The Bedrooms

If you continue up the stairway past the entrance to the dining room you reach two of the three bedrooms. The bedrooms all contain an antique armoire or closet and a dresser or drawers in the armoire. The beds have top-quality mattresses, 300-count brushed cotton bedding, lightweight down comforters, and duvets. Small throw rugs are scattered about the tile floors. Original art also hangs in all the bedrooms.

The third bedroom is reached through ladder-type stairs in the livingroom. It is a very large sunny room containing a click-clack — a couch that folds down into a queen-size bed. Unlike American-style pull-out couches, the click-clack is very comfortable and is made like a futon couch or bed but with a regular foam-style mattress. This room also contains a solid maple desk and a seating area for reading or visiting. The room is perfect for painting or writing. In fact, we call it the Writers’ Room.

The Writers’ Room opens out onto a terrace that has a teak table and chairs that seats six, and two teak loungers. The terrace overlooks the village and the surrounding countryside. The wisteria winds up and around the sides of the terrace, and a venerable giant of a plane tree partially shades the terrace in the hottest summer months.