Bed and breakfast

la Métairie Basse

 

Swimming Pool ~ 5 Bedrooms (2 ensuite)

Sleeps up to 15 ~ Comfortable Lounge

Evening Meals ~ Garden ~ Pets Welcome*

*As we have cats of our own we are only able to accept pets if they are cat friendly and are kept on a lead at all times around the house and garden.

 

 

Our old stone farmhouse, the most recent part of which dates from 1809 (the date inscribed over the front door) has recently been restored by us. We have kept as many of the period features as possible in order to retain the rustic atmosphere of this lovely building.

 

Ground floor:

The large sejour (living room) has a large cantou (inglenook fireplace) and a wonderful flagstone floor which is amazingly cool in summer, and we also have the old stone evier (sink) in the vaulted souillarde which was originally the kitchen.
 

The kitchen features the bread oven which used to be fired up with brushwood in order to bake the family's bread once a week. As you can see there are huge oak beams throughout the house.
 

Separate WC

 

First floor:

Bedroom 1 "Edna"- this overlooks the main garden with views of the fields beyond, it has one double bed and one lit coin (old style French single bed), chest of drawers, wardrobe, bedside table and table lamp, and one armchair.
                           

Bedroom 2 "Dotty"- this is a more rustic looking bedroom with a smaller window overlooking the little chemin (track) which goes past the house. This is mainly used by sheep which are occasionally herded to pasture further up the valley. This bedroom features a lit bateau (sleigh bed), wardrobe, blanket chest, bedside tables and table lamp.

 

Bathroom - the two bedrooms share the bathroom on the landing. This bathroom has a shower, WC and washbasin. Because of the limestone of the area, the water around here is extremely hard, however we have installed a water softener, which supplies the bathroom and of course the rest of the house.

Second Floor:

These 3 bedrooms are nestled under the eaves of our roof. They all have lucarnes, (dormer windows) overlooking the garden, and exposed roof beams giving an impressive feel.

Bedroom 3 "Nord"- Spacious, light room with old French double bed, single bed and child bed, bedside table with table lamp, chest of drawers and hanging space. It has an ensuite shower room, with shower, washbasin and WC.

 Bedroom 4 "Ouest"- With two single beds, chest of drawers and hanging space and wicker chair. Shares the bathroom on the first floor. 

Bedroom 5 "Sud"- Spacious light room with old French double bed and single bed, bedside table and table lamp, chest of drawers and hanging space. There is an ensuite shower room, with shower, washbasin and WC.

Outside:

 

 

We have a 9 metre by 4 metre mosaic tiled swimming pool built within the walls of a ruined barn making it a wonderfully secluded sun trap. You are welcome to make use of the acre of garden, which is mainly grass, but with several large mature shade trees for those hot sunny afternoons. We have several sunloungers for those of you who enjoy a bit of sun, or to relax and read that book you have been trying to read all year, or you can sit with a nice cold beer or kir in the evenings, watching the sun go down behind the forest.
 

 
 
A continental breakfast is included in your stay and can be taken outside on the terrace in summer months.

We can provide you with a 4 course evening meal if you ask us the day before.

 

You are very welcome to use the living room, where we have a small bar and some games.

 

We look forward to welcoming you. We are open mid April to mid September.


Also, if you are house hunting, we can offer valuable help and advice.

                      

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