The house

Located iIMG_0302n the small, historic village of Mailhac, this recently modernised two storey house is about 115 years old. The spacious accommodation comprises: a master bedroom with en suite shower room, three further bedrooms; bathroom with shower and bidet; two separate WCs, one upstairs, one downstairs; living room; IMG_0305kitchen; open plan living/dining area; large garage/barn; and a sunny, paved, south facing terrace off the kitchen and living DSCF0622room. There’s a retractable awning, to provide shade on the terrace when needed, and big chimney-style barbecue.

The back of the house, including the master bedroom, the terrace and wooden decking to the rear, enjoy views of rolling countryside and vineyards.

The house is fully furnished and equipped with all the usual modern appliances including a dishwasher and satellite television (set up to IMG_0307receive many British satellite channels, including BBC and ITV). photo 4There’s a wood burning stove in the open plan area and electric convector heaters in many of the other rooms.

There’s stuff you can take to the beach: sun beds, parasols, picnic rucksack, cool bags, etc. There are four bicycles of various sizes and types.

photo 3This part of France boasts one of the best climates in the country, and therefore heating is not normally required between April and October. However, there is an ample supply of firewood in the garage for out-of-season visitors.