Auberge de Chassignolles

Chassignolles, Haute-Loire
Hotel


A pretty, stylish and comfortable restaurant with rooms in a sleepy, view-filled village. Fabulous food - breakfast, dinners, picnics....

Bedroom

8 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 – 4

The
Experience

The 1930s inn sits opposite the medieval church and next to the ruins of a 13th-century castle, its bar happily occupied by friendly locals. At 950 metres, the village has lovely views over fields and forests, stretching to the peaks of the Auvergne and Mont Dore. You’ll find pure mountain air, a slow pace, and a place to stay with a slice of pizzazz thanks to new owner Peter, fresh from his restaurant success in Bristol. It hums with unpretentious good looks, young staff and seriously delicious, locally-sourced food. Upstairs, tall windows light old parquet, white walls and warm old furniture in plain simple rooms – a 1930s inlaid bedroom suite dressed in pure white linen, a deep and friendly armchair. One room above the restaurant is a library/sitting room and there’s a meadow with farmyard animals, veg plot and fruit trees over the road. The pretty, old-style restaurant – country furniture, check cloths, crinkly lamps, a fascinating mixture of old crockery – is the place for cuisine du terroir, all freshness and taste. It’s a perfect focus for revived community life and a boon for travellers.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm
Check out
10.30am
Closed
Early November to early May.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Breakfast €7.50. Sunday Lunch €25 (other days on request). Dinner €25 (except Mon). Wine €10-€80. Picnic €10.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €40
Surcharges
Singles €40-€60. Dinner, B&B €62-€67 per person. Extra bed/sofabed available €15 per person per night.
6 Doubles
From €50
1 Twin
From €40
1 Family room for 4
From €70

Reviews

We spent a delightful two nights here. Your description is very accurate. The village itself is very tranquil and beautiful (although the church bells do ring from 7am, so no alarm clock needed!). We were able to take a lovely walk around the countryside with a walk map provided by Peter. The provenance of the food is clearly of importance and, together with the wine list made up principally of local wines, the set menu dinner was joyeous.

Carey, Aldbourne, marlborough

We were offered an apartment adjacent to the hotel. Very clean and charmingly rustic albeit a little basic. The evening meal in the hotel was fantastic, as was breakfast all made from locally sourced produce. The hosts were charming and very welcoming. A delightful, authentic and friendly hotel; we will definitely be returning.

James

This Auberge is almost a British fanstasy of idyllic rural France! Busy and vibrant and a real focal point for the surrounding community. The hosts and staff are charming, with excellent value rooms, great dinner, and stupendous wines. If only I had more room for the utterly delicious unpasteurised milk, yoghurt and butter on offer at breakfast....

Rachel

Our 2nd brief stay at the Auberge. It's hard to imagine a more tranquil setting. Harry has moved on, but the ethos of the place hasn't changed and the food is possibly even better than before. See you again next year.

Torrens

Great location; great food; many thanks for a wonderful stay.

Alan

Loved it. Great little hotel. Great welcome. Great food and wine. Amazing setting. Can't recommend it highly enough. We'll definitely be back.

Torrens

After a long drive though the Ardeche, this hamlet in the forest was special. The little hotel is simple and characterful, while the setting, with a medieval ruin, romanesque church and distant views offered a quiet background to the life in the Auberge. This is the "town center": it was filled with local residents in the tiny Bar/Lobby and then in the Dining Room where we ate well and copiously. We could stray only one night but others will enjoy the outdoor activities of the area with more time to spend.

Bruce

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Peter Taylor

  • There's a swimming lake within 10 minutes drive, or 25 minutes on bikes, which we can lend. It's suitable for kids, with 'beaches' & grassy areas to picnic and shallow areas for them to swim. However there is also a pier for diving & deeper water swimming.
  • There are nearby towns within a 45 minute drive, such as Brioude, Ambert and Langeac that hold weekly produce markets. You can buy locally made Charcuterie and Auvergne cheeses such as Saint Nectaire, Cantal & Fourme d'Ambert from the producers themselves.
  • River swimming can be enjoyed at Lavoute-Chilhac just 45 minutes drive away. We can provide towels.
  • Beautiful historic churches and abbeys are to be found in the town of La Chaise Dieu and the medieval village of Lavaudieu.