Sunday, 9 May 2010

Restored Chateau - La Bastide

Happy Mother's Day to me and all my dear mother readers!

To celebrate let's go over to France to a beautiful early 18th century stone building called La Bastide that once produced wine and eau de vie for Napoleon’s troops. The house is on a hill at the edge of a village with lovely views from all the windows and doors. Situated in Gard, South West France, between Montpellieir and Nimes, it is only 30 minutes away from sandy beaches.

The huge beams have been left exposed in the main living area. In some rooms the 14 metre high ceilings give the impression of entering a cathedral. Floors are sand coloured polished cement interspersed with flag-stones.

I have linked this post over at Melissa's The Inspired Room at Jessica's A Few of my Favourite Things and at Miss Mustard Seed's blog too. Thanks for hosting girls!

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  1. not sure I like the dead horse on the one wall, others wise a stunning place

  2. Fortunately it's just a sculpture. Those bulging eyes do make it a bit scary though! Thanks for your comment anonymous!

  3. Beautiful residence, the interior decoration is so stylish and cosy. Wonderful inside and outside.
    I posted about dreamhouses, but this one sure is one too, great job!

  4. happy mum's day to you my dearest!!! hope you had a fab day! We went to a local posh hotel in Melbourne call The Windsor! afternoon tea! very flash for a boring old mum like me!!! XX HUG HUG

  5. Happy Mother's Day! Love this home.

  6. Thanks so much for your comments and wishes for Mother's Day. Lots of people don't celebrate Mother's Day because they believe it's just been made up for commercial reasons. I would tell them to ask their mother's if they like having a mother's day or not! Pamper us on our day sweethearts, we like it!

  7. Why what a wonderful trip to take on my birthday. Thank you for inviting us to go with you. I love the white against natural wood.

  8. I think I may have just found my husband's dream home! (And I'm sure I could get used to living there too. lol.)

    Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!

  9. So pretty! Thanks so much for sharing this on Favorite Things Friday!

  10. I'm featuring you this week for Friday Favorites. Come by and get a "featured" button for your blog, if you'd like!

  11. That kitchen is just sick. It's disgusting.

    Ok, of course it's beautiful and I just love it. Gorgeous home. Thanks for the tour, as always. :)

  12. This beautiful interior is the home of antiques dealer and wonderful interior designer, Appley Hoare. She works with her daughter, Zoe, and I love their aesthetic.
    I have only recently discovered your blog and am so enjoying it - keep them coming - and thank you



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