The two Gites on offer are housed in the old Chateau smithy. The word "Gite" means holiday apartment. They are both very different- The Cottage used to house the forge and the Grenier (or Loft) used to be the hay loft. They have different characters and different original features. They each have their own front door, the Grenier is accessed by the stairs next to the building. The Smithy itself is contemporary with the Chateau being built in 1850 and was originally one of a pair, the other being across the road next to the original Chateau "potager" or walled vegetable garden and no longer part of our grounds. Your Smithy is also separated from the Chateau itself ensuring privacy. Eventually we plan to annexe it completely and give it its own entrance. Both Gites have a terrace with a barbecue and chairs etc.
To ensure maximum privacy we've built the floor of the Grenier with a special acoustically insulated floor based on a building technique from a bygone age using sand. It works very well.
Both Gites measure approsimately 9x12m (see surveyors drawings on top of the page) and are fully equipped, extremely comfortable, spacious and lovely. Utilities will be measured and metered so you only pay for what you use
Check out the slide show below but be aware that some photos feature older furnishings and some are taken whilst the Gites were still being constructed
The Gite Grenier
Sleeps 6- 8
The Grenier is situated in the old hayloft above the Gite Cottage. It was built in 1850. It has barely been touched since then.
It comprises :
The space above the bedroom ceilings is a room in itself, a "vide" if you will.
The ceiling chestnut woodbeams have all been left as they are and the wooden walls have been constructed around them. The Grenier is sonically insulated from the Cottage below.
Access to The Grenier is via stairs next to the building. It's hard to describe how lovely this space really is, vast beams vault a huge space with high ceilings and white washed walls built from reclaimed wood with period fittings and carefully chosen furnishings. It's completely unique.
The Gite Cottage
sleeps 6 - 8
The Cottage is situated on the ground floor of the old smithy and was built in 1850 and is currently in use as our most popular holiday apartment (or "gite").
It is suitable for people with mobility issues & the disabled. It comprises :
We have lived here ourselves at various times and it's great. The private terrace is often full of birds, recent visitors include woodpeckers, marsh tits, goldwings + blackcaps amongst others. Many of the original features including the gorgeous windows and doors have been retained.
Both Gites contain the following items
Cooker & oven, microwave oven, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge with freezer compartment, electric kettle, Nespresso machine, coffee machine, all necessary pans, knives, glasses, cutlery & crockery etc. bed linen, towels tea towels, Tv (only for Dvd player) pellet burner
Your Gites are insulated and fully heated. The equipment is all in good order to be replaced using your sink fund when needs be. Should anything breakdown or any maintenance be needed it'll be dealt with straightaway. If there's anything extra you think you'll need or that we've missed just let us know.