An 1850s, south facing, stone built farmhouse now converted into a very comfortable modern home from home. At the front is a large oak-framed porch with log store, Stone steps to front door.
With the exception of the front door the house is double-glazed throughout and insulated.
There are three large double bedrooms;
Bedroom 1) First floor, 1 x king size bed and en suite with bath and power point and electric radiator. Wardrobe,chests of drawers, electric radiator, electric fan, bedside lights, clock radio, settee.
Bedroom 2) First floor,1 x double bed and 1 x single bed,chest of drawers, bedside lights, clock radio, wardrobe, chest of drawers, electric fan, electric radiator. South facing roof windows with views
Bedroom 3) situated on the ground floor. 2 x single beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside lights, electric radiator, electric fan, clock radio. South facing window with views.
All 3 bedrooms have good quality beds and bedlinen.
Also on the ground floor is the spacious family bathroom with bath, shower and basin, large free-standing shelf unit, electric radiator, power point. Downstairs WC is separate.
Straight from the front door is very large living room, over 20 feet square, with feature log burner, in a massive inglenook, and exposed oak beams. Kept now as 3 distinct areas this was formerly the family room. We now have the kitchen, lounge and dining table here.
The lounge area, with its leather suite centred around the fireplace, also has a small, well stocked bookcase for guests to use. The mini hi-fi with mp3 jack is to be found here too. As the internet service is so poor, as is French TV, we are not able to offer either currently. A laptop and DVDs are our preference.
As former caterers we have a well equipped kitchen with 5 burner gas hob,extractor hood, two electric fan ovens, microwave oven, dish washer, toaster, blender, espresso machine and tall fridge. All the equipment is complemented by plenty of good quality crockery, cutlery, serving dishes, glasses and mugs. A terrific array of pots, pans and utensils is available. We have made a point of having enough crockery and cutlery so there is no need to use the dishwasher twice a day.
Each area has separate lighting so can be adjusted to suit.
A few steps from the house, in a small outbuilding, is the Laundry Room with freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, iron, ironing board and sink.
Outside there is a large terrace overlooking the valley, complete with hardwood table, chairs with cushions and a parasol Also available are sun loungers and barbecue. New for this year will be a lower terrace with table and chairs, ideal for a coffee break next to the small stream running through the garden. There is also ample off-road parking, as the house adjoining is also ours, although not habitable. There is a large expanse of outside area to use and relax in. There is a second terrace here and a small garden for your use.
We have endeavored to equip the house with good quality throughout. Initially used as a holiday home when our family was young we now feel it the right time to share this wonderful place.
Although historically there is an unmade public road right outside the front door in practice it is seldom used, except by neighbours.
The proper public road is now the other side of our terrace, having been rerouted when the road was made-up many years ago. Even that cannot be called busy, offering a tranquility not available to many in the UK today.
We feel obliged, in the interests of fairness and safety to say the property is NOT suitable for young children. Babies that are not yet crawling would be fine and children who can be left to play largely unsupervised would probably be OK. Our main concern here is that there is an 8 foot drop from the terrace to the road beyond. There is a post-and-rail fence but it is far from toddler-proof. We have on-going plans for property improvements and the terrace is amongst them.
There is direct access into the forest opposite the end of our drive, down the hill or by an almost as quick short walk up behind the house.