The Department Lot et Garonne in the southwest of France is a rural area with old villages and small farms scattered throughout the hills. Bassivière, situated near the medieval village of Villeréal, is an estate with a traditional farmhouse and several 17th century outbuildings. The old barn has been restored and converted into spacious, loft-type apartments: traditional rural elements such as stone walls and beamed ceilings are combined with urban steel, glass and concrete. The interior design, with industrial chic furniture and accessories, completes the barn´s modern country style. Children will love the unusual bedroom solutions (e.g. alcoves) as well as the large garden. Here, the table d’hotes is served in fine weather, otherwise you can enjoy your meals in a modern extension of steel and glass.
What to do
On the premises: pool, barn shop, art workshops for the whole family, massages, yoga lessons, wine tastings, art exhibitions, swings, table tennis, trampoline.
Outside: Golf, various cultural events, Cave of Lascaux, canoeing on the Dordogne or the Lot, farmer's market in the neighboring village of Villeréal, visit to the cities of Monflanquin and Monpazier, Biron Castle.
Why we like this house
Beautiful apartments, delicious food, attentive hosts and the peaceful silence of the rural landscape: a place where you can learn the "Savoir Vivre".
This house is great for
Couples and families.
Ilse, a Dutch interior designer, discovered Bassiviere in 2018; she had previously lived in France for 12 years and was desperate to go back there. "Bassiviere is absolutely everything I ever wanted. I enjoy French life and the old stone buildings and I love to turn them into something beautiful."
Details of the property
Region/Town: FR – France, Aquitaine, Lot-et-Garonne, St. Etienne de Villereal
Scenery: slightly secluded, surrounded by small patches of forest and fields
Number of guests: 6 apartments for 4 to 7 people
Architecture: Old & new
Design: Laura & Niels Aben
Published: Schöner Wohnen Germany, Côte Ouest France, Seasons Holland
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