Le Vieux Mas is a 200 year old farmhouse which has been sympathetically modernised. There is plenty of space, with larger than average rooms throughout. There are four bedrooms and two bathroooms, one en-suite. The house can sleep from 2 to 8 people, but it is organized in such a way that couples on their own, families and groups of friends can all immediately feel comfortable and at home. Click, for pictures of the interior and exterior of the house.
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Le Vieux Mas is our home in France and it is well and fully furnished, with a mixture of antique and modern furniture. The kitchen is very well equipped and there is satellite TV, broadband, and a PC for visitors .
There are plenty of duvets, pillows, etc. Linen and bathroom towels are available on requst at £10.00 per person per week but you can bring your own if you prefer. A cot and other items for young children are available on request.
There are guides at the house to the house, the local and wider area, the local restaurants, walks and wildlife. These guides are very full, and have been praised by many of our guests as providing excellent information which added to the pleasure of their stay in the area.
The main rooms are mostly of well above average size and are described below. You can take a tour of the house starting here or else get the main details below (click links to see rooms).
The central room in the house has modern facilities whilst retaining its country feel. The kitchen has plenty of work-surface as well as a new gas hob, built-in microwave and oven, a large fridge/freezer and a full-size dishwasher. It is also very well equipped, with an electric kettle, coffee-maker, food processor and various gadgets as well as lots of cooking utensils. For dining, there is a fine round antique table with Victorian balloon-back chairs (seating four comfortably and eight at a squeeze) lit by a fine adjustable pendant light. There is masses of china, glasses and so on, some for everyday, and some slightly more special.
A cellar below has a modern washing machine and tumble-drier.
The living room has exposed chestnut beams and a wood-burning stove and fireplace. There is a flat screen digital TV in this room with HD and other channels provided by Freesat. French TV is also available. There is a DVD player and iPod dock as well as a juke box with hundreds of recorded CDs. All of these are linked to a hi-fi giving good quality sound as desired. There is a PC with free broadband internet (with a wireless connection if you take your laptop.) The bookshelves have an extensive range of fiction, and there are various games and puzzles. On the shelves there are also plenty of local maps and guides, including those compiled by us (with the help of guests) over many years.
A wisteria-shaded upper upper terrace with beautiful views over the surrounding hills. This has outdoor table and chairs, is linked directly to the kitchen/dining room, and is splendid for meals at any time of the day.
A larger lower terrace has its own table and chairs. This is suitable for just sitting out near the house, but also barbecues and larger gatherings out of doors. There is a table tennis table available for this terrace.
A large and characterful downstairs bedroom has a luxury en-suite bathroom and a king size bed. This room was completely refurbished in 2012, retaining all the old features but increasing the room height to create a light and airy feel.
The main bedroom is a wonderful large room with a good king size bed. This room is open into the chestnut roof beams and has two walls with the stonework exposed. Three corners of the room have tiny fireplaces and chimneys; silk was made here in the 19th century, and these were to keep the silk worms warm. The upstairs rooms all have electric heating in case needed out of season.
The second bedroom is smaller but has two standard single beds and good furniture. Our children when younger used this room and it has bookshelves and cupboards with toys and games.
The third upstairs bedroom (so there are four bedrooms in all) has a double bed and appropriate furniture. Like the second bedroom it is newly restored with a comfortable cottage feel generated by the way the traditional plastering curves into the beams of the ceiling.
The bathroom is large, bright and airy with both a shower and a bath.
The landing has a full-size table football table.
For a tour around the inside or outside of the house, click one of the pictures below.
View outside View inside