About The House
 
 
        The Kitchen
 
A large Country French kitchen table that seats up to ten and colourful glazed tile walls provide a rustic setting for less formal mealtimes and complements the modern facilities of the extensively equipped kitchen.  
A full size five-burner convection-oven cooker, coffee/espresso maker, electric kettle, microwave/grill, toaster, foodmixer/blender, dishwasher and large “American Style” fridge-freezer with ice-maker complete a cooking environment suitable for any level of ability from Basic Egg Boiler to Cordon Bleu.  
 
                          
    The Bedrooms
 
            The Bedrooms at La Maison d’Estang have been designed with flexibility in mind.  
Four bedrooms have Central Heating and Air Conditioning and two of the Master Bedrooms have
the option of a bathroom or shower room en suite or tout famille.  The courtyard-level Master suite,
            delightfully decorated with a Catalan theme has an en suite shower room.
 
    The Green Room (below) has a King Size bed, fireplace, central heating and Air Conditioning and a
choice of  en suite or shared shower room.  It can also be supplied with one fold-out bed or cot.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
    The Blue Room (below right) is a large air conditioned bedroom with King Size bed,
    private or shared access to the Bamboo Bathroom and plenty of space to
    accommodate a cot or up to two pull-out beds
    for family vacations.
 
    The Orange Room (below) has AirCon and twin beds
    or a comfortable King Size bed.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Whilst the Air Conditioned Games Room
cum Fifth Bedroom (awaiting new photos)
contains the pool table and the dart board and
can accommodate Twin “Armchair” fold-out
beds or one comfortable King Sized bed.
 
 
The Garden and the Ground Floor
A new ten by four metre alarmed swimming pool (below) with electrolysis filtering (massively fewer chemicals - good for us, good for our environment) and comfortable deck furniture provides a place for exercise or play or, of course, to just chill on lazy summer days, while a separate vine-shaded seating area offers respite from the sun and a quiet place to read (or snooze) after a languorously long lunch.  We do ask however, please no glass poolside.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
On a brick terrace under a roof of bamboo, a colourful mosaic table with seating for ten rests (above) close to the twin barbecues (one Gas, one Charcoal) and next to the entrance to the Summer Kitchen.  
Inside the Summer Kitchen is everything you need for your alfresco adventure.  A fridge/freezer - excellent for chilling wine or keeping food until you’re ready to cook - a gas cooker with four gas rings and a small oven, a kettle, coffee maker, a twin sink unit, utensils and plastic “glasses” and plates - so much safer if taken to the pool!  The Summer Kitchen is also the home of the essential Washing Machine, drying racks - there’s a small drying area near the barbecue (may not be advisable to cook and dry simultaneously, though!) - and a Tumble Dryer for the winter months.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Also off the garden is the entrance to the Games Room/Fifth Bedroom.  The Games Room has a pool table, dart board with (and caring parents please take note) real darts, CD stereo, TV with DVD player and a selection of DVDs, central heating and troughs.   A small refrigerator chills wine and beer and a large sofa provides a place to drink it.  Two chairs fold out into two single beds or a comfortable King Size double bed to provide a fifth (and Wheelchair Accessible) bedroom and air mattresses provide extra beds if necessary.  Off the Games Room is a Wheelchair Accessible shower room and yes, I did say troughs - the games Room was once the stables.  Directly outside the Games Room is an area that can be used for Boule (equipment supplied in the chest in the games room plus a selection of Board Games, although they may have found their way into the sideboard upstairs!)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lastly, in the Garage you’ll find secure parking for up to two cars and, should you need more, parking on the street has so far been perfectly safe and secure.  Fully insured bicycles and all safety equipment can be rented by the week from a nearby company Mellow Velos (click here).  He also delivers and picks them up!  Bicycle routes of varying difficulty nearby are available and the Canal-du-Midi offers miles of excellent (if a little bumpy) track, as do trips through the vineyards to nearby villages and hamlets.  If you’re wintering here over Christmas and the New Year the garage also houses a good supply of firewood and, even though the Central Heating in La Maison d’Estang is more than adequate, sometimes you just can’t beat a nice merlot in front of a roaring fire, can you?