A haven of peace at the end of a winding lane.

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Arrival at Le Pichet


When not being used for painting holidays, "Le Pichet" is also available as holiday accommodation.

Le 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.

The 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 television.

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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!

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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.
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The two bedrooms are situated on either side of the lounge

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 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.

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