This was a completely authentically restored french farm cottage that was built in the 1500's. We were in awe of Marina and Pierre's abilities to do such a thing. Pierre was an iron worker....a very artistic iron worker and all of the iron work at the cottage was by his own hands over a 5 year period. Pierre was employed by Euro Disney to create iron work needed there. Marina was from Russia...had visited France several years ago for the university...met Pierre, fell in love and never left. They had two wonderful sons - Danille and Jean Marie. Marina's artistic touch was evident inside and out...with the flowers, gardens, yard, cherry trees, lavender and perfect accents inside.
We lived in this fairly tale cottage for a week and will never forget the warm hospitality that they showed us. Seriously, if any of the readers ever visit the Loire Valley in France...contact me and I will put you in contact with them to stay there.
The cottage was surrounded by quiet, flowing wheat fields which added to the charm of this once in a lifetime chance for us. More about Marina in another post but my next post will take you inside the cottage.