One of the reasons I love this part of France so much is for its beautiful and traditional properties, it’s French country architecture.
Stone walls, white shutters, slate roofs, mature trees, green valleys … all things that work well for me.
A good friend recently asked me to ‘scout’ for him, with a view to buying a holiday home in North West France, his checklist read as follows:
~ old – 18th or 19th century should do it – check
~ french – ahem! check!
~ big enough to sleep 10 – check (can I be invited!)
~ beautiful grounds, but not too manicured – check
~ outbuildings to play with
~ in the middle of the countryside – easy!
he hasn’t chosen yet, but in the meantime, these are some of my favourites, hope you enjoy.
Which of these homes is your favourite example of French country architecture?