After two months of very hard work throughout October and November by Thor and his construction team, Loldia House is looking exceptionally beautiful and ready for the New Year!
We have a new dining room with high ceilings and deep green panelled walls which has created a very warm and cosy space to enjoy a candlelit dinner. In what used to be the original dining room, we have fitted a snug bar area with lovely matt mahogany wood and blue leather bar stools.
Inside the new dining room, photo credit Eliza Powell
One of the most exciting developments has been the modernisation of the bathrooms which are now an all-white terrazzo finish interjected with colourful items of Kitengela’s recycled glass and pretty bunches of roses which are of course in abundance at Loldia due to the flower farms across the other side of the lake.
The new bathrooms, photo credit Eliza Powell
The original ‘manager’s house’ has been converted into two large en-suite (with separate bath and shower) rooms with a verandah out the front and views down to the lake. All rooms and bathrooms have been upgraded and refurbished throughout and you will get to see the new look in our ‘upgrades email’ which will be released in the coming weeks.
Bedroom interior, photo credit Eliza Powell
The new swimming pool is loved by all, it is positioned in the most perfect location – elevated upon a rocky outcrop and between two ancient Fig Trees. It is a really great space to lie back on one of the sun-beds and simply absorb the alluring sights of Mount Longonot and the infinite vistas over the lake.
Our stunning new pool, photo credit Eliza Powell
We had a wonderful Christmas period with many guests from all around the world – they were all highly positive of the ‘New Loldia’ and those that were with us for Christmas Day itself throughly enjoyed the festive feast which included all the delicious trimmings!
There wasn’t much rain in December and most of Loldia (outside of our grounds) is still quite dry which entices animals of all kinds down to the lake to drink. We had the most incredible Big Cat sighting right in the middle of the month – two huge leopards (one male and one female) came right down to the shore, right beside the main house, to take a drink and Gary Hopcraft managed to capture it on camera!
Loldia leopard, photo credit Gary Hopcraft