A Week in the French Countryside
It's day seven of our stay out in the Normandy countryside. Despite mostly gray skies and steady rainfall, this is a magical part of the country that I wanted to share with you. If you've ever spent time outside the bigger cities in France, you know the countryside is nothing like Paris. "L'hexagone" (as the French call their beloved country) is dotted with tiny, ancient towns that feel as though you've traveled back in time.
l'Orgerie, located just outside the small town of Pont Farcy. The closest neighbors we've seen have been the sheep who graze behind the house several times a day.
The home is owned by a British couple who lovingly renovated it in the early 1990's. It's hard not to fantasize about buying and fixing up a little stone house of our own. Maybe someday? We found the house on this website which features holiday properties in France mostly owned by Brits. We've also used this French site that has thousands of listings all over France.
Here is a look at the house and some of its pretty details. The owners managed to keep much of what makes a house like this special: the old wide plank floors, huge chimneys, funky little windows and exposed beams everywhere.