Simplicity, peace, space and light: La Ferme de Brouage hides like an enchanted garden in the green hinterland of the Atlantic coast and merges old walls with sophisticated architecture, French charm and farm-fresh vegetables.
In the heart of the Charente Maritime, just 30 minutes from the Côte Sauvage with its wild beaches and legendary surf spots, lies the charming village of La Gripperie Saint Symphorien. Between protected marshes, vineyards and the picturesque old walls of you’ll find La Ferme de Brouage – an 18th century farm ensemble, that a couple from Paris and a Swedish architect have kissed awake and transformed into an organic vegetable farm with a spacious garden and five magnificent accommodations. Anyone who passes through one of the old entrance gates enters a world of its own. Not only do the most colorful flora and fauna reign here, but also a lively connection with nature.
Four of the lodgings are located in a former outbuilding of the complex, which has been renovated using only natural materials and transformed into spacious, light-flooded gîtes with open-plan living and cooking areas, high ceilings, huge window openings and ingenious shielding walls. In addition to the use of clay, concrete, hemp and lime plaster, all the furnishings, manufactured by the owners themselves, are made of wood. Uncovered details from days gone by can be found everywhere while old, gnarled exposed beams intersect the simple and timeless interior design. A subtle and flowing fusion of old and new, in light, harmonious colors. All accommodations differ in size and are kept simple yet have everything you need. Whether you are on holiday with family, friends or a larger group. The fourth accommodation is suitable for up to 14 people and has its own small library on the mezzanine floor. The fifth apartment is not located in the barn like the others, but in a former dovecote, with a fantastic view of the fields and the centuries-old yew trees.
Each of the residences has access to the shared swimming pool and the extensive garden, where guests can harvest their own fruit and vegetables. Around 2,000 new trees and shrubs have been planted here. In addition to farming, the host family regularly organises cultural events on the farm – always in harmony with the rhythm of nature, which takes centre stage here.
What to do
Walks in the moor, lazing on the beach, surfing and kite surfing on the wild coast (30 minutes' drive away), swimming in the pool, harvesting your own vegetables, helping with the gardening if you like, cultural events on the farm - from concerts, open-air cinema and performances to children's and art workshops and training courses for budding farmers, excursions to Rochefort, Marennes, Royan, Saintes or by boat to the Ile d'Aix and the Ile d'Oleron.
Why we like this house
Vacances à la ferme - a delightful organic farm that combines French flair, contemporary minimalism and the diversity of nature.
This house is great for
Families and all those who appreciate the proximity to the sea, pure nature and farm-fresh food.
E-charging station, public transport: by train to Rochefort (20 minutes away)
|FR – France, Charente Marittime, La Gripperie Saint Symphorien
|La Ferme de Brouage
|In the hinterland of the Atlantic coast, 30 minutes from the Côte Sauvage
|Number of guests
|5 lodgings for max. 4, 5, 5, 8 and 14 guests each
|lsl architects, Paris / Stockholm
|Le Monde (12/2023), Zeit Magazin (10/2022)
|Old & new
|Family, Garden, Hiking, Lake/river, Pool, Sea, Wine, No car needed, Own agriculture
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