Charming studio cottage with heated pool in South West France
Le Four is the original stone bake-house full of character and surrounded by mature weeping willow trees, where the original owners of Pyron used to bake bread for themselves and for some of their neighbours in the village. Recently renovated Le Four (30m2) is now a charming studio cottage for two with use of the heated pool and grounds. This is a hand-crafted eco renovation building with lime-rendered walls and flooring; original beams and wood sourced at Pyron and a hand-built kitchen.
Please note that Le Four is not available to rent in 2021.
✔ Detached charming studio cottage with double bed and separate kitchen and bathroom sleeping 2
✔ Double-height main studio room
✔ Shared use with Le Grenier of solar-heated pool with sun loungers, garden furniture & games area
✔ Private terrace with outdoor furniture & barbecue
✔ All bed linen & towels provided (Egyptian cotton sheets)
✔ Large ceiling fan
✔ Flat-screen TV (French TNT channels)
✔ Parking & secure electric main gates
✔ Bike storage
✔ Wood-burning stove
Living room / Bedroom
The original front door opens into the main studio area with the original Bread Oven and Fireplace preserved as a feature (non-functional) with a lovely French double bed and country wardrobe; cosy sofa; a table and chairs and a flat-screen television (French channels). Heating out of season is by an efficient Jotul wood-burning stove.
An opening from the main studio area leads down two steps to the separate kitchen and bathroom on the left. The kitchen has handcrafted kitchen units and work surface with a Belfast sink. Cooking and water heating are all gas-fired. The back door leads out onto the newly-laid terraced with steps leading to the top garden with patio, table and chairs.
The bathroom has a walk-in shower, hand-basin and an eco vented water-less composting toilet (odourless and hygienic to use).
Terrace & Gardens
A detached building opposite Maison Pyron on the far side of the drive, Le Four is surrounded by gardens and various newly planted shrubs and trees as well as beautiful mature weeping willows. The back door from the kitchen leads onto a sheltered terrace with a hand-crafted oak bench, table and chairs and a barbecue beside the old Four (Bread Oven) itself. Newly installed steps lead up to the field behind with a newly created garden area with patio, table and chairs, screening, new planting and amazing views of the Pyrenees to the south and towards Saint Sever to the north.
There is Wi-Fi reception available in the Four on a Wi-Fi extender (medium signal strength) and there is French television with TNT channels.
A small Welcome Pack is included (on weekly stays) and access to free Wi-Fi. There is a starter pack of washing up liquid and toilet rolls. There is a Welcome Guide to the area and South West France.
Guests have access to the washing machine located in an adjacent barn.