Things are quieter in Orkney now although we do still have rooms open for visitors until mid December. Our dedicated crew of chickens haven’t realised this yet and we are snowed under with fresh eggs.
We are taking advantage of this relative down time to make some exciting changes and alterations. The old theatre/rehearsal space will reopen in the Spring as a Music Room/ Sitting Room. Guests will be able to gather in the evening, sinking into sumptious Chesterfield furniture. There will be table space to work during the day too. The room will be decorated with musical instruments as well as a working wind-up gramaphone. However, these are not just for show. Along with the Challen piano, they are properly set up working instruments and the room will still host occasional intimate concerts and recitals.
We have also acquired more land around the building. This will give us opportunities to develop and expand the business in due course.
Needless to say, this magnificent, but old building requires plenty of upkeep and through the WInter we have a team of excellent tradesmen improving and developing the ground floor accommodation in the West wing.