OK. So you want a castle, but you can only afford a ‘big house’. Have no fear, France is brimming with large, stately homes, which afford a far more realisic price tag than those of the chateaux. Not only are they cheaper to purchase, but they also have the added bonus that they are: more cost-efficient to run and often set in less remote areas.
Here you will find some of the most beautiful of homes that are ready to move into straight away.