The cottage is laid
out over one floor, with a separate basement for storage and laundry. The
spacious living area and the two bedrooms open out onto the large terrace, which in turn overlooks the pool and the north Evian gulf beyond. In the summer this
terrace serves as the focal point, whilst in winter the traditional open
fireplace with its reclaimed oak beam becomes the focal point.
The two bedrooms (one double, one twin) can comfortably accommodate four people, but if necessary a further temporary single bed can be added to the twin room, enabling a total of five people to be accommodated.
The cottage offers
dramatic views of the north Evian gulf and the mountains surrounding it; on
clear days Mt Parnassos is visible. Sunset views can be enjoyed all year round.
In striving for
sustainability, local or reclaimed materials have been used wherever possible
in the construction of the cottage, and almost all furniture has been sourced
from antique stores. Hot water is provided by solar energy and all wastewater
is treated and then used for irrigation.
Villa Semele offers wi-fi, is
fully air-conditioned, and is equipped with a dishwasher, washing machine,
bedroom ceiling fans, barbecue, garden furniture, hi-fi, TV and DVD.