|RUCHE and HORLOGE Gites at
La Grange du Moulin - child friendly cottages in the
Charente Maritime region of South West France
|From the lane, Ruche and Horloge are second and third in the row - fairly central and directly opposite the
sandpit and garden - so you can sit back and drink a glass or two of the locally produced Pineau whilst your
children play in the garden within view of your terrace.
They each sleep 6 in 3 bedrooms and are mirror images of each other. They were originally one large barn with
huge wooden doors, for the storage of hay in the 18th century and more recently, farm equipment. We split the
barn in to two - each approximately 6m by 6m. Each has a spacious open plan ground floor with living and
dining areas and a kitchen area. The kitchen is equipped with 4 ring gas hob, mini work top electric oven/grill,
fridge freezer, dishwasher and microwave.
|The open tread, cast iron, spiral staircases lead
to the first floor which have 2 twin rooms and a
double. The double bedrooms in these 2
cottages are smaller than those in papillon or
grenier, but this means more
spacious 3rd bedrooms.
They both have open terrace areas to the front
and rear with charcoal barbecues at the rear.
Two families together may like to let these two as
there is a space between the two which may be
used to put tables together and eat as one large
group. The bathrooms each have a bath with
shower attachment, basin and toilet and plenty of
hot water and good pressure. Old beehives and
an old grandfather clock case were found in the
old barn, hence the names Ruche and Horloge.