The romantic ‘Knight’s Grange’ is our largest suite [35 m2], situated in quiet splendour at the top of the Chateau keep. The suite is converted from the ancient Knight’s barracks, at the top of the main stone staircase. One can imagine the Chateau Knights preparing for battle in their crested suites of armour and plumes. The chamber’s furniture is five centuries old, married with medieval design fabrics of olive green, rust, oak and cream. Excitingly, this suite is one of the only rooms in the Chateau to still have most of its original, wide oak planks and hand-made nails, overlooked, above, by its thousand year old roof beams. The limed walls are edged by the ‘Malvignol’ pink limestone, used until the 13th century for the prestigious buildings of the region. This spacious chamber gives its guests their closest experience to authentic medieval Chateau living.
The white and grey bathroom [2.5m x 2.5m], provides a striking contrast of modern comfort with a walk in ‘Italian’ shower, a feature Venetian glass vanity basin, illuminated dressing mirror, electric towel radiator, bathroom socket and inset toilet. A kettle, mugs, herbal teabags, hairdryer, toiletries and extra towels are all available in the bathroom storage cabinet. The cold water is direct from the mains and potable.
The bedroom also features the Grange Annex which allows for additional storage or the flexibility and privacy of adding an extra bed, adjacent to the bathroom but separate from the main suite. A lockable door leads from the Grange Annex to the Troubadour Suite. This door provides the flexibility for the same group to be situated across two suites, if required.
The origin of the word ‘Grange’ comes from the medieval French Latin – granica, granary or Anglo-French graunge. By the 1500s the word Grange became associated with a country manor house. This timber-framed chamber reminds one of the interior of a medieval Grange and is the rational for its name.