About US

The Jones Family

The Jones Family - Rufus, Rebecca, Laurie & Tim.

Our new adventure

Welcome to Château de la Ruche, our home on the edge of the Loire Valley in France. Over the next few years we will be restoring this beautiful 19th century petite château and turning it into a luxurious but homely chambres d'hôte.

Set in 15 acres of wild parkland complete with woodland, meadows and lake it's the perfect place to welcome old friends and meet new ones. We're leaving behind our lives in the UK to start this adventure together, learning French along the way and hoping to give the boys the kind of wild outdoorsy childhood we've always dreamed they'd have. 

We're sure there'll be plenty of ups and downs as we take on this project and we hope you'll follow along as we start uncovering the history and secrets of our new home. And one day soon we hope to be able to welcome you in person.  


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