Taking inspiration from the Italian Renaissance in the 16th century, the popular garden design known as the garden à la française is a formal affair with a clear symmetry throughout the landscaping and positioning of fountains and statues.
This dignified, rather ornate flair can be seen throughout the wonderful gardens that surround this grand property near Ventouse in the sunny department of Charente. The 1.5ha park is separated into a number of zones which range from vast lawns that flank the sweeping drive up to the house to more intimate landscaped spaces. There is also a large terrace for al fresco dining and a swimming pool and pool house.
The character property itself offers plenty of space, including four bedrooms, several sitting rooms, a library and a light-filled studio. properties-in- charente.com
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