-19.

However, work on Castell is currently under way and we will be looking to be provide a little more detail as time (and building work) allows.

The main cottage, Castell is a 3 bed property, sleeping 5 with a further 1 bed self contained cottage, Yr Atodiad, sleeping 2. We are also considering our options regarding the large outbuilding to the rear. We have to re-roof it at some point and as there is power, water and drainage to it, we might create an additional playroom, hobby room or even a small self contained unit.

Update 16 October 2020

A few more jobs completed.

Roof replaced/renewed

1st fix water and electrics all complete

2x 100 bore holes drilled and ground collection loops fed into the porch/plant room

Replacement windows fitted

Exterior hacked and scratch coated and a new ‘roughcast’ (the final coat) applied. Both chimneys have been fully re-plastered with new pots added.

Under floor heating system installed with 15t of self levelling screed. Ground sourced heating heat pump connected and commissioned (15/08/20). Heating is running and the floor should be fully dry by Christmas we hope. Fine to walk on but the high level of moisture needs to be reduced prior to floor coverings being applied.

Insulation fitted into the roof, plasterboard attached and rooms plastered. Two staircases have been installed and the self contained cottage is now ready for painting prior to final fix plumbing and electrics. The main house should be ready for paintintg in a week or so. Second fix joinery will be done through November/December as and when we get time but should have it all done by the new year ready for furnishing.

Latest update 20/02/21

Paintitng internally has been completed, currently all ‘white’ but will add colour once we have finished all the last jobs internally. Walls will need a final coat once everything is done.

Electrics are just about finished; just need another day or so sticking the sockets on the wall and final testing.

Flooring is being fitted into the annex Yr Atodiad this week, skirting, architraves and doors to be fitted, shower to be tiled, kitchen fitted and final fix on plumbing.

Outside tidy up is weather dependent.

Big shed need a new roof still and will start with stripping the old one in the next week or two. Once all the mess has been made we can finish the site clearance and landscaping just in time for Easter I hope.

Here are a few pictures to give you an idea of where we are up to. Not quite as much work required as the barn but have the same team of tradesmen assisting in the renovation.

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