Le Bois des Moutiers country house in Normandy
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A little piece of England in France

It is a unique example of English heritage in France - Le Bois des Moutiers country house in Normandy was built in 1898 by the English architect Edwin Lutyens in the Arts and Crafts style.

The gardens contain the first mixed borders ever created in France, the work of the influential British garden designer Gertrude Jekyll, a long-time collaborator of Lutyens.

For more than a century the house has remained in the family of the original owners, but now they have decided to sell - and there are growing calls to preserve it for posterity.

The current owner Antoine Bouchayer-Mallet spoke to Hugh Schofield.

  • 23 Sep 2011
  • From the section Europe
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