OPENING ON THE 1st OF JULY
The 15th century cylindric dovecote topped with a
coned roof, holds a dominant and stragetic position
due to its former role as a watchtower. It lies at the
junction between the manor and the barn.
Its round stone walls are filled with over a thousand
interior niches. From the den all the way up to
the bedroom, certain niches penetrate completely
through the walls offering stunning micro views to the
surrounding fields and forests.
These piercings also create stunning rays of light that
move and drift throughout the interior. The bedroom
is capped by the ancient dovecotes rafters visible
through the transparent ceiling. This addition of a
transparent ceiling ensures guests safety from any
nocturnal owl intrusions.
Not suitable for people who could be afraid of heights. Also the stairs going up in the bedroom have a rather sharp slope.
My only regret in staying at Manoir Equivocal was not booking more nights. Our experience there was literally life changing. The manor is stunning both inside the dovecote and the surrounding lands. The hospitality of our host Irene was so refreshing and listening to the stories of how they lovingly restored the manor was fascinating and inspiring. Breakfast was the best we had in our two week stay in France and Irene's help with us finding great places to eat and taste wine was most appreciated. We most definitely will be back.
Le calme et la magie du lieu nous on envoûté ! Sans compté l'accueil chaleureux d'Irène ! Le petit déjeuné délicieux auprès du feu était la petite touche parfaite juste avant le départ. Nous reviendrons avec plaisir !
Clémence et Florian
Irene and the chateaux that has been in her family for centuries were both awesome! She was prompt and professional. The pictures are professional and accurate, but they don't capture how stunning this rental was!
The rooms we requested were booked so Irene suggested the newly renovated tower. I was a little skeptical about staying in a "Pigeon House," but it's fantastic once you learn the history. The pigeon house originally provided cubbies for 1000 roosting birds. Irene and her family painstakingly used wire brushes to hand-scrub centuries of coatings from each roost until the entire tower was immaculately clean. They then converted the tower into a cozy three-story apartment, which opened in mid-2013. It was immaculate.
We loved laying in bed and looking through the glass ceiling at the original roof. It provided a unique opportunity to see how the tiles attach to the hand-carved beams.
When I fell in love with some of the unique decorations, Irene went out of her way to find the websites of the manufacturers for us!
Absolute perfection. The setting, the Dovecote, the host, the attention to detail - from the architecture to the decoration, the gardens, the meals, the conversation with Irene - EVERYTHING was phenomenal. Above and beyond. Cannot recommend this place, this experience highly enough. Excellent, elegant, unique!!!!
This is a beautiful place - the attention to detail in the rooms and in the breakfast was quite wonderful!
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Musicienne, j'ai étudié le piano, l' histoire de l'art et l'ethno-musicologie.
Après quelques années de vie en Chine et de nombreux voyages j'ai décidé de gérer les projets artistiques, agricoles, événementiels et d'hébergements au manoir.
Il s'agit d'une demeure familiale que nous restaurons depuis plusieurs années avec une vingtaine d'amis architectes, designers de plusieurs nationalités.
Je peux aisément communiquer à l'écrit et à l'oral en anglais, chinois mandarin et italien.
J'aime particulièrement les hôtes airbnb et me sens très proche de cette manière de voyager! Nous vous attendons en Bourgogne pour déguster les grands vins de Bourgogne!