A Bar Is Born (!)

We’ve been asked many times if we have a bar here at Le Chant, and many times we’ve answered, no. Until now, that is! Our latest addition to the barn is our bar – aptly named L’Entente Cordiale! It’s been christened (a few times) already, and is proving to be pretty popular with guests.

We’ve had our Petite Licence, allowing us to sell wines and beers as well as soft drinks, since forever, but we hadn’t really formalised anything, selling from our kitchen, passing carafes of chilled wine through the passe plat. Guests didn’t really know what to do to get a drink either, so we thought it was high time we utilised some of the space we created in the barn for just that!

I returned from Saumur with a trailer fully loaded with everything I needed to build the counter and off we went….

Guests had been promised there’d be a bar a few hours later, and there it was – just a few hours later. Sure, it needed a few finishing touches, but they’d come in the next few days. For now though, a bar was born.
The day after, I set to with the electrickery – lights, plug sockets for the beer machines and other ‘stuff’ that needed to be plugged in. Fridges were moved into position behind the bar, the cupboards were stocked with glasses and pretty twinkling lights were an added feature. A lovely friend who’s an ex-camping & gîte guests but who now lives semi-permanently locally provided some pretty bunting and a light-up sign with the name thereon.

There’s even a USB charging point on the bar so you can recharge your batteries while you, er – recharge YOUR batteries with a glass or two!


Pretty cushions have been added to the snug area, meaning you can sit in comfort, read a book or chat with mine hosts!

Syb’s the better looking one, on the left!

Hope to see you here soon!

Gîte Special Offers!

We have a gap of 8 nights to fill in gîte Hibou (sleeps 5) from the 29th July to the 6th August. 8 nights for the price of 7, anyone?

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For remaining weeks in July.

Chardonneret (sleeps 2). Normally €615 – reduced to just €500 per week.
Héron (sleeps 5). Normally €765 – reduced to just €650 per week.
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New for 2016…..communal BBQ and firepit area.

The two stone BBQ’s surrounded by log seats and benches were really popular last year, but the BBQ’s were past their ‘sell by date’ and needed to be replaced. But by what? How? The solution lay in our loft – an old hot water tank, or ‘chauff-eau’. I cut out the basic shape of the BBQ, and our good friend and near-neighbour, Lionel, did the welding for us. After building a solid stand for it, the new BBQ was then painted and lifted into place underneath a useful rain cover.

The fire pit evolved from an idea on YouTube! It’s an old drum taken from a washing machine we had stored, but broken beyond repair, waiting for a trip to the scrap merchant. Another bit of ‘upcycling’, involving some old rockery stone, no longer needed, and some old tomettes (tiles) and we were ready to go. All has been cemented in place and it’s now a lovely communal eating & drinking area. A great space to meet up, chat and laugh with friends old and new. Guests on site have already given the thumbs up to both, so we just know you’re going to love it!

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