Whilst we have modernised River Cottage to give a high level of comfort for our guests, we have not compromised the original
character of the cottage, and hope that you will appreciate the rustic features
found in this
French rural holiday rental home. Original tomettes... floor tiles 300 years old are a good example with a beautiful patina.
For this reason, (stairs, stone steps, slopes, low balcony walls and verandah railings etc) we do not allow children under
the age of 5
to stay at the cottage.
On the ground floor is a double bedroom with extra single bed making a triple,
and a lounge with easy chairs and access to both the front and rear of the house.
This floor also has it's own bathroom
with shower, wash basin and wc.
The first floor is accessed up the rear stone steps
past the large dining patio onto the stone balcony.
On the stone balcony is an original stone Limousin sink
which was used by ancient travellers for washing their hands before entering the almshouse.
Off the stone balcony there is a small lobby leading to the main double bedroom
which has an ancient fireplace. Notice the cockle
shells of St Jacques
denoting an official residence of pilgrims
on the Compostella trail. The master bedroom has its own door onto the stone balcony and stunning views from the window down to the river.
Also accessed from this lobby is the shower room. This is a modern tiled room with shower, wc, bidet and sink. It also has a medieval window opening,
kept as it was in the 16th Century.
The living kitchen has a large sofa, two armchairs, table and chairs as well as modern oak units and all up to date conveniences. There is a large
fridge freezer, washing machine, gas oven and hob, microwave, kettle, coffee maker, toaster and sink. All crockery and cutlery is provided. As we love to cook
you will find all utensils needed to prepare the local produce of Southern France.
On the other side of the kitchen is the second triple bedroom.
(double bed with single bed).
A wooden verandah the full length of the house is accessed from the kitchen.