Winner of ITV's May the Best House Win - Vive la France, screened on 4th October 2012.

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Arrival at Le Pichet

"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. Over the last 14 years we have lovingly restored Le Pichet to retain as much as the original stonework as possible (such as the “pas d’oiseaux” originally built for thatching purposes; in replacing the roof, we have kept and used wherever possible the  beams of the old structure.) Tastefully furnished, and now hung with paintings by Rodney and embroideries by Eleri, we are proud to welcome you into this part of our home.

The house faces directly west, and benefits from superb light, particularly in the dining room and upstairs lounge during the afternoons and evenings. The actual living space covers 120 m2 and comprises, on the ground floor which is tiled throughout:

A large dining-room / living area with  oak  table and seating for 6; wood burning stove, bibliotheque and sofa.

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Kitchen, with oven, microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine. 

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You also have    a slow cooker, as well as a  fondue and raclette; the region boasts an incredible number of local cheeses!

Bathroom, with wc, basin and bath (with shower attachment).


From the dining room which contains a television, a beautiful oak stairway leads you to the first floor, comprising:

Spacious, airy, high-ceilinged lounge, containing sofa, armchair, canapé cigogne (a chaise long that converts 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.

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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.

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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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Miramont from above and a map of the hamlet
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