RECEPTION HALL IN NORMANDY
Discover the history of the domain Le Mesnil, renovated with passion to offer a unique reception venue. Dive into the past of our building and let yourself be charmed by its preserved authenticity.
The domain Le Mesnil
“With my husband, Remy, we are passionate about architecture, renovation, we had a real crush on an old farmhouse typical of the Norman bocage that we decided to transform into a room that can accommodate 150 people seated without counting the covered terrace from 2024. A unique place to organize all your events and allowing to sleep on the spot, ideally located, only 25 minutes from Caen.”
The course of the renovation work in more detail …
THE DOMAIN LE MESNIL WILL WELCOME YOU FROM 2024
The beginning of a beautiful adventure
Our renovated barn is the result of a meticulous and passionate work, carried out in collaboration with talented craftsmen. It all began with a rigorous analysis of the barn’s condition, which was showing signs of deterioration and disrepair. We then developed a detailed renovation plan, taking care to preserve the authentic character and cachet of the building. The first step of our adventure was the clearing of the accesses to the water and the earthwork of the latter. We then created an acoustic embankment with trees, which brought a more beautiful visual effect to the whole.
The structural work, an important step
Then, we opened the bays on the water side to offer a breathtaking view of the pond. We also earthworked the interior floor. The wine press, which had been abandoned for years, was demolished to make way for a new area that will serve as a washroom. We also loosened the soil to prepare the foundation of the barn. The roof was removed and the roof was renovated with Bavent tiles, a high quality local material. We then insulated the floors to ensure a comfortable temperature throughout the year.
The project takes shape…
The pouring and the paving of the barn were then carried out, followed by an interior and exterior sanding to give life to the stone. The woodwork was installed, followed by the creation of bays on the first floor to bring in more natural light.
The next steps are the repair of the stone joints with lime mortar, the layout of the night area, the creation of the kitchen, the sanitary facilities and the PMR room on the first floor, as well as the installation of the electricity and plumbing.
The last straight line
The installation of the tiles will come next, as well as the installation of the sanitary facilities. Then we will create the covered terrace which will overhang the lake to fully enjoy the view. The finishing touches, decorations and exterior fittings will be added to bring the barn to life. With our passion for craftsmanship and the use of local materials, this barn will gradually become a magical place to recharge, relax and discover the beauty of the surrounding nature. We look forward to welcoming you to our peaceful haven for an unforgettable experience.