The classic tale of the £1 bathroom suite

At the Two Moors Festival headquarters here in North Devon, we put on a lot of concerts and residencies, with countless musicians passing through our doors every year. Luckily, we used to run a holiday cottage and B&B business at Barkham so we have enough room to accommodate them all (most of the time!), but after 20 years, a bit of an update in Old Copse – one of the cottages – has been required.

We needed to give the bathroom a bit of a facelift, as the Pearl Suite (as we called it) was a leftover from the days of the previous owner, so can be dated at least as far back as 1987. We know how hard all the musicians who come down here work and how much they deserve a bit of a wind down at the end of the day, and a bath you can’t even stand up in because it’s under the stairs just wouldn’t cut it any more.

So John, festival fundraiser, decided to take matters into his own hands and headed to the internet and eBay to see what he could find. And he really did come up trumps, finding a very nice cream suite for the princely sum of – wait for it… – £1.04!

Another fun festival story to tell around the dinner table!


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