Theme: Patrimonium

You like patrimonium ? Discover our charming B&Bs, country houses (gites) and small hotels in listed buildings, villages or districts or near historic monuments

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La Maison de Paul B.

Eu, France

Located on the road to a former estate of the French royal family, “La Maison de Paul B.” (B for Bignon) is part of the town’s history, due to its former owner Paul Bignon, who was mayor of the town from 1895 to 1932, and who played an active role in the history of the region and of France. Now the house belongs to Marylise Dutilleul, who has carefully preserved the house’s soul, in particular the former bedroom and office of Paul Bignon, while at the same time giving free rein to her creativity and her passion for picking up furniture and ornaments here and there in the other rooms of the house. The guest bedrooms are all different and each is named after one of the Bignon family. Most have old-fashioned bathrooms with free-standing baths that are down a corridor from the bedrooms. The “Eugénie B.” family suite can accommodate up to five people in its three bedrooms, which all share a bathroom. At the bottom of the garden is a delightful nineteenth-century pavilion which was once a henhouse and now has been converted to a guest bedroom with its own terrace, a lounge with an open fireplace, and bathroom. The dining room in the main building is huge and flooded with daylight. Breakfasts and evening meals are served to guests at a large communal table there. In the next room is a bar and snooker table that guests can use. As you enter the house through the large porch, you can admire the superb, bright blue, aerodynamic murals and the owner’s collection of miniature sports cars, one of her passions!

 

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La Bruyle

Saint-Michel-de-Bannières , France

This beautiful building built of pale stone overlooks a beautiful landscape in a greenery-filled valley. Originally an eighteenth-century coaching inn, it has undergone several conversions in its long life. Today, Pascale and Franck have converted it into a beautiful B&B, while taking care to preserve the building’s original materials and character: ancient beams, stone-flagged floors and unplastered stone walls, while adding touches of colour. The colours are particularly noticeable in the bedrooms - “Colonjac” is red and “Sabias” blue. In the second-floor attic are two smaller rooms called “Mulsans” and “Frécul”, reminders of the childhood homes of the two owners. Each bedroom has a pretty shower room that has been clevery integrated with it. You will be welcomed to the lounge, where a log fire burns in the hearth, for apéritifs before dinner, which is served in the large dining room. Franck and Pascale prepare delicious meals served with excellent Cahors wine. Located where three regions – Dordogne, Auvergne and Lot – meet, this beautiful B&B makes the most of the produce from the fertile surrounding land. It is also an excellent base from which to explore the historic, evocatively named, surrounding towns of Rocamadour, Colonges-la-Rouge, Padirac and Sarlat.

 

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Le Clos

Mer , France

Le Clos is an imposing sixteenth-century house in the main street of the charming village of Mer, with its old-fashioned streets that recall Provence, located on the banks of the River Loire between Orléans and Blois. Its street facade is sober, but its rear facade overlooks a large garden which is an ideal place for relaxation in the open air after a cycle tour or a visit to the famous châteaux of the Loire nearby, including Blois, Chambord and Cheverny. The five guest rooms are spread among the different floors of the house and are soberly decorated in shades of white and grey which create a cool, light atmosphere. The ensuite bathrooms are a little past their best. Breakfast is served in the pretty dining room or in the garden in the warmer months. An ideal address for families, well-situated for visiting the châteaux of the Loire.

 

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Clos de la Valette

Fontaine Henry, France

This B&B is situated in a delightful village built in pale Caen stone, which are well-maintained and which blend together well in the lovely light. More very nice houses are being built there and there is a Renaissance château which is open to the public. On the edge of a meadow on the outskirts of the village is “Le Clos de la Valette”, a beautiful group of seventeenth-century buildings that has recently been restored and converted into a B&B and a gite, with some very contemporary-style touches, such as the large glazed structure that links two of the buildings and which floods the huge guests’ lounge with daylight. The lounge leads to a dining room and a kitchenette where breakfast is prepared. The breakfast menu includes local cheeses, seasonal fruit, home-made jam, rice pudding, French toast, etc., not forgetting traditional-style baguettes and croissants! The spacious ''Bessin'' guest bedroom overlooks the lounge and has a lounge area and a pretty shower room. Another staircase leads up to the ''Côte de Nacre'' room, decorated in shades of orange and beige, on the first floor, and the more colourful ''Côte fleurie'' room on the second floor. The B&B is ideally located 6km from the coast and close to the D-Day landing beaches, Bayeux and Caen.

 

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Manoir de Graincourt

Derchigny-Graincourt, France

Graincourt Manor is situated on the village square, up against the church, surrounded by a vast, attractive garden which ensures peace and quiet. The “Anglo-Norman” style house with its half-timbering, blue woodwork on the façade and pretty outbuildings, is attractive. You will be warmly welcomed by Anne-Lise and Philippe to their delightful home. There is a small television room-cum-library where you can read in peace, a large snooker room where you can play a few frames and a pleasant dining room-cum-kitchen where breakfast and evening meals are served at a large convivial table. Upstairs, the three guest rooms are called ''Renoi'',''Cidre & Pommier'' and''Papillons'' and, together with the ''Fleuri'' suite, they are charmingly furnished with antiques and decorated with chintz wallpaper. Each has a newly-renovated ensuite bathroom. There is a fifth, more simple, guest room in one of the outbuildings, where there is also a small gite, a games room and a kitchenette. The village of Derchigny is most certainly worth a walk around, to admire its historic buildings which were painted by Renoir while he was staying in one of the local châteaux. There are plenty of other places to visit, both towards the coast and inland.

