We were lucky in that the gardener saw me taking a picture of this private chateau from the roadside and after an exchange of pleasantries asked if we would like to drive up and have a closer look. The only stipulation being, that we replaced the chain over the entrance on the way back out.
The chateau is even more imposing from close up!
This is the pool-house!
The view you see from the road is actually the back of the chateau - not a bad looking back door,eh!
Here is the front - the gardener said that the place has been renovated from 'top to bottom' and the current owner, when he does drop in, need do nothing else but put his feet up!
By Loire Valley standards this is a very 'modern chateau being built in !911 by an industrialist. There is not a lot of information on it but it was acquired by the state and sold off not so long ago. This auction site says it was the owner who did the renovation who sadly was forced to sell it - the 2,2 million asked for seems a fair price!