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Our history

How a dream was realized...

We (Erik and Lieve) got to know each other at the end of 2012. It turned out we had both dreamed of running a B & B in the sunny south, a dream many people have, but more often than not remains a dream. In June 2013 we together went on holiday to Provence, in Cucuron and Apt.

Don Dossett

Our dream in mind we decide to visit a few real estate agencies in Apt, just to see out of curiosity. As it happens, the owner of the first agency, Alice, has something for us: the house of Don Dossett, Le Fournil, in Caseneuve! Fantastic, but it still was only a dream in our minds. The house, ready to move in, authentic and yet modern, on the edge of a typical, not too touristy village, on a spacious plot with the possibility to build a swimming pool and cottages for rent, not far from Avignon, a large city with TGV station. Exactly as we wanted it. It stuck with us... and we decided to go for it!

kasteel

During the exploration of the village we met some residents who were chatting under the trees at the famous Oratoire of Caseneuve. We visited the exhibition of Serge Ripert in the castle and discovered the beautiful courtyard from whit an overwhelming view of the Luberon. We kept dreaming: maybe to get married here...?

 

In March 2014 the construction of our swimming pool and the extension of the terrace are started.

bouw zwembad

terras

And on August 16, 2014 we get married in the castle of Caseneuve. A reception in the beautiful courtyard, with many thanks to Mrs. Ripert and her son, our neighbor, Gilles. After the reception a typical Provencal party follows in our garden: a beautiful day!

trouw op kasteel

trouw Le Fournil

December 2014: the construction of the a natural-stone wall starts along the street.

muur

In April 2016 we fell in love again: on a red TR4 which we saw for sale at the oldtimer fair in Avignon. We'll go there again. The car needs a garage: the construction starts in 2017. A mounting bridge is installed so that Erik can maintain our red little car to his heart's content!

TR4

garage

Meanwhile the plans for our cottages were made. July 2017, building permit approved. The first stones are laid at the end of October 2017.

eerste steen

 

We hope to welcome you from October 2018!


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