About La Petite Touche
We, the owners of La Petite Touche, are English and hail from Buckinghamshire, and before that West Sussex. We spent most of our annual Holidays over the last 35 years in France. In 2011 we made a permanent move to our French home.
La Petite Touche sits on approximately 5500 sq metres of land (approximately 1 and 1/4 acres). The ‘Farmhouse’, an old Longere with additions and deductions, consists of around 500 sq metres of habitable space over 2 floors. There are a number of outbuildings consisting of a barn, a hangar, three piggeries and two cow byres. These are situated around the south and west sides of the farmhouse, resulting in a pleasing courtyard appearance.
We renovated, as phase 1, half of the main house by creating two luxury gites, each with their own facilities including large lounge / dining & kitchen, and with a spacious double, "en-suite", bedroom. We retained as many original features as possible; such as old beams, some possibly up to 400 years old, the original internal 'Four au pain’ (bread oven), some of the “Cave” and not least, the 80 centimetre exterior stone walls.
Each gite comprises: on the upper floor one large double bedroom with en-suite shower room (a 140 by 90 cm walk-in shower) and on the ground floor a kitchen and salon (with lounge and dining areas amounting to around 35 square metres) . Gite 1 has, additionally, a utility room (lingerie) and downstairs shower room, whilst Gite 2 has a downstairs toilet. Both Gites are equipped with a double sofabed in the salon allowing them to be used as 2+2 if required. Each gite is around 90sqm in size (about 900 sq ft or equivalent size of a small 4 bedroom house in the UK) although Gite 1 is slightly larger. Each Gite also has a semi-private garden to the rear. Much of the property outside is also available for use as we have created communal garden areas.
The main Residence
In 2011-12 we renovated the main residence which has a large (roughly 36 sq metres) farmhouse kitchen, two reception rooms (including the Great Room at some 65 sq metres) and two large bedrooms each with their own en-suite bathroom. We are now happily ensconced in our part of the house, but there is still plenty to keep us busy.