A pair who used all their savings to renovate a hotel came back from their trip to Sri Lanka only to discover that the entire building had been ruined by a burst pipe that flooded the premises.

Distraught Return to Ruins

Des Thomson, 50, and Sinead Finnegan, 40, invested their life savings into refurbishing the Osprey Hotel.

However, their dream was shattered when they returned from vacation to find their establishment in ruins.

A burst pipe in the loft had caused widespread flooding, leaving the couple devastated.

Nightmare Unfolds

Their return from Sri Lanka on December 19 turned into a nightmare as they discovered the aftermath of weeks of water damage.

The distress amplified when their business insurance denied their claim due to their absence from the premises for over thirty days.

Devastating Loss

Mr. Thomson expressed the heartache of witnessing their hard work destroyed: “Every single thing is affected.

It’s destroyed our lives, and we are distraught.”

Despite pouring years of effort and savings into the hotel’s renovation, the catastrophic damage seemed irreparable.

Ambitious Plans for Recovery

The couple faces the daunting task of gutting the entire building, replacing walls, ceilings, and furnishings.

With a substantial repair quote of £125,000, they remain resolute in resurrecting their business.

Their determination shines through as they aim to reopen the Osprey by May.

A Beacon of Hope

To fund the extensive restoration, they’ve turned to a GoFundMe campaign, emphasizing the Osprey’s significance as not just a business but their livelihood and home.

Their resilience has resonated, garnering nearly £8,000 in support, signaling a glimmer of hope in their arduous journey toward rebuilding.

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