An ancient mountain house in ruins that comes back to life, after being inherited by the Bessones, a family of antiques dealers since two generations, art lovers, restorers of wooden sculptures and passionate in Medieval architecture. After seven long years seeking out pieces of art, original antique furniture, ancient woods and old materials they finally made their dream true: a house that looks like an ancient castle, an unique atmosphere, an imaginary porthole to the past.
The Medieval origin of this family's house, located in the village of Grand Villa (municipality of Verrayes) has been the incentive for a challenging and long restoration intervention. Every modern overlap on the original structure has been removed. The stonework is big and solid, the floors are quite irregular, windows are small, with iron grating. Some of the windows are adorned with hand-worked tuff blocks. Doors are antiques, short and spiked, with voluminous iron locks and big keys.
The cross is a recurring symbol in this big house: the perimeter of the building has the shape of a cross, many crosses are applied on doors, carved on stone columns, painted on walls or forged with wrought iron, and they confer to this peaceful place the mysticism of an ancient monaster. That is the reason why the owners decided to name it La Confrérie du Moyen Âge (The Brotherhood of the Middle Ages).
A family-run business, the facility has six bedrooms, reception, dining room, wine cellar, auditorium, library, Jacuzzi, massage room.