An old building transformed into a charming guest room © Gîtes de France
Cleverly transformed into guest rooms, the former outbuildings of Château Latour, near Sarlat, offer a unique setting with atypical architecture. Walls steeped in history that their owner has taken care to enhance and preserve their authenticity.
Nestled in the heart of Périgord, this 17th century building has something to seduce. It is also these blond stones, typical of the region, which charmed Frédéric Loyen, who has been living in the Dordogne for more than 20 years. Former outbuilding of Château Latour, perched on the heights of Sainte-Nathalène near Sarlat, this old farmhouse restored to the state of the art, enjoys an exceptional setting. Its owner therefore decided tomake it a guest house and to share a little of this privileged art of living. He thus transformed the barn and the old cellar to create two independent bedrooms. A project in which this former designer of interior spaces embarked on with passion. “I wanted to do something harmonious, a place focused on well-being, well-being”. He therefore imagined these two rooms as a small haven of peace. “The bedroom is a real place of life, it is not only the place where one sleeps. Each atmosphere must be the bearer of an emotion” he explains to us. This lover of old stones has also taken special care in highlight the building and preserve its authenticity. Each of the rooms, decorated with elegance, is the perfect alliance between respect for traditional architecture and modern comfort. After eighteen months of work, the estate welcomed its first guests in the spring, and success is evident. The “Chantepierre” room, in which the vault of the old cellar serves as a cocoon, has even just been awarded the 2021 coup de cœur prize for the most beautiful guest room by Gîtes de France. A jury which the editorial staff of Maison à part had the chance to be part of this year, and which notably rewarded the work of valuing this local heritage. Visit in pictures.