They had made a few changes, by updating the bathroom ie painting the walls cream to coordinate with the apple green bath and pedestal, putting a fridge in the passage wall. Yes in the passage wall. So the front faced the kitchen and the back cunningly disquised as a bookshelf was in the lounge.
There was also a stunning kitchen makeover in apricot and featured ship tiles. Yes I said ship, not a spelling error! But, there were lots of lovely period details that we liked. Timber pannelling in the dining room, fretwork in the passage, picture rails and a lovely servery from the kitchen to the dining.
The house also had floral axminster carpet. Despite not having any pile left, and being very ahem floral, this carpet served us very well. 3 babies were toilet trained without any evidence left behind, one fluffy puppy ditto. Parties, red wine, tea coffee, were never a drama at our house.
Late last year when the carpet resembled hessian, we said farewell and replaced her with a neutral browny, self patterned wool carpet. As much as we loved the old girl, the new spongy boy looks clean, uncluttered and is oh so soft underfoot.
We think that the ghost of Mrs W. the previous owner, who often lurks, very kindly and lovingly in the kitchen and hallway, approves the changes.
This really doesn't do it justice, but you do get the general idea.