Agathe was born in the Béarn and François in Normandy. They are both horse lovers. They lived several years in Chantilly near Paris, where François was a racehorse trainer, (François Cottin stables). In 2021, they fell in love with the Ermitage country house and decided to restore it together.
In the family, everybody has joined the adventure with enthusiasm. Along with her sister Elisabeth, interior designer, Agathe carefully hunted the finest objects in the country brocantes. Her mother Anne watched over the garden and the vegetable patch, her sister in law Catherine, naturopath, developed the healing aspects, and her niece Philippine worked on the image of the place through her drawings, her photographs. and communication in general.
Everything has been thought with absolute care.
L’Ermitage is a family adventure, the future of is to be written with you.
Before / After
L’Ermitage once consisted of a barn and stables. This is also what seduced Agathe and François. The main room housed a succession of horse boxes and bales of hay before becoming a living room.
A team of 15 people worked together on the restoration of the house, preserving its architectural history scrupulously.
We are committed to working with local artisans, people who are passionate about their work, who manufacture objects in beautiful, quality materials. We worked together to create unique, tailor-made pieces.