Our French Lifestyle

Over the course of many years we have completely renovated our 18th century farmhouse and guest cottage and brought the gardens back to life. Our home is in the centre of a semi-rural village just twenty minutes from the coast and the area’s fabulous Atlantic beaches.

What began as a simple love of daily village life in France back in 2004 inspired us over the years to develop ‘Our French Lifestyle’. When we moved here our vision was to create a home where we could watch our children grow, where we would welcome family, friends and guests. We visualised a house that was peaceful and relaxing and gardens that were naturally beautiful, encouraging you to linger. We wanted this to be a place where memories would be made.

Our life in France has been a series of experiences and we’ve learnt a lot. Along the way we’ve developed a passion for visiting markets and brocantes, a love of old French houses and the Charente Maritime area and a fascination with antique and vintage furnishings. Add to this our desire for real home-grown, home-cooked food and you’ll begin to understand what drives us. Along with our children, Jack Russell Terriers, cats, chickens and ducks we’ve made this far more than just a home. It is a way of life.