The chapel bedroom is a magnificent space, with vaulted ceilings, arch and stucco detail, and elegant floor tiles. It hosts a queen-sized bed – in the space where the chapel used to be – and a large wooden set of drawers, as well as a built-in alcove cupboard by the bed. There are two bedside cupboard-tables, traditional in this part of the world.
The room is also south-facing with a partial-panoramic balcony, which has planters, drying lines, and a grape-vine growing up over it. It is very tranquil and has a particularly special vibe, and over the 8 years that I ran a highly-successful B&B and art residencies, this room got consistently 5-star reviews.
It is a wonderfully cool room in the heat of summer, as are all the rooms in the arthouse, if you open and close windows and inner doors at the right times.
In the winter, the room can be heated by the kitchen stove, and I put fitted curtains up under the arch, to provide additional midwinter cosiness.