Le Chat Courant

Villandry, Indre-et-Loire
Bed & Breakfast


Learn about local lore, taste the wines, bliss out in the garden and enjoy the company of Éric, a warm, humorous and talented host

Bedroom

3 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 – 5

The
Experience

A handsome 18th-century family house on the river Cher just opposite Villandry and with its own lovely garden (whose birdsong drowns out occasional train noise). Bedrooms are pretty and stylish: the double in the converted cottage opens to the swimming pool, the suite in the main house has fine antique furniture. Éric – who is also a keen photographer – has created garden enchantment here with old species of apple trees, a walled vegetable garden, a wisteria-clad pergola, a formal boxed flower garden, and a semi-wild garden beyond, all surrounded by woodland and pasture where the families’ horses peacefully graze.

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

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights in high season. Pets by arrangement.
Closed
Rarely.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Restaurant 5 minutes by car.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €78
1 Family room for 5
From €110
1 Double
From €78

Reviews

After a couple of weeks of Airbnb’ing, it was a delight to be back in the welcoming embrace of Sawday hosts, especially these ones. Eric and his fiancée were beyond charming, the house, garden and setting were as beautiful as promised, the pool was available at all hours. We’ve never been made to feel so much at home - a glass of wine in the garden turned into a whole afternoon of lively conversation with our hosts and fellow guests; breakfast on our final morning (extra-early so we could get to Calais on time) included a new jar of Nutella bought especially for our youngest. Pure delight.

Rachel, Guildford

We stayed with Eric in July and it was a delight to be welcomed into his home. The gardens and pool and beautiful and Eric is such a hospitable host. The homemade jams are lovely and the children enjoyed watching Eric's collection of lovebirds.

Clare, Windsor

Beautiful B&B, full of charm, rustic, good price, secure parking, dog friendly, very comfortable, delicious breakfast. Eric, our host was extremely kind. He booked us a table for dinner at a nearby restaurant, l'Etape Gourande, amazing place too. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again, it was so charming.

Olivia, Madrid

We have stayed overnight at Le Chat Courant for the past four years and each time we have had a wonderful welcome from Eric who has taken every care of us. The accommodation is very comfortable and very suited to our needs as it is on the ground floor and we take our Labrador with us each time. His breakfasts are delicious with fresh bakery and an imaginative array of his homemade jams. His garden is superb with beautiful planting, landscaping and a very refreshing swimming pool. We look forward to our stay each time we travel down to Spain.

Maggie, Winchester

A very relaxed start to our holiday. Eric made us feel part of his family - nothing was too much trouble and we enjoyed learning about the history of his attractive home as well as sampling wine from his extensive cellar!

Rosie

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Éric Gaudouin

  • A typical Tours house, made of freestone dating from the start of the XIX Century.
  • On the edge of the Cher, across from the Château de Villandry
  • Where the Cher and the Loire meet.
  • Area classified as a global Unesco treasure.
  • Entrance to the Parc Naturel Régional Loire Anjou Touraine
  • Incredible garden, according to Guest and Garden.