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 http://www.labastide.org.uk/home.asp
All images from La Bastide website.