The village house changed hands in 2017 with two friends taking it over from a group who owned and used it for more than 20 years. It is 'characterful', with access up a flight of stairs and with more steep stairs inside, so not ideal for toddlers or anyone who finds mobility difficult.
Once two smaller dwellings, this village house has very thick internal walls and, upstairs, a very low ceiling. It can accommodate seven (7), but is best suited to two-to-four adults.
The quiet rue du Ponget is too narrow for parking. The nearest spaces are within 100 metres, but drivers can reverse carefully to within about 40 metres of the steps for loading and unloading.
Floor 2: Two bedrooms and 'coin d'eau' (toilet and washbasin) off the staircase
Floor 1: Terrace, kitchen/dining room, lounge (with sofa-bed), shower room/toilet.
Street level: Two storage cellars. (One for motorcycle/bicycle garaging.)
The kitchen and lounge form two sides of the north-facing terrace over the steep, narrow street. This gets the morning and evening sun between May and September and is shaded from the most intense summer heat.
Reflected light and glass bricks ensure the reception rooms feel bright and airy. The loudest noise is likely to come from birds singing.
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The entrance door opens from the terrace into the kitchen/dining room.
The kitchen has ample crockery, cutlery and glassware for as many as seven. The gas cooker has four rings, oven, grill and spit. Other equipment includes a fridge/freezer, microwave, coffee machine and toaster.
Basic supplies of dry goods, oils and vinegars as well as some basic tinned goods (enough for a snack for anyone arriving off a late afternoon train or flight) and so on are in the cupboards. Guests are asked to replenish these as necessary.
Cleaning facilities include an automatic washing machine, steam iron and ironing board, and a vacuum cleaner. A drying frame is attached to the terrace railing.
The small bathroom off the kitchen has a shower, toilet and washbasin.
The lounge has a sofa bed, chairs, desk, new TV (with DVD player, HDMI and USB ports), a CD (and cassette) player, radio, vinyl record player and amplifier and a few records. French windows open on to the terrace.
Live television can be streamed through a computer.
As well as many books about life in France, the 'library' contains cookery and recipe books, many maps, files containing leaflets about nearby attractions and activities.
Those wishing to work will find a Brother (HL-L2300D) duplex laser printer (Click here to download and install the necessary driver.
A Canon liDE 90 scanner is also available and, again with the necessary driver, can be used as a photocopier when attached to a computer.>
Faugè res House Ltd cannot accept any responsibility for the security of external links.) A Canon scanner is also available for copying. Some paper is available. Basic office supplies are in the desk drawers.
The broadband connection includes free VOIP telephone calls to many landlines around the world. (Click herefor details.)
Any calls incurring charges are payable by those renting the cottage.
Books include novels and other writing about the area. The lounge cupboard contains board games.
A hair dryer and luggage scales are also available.
Bedroom 1 has a 'king' size (5ft) bed, a 'retro chic' wardrobe (with shelves) and matching bedside tables. The skylight has a inset protection mesh.
Bedroom 2 has a 'standard' (4ft 6in) double bed and single (3ft) bed, with a pine wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside tables.
The 'coin d'eau', with toilet and washbasin, is off the staircase.
Bed linen and towels are provided.
Adaptors have been provided for laptop computers and mobile phone chargers.
Picnic and beach items are kept in the large street-level cellar - including cold boxes, Lilos and inflator and other items such as boules, an ecologically sound paper-burning barbecue and two basic bicycles (for light use only).
Heating - Three portable electric heaters, an oil filled radiator and a mobile Butagaz fire in the kitchen.
Cooling - Three portable fans, an overhead fan in kitchen, large air cooler on the landing for use in the first bedroom.
Both bedroom windows have mosquito netting mounted on frames and the lounge window has a pull-down screen.
Connectivity - The cottage now has high-speed broadband.
A comprehensive guide to cottage and equipment and the area is sent to all visitors on receipt of final payment.
The pictures and mirrors may not be exactly as positioned in the photographs.