By chance in France we got to stay here recently – quite possibly the nicest gite I think I have ever had the pleasure of staying in. Our stay was short but sweet, but definitely had me hankering for much more in terms of view appreciation, stylish surroundings, and beautiful breakfasts served in a fantastic collaboration of antique crockery, and served by our genial hosts.
And the peace, the sweet sweet peace. Yes, Bavaria is quieter than both London and Copenhagen, but we are in prime farming country here so you never know when a tractor will rumble away the quiet (usually before it rains I have noticed – like a kind of rural weather vane!), but this French idyll is one of those rare places where you can hear nothing but nothing at all (apart from the rare quack from the two resident ducks). And at night, I think it should be law that if the weather permits, you absolutely must sit out and star-gaze. There is no such thing as light pollution in these parts.
This last picture paints the memory that will stay with me from that briefest of brief stays… Being woken by a blade of golden light slicing the room in half, and the Small Girl hurrying out of her bed to throw the shutters open wide so that we could spy the sun rising, and watch as it spread its fingers through the mist, and out across the rolling French countryside. Magnifique…
( The website here shows the main house which looks equally beautiful, but we stayed in our own stone cottage in the grounds).
Mary Keynko says
What a beautiful house, we often holidayed in Gites when I was a child and the quiet was one of the most wonderful aspects to the stay! I’m very jealous – we will have to try and get over there next summer maybe!
I would really recommend this place Mary, so peaceful, such lovely hosts and set in the most lovely countryside (with some amazing restaurants nearby too! :) Thank you…
It is grey and wet here in Scotland today, so THANK YOU for this post. I feel like a little bit of golden sunshine crept in here too.
How beautiful. I cant believe that little house is so big on the inside. We live in a little cottage and it is equally small inside and out lol.
Thank you for the lovely comment Valerie, and for reading! :)
Wow, Emma that looks amazing, I’m now adding a Gite in France to my ‘to do’ list. xx
I would definitely recommend this one! Thanks Emma! :) xx
Michelle - Very Hungry Explorer says
This looks absolutely beautiful. I would like to go there now please.
Thank you Michelle! :)
Funky Wellies says
Wow… That place looks amazing! Love the exposed beams. xx
If only my house was that minimalist! :D Thank you! :) xx
Helen The good life mum says
wow as soon as i saw that gite picture i was instantly transported back to my 20’s i love how the French do rustic, modern, antique with so much ease it looks so stylish if i was to do this i would end up with a look look of a bric a brac shop in a building site. your such a well traveled lady
They are very good at it aren’t they? Thanks Helen x
I am unsure sun-kissed electricity pylons will make the local postcard market, mind you Einstein, Brunel, and my old physics teacher would be proud. Nice foto again.
But I would buy it! I love anything like that! :D There’s only one anyway, it was just typical it had to be out of the sunrise window! Thank you! :D
older mum in a muddle says
That is just simply stunning. I am salivating…. how beautiful and minimal and I can feel the peace coming through my computer screen. Simply beautiful (I’m not envious, no, no, no….). X
Thank you S! :) x
A Mum in London says
This looks absolutely amazing! So serene & relaxing… Wish I was there now :)
That would be nice wouldn’t it? Thank you! :)
A Patchwork Life says
*sigh* looks heavenly and brings back happy holiday memories. The light is just gorgeous in the last shot :)
Thank you! Getting up that early had its benefits! :D
Looks lovely! This is being added to my bookmarks!
Thanks Leslie! :) xx
Oh my goodness – I felt quite chilled just by reading this and looking at your beautiful photographs. What an amazing place to chance upon. xx
Ta Mama xx
It looks perfect, I love places like this – I dream of another life; I live in the Gite, maybe I do some painting in the afternoon that type of thing.
Believe me, this place would be the perfect artist’s retreat! Thank you x
How big is that room!! Oh my, that’s just beautiful. Spacious, a bit quirky, gorgeous views. Heaven.
Thak you Trish! :) x
Midlife Singlemum says
Ah the dream. Not sure about the body in the bed though. And I’d be a bit nervous of the electricity pylon so close. But as it’s only a dream I’ll dream on.
Aha… The body in the bed is a line of cushions – a sibling argument barrier. Forgot to take them out before I took the pic! :D
I am dreaming of a place like this. It looks and sounds heavenly. Do you find that with renting you have to turn the interior design part of your brain off sometimes? In the past, I’ve tried not to think too much about it or pay too much attention as we’ve always been living in someone else’s house. I do love a good interiors magazine though.
I do. I am blinking sick of that as well! :D Not long until you can carry out your greatest interior design desires! :D
Sally Sellwood (@Recipejunkie27) says
Wow! What an amazing place to stay. It sounds like a great break – even if it was short.
Thanks Sally :)