Château de Vaulx

Ste Agathe, Puy-de-Dôme
Bed & Breakfast

A jewel in the forest: a castle with 12th-century turrets, wonderful hosts, delicious food and flowing wines... the ultimate treat!


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 3


A jewel in the forest, a fairytale haven. Creak along the parquet, swan around the salon… sleep in one tower, wash in another. It’s been in the family for 800 years, and traditional rooms have furnishings worthy of the troubadours who sang here. It’s an adorable chateau owned by an adorable pair who welcome you like long lost friends. Philippe and Martine are nurturing the castle as their parents did, with joy – and updating a bit. Breakfast on brioche, yogurt, eggs, cheese, and honey from their hives, stroll from peaceful lawn to sweeping view, settle in to sociable dinners at the delicious, candlelit table. 


  • 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


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Arrival from 5pm.
November - April.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Dinner with wine, €30.


Nightly price
from €80
Extra bed/sofabed available €30 per person per night.
1 Family room for 3
From €100
2 Doubles
From €80


Hidden gem in the middle of nowhere, but a beautiful nowhere - with views across rolling Auvergne countryside. Once upon a time a twelfth century farmhouse with "chateau towers" added in the nineteenth century. Dark inside. Very spacious bedroom accommodation but thickness of walls means good wi-fi only available downstairs (there is a communal sitting room). Philippe is a very welcoming energetic host and cooked an excellent communal supper, with local wine supplied. Wonderfully authentic experience. Other guests were locals on their third stay - quite a powerful endorsement. Near Thiers.

Nigel, London

What can I say! If you want to step back in time and experience what feels like "real France" then this is for you! Phillipe welcomed us like old friends and couldn't have done more for us. What a delightful smiley man. He cooked us a delicious dinner to. It's in a wonderful setting and more peaceful than anywhere I've ever been . Book it!

Honey, Anglesey

An interesting character property, and Philippe was a considerate and cheerful host. His wife Martine was ill at the time, but he still went to some trouble to find gluten-free food for my son, and post items to England that I left behind. Good evening meals, too.


A secret hideaway of childhood fantasy. Turrets and moats and an interior that holds all sorts of family treasures and furnishings. A very kind and attentive host eager to speak English and provide for all needs. We had a turret bedroom, overlooking the wooded valley, that was extremely comfortable. It formed just an overnight stop en route for Provence but we wished that we'd made a longer stay.


Made very welcome from the moment of arrival - cold beers & wine, then aperitifs and local nibbles before great dinner followed by local liqueurs etc - all in the €30. And the chateau itself is well worth the visit anyway - lovely!


What an incredibly beautiful and tranquil place. We stayed here for 2 nights on our trip through France and will definitely be making a return visit. Philippe and Martine are wonderful hosts, the food is fabulous and the setting perfect


We showed up when closed (booking mixup) Phillipe and Martine took us in, cooked us dinner in the kitchen and made us feel like family. Beautiful home and great host and hostess. (Stay was 11/2011 - n available on calendar)

Andrea, Powell, wyoming

Every year, we stay at least 4 times at Vaulx driving from Belgium to Spain. We went there for the first time more than 10 years ago, when the B&B was still in the hands of Guy and Régine. Since they have retired, her daughter Martine and son in law Philippe are taking care of the place, assuring the continuation of this B&B as a splendid place to stay offering a extremely warm wellcome and very good regional kitchen. Philippe is a passioned cook and Martine makes desserts to die for. A lot of U.K. people stay at Vaulx and this gives us the opportunity to exercice or english. It's TOP !!!


This place could easily be the setting of a movie: Forest all around, a house like from a fairy tail and the interior very romantically furnished. Philippe and Martine are very nice hosts. While they were preparing the meals we had very hearty aperitif-gatherings in their big kitchen together with the other guests. You can really feel that they are doing the chambre d'hôtes and table d'hôtes not only because it's their business but also because they like talking to people. We had two highly entertaining dinners there and felt very comfortable in this place.


Read more reviews Down arrow


The neighbourhood