Château de la Villette | Bed & Breakfast in Indre | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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Bed & Breakfast

Château de la Villette - Bed & Breakfast in Indre

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St Août, 36120 Ardentes, Indre
Loire Valley, France

Karin Verburgh

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+33 (0)2 54 36 28 46(landline)

Feather duvets to cosset you, elegant breakfasts and dinners to delight you and nothing is too much trouble. Readers love it

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More pretty 19th-century hunting lodge than grand château, la Villette sits in 40 idyllic acres of parkland, close to a huge spring-fed lake: borrow the row boat and potter. Capable, hospitable, generous Karin – dynamic gardener, fine cook – loves and cares for each inch of the place. A winding staircase leads to a beauty of a bedroom done in Biedermeier style, with a sloping ceiling and serene views; the second room too is seductive. Feather duvets will cosset you, elegant breakfasts and dinners at the convent table will delight you, and nothing is too much trouble for Karin.

Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Air conditioning
Some, if not all, bedrooms are air-conditioned.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Swimming pool
On the premises.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.

Local points of interest from Karin Verburgh:

Local points of interest from
Karin Verburgh:

  • Brand new pool 15x5 with pool House, open Bar, sun deck, in a wonderfull garden with floors, little lake !!!
  • The napoleon the III hunting castle is located in a historical park, with forest, 6 hectares lake, where you can enjoy a beautiful cruise ! A vegetable garden is well at your disposal to show you how healthly we do cook.
  • This save place is located in the center of the worldwilde romantical center where you will be able to discover the life of George Sand and their host ( chopin, Delacroix, list, ... ) and participate in the famous romantical festivals
  • The Berry region is famous for the Loire Valley castels ( Valancay, Bouges, Sarzay, Culan etc ) for their roman style churches, for the loire valley wines ( chateaumeillan, valancay, Quincy, Menetou salon ) for their 1000 lakes, national park of the Brenne
  • This South center region of France is sunny climat with autentiks people with heard and style of living. You will enjoy our marvelous touristical circuits and day trips available at your arrival.
  • You will be surprised about our home made french cuisine with local products for our vegetable garden or sesonal fruits or local specialities. Really amazing like you can discover on our host comments
Points of interest

Guest feedback
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"An absolutely wonderful place to stay. A real hidden gem. Fantastic and beautiful grounds to explore and probably the most peaceful place I've ever stayed. Karin is a great host, a marvellous cook, has a super sense of humour and has lots of interesting stories to share. Highly recommended."


July 2015
"A truly special place to stay. Karin is a welcoming and generous hostess. We shared a memorable dinner with her where almost everything was from the garden and even the ducks were off the lake. Very comfortable room in such a delightful setting. Highly recommend"
August 2014
"a glorious 3 days unwinding with the help of Karin, (and her sweet dogs). Karin made everything special. Delicious breakfasts, wonderful dinners, and most welcome cups of tea after days out exploring. We sat by the pool, walked in the woods, and enjoyed the beauty of this place. After 4 nights here we felt we were saying goodbye to a dear friend."
August 2013
"We were made very welcome on arrival after a very early start. The rooms very comfy, aperitif by the pool and a 5 course dinner with wine. Breakfast at our chosen time and most adequate. We would stay there again, dogs most welcome also."
June 2012
"As a Sawday B&B owner myself I take my hat off to Karin! This place is wonderful and I just don't know how she does it! The food is lovely, the setting is beautiful and Karin herself is totally unique! Wherever we go on holiday I always make a point of coming this way, just to stay here! Places like this are becoming so rare - carpe diem! Have just booked again for this year inspiring me to comment! Imogen Whitaker"
August 2011

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  • 2 Doubles
Price:(i) 90 per night

Booking info:


Dinner, with wine, €25.




St Août, 36120 Ardentes, Indre

B&B 1 Double room
Price: (i) 90 to 90 per night
B&B 1 Double room
Separate bathroom.
Price: (i) 90 to 90 per night

Karin Verburgh

Visit website

+33 (0)2 54 36 28 46(landline)