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A New Look for Hardy Chalet

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Hardy chalet is the oldest out of the four chalets and it’s time for a new look inside.

So far, new carpet has been laid throughout. The kitchen has had a slight alteration so that the dining table can be positioned off the carpet onto the new tiled kitchen floor. A new worktop has been fitted and in the lounge gone are the old pine T.V stand and coffee and lamp table, replaced by a lighter oak collection.

The wet room leading from the downstairs bedroom will have a complete face lift. New tiles, new flooring and a sophisticated modern shower – easier controls with a large multi function shower head.

This is just the beginning. More improvements throughout the chalet to come.

The old shower from the wet room.

The old shower from the wet room.

The shower has now been disconnected and the tiles plus plasterboard have been removed.

The shower has now been disconnected and the tiles plus plasterboard have been removed.

This is the other wall in Hardy's wet room

This is the other wall in Hardy’s wet room

The wash hand basin and toilet removed as a temporary measure

The wash hand basin and toilet removed as a temporary measure

The floor tiles have been lifted and a new shower tray installed with new pipe works. It is then hidden by special cement ready for the vinyl.

The floor tiles have been lifted and a new shower tray installed with new pipe works. It is then hidden by special cement ready for the vinyl.

Holiday Weather in May 2012

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

A beautiful clear dayWhilst out walking the dog I couldn’t resist running back to the house and grabbing the camera. Not a cloud in sight but the distant plane and it’s tail jets trailing behind. I wondered where it was heading. This time I wasn’t envious. Who needs to travel abroad when England has holiday weather like this.

Local Fishing Lakes

Monday, May 7th, 2012

View across the Blackmore Vale with Coking FisheriesBeautiful views across the Blackmore Vale in North Dorset.  Our local fishing lakes in the picture only a few minutes down the road.

Explore Dorset by foot or car and be amazed by what it has to offer.

Rainbow at Deepestdorset, Stour Cross Farm

Sunday, June 12th, 2011
June rainbow

June rainbow

Couldn’t resist taking this photo last week. Caught it just before it disappeared.

Thank You – Hardy Chalet

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Picture drawn by Luke Read
Dear Chris & Martin

Thank you very much for making our stay at your farm so welcoming. We all had a lovely time.

Best Wishes and Happy Easter

Rachael, Paul & Luke (5yrs )

Hedge Laying at Stour Cross Farm

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

There’s an art to good hedge laying.  As with many things, the theory behind laying a hedge is easy; the practice is much harder – requiring skill and experience. The aim is to reduce the thickness of the upright stems of the hedgerow trees by cutting away the wood on one side of the stem and in line with the course of the hedge. This being done, each remaining stem is then laid down towards the horizontal, along the length of the hedge.

This hedge is over 40 years old and has grown into spindly trees.

This hedge is over 40 years old and has grown into spindly trees.

Whilst Martin and Dave have a few days spare to tidy up the farm, they set to work cutting out old rubbish such as Ivy and side shoots. A chainsaw, CAT and man power is all that’s needed.
Some of the hedge has growth so big, the only answer is to remove it

Some of the hedge has grown so big, the only answer is to remove it

The hedge around most of the farm is over 40 years old and has never been managed except for being trimmed every year. It has grown into tall spindly trees now suffocated by ivy. Every year after heavy winds we find big gaps in the hedge where weakened trees have been blown over.
Coffee break

Coffee break

 

 
Tools down for a well earned coffee

Tools down for a well earned coffee

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Friday, December 31st, 2010

4 chalets in snow 2 copy

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR 2010

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Christmas-advert

Update on Progress of Duncliffe Chalet

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

All of the wood cladding has been fitted to the ceilings and walls and now we have the tedious job of varnishing it all. Trouble is, it’s difficult to see what’s been done!

4th Feb 10