The two stone BBQ’s surrounded by log seats and benches were really popular last year, but the BBQ’s were past their ‘sell by date’ and needed to be replaced. But by what? How? The solution lay in our loft – an old hot water tank, or ‘chauff-eau’. I cut out the basic shape of the BBQ, and our good friend and near-neighbour, Lionel, did the welding for us. After building a solid stand for it, the new BBQ was then painted and lifted into place underneath a useful rain cover.
The fire pit evolved from an idea on YouTube! It’s an old drum taken from a washing machine we had stored, but broken beyond repair, waiting for a trip to the scrap merchant. Another bit of ‘upcycling’, involving some old rockery stone, no longer needed, and some old tomettes (tiles) and we were ready to go. All has been cemented in place and it’s now a lovely communal eating & drinking area. A great space to meet up, chat and laugh with friends old and new. Guests on site have already given the thumbs up to both, so we just know you’re going to love it!