Harold and Johan have been living in France since December 2016, together with their two Australian Labradoodles, Durk and Moos. In 2012 they bought La Fermette Lot and since September 2016 they are also the proud owners of Le Chateau, the house situated next to the fermette.


Monsieur Deux consists of two boutique gites; both with their own intimate atmosphere and characterized by luxury, freedom and tranquility. You will find us in the delightful French countryside, in the Berry region, just outside Saint Aout. Every Tuesday, Saint Aout hosts the largest market in the region, where the memory of the French writer George Sand is kept alive.


The surroundings of Monsieur Deux are rolling and hilly, ideal to explore by car or bike. You can also explore the area on foot: there are a number of walking routes in the district that take you past meadows, through forests and small neighbourhoods. Golfers can enjoy some nice golf courses in the area.



For quit some time Harold was Production Leader at the Dutch public broadcasting company VPRO and subsequently Executive Producer at various TV production companies. His most recent job in the Netherlands was Project Agency Manager at NEMO Science Museum. He currently works as a Freelance (Marcom) Project Manager, mainly out of France, for various clients in the Netherlands.



Johan has been a (photo) stylist, decorator, colour expert and purchasing consultant for various clients for over 25 years. He has worked for retailers, interior design stores, garden fairs, garden centres, training institutions, magazines and private individuals.