Jean-Marc and I went to the farmhouse at the end of May for nine days. It was a working holiday for us and we spent the whole time preparing the house for this summer's rentals. (Click here to be directed to our French Farmhouse rentals website.)
a living room
As much as we love the farmhouse, one thing it has never had (until now) is a living room. There was a spacious kitchen and a number of bedrooms, as well as a terrace and garden, but there was nowhere to relax and read (especially when the weather was bad). No more! We chose to convert our attic - formerly a bedroom with single beds and our library - into a sitting area. I went shopping and picked up various things, including a sectional sofa that has the added bonus of storage under one side and it also can turn into a double bed. Have a look!
It's a bit of a tricky room because of the angled ceiling and the very low windows, but I managed to fit all the various components in without blocking access to the windows. It's still a bedroom, with bunk beds in the back corner, but it's now also a sitting room, with a reading library and a TV/DVD player with a video library.
While I was working inside, Jean-Marc was working outside in the garden. Not only was there weeding to do, but there was planting, rearranging, stone-moving and general cleaning to be done.
For those of you who have not seen the rest of the house, here are a few more pictures.