Wednesday, September 2, 2015

La Grange aux Dîmes

Solidly built in 1415 as a tithe barn, our riverside home in France provides a peaceful retreat in which to dream, think, write or simply relax. Overlooking a millpond on the Gartempe River, a tributary of the mighty Loire, we are serenaded by amorous toads & frogs, ducks and moorhens, against the steady backdrop of water pouring over the weir.

The house retains its medieval ambience, with oak beams, open fireplace and an elegant cherry-wood staircase built in the local style.   Light and airy, it enjoys stunning views across the river.

Saturday, September 10, 2011