The House

We bought the house at the end of 2000. It had been partially restored in the 1980s, coincidentally by Charles, who is our indispensable help and the main contact for our guests during their stay. But he had moved elsewhere and by 2000 it had been neglected and empty for some years; the ground floor had never been converted and still had dirt floors, but wonderful brick arches, more of which we uncovered when we dug out the floors to install damp-proofing. We made some changes to the layout of the rooms on the first and top floors and installed extra bathrooms. 

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