Some historical notes :
1937, this traditional Chataignerie farm building was home to Hypolite,
a local cowherd who made this his home. After passing the summer
on the high pastures on the volcanic slopes of the Monts de Cantal,
he and his cattle would shelter here through the long winter months.
his passing, Hypolite’s home returned to the neighbouring
farm, the Ferme de Jaulhac. Le Domain d’Hypolite was used
mainly as a hay barn, but for the farmer’s daughter it became
the perfect place to escape. To read the stories she loved, to imagine
the foreign lands of her dreams .
years later, when so many of these dreams had come true, this same
daughter had the chance to rebuild that refuge of peace that she
had known so well.
painstaking restoration set out to preserve every aspect of the
building’s traditional architecture using skilled craftsmen
working with local stone, terracotta and vast beams of oak and chestnut.
the same time, the designs allowed the interior to assume a subtly
contemporary feel, with large windows and bays that allow light
to flood through. In particular, it was decided to create a private
spa area with sauna and Jacuzzi as well as a large outdoor terrace
outside the kitchen .