Escape from the chateau

Sophie Duncan
4 min readMar 29, 2024
Beautiful valley of St Ferriol. Stonemason at work.

I hoped it might not come to selling the Chateau, after a regretably non-grown-up divorce the time came and here I’ll share the journey.

A la Dickens the end to this story is not yet known but it starts with a week in St Ferriol meeting various breeds of estate agent, and discovering a surprising difference between the questions and requirements from them. I learnt things which would be useful to anybody selling a house…

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Sophie Duncan

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