La Maison des Abeilles (The Bee House) Sleeps 7 in three bedrooms.
So-called because this ancient converted chai or barn used to house a swarm of bees, which were collected and put in a hive in the park, and now provide us with delicious lime and lavender honey!
Situated at the far end of the big courtyard under an archway, there are French windows leading into a big, high open plan room. The well-fitted kitchen in one corner has a gas range, large fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, and larder. There is a central island with a breakfast bar, a sitting area with a TV(English TV only in this house) and DVD player, and a wood-burning stove. Wood is stacked under the archway for use. There is underfloor gas heating throughout the downstairs. This cottage has its own independent broadband router so has the best WiFi on the property.
The dining area leads to stairs going up to a gallery, under the huge Velux windows which throw plenty of light. By the sitting area, French windows open onto a wide, curved terrace with dining table and chairs and comfortable seating with cushions.
This south-west facing terrace overlooks the 3 acres of sloping “parc”, with its two avenues of trees, meadow, treehouse, and views over the walls to the hills beyond.
Downstairs there is a double bedroom (1) with a Queen-size bed, large shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC, heated towel rail. This room is suitable for disabled or elderly guests, with easy access, although the toilet is normal height. Off this bedroom are the boiler room and airing cupboard.
Upstairs off the gallery, there is a double bedroom (2) with a Queen-size bed, overlooking the parc, with a bathroom that includes a bath, shower, WC and basin, heated towel rail.
Bedroom 3 has twin beds and a built-in full-sized bunk bed. The bathroom has a bath with shower attachment, WC and basin, heated towel rail. There are three stairs leading up to a door into a very low-beamed landing with a library, including children’s books, and boxes of children’s toys, DVD’s and games, which can all be borrowed. This landing has stairs that lead to the courtyard and access to the main house and chambres d’hôte. If you need more bedrooms that can be arranged and accessible.
The cottages are rented for a minimum period of 7 nights during the period 21 June to 27 September.
Outside these dates, subject to availability we may accept a minimum of 3 – 6 night bookings, paid at the per night rate.
Cottage prices include linen, towels, starter pack in the kitchen, electricity, gas, heating, and changeover cleaning.
Please note all cottages are subject to a tourist tax on top of the per night price, the tourist tax is charged at €3.00 per adult per night.