Spring has arrived and, although Easter has been a little on the damp side around the country, it’s been relatively dry on the Sheringham Coast, albeit misty.
I’d originally planned to head down to The Prairie on my own for a few days to oversee some maintenance work. However, it turned into a bit of a mini break for the family, so car fully loaded, we headed cross-country to Sheringham for the second time this year.
Running a holiday let is a bit like painting the Forth Bridge. There is always work to be done.
During our first visit in February we’d noticed that some of the carpets were looking a little threadbare. We didn’t have time to make any plans then, so had to head home with that job on the top of our to-do list.
My sister had recommended Holt Carpets, and they made the job extremely straightforward from choosing the carpet, measuring up and fitting.
We have now replaced the stairs and landing carpets, and the bunk room, and are delighted with the results. We’re hoping to replace the remaining carpets in the next year or so.
Other minor updates include a new HD TV in the dining room, a fixed oven door and a replacement doorbell.
There is a smart new route up Beeston Bump. The improved path laid down by Norfolk County Council’s Norfolk Trails team opened on the 29th March and replaces the existing paths that were badly rutted in places. This is a welcome improvement to our stretch of the Norfolk Coast Path.
We were saddened by the closure of The Submarine Cafe. I was looking forward to my breakfast-on-a-bun treat with my morning coffee. Fortunately there was a sign in the window stating that it was under new management and would be opening soon.
In-between my day job and the maintenance work, we managed to squeeze in some quality time with my family, and lots of dining out. My wife took full advantage of the coast path, walking to West Runton, and back from Weybourne Steam Station.