The house is in the middle of an area of special scientific interest and protected by the Architect du Batiments Francais. This is because of the adjacent pigeonnier which is a listed building and one of the most famous in an area noted for these structures.
The ridge behind the house is a noted site of rare orchids and regularly visited by botanists.
The garden is planted to encourage the many butterflies found in the area and the bird life is exceptional. May and June are the best months to see the wild flowers. The butterflies start in late March and change throughout the summer until the end of October.