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A grand stone staircase leads to the kitchen and living rooms. The kitchen has attractive oak units, electric/halogen hob, twin electric ovens, extractor, dishwasher, microwave and an American fridge with ice-maker. Coffee maker, toaster, are part of a well-stocked kitchen. The appliances are stainless steel, the worktop granite. The top of the stairs is dominated by the wall-to-wall picture window with sliding doors which provide access to the 15 ft. balcony which has a table and chairs. Both the landing and hall are bathed with light and there are marvellous views southwards.

There are two large sitting rooms (dining and salon, 38ft by 30ft average) on either side of the house. Both rooms are characterized by vaulted ceilings, oak beams, stone walls and huge open fireplaces, giving you glowing fires on winter nights. Full-length double window french doors, equipped with safety railings, provide spectacular views southwards over the garden and valley. The rooms are tastefully furnished with modern and antique furniture, large sofas and armchairs. A large dining table sits 12 comfortably in the dining salon, which has additional sofas and a large desk. There is a 10ft by 6ft large screen cinema system with DVD player and free-to-air satellite channels, for realistic film, TV and music enjoyment in the other salon. There are large bookcases in each.

Behind and underneath the staircase is the wine cellar, approached by a helicoidal staircase, which is ideal for wine-tasting by candlelight. A laundry room contains the central-heating and washing machine and drier.