Beach Cottage

We love our little cottage by the sea – we bought it in 2004 with the intention of renovating it ready for our retirement in the meantime it was a place to escape to at weekends and holidays until we can move and live there permanently.  Although it is a bit ramshackle in places and the garden resembled an overgrown jungle we could see its great potential and have been renovating it at weekends and holidays ever since but it has proved a slow and long-term project. Especially since we had a devastating flood in August 2014 when Big Bertha made her presence known.

The cottage stands in three-quarters of an acre –  a third of which is woodland on one side, and on the other looks out over Luce bay near to the Mull of Galloway.

Part of my blog is a documentary about our trials and tribulations as we continue (sometimes against great odds) to make this our dream home by the sea.

Come and have a wander round…

Through the blue gate and down the daisy path…

to the little hideaway by the porch…

inside you can sit and doze happily in the warm sunshine and watch the sea…

the seaside garden was a bit of a bare plot …

but now we have grass and a caravan to stay in at the moment until the cottage is reinstated.

and if you go round the back you will find the posher lawned garden…

and another ramshackle sunroom!…

and finally slip between the trees and shrubs into the woodland walk in the lower wood…

I would take you over the little bridge and up into the upper wood but it is a bit of a jungle – perhaps we will venture in there soon!

But then came Big Bertha in August 2014 and the flood struck…

all around and through the cottage – nothing stopped the torrent of water,

the seaside garden was awash…

even the firemen could do nothing…

the woodland garden was 2 feet under in places

and the cute little bridge down to the sea …

…was swept aside and then washed away…

So now a lot of my blog is about the recovery from the flood – stay with me on the journey and watch our progress.

Oh and please leave a comment to say you have been – or drop in for a cup of tea.

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