One day our youngest son Ivan, back from a fishing trip on the Cosson, reported that he had discovered an amazing chateau. We went to see it and fell under its charms!
Some time later, a friend, to whom we showed a postcard of the Grotteaux, told us that it was for sale... but we didn’t have the necessary funds...
We did, however, go and visit it and fell head over heels in love with this delightful spot fabulously positioned in the shadow of Chambord.
It required some serious nerve to go ahead because not only was there the purchase price to be considered but also the cost of the top to toe renovation.
We finally decided, with the support of our children, to sell the business and our house in Blois and throw ourselves into this fascinating but quite mad adventure!