BBC Radio Nottingham reports on Woodhead’s heritage restoration of Gardener’s Cottage at Newstead Abbey
Nottinghamshire company Woodhead is undertaking a £238,000, three month project to restore two Grade II Listed cottages at Newstead Abbey.
Gardener’s Cottage and Stable Cottage are being developed by the specialist restoration team from Woodhead, as part of a project by Nottingham City Council.
The aim is to provide a wider range of visitor facilities, including commercial holiday accommodation, within the grounds of Newstead Abbey.
The cottages will also be available as accommodation for the bridal party as part of the wedding package on offer at Newstead Abbey.
Stag Communications worked with Nottingham City Council to arrange for BBC Radio Nottingham to visit Gardener’s Cottage to see the restoration in progress.
Work is progressing fast with new electrics, bathroom, kitchen, with new plastering throughout to give the cottage a brand new feel and look. All the windows are being cleaned up to maintain the authentic look and feel of the property.
BBC Breakfast Presenter Andy Whittaker interviewed Woodhead site manager Don Wilson, who is celebrating his half century with the company and Commercial Manger for Nottingham City Council Jo Hunt about the cottage and its history.