The Castle

A 'warts & all' account of the transformation of a run-down pub in Bradford-On-Avon into a 'proper' Inn (food pub with rooms). Written by Alex Reilley & Pierre Woodford

Saturday, March 10, 2007

The Space Beyond

When we managed to squeeze through the gap and investigate the space beyond. It's like something out of Scooby Doo! There's bits of original floor left (some of which is a little unsafe as one of the builders was later to discover), the remains of lath & plaster walls, a door with some very sinister markings on it (like someone was locked in there & was marking of the days!), & there's 150 year old cobwebs thick with dust. Despite the rooms needing a little bit more than a general tidy up & redecoration we see potential for another couple of (stunning) bedrooms. We get both the architect & our conservation officer out to have a look & it's decided that it's possible but is not going to be cheap (now there's a surprise). We decide to apply for planning separately to the main application & stick the idea in our top pocket for a rainy day (phase 2).

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