This is the smallest room in our French village house renovation project ( with the exception of shower rooms etc)
There was also a tiny window at the rear (more of that in next post) and a light and open view across the rooftops to the hills around our village.
This room also suffered from the only serious damp problem in the house as the roof tiles had slipped and water was pouring in and threatening to push the roof joists and wooden panelling on the ceiling past the point of no return. We started by demolishing the curious wardrobes which were incubating the damp.
We then looked at accessing the shower room. Although handily sited next door, we had the two foot thick original spine wall of the house between! Whilst we are happy to demolish walls, even load bearing ones, this wall was not just holding the house and the roof up, but was made from massive river pebbles and what looked like small boulders ( no dressed stone here!) so this job was passed onto our mason and his boys who are used to knocking medieval houses around without seriously destabilising them .