La Thibaudière is approximately 110 years old, as best we can tell from French records, and it sits in 1.6Ha of its own mixed woodland. The name seems to come from the French for “carpet layer”: it may well have been a craftsman’s cottage at one point. In the early part of the 20th Century the area was the site of numerous olive trees, hence the name of the hamlet, “Oliveau”.
It is a haven of peace and calm in an increasingly frenetic world!
The house has been restored and extended, including a complete rewiring by a fully qualified French electrician, to all applicable EU standards. Electric night storage heaters and electric radiators are installed which, along with a hugely efficient cast iron wood burner, a poêle à bois, ensure the house is warm and cosy even in the most inclement weather.
A new septic tank was installed, recently inspected by the department’s team from Service Public de l'Assainissement Non-Collectif aka SPANC, and pronounced satisfactory – a copy of the report can be made available, dated January 2019.
Downstairs comprises an open plan kitchen / dining / living space, a utility cupboard with washing machine and full-sized dishwasher, and a cloakroom. The master bedroom is on the ground floor, with walk-in dressing room and en-suite bathroom, including a shower cubicle.
The entrance to the house is through a bright and airy veranda, which also provides covered access to the cave.
Upstairs has one double bedroom with views over the garden, a twin bedded room with Velux window, and a large shower room with double size cubicle.
Outside, we have a garage / wood store and additional wood storage space under a lean to.
The house will come with all furniture, including beds, wardrobes, dining table and chairs and sofa, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher and fridgefreezer.