Parts of this old farm complex have seen better days, but the 15th century farmhouse itself has been lovingly restored by its current owners.
The farmers must have been making their own wine from a little parcel of vines within living memory, but it has been abandoned now. The adjacent fruit tree is covered in mistletoe too.
The buildings show that this was no peasant farm, but minor aristocracy. Built into the walls of the house are 42 niches for pigeons. To be raising squab (baby pigeon) for the table meant that the king had given you permission to set aside some of your staple crop of cereals to feed a luxury crop, pigeons. You had to be able to demonstrate that you had enough land to produce sufficient cereal that you and your farm workers would not go hungry if the pigeons ate some of your cereal.
The main farmhouse, with its charming architectural details of ogee shaped lintels, mullions and boulins (pigeon niches).
The other side of the main range.
Outbuildings in various states of repair.