The House

Chèvrefeuille was built in the sixteenth century, the century which saw the Reformation in Europe, William Shakespeare and Henry VIII in England, Henry II, Catherine de Medici and later, the start of the Bourbon kings in France.

Rising to three storeys, the house is of the heavy timber and brick construction typical of the time, solid and comforting, warm in winter, cool in summer.
On the ground floor are living and dining areas with French doors opening onto Rue du Tailleur (Street of the Tailor) and the trees which border the River Tarn. A modern, fully equipped kitchen adjoins the dining area, there is a powder room and a washing machine is located under the stairs. There is a gas fire in the living room area as well as a TV which receives British broadcasts and DVD player.

On the first floor is another living/dining area with a large open fireplace where cooking would have been done and the original tiled sink. Alongside is a double bedroom with an antique lit-bateau (boat bed) and with an en-suite bathroom. Casement windows overlook the River Tarn.

Two bedrooms occupy the top floor. The main bedroom, with a king-size bed, has a walk-in wardrobe and access to a gallery with 180° views of the Tarn.

The gallery is also accessible from the other bedroom (two beds, one double and a single). A bathroom with shower, toilet and basin completes the top floor.


The house is centrally heated with large hot water panel radiators in all rooms.


Ground Floor Plan
First Floor Plan
Second Floor Plan

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