Le Phénix is owned and run by Tim and Ally Hewett and their family – Ed and Amélia. Tim was a very busy reinsurance broker in the London but was travelling many months of the year and family life no longer existed so we took the plunge and got out of the rat race and moved to France. Le Phénix takes its name from the condition of the house when we bought it – that is to say a burnt out shell!! She has truly blossomed and is in her full glory now. Have a look at these pictures and see how mad we really were. The neighbours cannot believe the transformation – we need to look back to see where we came from in order to really appreciate where we are today!!
We lovingly restored this burnt out shell between 2001 and 2003 opening as a Bed & Breakfast in January 2004. Since then we have received guests from all around the world, hosted weddings, seminars and with Tim being a fantastic cook, he continually amazes the French that the British really can cook!