Les Hiboux is attached to Les Écureuils and we have recently had it completely rebuilt to modern standards. It has a bathroom and an en suite shower room upstairs with the two bedrooms. Downstairs is a spacious open plan living room with a kitchen at one side and a dining area next to the kitchen. We have retained the original beams in the ceiling of the living room together with the huge traditional granite fireplace.
We have included many double glazed windows so the whole house has a light, airy feel. It is also well insulated so very suitable for winter use. Heating is provided by a charming wood burning stove that also heats upstairs radiators and towel rails.
The living room has a comfy sofa that makes into an extra bed if needed, plus two reclining armchairs. The dining area has a dining table and chairs plus a large sideboard. In the modern well-equipped kitchen there is a dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, gas cooker and a small fridge with freezer compartment.
There is a wide staircase leading to a pleasing upstairs landing with a well-stocked bookcase. The main bedroom (with en suite shower room) is furnished with a double bed (4’6”), wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside cabinet. The second bedroom has a double bed (4’6”), a single bed, wardrobe and bedside cabinet (with drawers). All the beds have pillows and duvets and there are spare pillows and a duvet for the bed settee downstairs.
Wi-fi is provided at no extra charge. There is no TV but there is a telephone which is shared with Les Ecureuils next door. There is a high chair, stair gate and a small collection of children’s books.
Outside behind the house is a walled patio with a BBQ, table and chairs for relaxed outdoor dining. The garden of the house is in fact a large field with plenty of shade trees – enough space for an informal game of football. And if the weather is too hot, you can move the patio furniture under the trees for shady dining.
The fireplace is a hazard for very small children because there is no fireguard round the wood burning stove.