ABOUT US

SO WHAT EXACTLY ARE WE DOING OUT HERE IN THE BEAUTIFUL

FRENCH COUNTRYSIDE?

WE’VE BEEN FRIENDS FOR ALMOST 15 YEARS AND WE’VE OFTEN SAT AROUND A PUB TABLE AND IDEALISED ABOUT HOW WE’D LIKE TO WORK TOGETHER AND RUN OUR OWN BUSINESS... FIRST WE LOOKED AT DOING SOMETHING IN THE UK... BUT THAT JUST WASN'T ADVENTUROUS ENOUGH... SO WE WENT TO FRANCE... AND FELL IN LOVE WITH COGNAC COUNTRY... AND MAISON DE LA VAURE!

IT BEGAN WHERE THE BEST IDEAS DO...

 

SOMETHING AMAZING OUT OF SOMETHING...NOT SO GOOD

 

WE BOTH CAME OUT OF LONG TERM RELATIONSHIPS AT A SIMILAR TIME AND THIS HELPED US TO MAKE CHANGES, BE BRAVE, TAKE A RISK AND MAKE SOME OF OUR DREAMS A REALITY.

IAN, A CHARTERED SURVEYOR, HAS WORKED AS A PROPERTY DEVELOPER AND PHIL HAS BEEN IN CLIENT SERVICING AND THE EVENTS INDUSTRY FOR NEARLY 20 YEARS...
TOGETHER THESE SKILLS HAVE HELPED US MAKE OUR ADVENTURE COME TO LIFE 

CREATING THE DREAM

 

THE DREAM WAS TO CREATE AN OASIS AT WHICH A VARIETY OF EVENTS COULD TAKE PLACE, FROM STRAIGHTFORWARD HOLIDAY RENTALS TO BEING A CHOICE VENUE FOR LUXURIOUS RETREATS AND WEDDINGS. AND WHY FRANCE?  WELL, WHAT’S NOT TO LIKE? WE’RE EXTREMELY LUCKY TO BE SO CLOSE TO BORDEAUX, WHICH IS A FANTASTIC CITY.  MORE HOLISTICALLY, FRANCE IS A BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY AND PROVIDES US WITH A GREAT CLIMATE, GOOD FOOD, GOOD WINE, GREAT SKIING, AND MORE IMPORTANTLY BEAUTIFUL HOUSES!

THE DONKEY LIKES APPLES

 

WE TOOK OWNERSHIP OF OUR PIECE OF FRENCH COUNTRYSIDE IN FEB 2017 AND SINCE THEN HAVE BEEN SYMPATHETICALLY REDECORATING AND FURNISHING IT, AS WELL AS CREATING A NEW YOGA AND FITNESS SPACE & IMPROVED THE OVERALL LOOK & FEEL OF THE PROPERTY & ITS TRANQUIL GARDENS.  WE'VE LOVED GETTING TO KNOW THE  AREA, THE PEOPLE, PLACES AND EVEN THE ANIMALS: THE DONKEY WHO LIVES AT THE CHATEAU NEARBY ENJOYS AN APPLE!

  WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU
TO THIS PIECE OF PARADISE & YOU’LL SEE WHY WE FELL IN LOVE WITH THIS BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY HOUSE 

@2018 Maison de la Vaure