When we bought the cottages seventeen years ago, we earned our entire income by letting the two cottages and another house in an adjacent village. We were able to let all year round, but needed somewhere to live ourselves!
We therefore converted the five large rooms of the basement into an apartment, where we lived very happily for ten years. It now consists of a small lobby, plus a bathroom with shower toilet and sink. The lobby leads to a large kitchen/diner/ lounge. Beyond that is a bedroom and beyond that an office/workshop/studio.
Steps from the studio link the lower flat to the two bedroom cottage.
We have also made a very large terrace to run alongside the flat, with views over the valley and Mountain.
This apartment is not registered as tourist accomodation and has never been used as a holiday let. However, we have letters from the town hall, permitting the work undertaken and confirming its status as accommodation.
The apartment is very snug. Cool in summer and very easy to heat in winter with a single space heater. Water is heated by an outside gas boiler.
Ideal as a manager’s apartment,
sleep over office, accommodation with
Internal measurements approx
75 sq m
Snug and easy to heat
Private, quiet with views the mountains