La Petite Maison was Henriette’s house, and is little changed from the time she and Andre lived there. It is an old house but we love it and today it is where we usually stay when we are in the hamlet. In high summer, it can be made available as overflow accommodation for large groups staying at La Vieille Grange.
A semi-detached, two-storey village house, La Petite Maison stands across the lane from La Vieille Grange, its former barn. It does not have an outdoor sitting area of its own apart from the front porch, reached from the road by four steps. Herbs, and in season, tomatoes, grow beside the front door in a small garden bed.
The kitchen is large, with a huge walk-in fireplace, table and chairs, gas cooker, fridge, washing machine, a large wooden dresser for food and crockery and a large wall cupboard for cooking equipment, etc. The sitting/dining room has a dining table and chairs, sofa, armchair, standard lamp, CD player, books and cabinets with extra crockery.
A curving wooden staircase leads to the first floor, where there are two large double bedrooms, with a shower-room/WC between. Bedroom 1 has a double and king single beds, chest of drawers and wardrobe; bedroom 2 has a double bed, chest of drawers and wardrobe.