Centuries of history have shaped the Château de Bussière, in the Loire. It originally dates from 1234, but it has been modified over time to achieve the present Renaissance-style look—a dazzling white sequence of turrets and towers set against a lush lawn.
Fully restored twenty years ago, it is now a private home with eight bedrooms and some 10,760 square feet of living space.
It is set in 30 hectares of land with no roads, trains or overhead power cables to spoil the views across the lawns, lake, fields and forests.
A large farmhouse sits in the grounds and is in need of a refurbishment.
The property is accessed via an electric iron gate and a 250m long driveway lined with perfectly pruned conifer trees. The property includes an independent house keeper’s lodging (45 sq m/484 sq ft), a pool with pool house surrounded by mature palm trees, a large lake with a spring dating from the Middle Ages, and a large farm house (200 sq m/2,152 sq ft) in need of interior restoration. There are fully equipped stables (150 sq m/1,614 sq ft) with four boxes.
Located 5km from Loches a train to St Pierre des Corps links with TGV access to Paris (55mins). Tours, Poitiers and Roissy (Paris) airports are within one hour’s drive.
Contact: www.winkworth.fr; 020 8576 5582