Category: Gîtes


Renovating the roof

We didn’t have to look far for something to get to work on …… the big barn which houses La Grange hadn’t had half of it’s roof renovated for around 100 years and it looked a bit dangerous, with those…

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Discovering the well

Everybody in Vanzay has a well, it seems. You see them in gardens, by gates and it’s clear that at one time, everyone pumped or collected their water from the abundant water table below. However, we didn’t seem to have…

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One of the things I love about this place

When we first viewed the house, the horse chestnut was in flower and it just owns the courtyard.  It is such a beautiful tree, enhanced by the amazing blue sky that, for me, epitomizes the Poitou-Charentes region.

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