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This 13th century castle is an intrinsic part of the Puy-de-Dôme department and has a rich past closely linked to the royal history of France. Restoration works began in the 1990’s and are still ongoing. A superb example of heritage restoration supervised by a master architect specialised in French Historic Buildings, an architecture historian and a host of landscape gardeners. The current owners have poured all their energy into breathing new life into the property and its activities, modernising it without changing its architecture. Its natural setting, the building itself, its large function rooms and reception areas, its landscaped vistas, the gardens and the still-water pool, as well as its secret passageway through the dry moat are all assets and delights just waiting to be explored.
An absolutely breathtaking property, with sooo much history and love poured into it over the years. For sale, and more info via Patrick Besse.

A home in Côte d’Azur by Nicky Haslam

Posted on Thu, 28 Apr 2022 by KiM

Surrounded by the high mountains and alpine valleys of the Le Mas commune of Côte d’Azur in South-eastern France, is this beautiful home designed by Nicky Haslam. Magically endearing as soon as you walk through the front door. His style is imbued thoughout, each space unique and a statement.

A British 19th century manor house

Posted on Sun, 24 Apr 2022 by KiM

Midland Manor is a 19th Century grade 2* listed Manor House restored to its formal glory over the past 6 years by the new owners. There is 6000 sq foot of living space split over 2 floors, 3 formal reception rooms, large galleried hallway, large kitchen, all with ornate, intricate plasterwork and ceilings, cinema room, original wooden floorboards, Versailles parquet, travertine marble flooring, historic stencilling throughout cellars. Master with decked terrace overlooking gardens, lake and parkland 1.5 acres of terraced formal gardens, children woodland play area, fire pit area, pergola, gravelled carriage driveway. Additional farmland, a lake, woodland and barns.
Some of the stenciling and colours in this home are questionable but other than that this is a real beauty. Available as a location home via JJ Media.

Castle Uzès

Posted on Sun, 17 Apr 2022 by KiM

Located in Provence, near the picturesque medieval town of Uzès, this remarkable historic château dates from the 13th century. This former property of the Baron de Castille was acquired in 1950 by the legendary British art historian and collector Douglas Cooper. He commissioned the famous Spanish cubist artist to paint five monumental frescoes in the castle, which were later classified as historic monuments along with other parts of the castle. Castille Castle offers over 560 m2 of living space, including 7 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms and over 180 m2 of reception rooms. The gardens and the 2 hectare park include a gallery, a pond, a caretaker’s house and outbuildings. The charming interior has been decorated by renowned interior designer Dick Dumas. In total, the property offers 2 hectares of magnificent parkland with formal gardens and avenues of majestic holm oaks leading to cenotaphs. Other notable features include historic outbuildings, a large pond, numerous historic stone ornaments and a gatehouse.
What an extraordinary property! For sale for 8,900,000 € via Sotheby’s.

Dunford House

Posted on Sun, 10 Apr 2022 by KiM

Dunford House is located in West Sussux and was built around 1852. It is a Victorian villa-style Grade II Listed building with additional outbuildings set in approximately 53.84 acres. The main house comprises 19 en-suite bedrooms, extending to approximately 11,300 sq ft, with a modern single level extension providing a further 5 en-suite bedrooms within 1,165 sq ft. The property also contains a 3 bedroom bungalow, extending to approximately 1,500 sq ft, previously used as a manager’s house. If that wasn’t enough, there is also a coach house provides a further six bedrooms, extending to approximately 4,000 sq ft. WHOA that’s a lot of bedrooms! I found this glorious home through Shoot Factory as a location home but I also found it looking very empty and listed on Savills, for £3,000,000.