We are Stephen and Stephanie Barlow originally from Norfolk in the UK. Our journey to a life in France started with our love of classic cars and many happy driving holidays through the wonderful French countryside on roads that were designed for cars!

When planning our trips we would spend hours searching for somewhere:

  • easily accessible from the main autoroutes

  • off the main roads (but which didn’t require us to complete a rally cross stage or drive down single tracks with the prospect of a head on collision with local drivers)

  • providing decent private parking

  • offering really high quality accommodation (with sheets and towels included, particularly important when you’re in a two seater sports car)

  • where people shared our love of cars

We have spent hours trying to guess the exact location of gîtes from their scant descriptions, struggling to street view the approach roads (which isn’t easy across rural France), second guessing whether parking was secure, trying to find good roads and safe parking at places we wanted to visit.

So, having run successful businesses in the UK we thought we’d combine our love of France and love of cars to create the perfect place for like-minded people to bring their own pride and joy and enjoy driving holidays in our adopted country. We’re offering a service that classic car/bike enthusiasts just won’t find anywhere else - from the comfort of our well appointed gîte, to the exclusive driving maps and routes that will keep your wheels turning. We’ve found so many great driving roads that we want to share with enthusiasts which will leave them wanting more!

Simplify, then add lightness
— Colin Chapman