Chateau de Senechaux
The Chateau’s origins date from 1420, and it has served as a hospital and the home of the lords of the Sénéchal. Additions to the property were made in the 16th, 18th and 19th centuries creating a courtyard of buildings of incredible architectural and historical importance.
The Chateau is classed as a Monument Historique and sits above the River Dronne to the side of the Chateau de Bourdeilles which was founded in 1273 by Edward 1st King of England & Duke of Normandy.
Our project concerned the 19th Century wing and its likely impact on the adjacent medieval buildings, the concept was to create two gîtes within the upper floors of the wings of the more recent buildings with a Tea Room accessed via the fabulous courtyard at ground floor.
With this being such a sensitive project consultations with the Batiments de France and the Archaeological services were carried out at design stage to ensure that the renovation project was accepted prior to any planning application being made.
Consultations where also held with disabled access consultants to ensure the design meets the latest regulations with regards to the Café and with Fire Engineers for the apartments
We were involved in the design from conception to planning and listed building consents and produced designs for the house including photo realistic renderings and landscape studies.
The project is currently on site as is looking quite wonderful.