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The Bakehouse Barbeque & Rotisserie

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In the front garden is the newly converted Bakehouse, with a 2-metre wide barbecue and extractor flu chimney made in cast metal. This is ideal for cooking for larger groups or cooking large cuts of meat, and relaxing together as a group.

(Photos supplied by happy guests)

Luxury villa with large barbecue
A happy guest in the Bakehouse
Parents cooking on holiday barbecue
Cooking on Wood!
Bakehouse barbeque
Peppers and sausages cooking
Holiday villa barbeque
Bakehouse Barbecue

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The Bakehouse has rustic seating for 6 or 7 people on the pallet sofas, plus a round teak-wood table for your food.

Bakehouse seating and table for food
Bakehouse seating and table for food

There is also a fridge for your cold drinks and food.

Preparing the food
Some prep work indoors

The Rotisserie

We also have an electric rotisserie for cooking larger whole cuts, such as half (or a whole) lamb, a pig, or a beef joint. We have suppliers locally who rear caringly and can provide you with a delicious meal and a fun few hours of cooking in a novel way. A great experience for everyone!

Numerous guests have thoroughly enjoyed an afternoon of slow-cooking their lamb, and tending the open wood fire.

Nearby there is a high-quality farmer who rears sheep and pigs, plus another who rears beef. They can also deliver to you, at your luxury holiday rental in France! Their contact details are available for you.

All of the following photos were kindly supplied by (very happy and well-fed) guests.

A whole lamb crisping off, for the final touches on this electric rotisserie
A whole lamb crisping off, for the final touches on this electric rotisserie
In the background is the Feeder-fire of burning wood.  In the foreground is the metal rotisserie with cement-blocks around to funnel the heat up.
In the background is the Feeder-fire of burning wood. In the foreground is the metal rotisserie with cement-blocks around to funnel the heat up.

First you light a wood fire in a separate cement-block enclosure. In the picture above, this is the wood fire at the top of the photo.

As you feed logs onto this fire, when the embers are red burning charcoal, you shovel these burning embers and carry them across to underneath your rotisserie and underneath your meat. We provide a metal sheet to go under the rotisserie to protect the concrete flat bed it sits on, and the cement blocks to go around the rotisserie. These blocks hold the heat in, towards the meat.

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Half a lamb cooking on the rotisserie, with the Wishing Well and swimming pool in the background
Half a lamb cooking on the rotisserie, with the Wishing Well and swimming pool in the background

You simply rinse and repeat this process of adding wood to the feeder-fire and then moving the embers across to under the rotisserie, over a period of maybe 3 hours, while your meat cooks to a delicious tender finish.

The lamb skewered on the rotisserie pole and just starting to cook
The lamb skewered on the rotisserie pole and just starting to cook
The lamb halfway to cooked, with the picnic table in the background and orchard
The lamb halfway to cooked, with the picnic table in the background and orchard

Another client chose to put the rotisserie inside the bakehouse, on top of the barbecue grill (without the barbecue being lit!) so they could be more social together and in case it rained.

Lamb barbecue roasting nicely
Lamb on the rotisserie, on top of the Bakehouse barbecue, inside
Wiring the rotiserie
A quick clamp check and rewiring
Happy chaps in the Bakehouse
The finished lamb in the wheelbarrow (naturally!) and some celebration beers
Proud men with the finished lamb rotisserie
The proud guys enjoying their labours after they brought the lamb back into the Banquet Hall
Delicious food
And finally, the delicious, melt-in-the-mouth lamb roast dinner

And now another group, roasting a whole pig…

Chopping the wood to use on the BBQ
First, the firewood preparation. Careful with the axe
Bringing in the firewood for the barbecue
Bringing the firewood to the rotisserie
Lamb ready to go onto the fire
Bringing the prepared whole pig to the rotisserie in the Bakehouse
The roasting pig
The Roasted Pig
Finished meal, all ready
And the dinner table, ready to serve the roasted whole pig!

Price

We dont charge for this. You pay the farmer direct, in cash, on delivery to you.

We have a fantastic farmer nearby who hand rears his lambs, pigs and cattle. To give you an indicative price, these were the prices as of the beginning of 2024. Assume prices have gone up slightly since then.

ItemPrice
Half or Whole Pig€7.50 / kg
Sausages, chops, joint€10 / kg
Half or whole lamb€14 / kg
Delivery€30 (over an hour drive away)
NOTE: Prices in Euros, to be paid cash on delivery

How big is enough?

We recently did a 33kg hog roast for 35 people, and got just over 2 meals from it. ie we could have fed 70 people for one meal, from this 33kg hog.

So an approximate estimation would be 0.5kg per person. That is a lot, if you are also doing plenty of other food eg chips, bun, salad etc. You may end up with left-overs.

Our neighbours will take the bones etc to boil up for their dogs. No waste!



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