Updated 6/3/2020
                          “Living The Dream”- The House And Around
This photo is of the rear of the house.  On the right of the photo is the three bedroom cottage with its own terrace. The photo shows the rear of the house as it is now.  At some point in the past this was perhaps a main entrance since the central doorway is rather elaborate for a secondary entrance.  Many houses have a poor side, ours does not!
In the past the sign for an auberge on one of the pilgrim routes to Saint Jacques de Compostelle was a scallop shell.  ‘Our’ scallop shell is actually on the leftmost chimney, just visible, in the photo above. We continued that tradition with our chambre d’hôtes, our bed and breakfast. 
The house has had many ‘lives’ over its three hundred plus years.  Firstly as a small farm this then grew to something more substantial and the house was enlarged considerably.  In those times most agriculture in this area was growing grapes for wine with a few animals for the family’s use.  This continued until well after the last war in many cases but now animals are far fewer. At some point the vines were sold and we imagine that the house had a decline.  As mentioned it was at one time an auberge and subsequently it was let to different families.  We have met many people who were born in our home!  Enough of the past, for now! The Village And The Area The village has a small shop which has a traditional lunch-time restaurant.  To buy wine is not a problem since the village is set in the middle of a wine growing area.  The choice is boundless without going too far. One of the nicest things to be said is how friendly and helpful the locals are to us foreigners.  I think that our acceptance might have been harder had we come from Paris.   
There are markets each day of the week in local villages and towns.  Our favourites change over time, markets change, our needs and preferences change.  The nice thing is that each day of the week there is a local market and often a choice. To the left is a photo of Castillon market, which is there each Monday.  As it happens we are going to Libourne tomorrow, Sunday, to buy shellfish. We will have the terrible problem of deciding which shady spot to enjoy our shellfish and local white wine, perhaps below on the left.
A little more of the garden at the rear of the house shown above.  There are many shady spots. Below are shown just two of the many visitors that we have had over the years.
If you would like to see more about our area then please click on the following link.  We created this site when we had our bed and breakfast to help guests appreciate what our area had to offer.  This link does not work on mobile devices:  www.beau-sejour.net/bwc/index.htm
     
Updated 06/03/2020
This photo is of the rear of the house.  On the right of the photo is the three bedroom cottage with its own terrace. The photo shows the rear of the house as it is now.  At some time this was perhaps a main entrance since the central doorway is rather elaborate for a secondary entrance.  Many houses have a poor side, ours does not!
In the past the sign for an auberge on one of the pilgrim routes to Saint Jacques de Compostelle was a scallop shell.  ‘Our’ scallop shell is actually on the leftmost chimney, just visible, in the photo above. The house has had many ‘lives’ over its three hundred plus years.  Firstly as a small farm this then grew to something more substantial and the house was enlarged considerably.  In those times most agriculture in this area was growing grapes for wine with a few animals for the family’s use.  This continued until well after the last war in many cases but now animals are far fewer. At some point the vines were sold and we imagine that the house had a decline.  As mentioned it was at one time an auberge and subsequently it was let to different families.  We have met many people who were born in our home!  Enough of the past, for now! The Village And The Area The village has a small shop which has a traditional lunch-time restaurant.  To buy wine is not a problem since the village is set in the middle of a wine growing area.  The choice is boundless without going too far.  There are markets each day of the week in local villages and towns. 
A little more of the garden at the rear of the house shown above.  There are many shady spots. Below are shown just two of the many visitors that we have had over the years.
“Living The Dream”- The House And Around
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