Experienced with Renovations

The Directors, Stewart & Michelle Cook, have extensive experience renovating period properties both here in France and in the UK.

French projects have included:

A traditional French farmhouse

Uninhabitable at the time of purchase, renovated to become a luxury gite. The project included completely new installations of water, waste, central heating and electrics, along with a complete refurbishment of the interior. It has been performing as a highly successful gite since 2004.

A Wine Chai

Originally tractor garages, wine chai, chicken house and pig stys, this traditional French farm ‘dependence’ was converted to be a family home. Needless-to-say, we started with a blank canvas and all installations were new.

A Chateau

Uninhabited for 25 years, this chateau has been renovated to an extremely high standard to showcase the very best of local workmanship whilst working within the constraints of a partially-complete (be it rather out-of-date!) refurbishment. Our office forms part of the chateau, giving us the opportunity to show clients what can be achieved, how and by who – and the details of the artisans and suppliers from part of our ‘Little Black Book’.

A Coach House

An empty shell at the outset, we have project managed the renovation of the coach house on behalf of a UK client – working with the architect to draft plans and submit planning applications, right through to final delivery. Although we regrettably no longer have the time to do similar projects for clients, we are very happy to pass on the lessons learnt!

Farmhouse and Chai - "Before"

Garages south east corner (sm)

Garages south east corner (sm)

020225 View of village from veranda (s)

020225 View of village from veranda (s)

020225 Inside lower barn

020225 Inside lower barn

East elevation of house  barn

East elevation of house barn

North east corner of house incl road (sm)

North east corner of house incl road (sm)

South elevation (sm)

South elevation (sm)

South east corner incl garden (sm)

South east corner incl garden (sm)

Michelle  Harry in bath 2

Michelle Harry in bath 2

North  east elevations of house  barn

North east elevations of house barn

Front of house incl boules area (sm)

Front of house incl boules area (sm)

South elevation of house

South elevation of house

South elevation of house head on

South elevation of house head on

West elevation of house  barn

West elevation of house barn

Farmhouse and Chai - "After"

Bd-4-a

Bd-4-a

Gite-Bed-1-Bathroom

Gite-Bed-1-Bathroom

Gite-Bed-3

Gite-Bed-3

Gite-Bed-1

Gite-Bed-1

Farmhouse-Haybales

Farmhouse-Haybales

Garden-flowers

Garden-flowers

Gite-Bed-4

Gite-Bed-4

Gite-Bed-4 copy

Gite-Bed-4 copy

Gite-Blue-Ensuite

Gite-Blue-Ensuite

Gite-Dining-Room copy

Gite-Dining-Room copy

Gite-Dining-Room

Gite-Dining-Room

Gite-Facade-Fields

Gite-Facade-Fields

Gite-Farmhouse-Kitchen

Gite-Farmhouse-Kitchen

Gite-Green-Bedroom

Gite-Green-Bedroom

Gite-Blue-Bedroom

Gite-Blue-Bedroom

Gite-Hayloft-Eaves-Ensuite

Gite-Hayloft-Eaves-Ensuite

Gite-Bed-5-Studio-Apartment

Gite-Bed-5-Studio-Apartment

Gite-Hayloft-Ensuite

Gite-Hayloft-Ensuite

Gite-Hayloft-2

Gite-Hayloft-2

Gite-Blue-Bedroom-2

Gite-Blue-Bedroom-2

Gite-Kitchen-21

Gite-Kitchen-21

Gite-Living-Room copy

Gite-Living-Room copy

Gite-Living-Room

Gite-Living-Room

Gite-Hayloft

Gite-Hayloft

H103 Luxury Farmhouse

H103 Luxury Farmhouse

Gite-Roof-Terrace copy

Gite-Roof-Terrace copy

Living-Room-Farmhouse-Conversion

Living-Room-Farmhouse-Conversion

Gite-Living-Dining-Room

Gite-Living-Dining-Room

Gite-Roof-Terrace

Gite-Roof-Terrace

Heated-Saltwater-Swimming-Pool

Heated-Saltwater-Swimming-Pool

Chateau - "Before"

Chateau Rear Facade before a

Chateau Rear Facade before a

Chateau rrear Facade before d

Chateau rrear Facade before d

Garage before a

Garage before a

Coach house Conservatory before b

Coach house Conservatory before b

Link before b

Link before b

Chateau facade before a

Chateau facade before a

Office Exterior before a

Office Exterior before a

Coach house Terrace before a

Coach house Terrace before a

Chateau Dining Room before a

Chateau Dining Room before a

Chateau DIning Room before c

Chateau DIning Room before c

Chateau Dining Room before b

Chateau Dining Room before b

Chateau Dining Room before d

Chateau Dining Room before d

Chateau Dining Room before e

Chateau Dining Room before e

Chateau Dining Room before f

Chateau Dining Room before f

Chateau Drawing before b

Chateau Drawing before b

Chateau Drawing Room before a

Chateau Drawing Room before a

Chateau Drawing Room before c

Chateau Drawing Room before c

Chateau Drawing Room before d

Chateau Drawing Room before d

Chateau Entrance Hall before a

Chateau Entrance Hall before a

Chateau Entrance Hall b

Chateau Entrance Hall b

Chateau Breakfast Room - boiler

Chateau Breakfast Room - boiler

Chateau Breakfast Room before d

Chateau Breakfast Room before d

Chateau Kitchen before a

Chateau Kitchen before a

Chateau Kitchen before b

Chateau Kitchen before b

Chateau Kitchen before c

Chateau Kitchen before c

Chateau Kitchen before e

Chateau Kitchen before e

Chateau Pantry before b

Chateau Pantry before b

Chateau Pantry a

Chateau Pantry a

Chateau Pantry before c

Chateau Pantry before c

Chateau - "After"

