Sunday, October 5, 2008

"Les Oliviers"

Phew! Finally finished. It took me 3 days to finish this post lol. I thought my computer had died on me, for the past 3 days it would hardly switch on. I didn't know whether I had a virus or something in the box itself had broken. Being a public holiday on monday I was going to have to wait till tuesday for a technician and we're planning to go away to the lake house on monday for a week so as you can imagine I hit the panic stations lol. It's amazing how desperate one gets when unwired. Anyhoo, I usually once in awhile take the cover off the box and give it a blowdry inside to clean the dust but this time I decided to give it a really good clean and remove the half inch thick dust with a paint brush and voila! It works! lol *blush*

Just remember friends, if you're like me and fear the worst everytime something goes wrong with your PC, it pays to give it a thorough clean first :)

OK back to the task at hand. It would seem I'm playing sales agent this week as I've found so many amazing properties for sale. Here is yet another...."Les Oliviers" is a gorgeous stone and timber cottage transformed by it's past owners and current owners to resemble those in country France and England. Situated in my usual favourite area of NSW, The Southern Highlands, this cottage it small enough for easy maintenance and large enough to be completely comfortable.

This quirky cottage was featured in the march 2007 issue of Australian Country Style magazine which just happens to be one of my mum's and my favourite issues.

This is the beautiful family room from the kitchen. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
From the property listing - A Piece of French Style with Seclusion and AmbienceFeaturing:* 2 Double bedrooms* Study or 3rd bedroom* Living room with open fire* Dining with timber floors and slow combustion fire* Country style kitchen with timber cupboards, porcelain sink and island bench* Bathroom with claw bath, shower, w.c. and vanity* Family room with north facing French doors to terrace* Loft/Studio with bathroom and kitchenette* 9ft ceilings* Laundry* Garage* Olive grove and vegetable patchA stone cottage full of charm - You will easily fall in love with this one.

This is the loft. I spy a GORGEOUS iron daybed and chandelier!

One of the bathrooms. So rustic, so cute!

Looking at the kitchen from the dining room. The doors to the family room on the left and stove to the right. I adore the sink with the blue and white check curtains beneath.

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There are so many lovely features to this cottage. I love the stonework, the exposed beams, timber floors and the charming rusty iron stair railing. I'm sure the new owners will love and cherish this property as much as the last two have.

Above are two more images I scanned from the magazine.

As I mentioned we are skooting off to the lake house for the second week of the kids spring break. I can't wait, it's been weeks and weeks since I was there last. I'll be signing off till friday. Have a great week friends, stay safe and enjoy life!

Anna xox.


Miss Kris said...

Hi Anna!

You find such pretty things to blog about. It's a lovely cottage! I also think the kitchen is very nice;)

Hope you and your family have a wonderful Spring break!!!
Au revoir, Kris

Millie said...

Such a lovely post Anna. Have a truly wonderful break away with your darlings.
Millie ^_^

OLIVEAUX said...

A very cute cottage, have a fabulous break!!

Fifi Flowers said...

GREAT POST! What an adorable cottage and the grounds are lovely too! Thanks for sharing!

mondo cherry said...

I would have loved that attic bedroom as a child. I always dreamed about having a room just like that with sloping ceilings and a few hidden passageways just for fun! Enjoy your break.

jenniferjane said...

I adore your blog Anna! You always show the most amazing pictures. You've been tagged!

Linda Sue said...

DESIRE! OOOHHH that places like this even exist brightens my day!Check out my new studio space- Would LOVE tufted walls, or wall paper with birds but it is just a studio afterall...A very dark studio without a window so I have to be careful not to darken it further.

Southern Heart said...

Absolutely beautiful, and such inspiring photos! Enjoy your break!

Country French Antiques said...

What a cozy cottage! I could hang out here for a while!
A long while!!

AnastasiaC said...

what a lovely home find some good ones!! the highlands are such a beautiful place to visit...we're so lucky to not be too far away...i want to go to Robinson where they filmed 'BABE'

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