When you arrive at Les Murets, you will be greeted first by our wonderful caretaker who lives down the street, and second, by the incredible smell of lavender that permeates the house's thick stone walls and causes just about everyone to say, "Ahhh ...." as they walk through the door. It's a welcome feeling, especially after a long trip.
The interior of the house was completely gutted and renovated recently and has been decorated in soothing, comfortable and casually elegant neutral tones. The kitchen has a large central island that is always command central, with a wonderful gathering place for people who want to socialize or help with dinner preparations. The living room/dining room features a large stone fireplace and a comfortable seating area, and a very long dining table that seats twelve.
There are 4 large double bedrooms that sleep 8 adults (in queen size beds), one small single bedroom downstairs, another single bedroom upstairs that is light and spacious, and one sleeping "loft" in the Petite Maison for two children. We were very fortunate that this house actually already had bathrooms for every bedroom, which is a rarity in France. When we renovated all the bathrooms, we Americanized it just a touch, adding showers to replace some of the bidets. Now all of the main bedrooms have spacious and attractive private bath or shower rooms.
The layout of the house comfortably accommodates four couples who will each have large bedrooms and their own private bathroom. There is also a small room off the kitchen which is private and attractive, with a west facing window and a door to the courtyard. It is ideal for a single person of any age. And there is another very attractive bedroom upstairs, that we use as a guest room (it shares a bath and separate toilet with the master bedroom).
With its separate entrance, kitchenette, private bathroom, and sleeping loft, The "Petite Maison" is ideal for a couple who want a little more space and privacy, or for a petite family with younger children who can sleep in the open loft. So the total capacity for the house is: four couples in queen sized beds, two children in the loft that adjoins the bedroom in the Petite Maison, one single person in the little bedroom off the kitchen, and one single person in the bedroom upstairs. Although the house is commodious enough to accommodate twelve people, it is equally well suited for a smaller crowd and doesn't feel too big or too small.
When you arrive, our
sweet caretaker, who loves the property as her own and has been
watching over it for the last twenty years, will show you around the
house and property and go over how things work. If you are a
little too jetlagged to take it all in, there is a detailed manual in
English that you can pore over at your leisure, as you sit down and sip the wine that
has been awaiting your arrival.
For those of you who love before and afters, and would enjoy seeing the behind the scenes of our renovations at Les Murets, you will enjoy this wonderful blog written by Joni Webb of Cote de Texas. We were tickled and excited to see this when it appeared in mid September, 2013. Enjoy! www.cotedetexas.com
For information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404.790.9395 Copyright Ann Huff 2009, 2010, 201,2012. 2013 Read about Les Murets renovation at Cote de Texas blog