La Pomme d’Or meaning The Golden Apple was a small farm in the 1800-1900 century. Here there were goats, pigs and chickens. On the property there are now 3 buildings. The original house where the farmer lived with his family is now transformed into a charming, rustic house, which we call The Guesthouse.
The original barn contains a studio called The Stable and a large room that, among other things has been used for art exhibitions. We just call it The Barn. In the 1800s, another house was built. We live ourselves in the house and we call it The Gate House.
At La Pomme d’Or, we have a lot of fruits and berries. There are raspberries, cherries, plums, apples, of course, pears, figs, peaches, walnuts, redcurrants, blackcurrants, gooseberries and some grapes. We also grow tomatoes, lettuce, squash, potatoes and other vegetables and herbs. As far as possible, we use these ingredients when we cook our breakfasts and dinners.
Since 2009, we have the privilege to also rent out two other houses in the village:
La Cure is translated The Vicarage. The property consists of two buildings. Originally there was only one house. Today we call this house The Little House (La Petite Cure). The house was used by the village priest who lived on the ground floor and had Sunday school upstairs. Gradually grew the church’s importance and in the 1900s it was decided to build the grand stone house that we now call The Vicarage (La Grande Cure).
The houses are located in the small village of La Chapelle Moulière. The village is high and beautiful located between the river Vienne and the Moulière forest. Next to the village banquet facility Salle de Fête, there are a boules court and a tennis court to the public. Around the village there are walk and bicycle paths. In the neighboring village Bonneuil Matours only 3 km away there are shops and restaurants and Chauvigny 10 minutes drive away has everything you need.
Ancient history and culture characterizes the towns and villages in the area. The region is the heart of France’s agricultural district. Here are grown cereals, sunflower, corn and rape. There are many goat cheese producers and the chèvre cheese is considered as the best in the country. The special version from the area is known as Le Chabichou du Poitou it’s a traditional soft, unpasteurized, natural-rind goat cheese (or Chèvre) with a firm and creamy texture. The legend of Chabichou goes back to 732.
The wine area is named Haut-Poitou and offers all kinds of wines. Shops and markets also offer lots of clams, oysters and other seafood, it’s just to enjoy.