Bienvenue! Welcome to Essentially-French.com – Live like a local in our homes in Provence & Languedoc France!
There is no better way to experience the natural wonders of Provence and the Languedoc than immersing yourself and live like a local! We have meticulously renovated our homes with attention to detail that will ensure your stay is a memorable one. Fully self-contained and situated in the heart of an authentic medieval villages, come and see for yourself to experience the real South of France!
Follow our latest journey as Co-Owners of a magnificent near ruined Chateau with an enormous group of like minded people from all over the world. Our aim over the coming months and years is to restore the Chateau to a state that will enable visitors from all over the world come and see for themselves what the power of many can do to preserve such a wonderful piece of French history.
Learn more about our homes and follow our journey of renovation, accommodation and beyond!
Maison des Templiers, Mazan, Provence
Steeped in history, this magnificent 13th Century former Knights Templar manor house is situated at the highest point in the beautiful walled Medieval Provencal village of Mazan. Nestled at the foot of Mt Ventoux, surrounded by vineyards, our 800-year-old manor house offers three fully self-contained apartments, each taking an entire floor… READ MORE
Stone Village House accommodation perfect for two people. La Maison Murviel is a traditional stone village house, situated in the heart of the 1000 year old circulade village of Murviel-les-Beziers. Built in the mid 1700’s, the house is located directly below the Chateau and has retained its original stone walls. Entirely renovated, the house is laid out over three levels… READ MORE
Susan and Brendan are Australians, living the dream both in France and Australia. They own two properties in the South of France. Each has been meticulously restored over the past 15 years. They are available for rent from Spring to Autumn each year.
Brendan is an Architect of 32 years. He is particularly passionate about the architecture and integrity of old buildings. His hands on abilities in all facets of renovations makes him a delight to talk to, relaying many a fascinating story of working and renovating in France.
Susan’s passion for interior design and renovations are inspired by all things French. They both work as a team in all aspects of the renovation process and are completely hands on.
Their latest project involves an enormous group of like minded Francophiles from all over the world who have banded together to purchase of a magnificent ruined Chateau. Sadly neglected for decades and unable to be restored due to the enormous cost by its previous owner, the group has begun the epic journey of saving this fairy tale Chateau.
Over the coming months and years the massive task to return this Chateau to a state that will enable visitors from all over the world to come and enjoy and see for themselves what the power of many can do to preserve such a wonderful piece of French history.
And so the journey begins…..keep posted to see and hear how this exciting venture unfolds!
Susan and Brendan offer exclusive luxury accommodation in the beautiful South of France, Dandenong Ranges in Victoria Australia, together with a studio apartment in the heart of Melbourne.
All details of their adventures, projects and of course accommodation, can be found in the links in the website. Follow their fascinating journey on Facebook and Instagram!
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