The Exterior
 
Maison du Canal is on 5 private acres of land. The road to the house goes along fields of sunflowers, corn and strawberries, then crosses an old bridge over the Canal Lateral.

The canal, which runs along the back of the house, has a shaded towpath that is wonderful for long or short walks. Pleasure boats often pass by.

Between the canal and the back of the house is a large lawn and a group of trees from which we get the fruit for the delicious jams and jellies in the kitchen.

The driveway leading to the front of the house is lined with flowers and trees.

From the front door there's a pleasing view of the road to Damazan.

Past the front of the house and around to the side is a vegetable garden and parking area.

A long stone terrace, partially covered, extends along the rear of the house. There's a table and chairs for outdoor dining by an old well, overlooking the canal.

Down the stairs from the old well is another dining or reading area with a barbecue setup. A few more steps down is the pool with chaises longues and deck chairs. This private area is surrounded with flowering trees and flowers.

 

The Interior

 

The spacious, two-story high living room has magnificent timbers and beams and a 17th Century fireplace. French doors lead to the terrace overlooking the canal.

The dining room, adjacent to the living room, has an old farm table which seats eight comfortably. French doors lead to the front lawn with a swing set and a vegetable garden nearby.

Stairs from the dining room lead to a mezzanine with a large convertible sofa, a desk and chairs for reading. All of this overlooks the living room.

There's a "French blue and yellow" kitchen with breakfast table, microwave, wall oven, dishwasher, coffee maker and everything needed for cooking. French doors lead to the dining terrace outside.

Just off the entryway there's a large study with tiled floors, desk, bookcase, telephone, Fax and computer hook-ups. At the far end of the study is a satellite television receiver with VCR and DVD players.

French doors lead from the study to the terrace and a view of the bridge and fields beyond.

The Master Bedroom has a queen-size double bed and built-in armoire.
Bedroom #2 has a queen-size double bed and large armoire.
Bedroom #3 has a single bed and armoire. Bedroom #4, upstairs from the study, has a single bed and a view of the canal. There are two full bathrooms, one with bathtub, one with shower.
There's a large Utility Room with new washer and dryer.