The foundation for the Château des Sénéchaux which was built in the 1500's on the ruins of a hospital for the poor dating back to 1451. With slate and tile topped towers, gothic arches, a prison cell, extensive cellars, and a secret tunnel, the property is loaded with fairytale charm.
Constructed on top of the rocky promontory carved out over the millennia by the river below, the terraces have outstanding views. Even higher, up in the slate tower, the family of barn owls presides over the village, venturing out each evening for the nightly hunt. Hidden in the top of the original 15th century tower is a room that will intrigue and offer an insight into the forethought and priorities of the designers.
Today the 17th century coach house and stables now provide sumptuous accommodation, with unique views from every window, towards the Château de Bourdeilles, almost in touching distance, over the rooftops of the village, down to the river Dronne with its tree-lined banks, and across the fields to the forests and hills.