Monday, 13 June 2011

Byrrh Bistro

Sandra lives very close to me. In 2005 she and her husband bought a rural French cottage and have transformed it into the most beautiful home.  I wanted to share some of this tranquil space with you.

The courtyard with olive trees and fragrant lavender plants.

The kitchen window with motif curtains and objects from the local vide-grenier.

In the garden.

The Byrrh Bistro.

The log burner, fabulous metalwork which heats the space very efficiently. This was reclaimed and restored lovingly.

The dining room gives the impression of a high class restaurant with its menus, cutlery drawer, gingham tablecloths, and fine wines from the region.

The terrace sits in a cool corner, it is really the way into the cellar which reaches under the house, plenty of room to store wines.
There is a vine in the corner which grows through the walls of the Bistro to give green inside and outside.

All this is in one family home, created with Sandra's fine attention to detail. The Byrrh Bistro was originally a simple woodstore with a tin roof, now it boasts a log burner, water feature, dining space for 12, terrace in the shade for drinking cool Rose wine and beautiful decor I want for my own!