Welcome to Bassinaud

Bassinaud – under new management…

If you’ve visited Bassinaud, or this website, before you may notice things are a little different. We bought Bassinaud in the middle of September this year and have spent the last few weeks settling in, unpacking and exploring the countryside in the lovely autumn weather. We moved to France in December last year and, after searching for our new home for some months, came here for the first time in early May 2021. For us it was love at first sight and we hope it will be the same for the visitors we welcome here in the years to come.

Bassinaud is a small hamlet, sitting on a ridge above a beautiful green valley surrounded by woodland and with no near neighbours. There are six cottages, including our own, plus a couple of barns, about three acres of garden and meadow and our newest addition, a chicken run with our four hens. We’ll be making a few tweaks to the layout of a couple of the cottages, putting in some new heating, redecorating and updating some of the furnishings. Nothing too radical, just putting our own stamp on the cottages that were lovingly redeveloped and restored by our predecessors.

We hope to be able to welcome visitors from around Easter time next year (2022) offering holidays for everyone, whether you’re looking to get away on your own or to bring a party of up to around a dozen family or friends. We’re particularly keen to welcome artists to Bassinaud, from all disciplines, as we think the surroundings provide the ideal environment for contemplation and creation. We’ll do our best to make this affordable for individuals as well as groups and plan to develop studio and workshop space over the coming years.

We’ll use this website to share the progress we make and when we’re ready to take bookings we’ll let you know. If you have any questions or would like to know more, please get in touch. Email us via bassinaudhameau@gmail.com