Hello there! I’m Diana Costes Brook, I’m 55 years old and I run my home, Chateau de la Puisaye in Normandy, as a bed and breakfast and holiday cottage business. I say, “my home” but if course it’s also my husband’s Bruno but you might not see him as although he works from home he’s often away running his own business as a consultant, which is very useful because in this day and age every penny counts! I’ve worn many hats in my life. I was a City solicitor but found the film industry more interesting then found myself on a blind date in Rue de Mouffetard in Paris with le charmant Bruno and that was it. Twelve years later, I found myself unemployed and so we made THE BIG MOVE to the country. Poor Bruno had to carry on doing a serious job while I set to work building our dream of renovating a castle and making it pay! I’m not sure to what extent we’ve achieved this - but I love it and love welcoming people and hope they can share something of the feeling we felt when we first came here. OUR HOUSE LOVES PEOPLE! I’d love to share our experience with you.
Ps.We have a son who I adore but he hates me talking about him so ………
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So we are closed to tourists until 24th May (subject to confirmation). We will be posting our safety and hygiene protocole as soon as we know when we will be re-opening. Meanwhile nature taunts us with a glorious Spring!
The hens are laying 7 a day including some “oeufs chocolat” ahead of Easter!
Watch this space! Thrilled to announce that award-winning writers Sally Gardner and Chrisr Vick will be tutoring a residential writing course in November 2018. Details to be announced soon but as spaces will be limited let me know if you … Continue reading
Over 18°C in the shade yesterday!
Terrine de Foie gras from Laurent Callebaut’s farm, seasoned with calvados
15% reduction on the price of self-catering in the Hunting Lodge up until end January 2017 and 25% on bed and breakfast prices until 22nd December 2016.