Hautefage is managed by Jason, the owner.
450 - 890/night
Suitable for up to 8 people

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Hautefage villa and pool - Hautefage, in Lot-et-Garonne, France
— Jason: “Lot-et-Garonne is truly a magical region – it offers magnificent dining, famous wineries, colourful food markets and amazing medieval hilltop villages.”
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— How would you describe Hautefage in a nutshell?

Jason: “Hautefage is a 19th century farmhouse turned into a villa rental in the south-west of France in Lot-et-Garonne. The unassuming house and its historic structure is furnished with clean and modern furnishings and appliances fitting neatly into the width of rustic country living.

This villa was designed as a refuge for creative minds, people and families in the creative industry such as designers, artists, filmmakers, writers and many more.”
Hautefage villa and pool - Hautefage, in Lot-et-Garonne, France
— Hautefage villa and pool

— Please describe the layout of the villa.

Jason: “In typical rural France this historic farmhouse sits on 5 acres of manicured grounds with a swimming pool and various spaces for rejuvenation and relaxation. The house has three levels: on the ground floor you find a fully equipped kitchen, a dining room and four of the five bedrooms. The main bedroom is in the lower ground floor with a private bath and large doors opening up to a terrace with views over the valley.

There’s one element in the house that was so mind-blowing that we got a bit sidetracked and ended up buying it many years ago.

The living room on the second floor is only accessed through a staircase in a tiny kitchen cupboard. You walk into this tiny little staircase and it opens up into the vastest living space, with huge ceiling beams. When you look at the house from the outside, you don’t expect this amazing space to be inside the house. That was really our motivation in buying it.”
Loft living area - Hautefage, in Lot-et-Garonne, France
— Loft living area

— Please tell us about the rooms of the villa.

Jason: “There are five bedrooms of all different sizes. The main bedroom is on the lower ground floor and ultimately is the one that is the most quiet and private. All bedrooms have exposed bricks, white tiling and are furnished to the highest standards. Some rooms feature Eley Kishimoto wallpaper.

All of the building was carefully restored to retain its historic character while incorporating modern elements into it. The stainless steel kitchen by Tisettanta is fully equipped such as with glass and kitchenware by Robert Welche. Furniture around the house include Swan sofas by Arne Jacobsen and Peacock chairs by Hans Wegner.

The attic is certainly the most unique and surprising space in the house. It is open-plan with high ceilings, exposed wooden beams and stonewalls. We didn’t change much about this 1600-square-feet-living area. Instead we decided to furnish it with Ueli Berger sofas and modern appliances.”
 - Hautefage, in Lot-et-Garonne, France

— How would you describe the interior design of the house?

Jason: “When we bought the house, it was in disarray and needed a lot of work. We retained all the original features of this 200-year-old house and then thought about every last detail that would be added to it.

From the outside Hautefage appears quite unassuming which was exactly how we intended it. Once you open the doors you discover an interior that is unexpected in rural France. For example, one of the world’s premier print-based fashion houses, Eley Kishimoto, developed the wallpaper for the house.

We had cutlery and lights made exclusively by a company called Robert Welsh. All of the original, extremely rare classic furniture was handpicked and the kitchen was custom made. Hautefage features an eclectic interior design with a mix of modern and classic elements. The original wooden beams, weathered floors, stonewalls and terracotta tiling are contrasted with contemporary, simplistic design. The villa has a very calm and peaceful atmosphere that is just beautiful.”
Kitchen - Hautefage, in Lot-et-Garonne, France
— Kitchen

— Who should stay at Hautefage and who should rather book something else?

Jason: “So far we have had some fantastic guests from all different fields such as the director of a big film company, the owner of a very well known perfume brand, and the CEO of one of the biggest advertising agencies in the world. Most of our guests so far have been slightly design savvy and appreciative of the design of the house and its furniture.

Families really enjoy the house and we’ve had many kids through this door. It is a great space even for two families traveling together.”
Master bath tub - Hautefage, in Lot-et-Garonne, France
— Master bath tub

— Please tell us about other facilities and services offered.

Jason: “The kitchen at Hautefage is fully equipped and ready to be used. We can arrange for grocery shopping and can provide chefs to prepare meals but for the most part Farm House is a self-catering house. So many fantastic restaurants and amazing weekly organic food markets are close by so that many of our guests have been quite happy to enjoy those rather than hiring a chef. Basically, we will provide as much service as is required.

We have a barbecue station set up outside on the terrace. The swimming pool is walled-off and next to it is a big garden that our guests can enjoy. Daily housekeeping is available on request.

The building’s surroundings are perfectly maintained gardens and further out fruit orchards and sunflower fields.”
 - Hautefage, in Lot-et-Garonne, France
 
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