(Detached cottage, sleeps 7 in three bedrooms with one shower room, WiFi)
La Chaumiere is detached and stands in its own large area of garden. Originally a barn, it has been renovated to a high standard with exposed stonework, oak beams, and exposed roof frames. There are two double bedrooms (with king-size beds) on the first floor, and a twin bedded room on the ground floor. Open plan lounge/living area/kitchenette, wood-burning stove, satellite TV. Utility room with washing machine.
The terraced area is very secluded and shady, and you can sit outside under the verandah and have a glass of wine, even if it’s raining, which is quite a nice experience! Walking out from the terrace leads you onto a large area of lawn exclusive to the cottage, suitable for a game of football, cricket, badminton, swing-ball etc.
Chaumiere was originally a barn. When we found it there was a tractor parked in it. Upstairs there were about 6 tons of grain drying out! The end gable had to be re-built, and I raised the roof half a metre with a car jack, (!!!) to get more headroom under the chestnut roof trusses.They were then sanded and varnished to bring out the colour. Hopefully you’ll agree the effort was worth it. The roof was then re-slated with new slates just to complete the job.
Once the roof had been sorted out attention was given to the ground floor. The earth floor had to be dug out, and replaced with a waterproof slab, insulated, and a chestnut wood floor installed, except for the tiled kitchen area.