Tors Hotel Development

On Thursday 12th November we will be opening up the new apartments at The Tors Hotel, Lynmouth for a public viewing and to present our ideas for further developing the site.


This project has the potential to be beneficial to everyone in the area so we would like as many people to come along and see what we have done so far and to have a say in how we progress from here.

Doors open at 2.30pm and we will be around until at least 6.30pm so please drop in. If you have any specific questions about the project then please email me via this website and I will answer them for you.


Below are views of Apartment2, a 3 bedroom apartment. We have a selection of 1 to 3 bed apartments nearing completion.

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New apartments for sale soon

I am currently working on some new apartments at The Tors in Lynmouth. These will all have the most amazing views as you can see below.

These flats are being developed by Westbourne Real Estate, the property arm of the late Martin Miller Westbourne have a proven track record of developing this type of high spec accommodation and their in-house team of craftsmen are producing some of the tidiest electrical and plumbing installations I have seen. The finishing is superb.

Interior design on the show flat is being led by London based designer Catherine Mitchell and is available for viewing now, further flats are available to be finished to your specification if you get in quick.

To be kept up to date on this project keep checking in here or sign up to Millers email updates and offers via

The first flats are now being marketed by, click on the photos below for the full panoramic effect…

Zermatt – March 2014

What an amazing 10 days in the alps!

Huge thanks to Lesley and Stuey at

Also thanks to:

Benny and team at for the excellent skis and service (and locals rates!)

Taxi Fredy for the airport transfer from and to Geneva.

To Bernie and team at

for the life saving morning espresso coffee and the trays of Moet

Nicole at for the gallons of Cardinal on the way back down the mountain. for the extended Apre-Skiing for the Paragliding, cheers fellas :-) for the ski lessons for Henry- ask for Robbie, the best instructor in Zermatt if not the whole world! We can never thank Robbie enough for what he did last week :-)


If you are going to Zermatt and need anything speak to the people who can help –


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…and finally



High Tide 02.02.14

A few photos of the morning high tide 2nd February 2014.



Lime Rendering

If you know me you will know I am on a mission to rid the world of nasty cement based render on old stone buildings.

This is a step further forward on my mission and demonstrates the nicer softer appearance and depth of colour proper lime renders and limewash finishes have.

You can find more information on why cement renders are so bad for stone buildings here:

Lynmouth Tide – 4 January 2014

A few pictures from this mornings high tide.


A quick post to link a few things of my dogs together

A rare work post

I have been fairly useless at self promotion on this website, mainly because I never need to look for work which is a happy situation to be in.

Anyway here are a few photos of todays work to give you an idea what I get up to.

If you have an old building that needs help or have an interesting idea for something new then given me a call, I may be able to help.


A few Exmoor stary night pictures from a very cold weekends camping in the heart of Exmoor’s Dark Sky Reserve at

Star trails looking south from the campfire

Making fireworks for little Charlie by bashing the fire logs

Star trails again

Long exposure shot of Gordons Discovery and Ambi-Van, lots of frost on the Disco’ and light spill from the bunkhouse and campfire, fun shot though.


Salamander Firesteel

Salamander Firesteel

I am testing this little Salamander Firesteel by Andy at Feather Forge. Andy kindly offered this prototype as a hand around tester through Bushcraft UK Forum. It has been travelling around the country from person to person, in theory stopping with each for 4 days at a time although this seems to have been abused a bit as it should have been back with Andy by last Christmas! It arrived with me yesterday.

Its a great little gadget for firestarting, a quick strike of the steel on flint results in a strong spark that will take to anything such as the bushcrafters favourites like charcloth or ‘King Alfreds Cakes’ otherwise known as coal fungus (Daldinia concentrica).

The firesteel has a very useful blade that I think would be good for skinning. The Salamanders shape means it fits nicely in the hand and makes the blade easy to control.

Now I just need to talk Andy into letting me buy one of these off him, in fact I’d like to buy lots and offer them to people staying at The Exmoor Centre.