The master bedroom or studio is the largest space in the house – a sunny haven, with large doors onto a panoramic balcony, and beautiful ambient sounds of nature – birdsong and the waterfall splashing…

this big square sunny room has been used as a B&B guest room in the past – this pic is looking into the room from the balcony doors
and is currently used as an art studio – this pic is looking out towards the balcony doors

This master bedroom is accessed directly from the shared entrance corridor, which makes it a good space for guests or a creative work space; three rooms independent from the kitchen and bathroom(s) side of the house.

looking towards the entrance to the studio, and across the shared corridor into the kitchen
looking across the room from the entrance

The balcony (a selection of snaps below) is covered – a beautiful micro-climate facing full south; often warm even in midwinter.

This balcony has historical architectural details, and a great cosy nook up the big steps, from where you can look out onto the spectacular view – sheltered and private, I have it full of cushions and often sit and read with a cuppa to have a break from painting…


This big bedroom/ studio also has two back rooms, which can house additional beds, or function as walk-in closet/ office/ meditation space/ recording space… They’re in under the ground, so very quiet.

The back rooms are particularly peaceful, and cooler in summer from the natural geothermal ambient temperature.

the first room behind the master bedroom

The first back room has a raised platform – this is brilliant for a child’s bed with a ladder, or can be a perfect storage space – currently used for my art packaging: above is an older snapshot to give a clearer view of the vaulted ceiling (currently hidden behind cardboard for painting packaging!)

The second back room has original medieval flooring – beautiful terracotta tiles in hexagon formations – and an ancient door with a massive old key. It also has niches, marble steps, and a lovely arch.