Welcome to the New Seavista
We’re back and we are thrilled to be opening our doors and welcoming guests to stay at our newly renovated Seavista.
It has been quite a journey, we have experienced all the highs and lows that, I suppose are inevitable during such a large project, but who could have imagined this year would wander into such high weirdness. There was never going to be a good time for a global lock-down, caused by a pandemic, but it really sucks that it happened during our biggest and most extravagant decision for Seavista. The compounding, collective issues that we all faced during lockdown and continue to face meant we experienced a complete halt on all work and struggled to order supplies once the world slowly began turning again.
But, if theres one thing that 2020 has taught us its to appreciate the small things that we often take for granted, its put a huge emphasis on our homes and what spending time (a lot of time) in them means. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to build these three brand new homes and while often fraught with worry and fear, it has always been fuelled by anticipation and a positive change to our family run B&B.
The journey all began with a vision in my head, an idea that excited and inspired me, and motivated me to consider the costs, logistics and as I shared this plan with my family and with the builders we officially had a team on board! It was happening! Once we had the plans we needed to sell one building straight away to pay for the project. This was a tough decision for us and a brave purchase for the new owner, Barbara, to trust our plans without any building in place, we are so lucky to have found such wonderful new neighbours and dear friends.
The project became far bigger than I ever imagined, some of the challenges we faced included the huge retaining wall not being budgeted for and the wettest winter on record, forcing our poor builders to battle the elements. Budgets were blown which caused us great conflict and a few tears, then of course, there was Covid…
But, when I look at our buildings now, they hold so much meaning and are far more beautiful than I ever could have imagined. They frame the beach views across Mawgan Porth and beyond its impossible not to stand and gaze. We are so looking forward to a new chapter and welcoming new guests to Cornwall.
Here’s our new Seavista set up:
- The Lodge
- As before – had a little spruce up – now listed with Beach Retreats: The Lodge
- Seascapes – the middle house – also listed with beach retreats: Seascapes
- Seavista – Our home, where we will run our B&B bedroom. During the school holidays we will rent the entire house to guests on a self catering basis. We are taking bookings now, email: email@example.com
- The Lodge
Below are a few snaps of our B&B room and list of my heartfelt thank yous to everyone who helped us to make the build possible. Here’s to new beginnings, at a time when UK holidays have never been more essential, safe and appreciated.
To our amazing architect Ian Cross – his vision led to something so special! To our wonderful builders, in particular I want to mention Choccy; (the boss), there are no words to express how grateful we are to him -quite simply there would be no Seavista without him -his vision and skill and banter kept us all going. Kim and Dave, such skillful workers – they built the bones and watching them with the cement was like watching artists at work! They always brought a calm confidence to the project – I will miss seeing them everyday.
James; (a perfectionist like me!) His carpentry skills were second to none – always providing a solution and a joy to have on site! Josh; our excellent electrician, delivered far more than I ever expected -always indulging my whims and with a smile to boot! Matt the best plumber you will ever find -I am simply blown away by how amazing all our bathrooms look! Our amazing painters, Pod, Ben, Marco and Jonny, who will have gone snow blind for sure after all painting all the white! Jason – plasterer extraordinaire! A one man machine who kept working tirelessly to help us find plaster even when all supplies had dried up!
My wonderful friend and interior designer Lydia Anikitou – without her guidance and skill the houses would all be an empty shell – or worse a terrible mismatch of craziness! She has an incredible knack for pulling My ideas together into a semblance of a style – I would recommend her to anyone and everyone! She brings the magic and the emotional support – thank goodness for Lydia!
All my love,