It is huge......absolutely huge. It has immense grounds, its own chapel and magistrate's court , farm buildings, stables, servants' cottages, land as far as the eye can see - and the list goes on!
I know that it has the most amazing high-ceilinged salons and divine cherub-bedecked fireplaces. You may recall that I used one of the pictures for my blog header some time ago
It would cost a fortune to restore and then another fortune to maintain but, at dusk, I just want to sit at a candle-lit table by the lake in front of the chateau and watch the sun go down.
It even has a beautiful little shrine in the woods at the side of the road - silent except for the sound of the birds and the wind through the leaves.
The trees have little bird-house shrines filled with gorgeous plaster figures and rosaries............
...with old stone steps up to the shrine itself.
There is a bronze cherub at her feet almost worth being struck by lightening for if you tucked it in your pocket!!
I haven`t been inside the chateau; just walked around the garden of prayer. I see there is yet another new estate agents sign pinned on the woodlands today............would I dare to ask for a viewing? What do you think? The last rumour I heard of the asking price - a cool 4 million euros!
Mark recently asked me what I wanted for Christmas this year and I told him.................... Blanchlands. He was not impressed!
I can dream can`t I?
Bonne weekend mes belles