Paul & Chris Haydon, now both retired business people, first came here several years ago, touring France in their Motorhome they found it very easy to fall in love with the country and its many beautiful cities, villages and wine growing areas, plus the added bonus of gourmet food.
Travelling through many departments of France they eventually settled on a particular area “The Poitou Charente” a stunningly green area that stretches from central France to the Atlantic coast…and one area in particular pulled them back time after time, “The Vienne” probably because of its similarity to their South Shropshire home and because this area offers an all year round micro climate giving lovely warm summers and not so cold winters.
So four years ago they decided to sell up in the UK and move to France permanently to be…The Hosts of…
‘The House of Lavender’
The house was once a small working farm, it’s original footprint is approximately 200yrs old with further additions added in the early 1900’s.
The House is located in the quiet little hamlet of Fougeret, which is just outside of the village of Queaux, the property is just one of four in the hamlet and is just 250 meters from the River Vienne and 100 meters from the beautiful ‘Chateau Fougeret’ which is said to be a haunted castle….for more information on the castle go to: www.fougeret.com
‘The House of Lavender’ Chambres D’Hôtes has recently undergone renovations and re-decoration and now the guest rooms are ready to welcome you. They are of a high standard incorporating modern facilities while retaining a certain charm.
Secluded rear garden plus a four acre field.
We have a private, secluded rear garden for our guests to use, perfect for an afternoon’s relaxation.
Meals can also be served in the garden when the weather is favourable, which is usually most of the time.
There are many sunny spots in our garden alongside dappled, shaded areas. The garden offers a warm and relaxing repose and if you wish to stretch your legs after Breakfast or your Evening meal, take a stroll around the local pathways or maybe just have a wander to the Chateau or down to the River Vienne.