L’Atelier

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La Petite Maison at Moulin du Pont

This 200-year-old cottage is nestled in the midst of sunflower fields and rolling hills. Recently refurbished, modern appliances and new furnishings complement the many original features the building offers and create a comfortable space for up to 6 adults. This is a place that allows you to get away from the hustle and bustle. Explore…

The gîte is finished (proud wife moment)

Have I ever mentioned how totally brilliant and talented my husband is? Six months of hard graft and he has transformed what was a run-down, old-fashioned and absolutely filthy cottage into a chic and sophisticated holiday home. He has built new walls, installed a new bathroom and kitchen, and done loads of hidden bits and…

One year on: Brexit, bureaucracy and baguettes

Just over a year ago we threw caution and Brexit to the wind and packed our bags for France. Has it been everything we expected it to be? We were still smarting from the EU referendum decision as we loaded up the van with the few belongings we were taking with us to France. Did…

There is no shortage of drama in our house

I was just in the process of setting my out-of-office on my work email yesterday when Dennis came into the lounge looking very stressed indeed. “You are never going to believe what’s just happened,” he said. The heat expansion vessel in the gite had burst, causing water to flood out of the hot water tank…

1 day to go…

… and we are almost there. Completely exhausted from all our hard work today and have no capacity for words. Tomorrow is all about our own house, which has been neglected of late, and making the last few finishing touches on the gite. Then I will share more pix. For now, bed is calling. Sleep…