Warm tones and gently weathered materials welcome guests to this Pays-de-la-Loire holiday home, which doubles as an antiques gallery.
Located in Cogners, two hours from Paris, Le Moulin sits in two hectares of land – populated only by sheep and centuries-old trees. The home had been empty for more than a century before the current owners, design studio Hauvette & Madani, oversaw a top-to-toe renovation.
The duo has given the property’s palette a light touch, decking the place out in warm, muted tones – think grey sofas, terracotta floor tiles and creamy, butter-coloured walls. Each of Le Moulin’s four bedrooms adopts a subtly different design theme, with La Bergerie located in a separate building once used as a sheep pen. Wooden beams and textured walls hint at its rustic past.
Le Moulin’s main communal space can comfortably accommodate up to 10 people, with the living and dining rooms separated by a series of arches. Guests can spread out on cord sofas, or do the washing up while looking out over the surrounding countryside. And if any of Le Moulin’s antiques are particularly appealing, they can be bought via QR code. Vineyards, flea markets and local produce are all no more than half an hour away.