Our rooms with a view...
Fosse all the bedrooms are south facing and share the same
fabulous, uninterrupted views to the hills across the Sée river valley.
With no close neighbours, most days the only sounds to interrupt the peace is birdsong and the bleat of a passing sheep. There may be a tractor chugging past from time-to-time but that’s about all. The sheep you hear – and see – may be our small breeding flock of Ouessants, said to be the smallest (and we think the friendliest) breed of sheep in the world.
All guest bedrooms and the guest sitting room are on the first floor making the guest area separate and private from the rest of the house. The house is set into the hillside so the first floor is accessed by 7 steps up to the front door. If requested, we are delighted to provide assistance with luggage.
The bedrooms and bathrooms are freshly and stylishly decorated, are spotlessly clean, have new, high-quality, pocket-sprung mattresses and all the bed linen is pure cotton. The duvets and pillows are chosen to be easily washable to help ensure the rooms are suitable for people with allergies to, for example, feather pillows.
All rooms are furnished with wardrobes, a chest of drawers, bedside tables and reading lamps. All rooms have underfloor heating for the chillier seasons.
Orchid is our largest room and has a super-kingsize bed (168cms / 5ft 6ins), private en-suite shower room and lavatory. There is a sitting area in the room and also a private, open-air balcony outside with a table and chairs. The balcony faces south and west and is a place where you can sip a glass of wine, sunbathe, read, watch the sun go down... as the choice is yours. For two people, Orchid costs 70 euros per night - full details can be viewed by clicking on the PRICES AND BOOKING tab above.
Clockwise from top left the photos show the bedroom to the south and west with the door out on to the private balcony, two more views of the bedroom with the armchairs, the ensuite bathroom with the basin and shower enclosure and below is a photo of Orchid's balcony accessed from the door in photo 1.
Chambre Orchid - private balcony which faces south and west
Rose has a kingsize double bed (150 cms / 5 ft) and a single bed (90 cms / 3 ft) and can be used as a double or a twin making it a good choice for two friends who are holidaying together.
Rose has sole use of a separate but adjacent bathroom. The bathroom has a loo, bath and in-bath shower with glass screen. There is also a separate lavatory outside the bathroom for the use of guests and other visitors to the house.
Rose - bathroom
Or you might prefer Clematis which is the third bedroom we have available. It has a king-size bed (150cms / 5'). Guests can choose Clematis instead of Rose and will have sole use of the separate but adjacent bathroom. In other words, if you book Rose or Clematis, we guarantee you will have sole use of the bathroom. It's yours for the duration of your visit. Either Rose or Clematis cost 65 euros per night.
However, for families with older children or for a group of friends travelling together, if a party books both Rose and Clematis to accommodate the whole group and agree to share the bathroom, then both rooms will be let on the basis of the shared bathroom - and there's a separate loo outside the bathroom too.
Our guests also have sole use of a sitting room which has table, chairs and a sofa as well as a comfortable, upholstered window seat which overlooks the garden and valley. There are lots of books, in English and in French, a few games... or you can just sit in the sun with a cup of tea or coffee and dream…
Just off the guest sitting room are facilities for guests to make their own tea and coffee at any time of the day (or night) and we keep the guest fridge supplied with mineral water, fresh milk and biscuits (usually home-made) for those unexpectedly peckish moments.
Please note: Bookings which include children under the age of 12 are not accepted. La Fosse is set into the hillside with terraces, steps and balconies filled with plants and garden furniture. There is a deep, unfenced wildlife pond. There are no clear, level open spaces for children to run around and enjoy themselves. Thus, the need for permanent supervision and vigilance cannot provide a relaxing, stress-free break for parents.
Pets are not accepted. Talk to us if you have an assistance dog who accompanies you.
No smoking is allowed anywhere in the house and this rule is strictly observed. Of course there are areas equipped with ashtrays outside the house where guests can smoke.
Continental-style breakfast is served the dining area adjacent to the kitchen on the ground floor between 08h00 and 10h00. If you have an early start and would like an earlier breakfast, just ask. Breakfast comprises a selection of the local boulangerie's buttery croissants, pain au chocolate and baguette as well as a choice of yogurts, fresh fruit salads or compote (depending on the season), home-made crunchy granola, walnut bread or brioche. There's fresh orange juice and cafetiére or filter coffee and a variety of teas (including English breakfast-style. We usually provide honey (we have our own bee hives) and a selection of marmelade and jams are also served. Breakfast at la Fosse should set you up for the day!
We can also prepare hot egg dishes (scrambled, poached, omelette) with eggs fresh from our chickens.
Much of the breakfast menu is suitable for vegetarians but not always for vegans as butter and eggs may be used in some patisserie items from the boulangerie.
Allergies: we do not cater for serious allergies such as nuts as we cannot guarantee that products from small boulangeries are definitely nut-free.
If you have any particular dietary requirements, please discuss them with us before you book.