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Charming chic retreat in the south of France

Le Logis de Puygaty is a charming chic retreat in Chadurie, South Charente, France. The owners, Max & Pierre, have restored this 15th-century manor house, retaining most of the original features, stonework walls, and wood-beamed ceilings and sourcing gorgeous antiques to decorate the outhouses, barn and cottage. With a real eye for brocante (flea market finds), these interesting furnishings work well in the country-chic interiors with a few contemporary twists such as the troughs-cum-sinks and old wooden doors now tabletops. Cozy yet grand in style, chandeliers and designer chairs sit comfortably by old farm tools and rustic fireplaces, and as most guests are likely to want to take it all home, they have opened a boutique & bar with some of the pieces found on Max & Pierre’s travels, antiques and artworks sourced from flea markets around the region.

There are three bedrooms in the outhouses of Logis de Puygaty, and a one bedroom cottage, which offers an extra dose of privacy. All of these rooms have exposed stone-work walls, beamed ceilings and tiled flooring, with a mix of antique wooden furnishings, rustic metalwork and bold contemporary seating, all of which has been seamlessly put together by the designer-owners who have found many eye-catching pieces for these luxurious rooms.

All of the bedrooms in the outbuildings overlook the courtyard and are named after former inhabitants of the manor such as Francois de Lage, the original owner who was an advisor to King Francis I. The Pierre d’Arceluz bedroom has a white canopy which hangs from the ceiling by large hooks, once used as meat hooks and now unrecognizably transformed like many of the pieces in this magnificent manor. The Maison d’Amis is a romantic cottage with a mezzanine bedroom, private living room with a working wood-burning fireplace for cozy nights in.


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