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The past three years at Penally Abbey.

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Since bidding our final guests of 2017 farewell on the 1st January it has been all hands on deck carrying out the last bits of work to complete our original vision of Penally Abbey. Going into our fourth year at the hotel is quite surreal and as we wipe away the final bits of dust, in the last of the newly refurbished bathrooms, it is hard to remember where we were at the beginning.

It has been an incredible amount of work over the past three years, both in the day to day running and in the refurbishing side. 

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In total, we have completely ripped out and replaced 15 bathrooms, re decorated 11 bedrooms, moved endless walls, replaced large parts of the roof, refurbished two bar areas, redecorated the restaurant and excavated into the hillside to make room for the beautiful courtyard event space. This is all before we even mention the re-design of the kitchen, landscaping the car park and the tireless work done in the garden. During all of this we have constantly kept in mind the original beauty and history of the building along with it’s coastal location, meaning that it all truly has been a labour of love for everyone involved. It is so important to take a moment to reflect on how far we have come, as we are all guilty of not stopping to congratulate each other, or ourselves, on the milestones we have conquered.

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The fantastic people we have met, the lifelong friends we have made and the unforgettable lessons that have been learnt will always stand as  testament to the adventure that running and creating Penally Abbey Hotel is, as we know it today. From staff to guests, we've learnt lessons together, shared good and bad times together and utlimately built a dysfunctional, happy, loud and incredible family. 

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So, here we are, early 2018 and the last two bathrooms have been finished. It is a milestone that we are using to help us stop and celebrate how far we have come and one we want to share with you all! Thank you to every person who has been apart of it, big or small, we're excited for the fun filled future of Penally Abbey!

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There is an incredibly strong feeling in the air of excitment and anticipation at Penally Abbey right now. We're feeling more confident with our product and certainly more confident in our ability to create something unique and special for our guests after jumping into the industry as complete newbies. 

The restaurant is heading in an incredibly exciting direction, with some fantastic people in the driving seat and the rooms are more beautiful than ever. 

This year we've planned Pop-Up restaurants with a number of incredible chefs, intersting and exciting events and some fantastic collaborations which we will share with you all very soon! 2018 holds many new things for Penally which we hope will only enhance what we believe is a beautiful building, business and experience for everyone involved. 

Saskia x

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