Andrea Young is a hard-working dedicated lady who grew up in Grantham, Lincolnshire and then spent over 30 years in Woodbridge, Suffolk working as a teacher.

In 2014 Andrea bought La Belle Maison, a house built back in 1889, to be fulfil her life long dream of living in France. Andrea has never been afraid of a challenge has since been documenting her hard work on her blog called My French Haven

La Belle Maison is a charismatic Chambres d’Hotes situated in the traditional French town of Eymoutiers which first opened 3 years ago in June 2015.

Eymoutiers is a medieval town famous for it’s tanning industry, which is evident today as you can still see features on the houses within the town centre that would of been part of the tanning process.