 

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Prieuré de Viesville

La Gripperie St Symphorien, France

This eighteenth-century priory was the centre of a farm owned by Saintes Abbey that grew food to feed the monks there. The priory is surrounded by a high stone wall and is just outside the village. In the warmer months, meals can be enjoyed at a long dining table outside in the beautiful courtyard, shaded by ancient trees. The beautiful main buiding has a huge dining room and large lounge to the left of the entrance hall, both stylishly decorated in period style. On the right is a huge, superbly fitted kitchen with a dining room opposite the fireplace. Most of the bedrooms are large. The most pleasant of them are on the first floor of the priory. This place has been designed for use by large families with children or large groups of friends in an historic region with many places to visit and things to do for all ages and tastes!

 

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Logis du Portal

Vars, France

The large entrance gateway to this seventeenth-century house is impressive. It leads through to a pretty French-style courtyard garden, an old elm tree, the main house and its outbuildings : a beautiful group of superbly renovated buildings, now listed historic monuments. The garden behind the main house is wilder and plunges down the hillside to the waters of the River Charente. Small relaxation areas have been created there in the shade of the trees that border it. There are also a series of enclosures housing ducks, chickens, goats, a donkey and a pony, plus an organic vegetable garden and an island which is a delightfully peaceful spot for a picnic. You enter the house via a huge entrance hall with red-painted walls decorated with soft green woodwork and a majestic staircase leading to the guest rooms, which are traditionally decorated and furnished with antiques that respect the house’s spirit. They are spacious, each has a large shower room or bathroom and all of them overlook the garden. A very beautiful address which combines fine architecture and countryside, surrounded by a rich heritage of Romanesque art. Nearby is the town of Angoulême, which welcomes strip-cartoon fans every year to its well-known festival.

 

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La Maison Rose aux Volets Verts

Provins, France

In the past, the children who lived in this house called it “the pink house with green shutters” so they could distinguish it from the others in the town. Today, the colours have faded but the name remains. The house is perfectly situated half-way between the upper and lower parts of the madiaeval fortified town of Provins. In addition, it has a lovely large back garden, a delightful spot for guests of all ages to relax or play. Odile and Jean-Pierre Hotin are very friendly and enjoy receiving large families. The B&Bs two-bedroom suites are perfect for parents and children. They are spacious, comfortable and furnished with antiques. On the ground floor, the red lounge, the huge, convivial dining room and its adjoining kitchen are reserved for guests. Each morning, a generous breakfast is served, including breads, pastries, orange juice, yoghurt and home-made jams. On Sundays, Odile adds home-made madeleines or chouquettes or rose meringues, a local speciality. The rose garden of Provins is famous, as are its city walls and its many remarkably well-preserved twelfth-century buildings. Its historical re-enactments will take you back to the era of knights and damsels…

 

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La Chambre bleue

Tunis, Tunisia

Here you are at the heart of the Tunis medina, in a house that was once part of a huge palace. The former suite for guests of honour at the palace was purchased by Sondos and Marouane in 1996 and converted into a B&B. Guests now have the honour of sleeping in a double bed in the alcove or on the double sofa bed in the most beautiful room in the house, with superb blue earthenware tiles on the wall and a beautiful painted, domed ceiling! The bathroom with its Italian shower is hidden behind a pretty glazed door. The other rooms in the house are set around a beautiful patio open to the sky, whose walls are covered in pretty earthenware tiles and stucco. Breakfast is an opportunity to discover some typical Tunisian foods served in pretty, colourful crockery in the new dining room which opens onto another patio. On the ground floor, in the former stables, two new guest rooms are nearing completion. They are beautiful places with vaulted ceilings, stone columns and beautiful wooden doors. An excellent address for guests who would like to discover the medina from the inside, while staying in an exceptional setting and being welcomed by top-quality hosts.

 

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Dar Dhiafa

Erriadh , Tunisia

Surrounded by a long wall painted yellow, the charming small Hotel Dar Dhiafa is made up of five village houses or “houch” at the heart of the Erriadh medina on the island of Djerba. It is a maze of corridors leading to discreet courtyards with carved doors and stone benches on which to relax. Two pretty pools have been created at the centre of two of the courtyards and they are delightful places of refreshment when it is really hot. In the evening, when all the lanterns are lit, it’s like fairyland! The spacious guest rooms open onto patios and each has a bed alcove, a lounge area, a dressing room and a bathroom with warm-hued tadelakt walls. The suites, which are larger, with two bed alcoves, are ideal for families. Along one of the hotel’s many corridors you will find a huge, superb Turhish bath painted in dark green with shaded lighting. The red-and-white lounges and the bar are great places for guests to relax and enjoy a cold drink or a glass of mint tea. At lunchtime and in the evenings, the restaurant offers à la carte meals which include salads, meat and fish and traditional slow-cooked tagines. All this is directed by Chiara, who was born in Italy, and who gently and politely manages her business. Bicycles are avaialable for guests to explore the surrounding area. Scooters can be hired to go to the beach or cars to go to the mainland and explore the desert to the South.

 

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