not being used for painting holidays, "Le Pichet" is also
available as holiday accommodation.
Pichet is a traditional mountain house built, as are many in
the region, partly into the hillside. It adjoins “La
Carrette”, the former farmhouse which we now also own, and
which is our separate accommodation during your stay. We
bought the property, originally a crumbling barn, in 1994,
and in the years that followed have lovingly restored it to
the beautiful home it is today. It retains as far as
possible the original stonework and features ( the
rooftop“pas d’oiseaux” used once for thatching purposes; and
the beams of the old roof structure.) Tastefully furnished,
and with Rodney's paintings and sculptures and Eleri’s
embroideries providing a personal and artistic touch, we are
proud to welcome you into this part of our home.
house faces directly west towards the Col de la Core and the
slopes of Mt Valier, and benefits from superb light,
particularly in the dining room and upstairs lounge during
the afternoons and evenings. The actual living area
comprises, on the ground floor which is tiled throughout:
Dining/ living room with oak table and chairs; wood burning
stove, bibliotheque, sofa and flat screen
A well-equipped and pretty kitchen, with oven, microwave,
fridge-freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. You
also have a slow cooker, fondue and raclette; the
region boasts an incredible number of local cheeses!
Downstairs bathroom, with wc, basin and bath (with shower
attachment) and plenty of hot water.
From the dining room, a beautiful oak stairway leads you to
the first floor, comprising:
A spacious, airy, high-ceilinged lounge, containing sofa,
armchair, canapé cigogne (a chaise long that can also
convert to two single beds), and a well stocked
bookcase (both English and
French). A large number of maps, walking-guides, and tourist
information is at your disposal.
The interior stone walls and windows are themselves very
picturesque, and have been chosen by many clients as a
subject for their paintings.
The two bedrooms are situated on either side of the lounge
A spacious bedroom with beamed ceiling, in calm
colours of beige white and pink. This contains one double
and one single bed, wardrobe and shelving.
A charming, light, chalet-styled bedroom, with double bed,
cupboards and shelving.
Le Pichet and La Carrette share a beautiful west-facing
garden, which is for your exclusive use during your stay.
Planted with roses, clematis, honeysuckle and herbs, it is a
truly magical setting for relaxing, or painting, or dining
outside. Garden furniture (Table, chairs, loungers) and
barbecue are there for your use.