Violet was recently completely renovated and everything in it is new from the tile floors right up to the ceilings. It has been newly wired/ plumbed, and furnished with new leather settees, bed, dishwasher etc Free Wi-Fi will is available in the house so you can surf the net at your leisure - just bring a tablet, laptop or smartphone
The Ground Floor
We have only renovated the ground floor of this house as it is so large. The top floor will remain empty forever and there is no access to it at all as there is no stairwell and the first floor is completely closed off
There are four very spacious rooms, and the floors -which are tiled throughout- are completely flat except for one step into the lounge making it the ideal property for you if you don't like stairs or too much climbing !
Violet is modern, light and airy and benefits from specially commissioned art by a well known artist giving the house its own uniqueness and quality
The contemporary lounge/ dining room has three windows which allow the sunlight to flood in. It has a pine dining table with chairs, two large comfy leather settees and a flat screen TV. British (and French) television is installed with all the usual freeview channels available including BBC and ITV etc plus all the standard UK radio stations. There is also an Ipod/ Ipad/ Iphone dock speaker system so you can listen to your favourite music
The gites rear garden is accessed from the lounge via a patio door and has table, chairs, loungers, BBQ, and a large lawn. To the front the double doors open out from the kitchen onto a private fenced, gravelled courtyard which traps in the sunshine. It also provides private off-road parking for one car
The brand new fitted kitchen with it's double south facing doors is shown below and the sun floods into the room all day. The doors open out onto a small courtyard where you can sit and soak up the rays from early in the morning until late in the evening
There are extensive work surfaces plus a full size fridge/ freezer, a cooker, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, and toaster. There's also a 'cafe' style table and chairs for eating on the hoof or just relaxing with a coffee and croisant. The room is very large and has plenty of space for storage
The spacious downstairs bedroom has a double bed, an extra wide wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside tables, full length mirror and chair. The ensuite shower room has a walk in shower, toilet, wash basin and vanity mirror
The house is fully double glazed and heated with radiators in each room, although these are normally only needed in some parts of the low season. Off road parking is to the front of the house in Violet's private courtyard
Below is a short video of the gite with pictures of the layout and a walk through tour. Please press on the large arrow to play- don't forget to turn your speakers on ! To the bottom right is a picture of the road beside Violet which is very quiet. On the left there's a photo of the Old Ivy restaurant, just a two hundred yard stroll
Note : Autumn 2018. The Old Ivy is currently closed due to the owners health issues. We have been told it will re-open sometime during the spring 2109. We recommend the Megaliths restaurant instead (see restaurant page) which is just over a mile from The Ivy.