A Charming Slice Of Provincial France In Trentham, Victoria

A Charming Slice Of Provincial France In Trentham, Victoria

Eight a long time back, Andrew and Narelle Glynn bought a slice of land out in Trentham, Victoria, with the aspiration of constructing a French-inspired weekend escape and boutique accomodation.

Owning beforehand lived in Toulouse for two yrs, the Francophiles ended up decided to re-create the French-provincial farmhouse-type they’d occur to know and adore. ‘We selected Trentham for its charming township, excellent regional companies and smaller group feel,’ explains Narelle. 

It took them a yr to create their nostalgic weekend escape, diligently creating the create to mirror the type and proportions of region houses in France. They sourced neighborhood and European suppliers for the materials the home windows and doors are from France roof tiles from Spain the timber flooring is engineered from 200-year-outdated French Oak and the timber beams, lintels, mantles and window sills are all built from hardwood salvaged from piers and wharves all around Australia. 

‘We did not want the dwelling to appear like a new create, so we hand selected each characteristic materials to deliver an aged patina,’ suggests Narelle. 

From the second friends to The French Residence get there, a gravel driveway prospects them to the pale brick farmhouse lined with creeping vines and pale blue shutters, topped with a terracotta tile roof. Out the back again, 8 French home windows and doors under a grapevine-laden pergola supply sweeping sights out to the equally charming parterre backyard and tennis court. 

Andrew, Narelle and their two kids Henry and Sophie have adored staying transported to France every weekend getaway – so far too have attendees to the boutique lodging – but with new options on the horizon, they’ve designed the final decision to set it on the sector. 

‘It’s been a privilege to produce this unique house,’ suggests Narelle. ‘We are psyched to see who will be the lucky new operator.’ 

7 Gleeson Street, Trentham, is shown with Natalie Fagan at Belle Property Daylesford.

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