La Courette

The veranda LA COURETTE is located adjacent to L’Amandier though being back-to-back the two cottages enjoy complete privacy one from the other.

Entry is by the owners’ main gate off the rural route from Saint Didier to Saumanes. The gate is always locked at night. An exclusive parking area is provided just a few steps from the cottage.

Cottage and little courtyard Set in an orchard of fruit trees (cherries, apricots, etc), a stone wall retains privacy for both guests and owners. Entry to the cottage is by a covered veranda that occupies an entire corner. It opens onto a little paved courtyard (la courette, after which the cottage is named) that is flanked by the boundary wall, shrubs and trees, and the stone wall, a veritable sun-trap offering guests the choice of sun or shade. The courtyard includes a barbecue complete with cooking tools. Tables are provided both on the veranda and outside with chairs and two sun-loungers.

The lounge The cottage is entered by a short staircase, just three shallow steps, from the veranda into the spacious sitting room with comfortable seating, a TV cum video and radio. The dining area and kitchen through an arch A stylish dining table with four chairs graces one side with a matching sideboard containing crockery, cutlery and glasses for every occasion, though sadly not the liquid contents for the latter.

A wide arch leads to the separate kitchen equipped with cooker, fridge, microwave, washing machine and ample storage space. Utensils and equipment are provided with serious cooks in mind.

The bedroom The well-proportioned bedroom has two single beds with side tables, dressing table, and a large wardrobe including plenty of hanging and shelf space and more to store suitcases.

The bathroom is adjacent, with vigorous shower, WC and vanity unit.

See also L'Amandier