I’ve discovered there are some beautiful country homes in Ireland as well that I might consider for my future reading/writing retreats… although they are somewhat more expensive than my beloved French chateau (and possibly slightly more rained upon?)
As the granddaughter (and great niece) of farmers, I spent every summer in the countryside, but our ‘maison de campagne’ (country house) style looked nothing like the beauties below!
We may not have those romantic chateaux for which the French are famous, but there are some memorable country piles in my local area. Although it pains me to say this, these pictures give you a clue why this area voted Remain (holiday homes in France, Italy etc.) but will probably vote Conservative now and always.
Not to say that there aren’t also people living in Council housing and who have never travelled outside their local area, but they are the ones who have been lied to and who are afraid of the immigrants coming and taking their jobs and/or benefits.