Projects Restoration Chateau
Follow our French chateau renovation journey as we peel back the layers of time & craftsmanship
Tim Gosling is delighted to bring this former noble chateau back to life through his love of authentic restoration and interior design. Built-in 1820 this Normandy gem had the good fortune to be redesigned by the designer of The Ritz, Monsieur Georges Farcy for the Bon Marché family in 1910. The chateau has been untouched since the retreating German army removed the heating system in the 1940s. Eisenhower moved into the chateau when he was appointed supreme commander of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of north-western Europe.
Restoration Chateau is a classical Parisian design, with 57 rooms, 22 ensuite bedrooms (revolutionary for its time), 8 staterooms, and 27 acres. Over the coming months please join us on a journey of discovery as we piece together history and restore this classic building back to its former glory.
View our chateau restoration journey so far below.
So wonderful to be back and enjoying the delights So wonderful to be back and enjoying the delights of the french countryside and our chateau- the deep blue skies … lots of weeding to do … lots of restoration to make happen , in fact lots and lots of everything but first buying beautiful flowers from the local florist in Balleroy town - always stocked with the most incredible colours and scented roses .
 Hachi meanwhile is like a pig in mud … quite literally! The water level in the lake is really low this year so she’s enjoying wallowing in the mud banks ! Gulp .
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Packing up the car in london , squeezing in as man Packing up the car in london , squeezing in as many things as humanly possible- Hachi the dog already wants to do speedy boarding …lol 
  Looking at the chateau  here standing majestically in the park she looks so beautiful and refined- so utterly ready for some more wall papers and rooms to be restored and given the kiss of life ! It’s so exciting- it’s going to be a very busy August!!!!
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The Firework display on Saturday night for the Red The Firework display on Saturday night for the Redentore in Venice was Epic … nearly 50 minutes of the most incredible fireworks ebbing and changing - colours dangling in the sky again the waning  Buck moon …and silhouetted against the Basilica Saint Maria Della Salute… 
  Breathtaking.
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The magic of being able to travel again … and th The magic of being able to travel again … and the sheer joy of being back in Venice for this utterly magical weekend of the ‘Redentore’ .
 This is the celebration festival for the end of the plague in the sixteen hundreds… and floating pontoon’s are built connecting the three Palladio Churches in the lagoon .
 Tonight it culminates in the most staggering firework display imaginable across the entire Lagoon …a really exciting treat .
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The stunning ‘ Buck Moon ‘ also known at the ‘Hay Moon ( buck because it’s this time of year that the deer’s antlers are fully grown and then start shedding to grow larger antlers , it’s also when the hay is cut , hence the short grass at the front of the chateau in the two top fields ) beautifully taken by Mike @sangerdogs out walking the dogs …
 How amazing does the chateau look sitting there … nestled into the park and brimming with warmth ….it’s such stunning moments like this that we truly love watching her come to life again ….
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This morning’s Saturday Telegraph newspaper had This morning’s Saturday Telegraph newspaper had Hachi glued to every word! … our paint collection with @graphenstonepaintsuk hit a double page spread !!! Yehhhhh…really so exciting to see all the colours that we all created together last summer finally out and about - the perfect palette of soft historic colours to play with. ( we couldn’t have done it without all of you , so a huge thank you !!!) 
  Steve ,Tim and I ( Hachi ) are really looking forward to the summer when we can put up some really exciting wallpapers and paint a few magnificent rooms at the chateau with these colours! Furry paw 🐾 prints in paint here we come !
If you want a colour card the link is in the bio at £2.99p.( using the real paints not a digital print of a colour !!!!) 
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Yesterday we all went down to Henley for the @henl Yesterday we all went down to Henley for the @henleyroyalregatta which apart from the rain was epic !!!
Charlie @cja_gosling ( Tim’s Nephew !) was racing in the semi finals, something that Tim’s father would have been so proud of as he used to race at Henley back in the 1940’s.
 Piglet , Charlie’s father ( Tim’s brother !) was there to cheer him on along with Charlie’s brothers Archie .
 Hachi loved it too …and now that Charlie’s won he’s in the final regatta race today against Mosley ( gulp ) - so we’re asking everyone to cross fingers and wish them luck!
Queen Mary ( Tim’s mother is coming down for the first time today in 30 years !!!) hooray !
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This week I’ve been in Milan as part of the Judg This week I’ve been in Milan as part of the Judging Panel for the Design and innovation Superyacht awards for @boatinternational and I managed to discover something I’ve never heard of before right in the heart of the busy city … Leonardo’s Vineyard in the Garden of Casa Degli Atellani which was finished in its restoration just before the Covid outbreak in 2018 .
 It’s a true oasis of calm and beauty- they did extensive research on the number of poles the vineyard had ( I never knew you measured your vineyard in vine poles !) and they’ve managed to restore part of it exactly where it stood 1498.
The outside fireplace in the first courtyard is heaven , as are the frescoes , ivy and ferns - the house also has a remarkable Zodiac room in fresco-
It’s such a treat to discover a hidden gem like this - and right in the city center too .
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