FAMILY TRADITIONS
25 Beautiful Homes|December 2020
Liz Lamour and her husband Corentin have updated the cottage that his grandparents built
NAOMI JONES

HOME TRUTHS

THE PROPERTY

Stone cottage built in 1940

LOCATION

Brittany,

France ROOMS

Kitchen-diner/living area, two bedrooms, bathroom

PURCHASED

2000

PREVIOUS PROPERTY

KITCHEN-DINER

Liz designed a simple, modern cook space to allow the character of the cottage to shine through.

Try the Road House Deluxe leather dining chairs, £139 each, Where Saints Go. Find intage blue Formica kitchen tables at Vinterior

‘I was living with my parents back home in Ireland and Corentin grew up not far from here in a converted mill house,’ says Liz.

With large expressive skies and tall grasses dancing in the breeze, there’s a lot to fall in love with in this small hamlet in Brittany, northwestern France. ‘The landscape is very similar to where I grew up in Ireland,’ says Liz Lamour, who met her husband Corentin while she was working at his family’s nearby restaurant as a 19-year-old. Back then, the farm and all the barns and cottages in the hamlet belonged to Corentin’s grandparents, Louise and Isidore. ‘This cottage used to be their home,’ says Liz. ‘They had built it themselves from stone brought in from the fields, so it has an incredibly rustic feel.’

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