Built at the end of the 15th century by architect Jacques de Persigny for Lord Philippe du Moulin as a reward for having saved the life of King Charles VIII during the Battle of Fornoue in 1495, this castle located on almost 100 acres has a quadriform plan, surrounded by a moat and flanked by circular towers at each of its corners. It consists of two buildings, the dwelling (420sqm over 5 stories) and the manor house, which are accessed by a drawbridge, now dormant, defended by an entrance gatehouse with a postern and flanked by two towers. The outbuildings face the entrance châtelet and form a U-shaped courtyard. They comprise of a 3 bedroom caretaker’s cottage, a house known as the “vegetable garden” built of bricks under tiles, comprising various rooms for storing equipment, vegetable store and garage with an attic above, and a former stables with 6 stalls and a garage that could house several cars, with 9 bedrooms above. There is also a laundry building and an orangery.
A castle completely surrounded by a moat?! I can’t even begin to wonder how magical owning this would be… For sale for 1,976,000 € via Cabinet Le Nail.
This 16th century Tudor manor in Bristol makes me so incredibly happy. It has EVERYTHING. The worn, textured history showing throughout, cozy and eclectic furnishings, antiques, beautiful fabrics, those peachy walls…. this is heaven. Available as a location home via Peagreen Locations. (Photos: Rachel Whiting)
Stately in a classically beautiful way. A new home in the countryside by Belgian architect Bernard De Clerck that you would never guess from the exterior nor the interior that it is a new home. And a home to treasure for centuries to come.
For your Sunday viewing pleasure, a 19th century castle located in Niort, France that was completely restored in 2015. It is 700 m² over 5 stories, has 9 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, an enclosed heated saltwater pool, 2 guest houses, garage, workshop, chapel, 6 hectares of land including a pond and direct access to a lake. What more could a person need?? Yours for €1,365,000 via Belles Demeures.
This early-18th-century château near Paris required almost complete redecoration. More recent alterations were reversed and a new kitchen installed, using traditional tiles from the region and featuring a classic chequerboard floor. A suite of existing furniture was reupholstered, and all new additions to the decoration were chosen to blend in seamlessly. Traditional fabrics in soft, timeless colours – many from 18th-century archive documents – were selected to complement the classic interiors.
A pink château – can you even imagine?! This is everything. Designed by Zurich-based Toby Alleyne-Gee of Phoebus Interiors.