Tuesday, August 03, 2010

The castle's gate house

Among the interesting buildings that I pass on my way to the Saturday morning market is the castle's old gate house. It's a nice little building that was in serious disrepair when we first moved here seven years ago.

The gate house and gate outside the Château de Saint-Aignan.

The gate house has since been renovated and is now rented out as a holiday home. I've seen the interior thanks to some friends who stayed there once. It's very nice, and it's a quick walk into town, even though the house feels like it's secluded inside a park. Except for that château you can see from the bedroom window...

7 comments:

  1. Wow, and quite reasonable according to the website.

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  2. Stone homes are so beautiful.

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  3. I love stone buildings, too. For a moment, when I opened your page today and saw the building out of the corner of my eye, I thought it was a frame house... so, I thought maybe you were posting more photos of upper NY or somewhere else in New England :))

    Judy

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  4. Your photo of the gate house is better than the web page. That open gate is inviting. The renovation is well done and I love the way the rooms look.

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  5. I agree with Judy. I thought at first it was a photo from "l'Amerique".

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  6. I'd be more than happy to live there and guard the gate. I've already got the uniform. And sunglasses.

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  7. rick, travel plans in your future?

    cubby, yes.

    judy, not this time!

    evelyn, it's a nice place. Not too spacious, but nice.

    nadege, nope!

    alewis, applications are now being accepted. ;)

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