The Gite

The ground floor is open plan and tiled throughout.  There is a combined kitchen and dining area with adjoining lounge area.  The lounge has large French doors with side windows south facing.  The kitchen dining area is fitted with a Deville, fan forced wood burner giving the dining area great country character and is an efficient heater for the winter months.  The Deville burner is supported by a series of convector heaters in the lounge and bedrooms.

Kitchen and dining room – tiled floors of 29m² with south facing window and entry door, water storage heater and Deville fan forced wood burner.

 
   

Lounge – tiled floor of 28m² with French doors and side windows south facing and a convection heater.  The staircase to the first floor ascends from the lounge room.

Upstairs

There are 3 bedrooms ranging in size from 11m² to 27.3m².  There is also a 4th bedroom with en suite that requires completion with an internal fit-out. 

> Bedroom 1 - Double or twin of 11m² with wooden floorboards, convection heater and chimney stack from the Deville heater in the dining room, giving extra warmth.  The room also has a large window north facing with charming views.
> Bedroom 2 - Double of 12m² with wooden floorboards, convection heater and French doors south facing, opening onto the wooden terrace
> Bedroom 3 – Double of 11.5m² with wooden floor boards and French doors south facing, opening onto wooden terrace.
> Bedroom 4 – Large double with en-suite incomplete, with concrete floor, two south facing windows, one north facing window and west facing double glass door.
> Bathroom – 5.7m² with wooden floorboards, raised tiled floor and walls with glass shower screen and south facing window.
> Toilet – 1.35m² with tiled floors and walls and  toilet.
> Landing and hallway – 15m² with wooden floorboards and double window north facing.

Outside

The Gite boasts two large terraces on the first floor both of which are south facing and very bright.  The side terrace is 48m² tiled and is accessed from the front terrace or the new master bedroom extension.  The front terrace is 35m² and constructed of oak with Ipé decking and decorative iron balustrade.  This can be accessed from the side terrace or the two existing double bedrooms, as each have large south facing French doors.

Underlying the tiled terrace are 4 outside rooms requiring refurbishment.  They range in size from 9.5m² to 25m².  These outer rooms could be converted to additional habitable space or be used for a games room, storage area, workshop, and studio or for laundry/pool equipment.

Outside room 1 – 24.5m² double door aperture and concrete floor.  Immediately adjacent to the existing gite lounge with planning approval to be incorporated into the gite.
Outside room 2 – 18.5m² single door and small window aperture, with concrete floor.
Outside room 3 -  9.5m² single door and small window aperture with concrete floor.
Outside room 4 – 11.3m² single door aperture with concrete floor.

In front of the gite and outside rooms is a wall courtyard area of 180m² currently comprising lawn, with a raised concrete terrace and gravel pathway.  The courtyard is of sufficient size to incorporate a pool of 12m by 6m, for which planning approval has been obtained.  In front of the Gite and extending in front of the Moulin is a gravel uncovered parking area of approximately 150m².

The Gite – Summary

Existing habitable space                                                               141m²
Outbuildings' space                                                                         64m²
Potential habitable space                                                     205m²

Terrace space
Raised concrete terrace in courtyard                                       25.5m²
Oak and Ipé terrace first floor                                                      35m²
Tiled terrace first floor                                                                    48m²
Total terrace space                                                                     108.5m²

Other outside space

Strip of land behind the buildings on the north side           380m²

Photos of the house and gite can be found on the gallery page.