To bath or not to bathe, that is the question…

2 Feb

This has been the burning question for the last four years, drawing every member of the family into hot debate (read water). As you know the top floor of Le Barry used to house a modest (very) bathroom. That is…up until last week when we finally pulled down the bathroom walls (most of them) to  reveal the true romantic leanings of the room.


Now here’s the thing. Justy (being English and all) harbours a burning desire to have a bath in the bedroom. Because of the way the room is situated, the bath would need to be an open-plan feature. There will be a toilet and basin up here too and they would have some kind of wall separating them from view! So imagine if you will, your lover snoozing in the bed, you snoozing in the bath, eyes right and looking straight onto a romantic green forested valley through the open window. Nice non?


Is that just a little bit ‘ouvert’ for your liking? Margaret wants a bath, deep down she knows it…but is a little skeptical of the popularity of such a plan. Can anyone help Justy out here? I WANT THAT BATH.

oh, and it probably means a bit less wardrobe space (like maybe none at all)…and a reinforced floor (but you don’t need to worry about that).

Imagine  a roll top bath just where the dog is mooching in this image…

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See the light streaming in now! The wall on the right of the yellow window will also come down so you will feel the full throw of the room.

Please send us your thoughts about the bath we beg of you. It’s gridlock here. The really important thing is this: This is the only place we can put a bath, so it’s here in the open or not at all and you’ll have to use the shower on the ground floor…

And to finish this week… some rhubarb from the garden our dear friends.

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next week, Justy’s sister Helen (a.k.a.Toby) is taking up residence at Le Barry for a few months. She’ll be cracking the whip, feeding the chickens (when they arrive) and eating and sleeping and studying (some of the time). She is very very funny and because of this we are giving her special dispensation to author posts on our splendid blog. Watch this space…

Au Revoir nos amis, xx J and M


9 Responses to “To bath or not to bathe, that is the question…”

  1. Veronica McShane February 2, 2014 at 9:41 AM #

    Hmm, tough one. What about an outdoors bath?

  2. Rochelle Haley February 2, 2014 at 10:33 AM #

    Absolutely yes to a bath! Always a bath! There is no other way 🙂

    • Justy Phillips February 2, 2014 at 10:42 AM #

      Rochelle, you’re a girl after my own heart x Super response. I completely agree!!!

    • Justy Phillips February 2, 2014 at 10:44 AM #

      Hey Fin, Thanks for your swift reply and great idea. There are plans afoot to convert the ‘pigsty’ (it’s a fancy one…kind of) into a summer bath house. Love the link you posted too. Just wondering how one would bathe in mid-winter though! Shall I note you down for a yes to the bath then?? J

  3. Jbc February 2, 2014 at 12:37 PM #

    Unless it’s gonna cram the space. Gotta hav a bath whether ur a single or with a partner ! (Sorry if this option gives much physical grief for the designers )!

    • Justy Phillips February 4, 2014 at 4:26 AM #

      Yes totally! Single or two, there will be a bath now! Thanks Jbc, smart comments as ever. x

  4. dominique February 2, 2014 at 8:06 PM #

    A bath is a must. Can’t live without them. put it in, put it in!

    • Justy Phillips February 4, 2014 at 4:24 AM #

      Style and finesse from the beautiful Domi. Thank you!

  5. manuscript3251 February 4, 2014 at 3:07 AM #

    Yup – a bath is needed (**also great for art project use at times – I’m filming objects in mine at the moment [have no other ‘blank’ background in the house ! + soaking weaving plants etc – Julie G

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