souillarde kitchen inglenook fireplace

Gîte Accommodation

The farmhouse and one barn have been renovated so far and a large, salt-water swimming pool installed on a terrace with sweeping views across the deep, wooded valley of the Bave with rolling hills in the distance.

The gíte accommodation consists of an en-suite double bedroom, a family bathroom, one further double bedroom with an inglenook fireplace, a mezzanine double, and a large bedroom with three single beds. There is a huge, comfortably furnished sitting room with an inglenook fireplace, a library of over 7,000 natural history books and digital satellite television for those who would rather keep out of the strong sun. This room also has a souillarde that was once a small kitchen, complete with stone sink and worktops. The family kitchen is fully equipped, a huge ash table comfortably seating ten, a third inglenook fireplace, sofa and chairs.

All rooms on the first floor have external doors leading out on to a raised, west-facing deck where it is possible to look out over the valley for a distance of some 50 kilometres; what better place for alfresco meals on warm summer evenings watching the sun setting in the far west. The garden has been landscaped around the house and pool and there are acres of woodland and scrub and meadows full of wild flowers and grasses to explore. The pool house, a converted stable block, is situated at the back of one barn; it houses changing facilities, a shower and lavatory.