January 2022

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January 11, 2022





To Aziz Benahmed and Lucy Ackrill, to pastures new in Luton and Harpenden respectively.

Estates News!

A huge number of projects have been achieved since we reopened in April 2021. These include:

  • New terrace with heated gazebos and windbreak
  • New ropes and posts system on the terrace
  • New garden pavilion with associated landscaping and electrics
  • New wall and steps to replace the old tilting wall
  • New air conditioning system for the Edward Beale Room
  • Carpets in Ridge view bedrooms
  • New wash up area in the kitchen
  • New top field car park with white lining
  • Front drive new tarmac
  • All bedroom corridor painting completed on first and second floors
  • New Wi-Fi system to the whole hotel
  • New phone system for the whole company
  • 50 chairs for the Garden pavilion
  • A 40’ storage container
  • Lodge 2 Ferny Hill full refurbishment
  • Successful Catalpa National Collection completion
  • New walk in freezer in the dry stores
  • Cedar Lodge offices completion with new desks and chairs
  • Sauna area with new bench, new paving, planting, shower
  • Workshop heater installation
  • New water softener
  • New CCTV cameras for top field car park, Estates yard etc.
  • New alarm, security grills, and wifi for Estates workshop
  • 9 new bedroom minibar fridges
  • Removal of asbestos in the hotel
  • Bedroom 61 carpet
  • New historical archives room off room 70
  • Cedar Lodge Landing and WC flooring

Coming up in 2022 are:

  • Extra radiators for bedrooms 33, 36 and 70 by mid Jan
  • New Lodge bedroom areas upgrade by end Jan
  • Completion of Bedroom 58 as a cosy double by end Jan
  • John Evelyn to King Charles Room knock through by start Feb
  • Chandelier cleaning
  • Conversion of Bedroom 60 single to cosy double by end Mar
  • French drain on Croquet lawn
  • Major plumbing scheme to boost hot water and shower pressure
  • Planting out of the start of a Sequoia national collection
  • Planning application for a stunning new Reception area
  • Afternoon tea kitchen in the old incinerator room
  • Bedroom 8 and 45 bathrooms
  • Bedroom 29, 84, 85, 86 schemes
  • Magnolia two bedroom suite scheme
  • New carpet for front lounge and reception area
  • New carpet for bedroom corridors
  • And much more…

And last but by no means least……

The purchase of the Bell Hotel in Saxmundham in January 2022 and subsequent upgrade to become a stunning 10/15 bed boutique four star hotel in the Suffolk coastal area!

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