The Little House
It is believed that The Little House was built before the main building, where the family and animals would have lived while they built the barn and house. We don't know for sure, because all of the village records were lost in a fire many years ago. In keeping with tradition, the people we bought the property from also lived in The Little House while they renovated the main house.
As the name suggests, The Little House is, well, little. But how much space do we really need to sleep??
The front door to The Little House is accessed via the garden. You will go through the iron gate where you will most likely be welcomed (with wet kisses!) by Massai and Scar. You will go up a small and quirky set of stone stairs to find the main door. Heads up - literally - the door height is short (165cm to be exact) so most people need to duck. But that's how it was built with stones back then, so we decided to keep the original charm.
Once you're inside you'll be on the ground level. This is where the main sleeping quarters and the bathroom are located. You will notice the super cool set of stairs (that we designed and built ourselves) to go upstairs. The second level is where you'll find the kitchen and living area. A favourite place to hang out in. Literally 'hang out' in the hammock chair while enjoying the view out the large east and south facing windows. The vaulted ceiling and original oak beams from pre-1771 also add to the coolness of the room.
The decor style is a combination of chalet and bohemian = 'chalhemian' :) We fully renovated the interior, new walls, insulation, electric and plumbing. The wood paneling, exposed beams and partial stone wall were always part of the plan. The boho just kind of happened along the way.
You'll find everything you need in the kitchen. An electric stove top, microwave that includes a grill option, small fridge, dishes, pots and pans, utensils, coffee maker and kettle. The counter was designed to also serve as the kitchen table where 4 people can sit comfortably to eat. You will have to hand-wash the dishes, there just wasn't enough space to install a dishwasher :)
We provide coffee pods for the Senseo machine and different kinds of tea to enjoy. You will also find spices and oil/vinegar.
The living room shares the open space of the kitchen. The couch is a super comfy day bed which has a hidden trundle underneath that pulls out with a single mattress. When pulled out there are 2 single beds that will both sleep adults quite comfortably. There's a hammock chair (100kgs maximum support) that is also super comfy and fun! I have enjoyed many coffee breaks while swinging away.
The east window faces out into the garden and the south window overlooks the hill across the road that is covered in green.
The bedroom is downstairs where you're sure to have sweet dreams as it's dark and cozy. There are heavy thermal curtains on the windows which also help to black out the room. The bed is 160x200 and we provide 100% cotton bedding, pillows and fluffy duvet. There's an armoire if you're staying long enough to unpack :)
The bathroom is tucked away under the stairs. It's tiny but it has a has a shower, toilet and sink. You access it from the bedroom area through a sliding barn door. We provide shampoo, soap and a few additional toiletries. You'll love the 100% fluffy cotton towels and you'll never have to ask for additional toilet paper :)