This is a guest post by my daughter, Bella There’s a wonderful feeling you get on holiday that is impossible to experience at any other time. It’s a feeling that can only be matched at Christmas, when schedules and routine are thrown to the wind and the only marker of time is food. Breakfast of … Continue reading Holidays
Sometimes a blog screams at you to be written and this is one of those times….! We stayed in Galathee for two weeks loving the house, the weather for the first week and dealing with the rain for the second! A new roof is the order of the day and obviously rather an expensive one, but hopefully … Continue reading Our Journey Back
How exciting this was to read that Galathée has been nominated as one of the top 4 places to stay in Ile de Ré! My previous blog was about being half way through the season and how fantastic all our clients are and that we did not think we would make the renovation come true! But, here we are in … Continue reading Galathée in the Saturday Telegraph
I cannot believe that we are half way through our first season at Galathée. It seems that we have the combination right of old and new, because so far all our guests seem to geniunely love Galathée. Last April I almost threw the towel in fighting with (extremely) difficult decorators and carpenters. I fell out of love … Continue reading Halfway Through The Season
Last week I did a quick trip over to Galathée with my friend Karen to check up on the house, do some work and have fun! Unfortunately, to kick things off we had a horrid flight from Southampton. We were scheduled to land at La Rochelle but were diverted to Nantes because of bad weather. … Continue reading A lovely break to Galathée!
Well the New Year has arrived and we have already had our first guests! We asked for feedback and were told that we had not supplied an Oyster Knife (!) – not bad if that is the only criticism! We are very excited as lots of bookings are coming in, even someone enquiring for their honeymoon which is … Continue reading The First Season
Well we did it… we survived and finished our project. It dawned on me watching Grand Designs the other evening that we have actually done our very own mini version. Wow, how cool is that? And totally unplanned! Galathée, Saint Martin de Ré is ready to be rented after painstakingly turning it back into what it was; a … Continue reading First Year Anniversary 29 October 2014
I whizzed over to St Martin on Tuesday to stay for a couple of days in the lovely Hotel Jetée. It is modern, clean and great value, I thoroughly recommend it. I arrived on the island at about 5.30pm, over excited with my house keys clutched in my hand. Of course the sun was shining, it … Continue reading Progress!