Marance is a much beloved home, comprising two original stone buildings, the farmhouse and the barn. They date from before the French Revolution and are in the typical style of the region with blue shutters and vines growing on the walls. The lovely flower gardens and the grass coutyard surrond the pool.
The previous owners bought the property twenty-five years ago as a complete ruin. Over the years it has been lovingly restored, keeping wherever possible the characteristics of its pure Perigordine architecture; its steep roof-line and internal exposed oak beams , thick original stone walls covered with ivy and lavender blue shutters. We bought it six years ago after living 15 years in the Himalayas. Our collection of artifacts and various renovations both inside as well as in the garden have continued to make Marance even more charming and comfortable.
Both houses are furnished to a very high standard in European terms, with lovely furniture, oriental rugs and Tibetan antiques, The décor reflects the years which we have spent working in the Himalayas. As the farmhouse and the barn are very much part of our home, they have not been stripped down for rental purposes.
We find that its charm and allure have made Marance a dream for families, honeymooners and those with a romantic soul.