It all started some years ago, Andy worked at Gatwick Airport for many years until a friend introduced him to the Lake District in 1986.
It was just a short weekend of fell walking but it was a life changing weekend, I decided to change my life totally and move to Keswick to live. I sold my home in Horley, Surrey and moved into 36 Lake Rd Keswick on the 27th August 1989. I have been working hard ever since to get the property up to a very high standard, it's a balance of time & money.
In 1994, floods hit Keswick and the basement (we live in the basement) was flooded to a depth of 18 inches. I thought it was just a little problem however it tired out to be a very major problem, we took the opportunity to totally renovate the building to the point of installing foundations! A local builder built Rooms36, or Seymour House as it was formerly known.
At weekends he built Lakeside House, Albany House and Seymour House more or less singlehanded in 1847, with there being no building regulations in those days, the house was built on a clay bed with little or no foundations. However, the house has stood the test of time and is now stood very firmly on a nice solid foundation.
We still have lots to do here however we are still finding the cost prohibitive, we started out with 10 letting bedrooms of various sizes we now have 5 very large bedrooms and one good size bedroom, a very nice very large dining room that will have a lounge in it in the near future.