And when we saw the castle, we both agreed it is perfect as well - both for the story and as a place to visit.
This is what you see as you get close to the castle gates, climbing up from the river through the wood.
From the other side of the entrance, you see the chateau with its massive stables and what was once a paddock.
This is the view from the main gates. Currently the roof is being restored, so the grounds are overgrown.