Monday, November 23, 2009

Appley Hoare- La Bastide

Last night I was looking through a book on French Country houses and came across some pictures of Appley Hoare's house in the French countryside that she renovated with her mother, Zoe. Appley is a antiques dealer from London. Interested to see more I looked the house up online and came across a website dedicated to the house.

The house is an 18th century stone building that sits on a hill in the town of Gard.

Although Appley retained the original character of the house when renovating, she added many modern conveniences that make it a comfortable 21st century home.

The floors are outfitted with radiant heating and the entire house is wired for surround sound.

The kitchen has gorgeous, stainless-steel commercial appliances. The meals can then be enjoyed at a zinc topped table surrounded by vintage steel bistro chairs.

Imagine eating a meal of freshly prepared food with a wonderful bottle of red wine from that vintage wine rack all enjoyed at this beautifully set table.

The master bedroom is a dream in white, with a wispy canopy and candleabras positioned at the end of the bed. The touches of purple really warm up the rooom.

There is a pation outside where the warm summer night can be enjoyed outdoors.

Lavender scents the air!

Morning coffee or a glass of wine can be enjoyed outside on this antique bistro set.

La Bastide is available for weekly rentals. For more information you can go to their website at

All images from La Bastide website.


  1. Oh Yes! It is a wonderful house! I had some pictures filed a few weeks ago! I love it!


  2. This place would be hard to leave, but I plan to file it as a future vacation destination. Thanks for this post and also for the link!


  3. Yes - what a great place. Love at first sight for me.