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L’Olivier is a village house which originally dates from the late 18th century and has recently been modernised to provide light, welcoming spaces both inside and out. There remain many exposed beams and quirky details. Unusually for a village house we have two lovely outside spaces; a large south facing terrace with wonderful views and a sunny but protected courtyard, in which lives our beloved Olive Tree, l’Olivier.
The accommodation comprises two bedrooms, one with a 160 x 200cm king size bed and the other with two 90 x 200 singles, which can be configured several ways, including the creation of another double. Both are south facing to the rear and have views to the distant hills. It is fair to say that part of the house’s quirkiness is limited headroom at the foot of the beds - about 1.8m - not a problem for us but worth noting. There is a modern shower room/WC adjacent to the bedrooms. There is also a convertible sofa-bed on the landing for occasional use
The kitchen/living/dining area is open plan, has a very fully equipped kitchen with freezer, dishwasher, microwave etc. The dining table can seat six and there is a wood-burning stove for the late autumn/early spring evenings when nights can still be chilly. This light filled room opens onto the terrace, where there is a further dining table.
On the ground floor is a large garage/cave which is normally available to guests as long as pre-booked. There is also a laundry area with washing machine and tumble dryer.
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The terrace (in November)
Dining area and wood-burner
Terrace with sunshade in place