At the apex of three provinces, a sensational launch pad for Anjou,Touraine and Poitou. There’s character and history in spades (Henry III is buried here), mullioned windows, a rare covered wooden gallery, a horse in the paddock, century old trees. And now, delightful new owners, she a Polish picture restorer, he an expert on Plantagenet history. Bedrooms glow with gorgeous fabrics and tadelakt walls, the larger double with a four-poster and fine stone fireplace, the smaller in a pretty round tower. All feels generous, the bathrooms are splendid (one with a rare antique wc) and salons face north and south – take your pick!