THE BLACKSMITH'S COTTAGE AND THE STABLE

These beautiful cottages are the latest addition to the Chateau des Barres holiday accomodation. Set in their own private grounds next to the Chateau. At the turn of the century the Cottages were where the local blacksmith lived and worked. The Blacksmith's Cottage has retained many of its original features, all the rooms have retained their lovely terracotta floors, oak beams and in the salon and the kitchen/dining area the huge original stone fireplaces. The entrance to this typically French Provincial Farmhouse which has a very cottage feel is through a lovely rustic hall leading to a large kitchen, a dishwasher and washing machine have been provided as well as all the other usual facilities. The kitchen has also the luxury of an original tuffeau stone fireplace (logs provided) where once the iron was heated to make the shoes for the horses, leading on from the kitchen is a large dining area. The rooms are large and spacious with original oak beamed ceilings and the salon also has the luxury of a beautiful original tuffeau stone fireplace (logs provided), in the salon there are two large sofa/beds, tv, video, dvd and stereo an ideal place you can relax after a days sight-seeing or sunbathing. All the rooms are furnished in antique rustic country French furniture in keeping with the style and age of the cottage. Sleeping 4 to 8 plus cot it comprises of 2 double bedrooms with antique rustic country French furniture. The master bedroom has a double bed and sofa/bed, the second bedroom has a double bed with an additional single bed, both rooms are in the eaves of the cottage both having beautiful exposed solid oak beams. There is also a large shower room downstairs with wc and a bathroom with wc on the second floor. There is a large flagged outdoor eating area with BBQ and enclosed garden. Off the flagged outdoor area is a garden room with a french day bed for quiet reading in the shade. The large gardens have a seperate play and camping area with badminton and racket ball and there are skittles, table tennis table, a 18' trampoline and a paddling pool for smaller children.

The Stable is a small country cottage sleeping 2 plus child on a sofabed or a cot. This comprises of a salon with double sofa-bed, tv and video. Within the eaves of the stable with exposed original oak beamed ceiling, there is a mezzanine floor with double bed reach by a wooden loft ladder. There is a shower room and kitchen with a modern facilities, microwave and washing machine. All the rooms are furnished in antique rustic country French furniture, with terracotta floors. There is a small fenced garden with garden furniture and BBQ.

There is private gravel parking accessed off the Rue de la Mairie through wrought-iron gates. The gites office is situated in the car park with information on tourist sites and specialist activity afternoons and holidays, such as walking, nature trails, yoga, stretch, water aerobics, painting, drawing, wine tasting and fun activities for children.

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