Enter through the ancient wooden front door into a large vestibule with exposed stone wall leading onto the original stairs up to the first floor. This area was once the village tailor’s shop floor – we use it as a convenient place to house our two mountain bikes (free for guests to use) and as a flexible office area – this is a calm space where you can access free Wi-Fi (available throughout the house).

The main living accommodation is spread out on the first and second floors.  At the top of the stairs from the ground floor vestibule a glass door leads into the newly installed, fully equipped kitchen – from the kitchen sink there are lovely views onto the village allotments and the surrounding hills, though we wouldn’t expect you to spend any time at all doing washing up (there’s a dishwasher for that!)

Two sets of glass doors lead from the kitchen to the spacious open-plan living and dining room, with three windows looking out onto the street flooding the room with light.  The room has a comfortable mix of old and new – an extra large sofa to curl up in after a long day relaxing, solid oak furniture which can accommodate six at the table, flat screen LCD TV, DVD player (and our selection of DVDs to view) and UK freeview satellite.

On the second floor is a large landing with small but perfectly formed library sporting an eclectic selection of English and French literature.  Leading off from the landing is the bathroom and the two bedrooms – one with a double bed the other which can be set as a twin or a double. Both bedrooms are impeccably styled with quality solid oak furniture and crisp white linen.

The glass door from the landing leads to the house’s secret garden – a completely private, and quite delightful roof terrace, where you can bask all day long under the sun and then enjoy a barbecue under the stars in the evening.

The exterior

the kitchen

the dining room

the living room

one of the bedrooms

the other bedroom

the terrace