The house was clearly built by a family of some wealth. From the huge carved front door to the marble fireplaces the house shouts “wealth”. Every room is on a grand scale with intricate original tiled floors in every room. We believe that the house was owned by the same wine-making family throughout. It was left to their dedicated housekeeper who lived there for the rest of her life. When we bought it a total renovation was required as no work had been done to the house for 50 years! But we were careful to keep every original feature.
The Sitting Room
Two large comfy sofas arranged around the original 1860 marble real fireplace for a comfortable get-together to watch the large TV that has both French and many English channels available. The room is bright and elegant with west facing windows and French doors to the garden and pool and a large oak dining table.
Brand new and totally modern with a large fridge/freezer, double oven, microwave, and a huge range of modern equipment. There is also room for six to eat in comfort in the kitchen, around a handmade oak table specially made for the area.
The Master Bedroom
This is the only room with a large double bed rather than twin beds that can be joined together. Not the largest bedroom in the house, but with a lovely view over the pool and a large en suite bathroom and shower.
The Three Other First Floor Bedrooms
There are three other double size first floor bedrooms. Each of these has high ceilings, lots of light, and have been luxuriously furnished with French furniture echoing the 1860s period of the house. One of the bedrooms has an ensuite shower and WC, the other two share a bathroom across the corridor.
The Two Second Floor Bedrooms
Set in the original roof of the house which was a wine storage area, these are modern, but with the original wooden beams showing. The larger of the two has a ceiling that is at least 20 foot high at the peak and runs the entire width of the house. It has its own sitting area with a large sofa and TV.
One of the Five, similarly appointed bathrooms. 2 are en suite and three separate. Threa is one more loo downstairs and one near the pool.
The Pool, Garden and Patio
The garden has a mixture of sun and shade all day long. Garden furniture for full out outdoor dining and a Barb-b-q are provided. The garden is surrounded by lavender and thyme, with the atmospheric old barn at the back The barn is part of the property and not in use. The garden is completely secluded, and not overlooked. Sun loungers are arranged around a 10 x 4metre pool. The room to build a large pool in our own garden was a key attraction of the house, and highly unusual in a village house.
Stunning halls and staircases. Double doors to most bedrooms and a grand front door with a fabulous «mécanisme».