The beautiful fountain, in the courtyard of Carn Brae, was a big challenge awaiting the labours of an honest champion. David went to work, and boy did he have to work. He removed the plants and soil. A hard few hours labour. Then he set about removing the bricks, stones, and various pieces of masonry that had also been used as filler.

carn brae port pirie accommodation blog fountain restoration
carn brae port pirie accommodation blog fountain work

Quite the adventure and a much longer labour of love than anticipated! Primed and sealed, tested and ready to be returned to its former splendor, our fountain looks magnificent. Soon to be filled with fish and water plants, it will be a soothing, tranquil spot to relax, unwind and let the delicate sound of the gentle fountain lull our guests into a state of bliss. The wine will help.