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Our New Shop

We’ve been at it again, yes, you guessed it – renovating!

This time we treated our Boutique shop, and it’s looking lovely if we do say so ourselves.

We’d began to feel a little guilty about the Boutique, as back in September 2015 we made it homeless to make way for the new Picnic Shop. We found a temporary location for the shop in our Glentress function room. But what was meant to be a month-long stint for the shop, ended up being more like a year and a half…

Glentress shop

It was such a busy time with all of the other renovations taking place, that we just accepted that the shop was in the Glentress room now.

Our Jacque had done such a good job upcycling bits and bobs to make displays, that it just looked so at home there. From slabs of wood cut from tree trunks, to nabbing things that were going to be skipped, Jacque managed to upcycle quite a nice little set up.

But it wasn’t so nice when the Glentress room was needed for a function. It’d take Jacque at least a couple of days either side to take the wares out and set it all back up again, so it was time to look for a new home.

Patience paid off for the shop because the new spot is one of our best. Now in what was originally our General Manager Patrick’s office, right at the front of the hotel, our new shop now has pride of place.

The renovation uncovered some real beauties too. We removed the false ceiling to make the space feel bigger and found some original cornicing in the process. We lifted the carpets to find some original parquet flooring. The space was painted, we added in some grooved panelling, and of course some much needed fixtures and fittings.

The shop will be open every day from 9am – 4pm, so stop in and have a little look at what we’ve done with the place.

Now we’re off to find a new office for our Patrick…