The House

Natural Stone walls · Ancient beams · charming character

Les Galineaux is a spacious and cool house in the hot summer months. It is elegantly yet simply decorated with French furniture and modern pieces, and offers a calm atmosphere for fun and relaxation. Natural stone walls, ancient beams, sanded floors and stone flags keep the character and charm of this old farmhouse. 

The open plan country kitchen, which gives onto the garden, is at the heart of the house, with a large living space behind it and a ground floor bedroom to the side. The stairs split in two going to either part of the house.

Bedrooms

5 spacious and cool bedrooms · Sleeps 10 comfortably · Perfect for two families

 

The bedrooms are cleverly laid out with what could be described as two halves. Offering privacy for two families sharing, where each family can have one side of the house, alternatively the children can be put at one end and the adults at the other!
There are 5 bedrooms. One on the ground floor with its own access to the garden via French doors it is a large double room with a sofa and wood burner for the cool autumn evenings.

There are two bedrooms upstairs on one side of the house and a bathroom. One of the bedrooms is on a large landing area which is less private but it offers a four poster kingsize bed and a lovely balcony over looking the garden for morning coffee. It also has the advantage of being close to the twin room for families.

On the other side of the house there are two further bedrooms and another bathroom, including the master bedroom which is large and spacious with beams, sanded floors and exposed stone walls. This room has its own spiral stair case from the sitting room.

 

Bathrooms

A Brand New Shower Room · Luxury Bath Towels Included · Perfect For Big Families

There is a bathroom, a shower room and a separate toilet therefore giving ample facilities. The shower room has been recently renovated. Each bathroom has its own hot water tank so you won't run short.  Bath towels as well as pool towels are included.

 

Kitchen

The hub of the home, this stunning country kitchen

The kitchen has recently been refurbished in a modern style but very much still in keeping with the rustic character of the house. Here you are in an area of France renowned for its gastronomic delights. For our family, being able to wander the markets, select gorgeous fresh produce, and then come home to prepare a tasty meal for all to enjoy in the shade of the trees, is all part of the fun of a French holiday. Added to which my daughters love baking! Our kitchen is therefore well equipped for cooking as well as baking and a selection of French and English cookery books will help you make the most of the produce of the local area. Most of the kit is brand new including china, glasses and all electricals.

Equipment also includes: 

  • Seimens dishwasher
  • Electric hob
  • Electric cooker
  • Pink SMEG fridge/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen scale
  • Raclette set
  • Coffee percolator & Cafetiere
  • Blender etc
  • Knives that cut!
  • Matching china and glasswear
  • Pic nic/cool bag
  • Thermos flasks
 

Dining Room

Comfortable dining for 10 or 12

As well as the table in the kitchen which seats 4 or 5, there also a separate dining area off the kitchen.  The large refectory table in solid walnut seats 10 or 12 easily. Well equipped with table cloths, napkins and crockery for a full house, it's a charming setting for Christmas or New Year feasts as well as the everyday meals of a big family.

 

Living Room 

Comfort and relaxation

 The sitting room is cool in the summer heat and warm with the glow of the wood burner in winter. There are comfy sofas, a giant bean bag which fits 2 adults having a cuddle (!) a feature fireplace with Jotul wood burner and access to the garden. There are books, board games, and cards for you to use and enjoy, but if you can't cope with too much family trivial pursuits there is also a new flat screen TV and DVDs in the sideboard. An old HiFi plays favourite CDs.

 

Garden & Pool

Hammock · Pool · Plum trees

The petty country garden is an extension of the house with doors opening from the three downstairs rooms onto this space. Laze around in the hammock, read your book in the shade of the fig tree, splash in the pool, play badminton or sunbathe.
Planted with geranium, lavender, wisteria, herbs, a fig tree, a plum tree and a vine, it is a peaceful and romantic place. 

Walled, fenced and a manageable size, the garden is a secure area for playing and relaxing. The great pool in summer months is ideal for fun and a cool down and a sun bathe!  There is also a smaller paddling pool which can be filled for little ones. Badminton, cricket and table tennis are all available.

The shady terrace area is close to the kitchen and offers long hours of convivial al freso dining in the shade of the plum tree. There are benches, sun loungers and a hammock for long lazy afternoons.

The new pool is a fantastic addition to the house and makes it a perfect holiday home. Including a small shallow area for children, the pool is alarmed and fenced off from the rest of the garden for safety.