Aga Badge

Aga Badge

Aga cooker

Aga cooker

Apartment Master Bedroom Ensuite

Apartment Master Bedroom Ensuite

Apartment Master Bedroom a

Apartment Master Bedroom a

Apartment Master Bedroom b

Apartment Master Bedroom b

Apartment Master Bedroom c

Apartment Master Bedroom c

Apartment Twin Bedroom IN PROGRESS

Apartment Twin Bedroom IN PROGRESS

Chateau Bedroom 2

Chateau Bedroom 2

Chateau Bedroom 3

Chateau Bedroom 3

Apartment Terrace

Apartment Terrace

Chateau Breakfast Area

Chateau Breakfast Area

Chateau Breakfast Room b

Chateau Breakfast Room b

Chateau Breakfast Room a

Chateau Breakfast Room a

Cedar Terrace

Cedar Terrace

Chateau Breakfast Room c

Chateau Breakfast Room c

Chateau Breakfast Room d

Chateau Breakfast Room d

Chateau Dining Room a

Chateau Dining Room a

Chateau Drawing Room a

Chateau Drawing Room a

Chateau Dining Room b

Chateau Dining Room b

Chateau Entrance Hall a

Chateau Entrance Hall a

Chateau Entrance Hall b

Chateau Entrance Hall b

Chateau Master Bedroom c

Chateau Master Bedroom c

Chateau Master Bedroom Ensuite Bathroom

Chateau Master Bedroom Ensuite Bathroom

Chateau Master Bedroom a

Chateau Master Bedroom a

Chateau Master Bedroom b

Chateau Master Bedroom b

Chateau fro Boules Pitch1

Chateau fro Boules Pitch1

Chateau from Boules Pitch

Chateau from Boules Pitch

FRMD150-7

FRMD150-7

FRMD150-8

FRMD150-8

FRMD150-6

FRMD150-6

FRMD150-9

FRMD150-9

Decking  rear facade

Decking rear facade

FRMD150-4

FRMD150-4

FRMD150-3

FRMD150-3

FRMD150-14

FRMD150-14

FRMD150-13

FRMD150-13

FRMD150-12

FRMD150-12

IMG_1389

IMG_1389

FRMD150-15

FRMD150-15

Herb Garden

Herb Garden

Kitchen a

Kitchen a

IMG_7330

IMG_7330

Garden towards pool

Garden towards pool

Kitchen d

Kitchen d

Kitchen b

Kitchen b

Pool  Rear Facade a

Pool Rear Facade a

Kitchen c

Kitchen c

IMG_9272

IMG_9272

Pool thru Bay Arch

Pool thru Bay Arch

Rear elevation b

Rear elevation b

Pool from Bay Cave

Pool from Bay Cave

Rear Facade  Cedar Terrace a

Rear Facade Cedar Terrace a

Rear Facade  Cedar Terrace b

Rear Facade Cedar Terrace b

Swimming Pool a

Swimming Pool a

Pool, decking  rear facade

Pool, decking rear facade

Pool towards Lake

Pool towards Lake

Pool towards Decking

Pool towards Decking

Rear elevation a

Rear elevation a

Coach House - "Before"

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Coach House Master Bedroom before a

Coach House Master Bedroom before a

Coach house Conservatory before b

Coach house Conservatory before b

Coach house ext before

Coach house ext before

Coach house Kitchen before a

Coach house Kitchen before a

Coach House - "After"

Coach House Bedroom 2 Ensuite Bathroom

Coach House Bedroom 2 Ensuite Bathroom

Coach House Bedroom 2 shower room

Coach House Bedroom 2 shower room

Coach House Bedroom 2 Bathroom b

Coach House Bedroom 2 Bathroom b

Coach House Bedroom 2a

Coach House Bedroom 2a

Coach House Bedroom 2c

Coach House Bedroom 2c

Coach House Bedroom 3_edited-1

Coach House Bedroom 3_edited-1

Coach House Aga

Coach House Aga

Coach Houase from Boules Pitch

Coach Houase from Boules Pitch

Coach House Kitchen c

Coach House Kitchen c

Coach House Kitchen a

Coach House Kitchen a

Coach House Living Room cd

Coach House Living Room cd

Coach House Kitchen b

Coach House Kitchen b

Coach House Living Room a

Coach House Living Room a

Coach House Master Bed

Coach House Master Bed

Coach House Living Room c

Coach House Living Room c

Coach House Master Bedroom a

Coach House Master Bedroom a

Coach House Master Bedroom b

Coach House Master Bedroom b

Coach House Master Bedroom Bath

Coach House Master Bedroom Bath

Caoch House West Terrace

Caoch House West Terrace

Coach House Master Bathroom

Coach House Master Bathroom

Coach House Terrace - Lunch

Coach House Terrace - Lunch

Coach House stairs

Coach House stairs

Coach House West Facade

Coach House West Facade