It’s been a tense winter refit….Due in the main part to me not getting “The Van” here on time. I did get a bit bored with hearing that we couldn’t do such and such because the materials needed were “on the van”.
When it finally arrived it contained a complete professional kitchen, two sofa’s, eight elegant arm chairs, a roll top bath, 150 litres of designer paint, (one of which had burst open), eleven sheets of stainless steel, a massive 8 cubic metre walk in fridge (flat packed of course), a pair of hand stitched curtains with a four metre drop and two pairs of shoes for the Badger….
Work is now finally complete and the new look chateau has been inaugurated by our No.1 Client who described it as “simply stunning” and their corporate week here as “flawless”… That’s partly why she’s our No.1!
So what have we done exactly?
The new professional kitchen has a spectator gallery for future cookery demonstrations and gourmet house party weekends. Pull up a bar stool and watch the chef in action. We’re planning a series of food and wine weekends and gastro events – see here for more news of these later in the year.
“The Stable” is a purpose designed nursery space, equipped with toys, games, art materials and of course nannies! Plus a dining table for children’s high tea. We’ve always had a great nursery and brilliant childcare at Rigaud but now it’s located downstairs and behind a stable door. The noise will be greatly reduced and no need for the teeny tinies to climb up and down the stairs.
The “New Room” is the imaginative name for our brand new and superior grade bedroom, with roll top bath and walk in shower. It’s another stunner bringing the total number of bedrooms to nine, plus a dorm.
The Gallery has been transformed from the aesthetician’s hell that was Buzz Lightyear meets Simba from The Lion King via the My Little Pony Dream Castle, into the now tranquil space for contemplation. Painted a serene Prussian Blue, with low suspended pendant drum lights it’s going to make an impressive catwalk for this season’s brides.
I know what you’re thinking, if you’ve read this far…. Where are the pictures? We want to see all this sophistication and glamour you speak of! Well patience is a virtue and all WILL be revealed in the near future. We’re just organising a for couple of professional photographers to shoot the chateau in the next couple of months, watch this space for the results!