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Gîte les deux Renards - Brouennes

week: € 580

Family holiday - max 6 persons

This is a holiday farmhouse dating from 1715 in the charming village of Brouennes.
This home is for 6 persons but if more space is necessary for children just mention it in your reservation and we will provide extra beds.
The gîte is built in the middle part of the former farmhouse which was the home, on one side of the living quarters was the barn and on the other side the stable. By entering the house you come into a warm and charming dining/kitchen area and the stairs to the 1st floor.
Behind the dining/kitchen area is the living room with a typical woodstove for heating and a glass door which gives access to the terrace and garden from which the view is astounding!!!! On the 1st floor there are 2 bedrooms and a bathroom, one bedroom has a double bed and the other a single bed. On the 2nd floor there is a bedroom with a double and a single bed.


Bedrooms
  • 1 bedroom with 1 single bed
  • 1 bedroom with 1 double bed
  • 1 bedroom with 1 double and 1 single bed
Bathroom
  • Shower and washbasin
Kitchen
  • Oven, dishwasher, Senseo, combi-oven, kettle, toaster, mixer etc…
  • And fully equipped for cooking and eating
Facilities
  • Baby bed (on request)
  • Living area with woodstove
  • TV with dvd-player
  • Music installation for USB enb cd
  • Terrace with outdoor furniture
  • Open kitchen
  • Washing machine and dryer available in consultation
  • Wireless internet
  • Tourist information

Some history:

The farmhouse was built in 1715 which makes it 300 years old!
We bought it in a pretty authentically condition. The doors had no frames, there was a fireplace, the earth stamped floor was covered with screed and there were marks of a previous rebuilding. We decided to restore it by keeping the original features of the building and turning it into a comfortable home. The finishing touch and the interior design was done with much love and care by Véronique, they are the following: the loam settlement on the chimney in the kitchen, the lime paint on the walls, curtains and bed linen, treating of old wooden ceiling beams and natural stone floors. The house is comfortable and practical while showing much of the old characteristics.

The name "Les Deux Renards":

" Why such a name? " someone asked us lately.
Well, during the restoration we had to remove the old and rotten wooden floor in the living room. Because the house had been standing for quite some time empty and uninhabited, the back door wouldn't shut and nature was free to take over! A friend had come to help me take out the floor and while I was busy working in the kitchen he suddenly came in to tell me he had seen "two eyes" under the wooden planks. I found it quite unbelievable as a cat would run for its life from the noise and strangers in the house! I went to look and to my surprise there was indeed an animal there but such big eyes could never have been from a cat? So we started hitting the wooden planks to chase the animal away and a fox as big as a border collie appeared from underneath and disappeared like lightning into the fields. Okay that was it, we thought! After a few minutes my friend Marc came back to tell me he saw a second pair of eyes. I thought "he's joking!" but it was true, there was a second fox in the nest under the floor.