Berrychone Chambres D'Hôtes is an established B&B offering "En Family" accommodation with both English & French spoken.
Description of Berrychone Chambre D'Hôtes Bed & Breakfast:Berrychone is an established Chambres d'Hôtes/B&B, an old farmhouse built on the edge of Le Petit Vavre, a small hamlet of just twelve houses. Berrychone was originally the mairie of Le Petit Vavre over three hundred years ago. Indeed, when we were renovating the living-room, under several layers of wallpaper some as thin as cigarette paper, we found an old notice of a modification of a by-law dated 1816! Over the years it became a family farm and then was divided into two houses. In fact, one of the local women who was born in this house, still lives in the hamlet! In the mid 1900's it was converted back into one house and was used as a holiday home. We have now finished the renovation and have tried to keep as many of the original features as possible, including the oak fireplace and tomette floor in the living room, the oak beams and tomette floor in the kitchen and a host of other features in the rest of our home. This makes our home an ideal chambres d'hôtes (bed & breakfast) and to make our guests really feel at home, we provide an "en-famille" atmosphere, in other words, during your stay with us you live as part of our family. We ask guests not to spend an evening in their room, we prefer you to join us in our living room for conversation, music or even TV! Tea and coffee are always "on tap", if you would like either please help yourself or if you ask really nicely one of us might make it for you! WiFi is available as is a wired network if required.
Our house has central heating run by a wood burner. The house is heated 24/7. We are very warm in the winter, the bathroom is like a sauna with warm towels included. An absolute bonus for those who like home comforts. We also provide evening meals which are homemade. We buy our eggs from the local farm, our meat from the local butcher, and most of the vegetables come from our garden, all organic. All excess vegetables are bottled and the fruits are made into jams. The bread is from our local baker who is in Bazaiges only 1,5km from our house. In the summer we cycle to the bakery to get fresh bread and sweet breads for breakfast. We have a spacious enough garden where you can have your meals outside of an evening. Here you can enjoy peace and tranquility in a beautiful part of the Berry.
Berrychone is located in the south of the Indre county situated in the Centre region of France, close to Argenton-Sur-Creuse, Chateauroux, Bazaiges, Eguzon, Gargilesse, Lac Chambon, Limoges and The Brenne Natural Park and next to the Creuse county. We are only 2h1/2 from Paris and 5h from Dover. The A 20 is a free motorway from Paris-Toulouse and passes by Orleans, Vierzon and the famous Le Mans 24 hr circuit. We are 1.5km off exit 19 on the A20 using the new straight through road. The Berry area is abounding with places of interests, leisures and hobbies with its medieval towns, castles, dams, man made lakes to visit, open air activities such as water sports, hiking, fishing, archery, up-sailing, cycling and horse riding just to name a few. There is something to suit everybody of all ages from the very old to the very young. We are surrounded by beautiful countryside, dales and rivers where nothing is rushed but everything is enjoyed in a most leisurely way.
The winding roads, the cascades, the breath taking views and the never ending discoveries and leisures of the Berry makes it one the most enjoyable places to visit and stay.
We aim to provide an affordable family holiday where you can rest in peace and quiet with good food, rest and play.
Berrychone is the foremost family orientated B&B in the county.
Attractions:Argenton-Sur-Creuse Delightful little town with old houses on the banks of the river Creuse. There are attractive views from the Old Bridge and from here one can walk up to the chapel of Notre Dame-des-Bancs (known locally as The Golden Statue) which has fine views out over the town and the river – 7kms from Bazaiges. Crozant A small village in the Creuse valley, a few kilometres south of the Lake Chambon, with a great ruined fortress above it, dating from the 10th and 13th Century. The Lake Chambon is formed by the massive Eguzon Dam which was built across the Creuse in 1926. There is a fine viewpoint overlooking the Dam, 12kms north of Crozant. The Lake Chambon boasts water sports, bars, restaurants and boat trips around the lake. There are man made beaches around the lake and swimming areas. Brenne Natural Trust A haven for wild-life and fishing with lakes, restaurants, bars and long picturesque walks. Châteauroux A busy industrial town and capital of the Indre Department with 2 churches worth visiting and an interesting museum displaying relics of the Napoleonic period. Limoges Capital of the Haute-Vienne Department and principal city of the Limousine region. Renowned for its fine porcelain and decorative enamel.
Below are the latest reviews for this listing:
We stayed with Jonathon and Claudettes chambres d'hotes on the 19th June 2010 and it was lovely. Claudettes meals were excellent and included vegetables from their garden and from their local farm. The new bedroom was extremely comfortable and the welcome was warm and friendly and they stayed like this during our stay. We cannot offer a higher recommendation. Tres Bon!
Week-end vers la Valée des Impressionnistes
Très bon accueil, propriétaires très chaleureux, cuisine succulente elaborée avec produits frais du terroir, Claudette cuisinière hors pair. couple très sympa et plein d'humour.
Je vous conseille cette chambre d'hôte très douillette.
Je vous conseille cette chambre d'hôte très douillette.
Directions to Berrychone Chambre D'HôtesIf traveling South on the A20,leave at Exit 19, turn right and stay on this new road for 1.6Km (1 mile), Berrychone will be facing you. If traveling North on the A20,leave at Exit 19, turn left and stay on this new road for 1.6Km (1 mile), Berrychone will be facing you
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