Join me for a private tour of the untouched outbuildings in the Chateau de Lalande’s Stable Courtyard! This is very much a ‘before’ tour of buildings that are going to need a lot of love and attention before they blossom into beautiful new areas for the chateau. The only one that we’ve worked on so far is the bread oven room, where we’ve already restored our huge 19th century bread oven – it has a diameter of nearly 3 metres, and is regularly used to make delicious meals! Please excuse the mess in the rest of the buildings – they have a long way to go, but I can imagine them transformed into beautiful entertaining spaces and apartments in future!

I’m delighted to welcome you into my home, and to take you on a personal tour. There’s so much to see that I’ve had to split the tour into several parts. This week I’ll show you the 19th century stable courtyard outbuildings.

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for – a full tour of the Chateau de Lalande! I’m sorry that it’s taken me so long to do this, but I never felt that the chateau was fully ready! But I’ve realised that I’ll always feel that way, and part of the beauty of a historic home like this is that it’s always a work in progress. Restoring Lalande is the creative passion of my life ❤️🏰❤️

A very special thank you to all of you who have become Patrons of the Chateau de Lalande. As you can imagine, your help means more to me now than ever. Because of you, I’ll be able to keep living at Lalande and making videos even though our chambres d’hotes income has been decimated by the coronavirus. I’ve been overwhelmed by your kindness and generosity, On behalf of this beautiful chateau that will continue to survive and flourish because of you, thank you!!! If you’re interested in become a Patron of The Chateau Diaries, click here:

One Comment

  1. Layla wright

    I love the idea of the pizza room with the chandelier coming down that sounds amazing especially in winter how gorgeous and those tiles that haven’t been laid yet what amazing find.
    Love Layla Xxx

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