Most of the year we run our home as a bed and breakfast, however for the six weeks of the summer holidays, we rent the whole house out which gives other families and friends an opportunity to have a holiday in our home and enjoy what Croyde has to offer, this then gives us the opportunity to spend some quality family time with our boys.
Here’s what some of our guests said about their stay in Home House last year….
Well what can we say – all The Fishers have returned home with post holiday blues!!
We have loved the area – weather was much better than we had anticipated, so much so we were on the beach every day – including parents of 82 and 88 respectively…
Your home is delightful and your attention to detail fabulous – we all immediately fell in love with the house and felt very much at home and I have certainly taken away a few decorating ideas!! Thank you so much for the very welcome cream tea on our arrival a lovely touch and much enjoyed.
The courtyard area was put to full use and we had a BBQ to celebrate our daughters birthday on the Tuesday.
I think I can safely say that we will be making a return visit next year – so we will be in touch again regarding dates, trouble is other members of the family feel they have
missed out because of the rave reviews so may need your help in accommodating them somewhere!!
Thank you again for everything – superb!
We really loved the house, it was even nicer than we had hoped. I loved the courtyard and spent quite a lot of time there with my book. We’ve all been really busy with work and exams (I got my OU degree offer this morning at your house, it brought me luck – FIrst Class!) so having a lovely home from home was just the ticket. We all loved the way you modernised the house yet kept that character and sense of history that is often wiped out in renovations…well done!
Anne, Steve, Peter, Jonathan & Georgina xx
The scones were delicious and a very thoughtful touch, thank you. We all had a lovely time at the cottage. It felt very homely, secure and had everything we needed for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday. I will recommend the cottage to others and would hope that we may be able to return in the future.
When we first decorated our bedroom, I went for the simple look of sanded floor boards, white walls etc.
Living in a home in which including the hound, is dominated by boys, I’ve decided to add a little pink. We’re currently in the process of redecorating and should have it finished in a few weeks time hopefully, so I’ll update you in full how it’s turned out then.
During the February Photo a Day Challenge, I had to show a shot of where I work, which got me thinking that I really could do with my own dedicated workspace, where I don’t have to pack everything away every day, somewhere I can go and just get on with what I’m doing, without interruption….
I’ve just finished some more blinds for this lovely home in Downend, Croyde.
This time we used a beautiful fabric from Voyage Decoration, using the Lorient Contemporary Range, in the Cornelia Valance Lemon colour way, whilst this is described as lemon, I would say it is lemony lime! I love it so much I may just have to use it in my own home!
Susie wanted to go with a ‘Camper Van’ style and this is where my suggestion of a Welsh Blanket Headboard came in, the fabric is 100% wool in St David’s Cross, woven in Wales, from Melin Tregwynt a lovely company to deal with.
The grey linen for the curtains was from Ada & Ina, another great company to deal with, making sure I had the fabric in time, despite the slow Christmas post!
We finished this project just before Christmas Eve, here are a few of the final images and Susie and I are rather pleased with the results!
As my boys grow older, they no longer ask me to sing to them when tucking them into bed, which has made me a little sad, so to remind myself & them of this precious moment we used to share, I’ve found these images & I’m planning to do something similar on my staircase wall. Can you guess what the song was?
It’s not very often you have someone walk into your garden & say ‘I designed that table & bench’, on further interrogation investigation, we discovered our new B&B guest, James Harrison, is part of an amazing furniture design company www.jamesuk.com
A little bit about James UK
James UK is an award winning, contemporary British furniture brand launched by James Harrison
and James Kinmond in 2006.
They produce unique, high end design led furniture and interior products with a distinctive focus on premium hardwoods and stunning upholstery. They are a truly British company, all products are handmade in the UK by a network of expert manufacturers, utilising traditional techniques, modern technology and years of experience. Keeping their production British means they can maintain their uncompromising approach to quality as well as offering their customers total ﬂexibility in their choice of fabrics and ﬁnish.
Having a small but dedicated team managing every project allows them to offer a personal approach for each client, ensuring that their exacting standards are delivered at every
stage of each project.
James UK make a conscious effort to responsibly source materials and support the British manufacturing industry in order to minimise their impact on the environment.
It’s hard to say which piece is my favourite, however, these are on the top of my wish list!