As I try to encourage you to come visit, today I'm not showing you a grand château but a charming property, les Buissonnets, just along the valley from us.
Marianne is Swedish but settled in France a long time ago. Around her home in the valley she has created a beautiful property with guest rooms, lakes, horses and the space to hold wonderful weddings.
Isn't it funny how, no matter how long you live some where, your original nationality will always be there, discreetly in your roots and inner self. So it is with Marianne. Despite her long love of France and the many years she has lived here there is still a distinctly Scandinavian touch to her way of putting things together.
Around her property there are several little houses, each beautifully decorated, providing sweet little homes away from home.
The grounds are beautifully looked after, roses, cherry and apple trees and of course the lakes. And you know how much I love a lake!
When Marianne's guests want a quiet day they can take a book and a blanket and find a quiet spot on the property beside a lake or the river. Heaven.
Voila! Another little gem in this valley, another example of why it's a good idea when travelling to see as much of the real France as possible.