La Commanderie

Nouvion & Catillon, Aisne
Bed & Breakfast
+33 (0)3 23 56 51 28

Homely, time-worn, authentic B&B. Simply run by a generous-hearted grandmother who loves the history, the views and her guests


5 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Up here on the hill, not easy to find, is a Templar hamlet and a millennium of history: an enclosed farmyard, a ruined medieval chapel framing the sunrise, a tithe barn with high oak timbers – and this modern house. José-Marie, an unhurried grandmother of generous spirit, loves the history, harvests her orchards and vegetables, and welcomes genuinely. Bedrooms and bathrooms are in plain, dated farm style but open the window and you fall into the view that soars away on all sides of the hill, even to Laon cathedral. Homely, authentic, simple and great value – but not for you if you need all the mod cons and aren’t keen on dogs. One guest said, “So relaxed, like staying with a dear family member”.  Jose-Marie gives you a breakfast of fresh baguette, cheese and homemade jam, yogurts and muesli. Then head off to explore. Saint-Quentin, a listed art and history town is a half-hour drive, Reims with its grand cathedral and champagne houses offering tastings and cellar tours, is about an hour, and it’s an ideal stopover if you’re travelling from Calais to a southern destination.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • 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

Check in
Between 5pm-7pm, but flexible.
Check out
Last week October to February, except by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Restaurants 10km.


Nightly price
from €55
1 Double
From €55
2 Family rooms for 4
From €60



La Commanderie lived up to all our expectations. The location was stunning and the accommodation was comfortable and homely. Perfect for our last day in France before heading to Calais. Madame Carette was extremely welcoming. She booked a local restaurant for us and provided a mouth watering breakfast in the morning. Our children particularly loved being able to play with some of the old toys that were around the house. It's very hard to find but we enjoyed asking the locals for directions! My only regret is that my French is too poor to have had a proper conversation with Madame Carette.

Lorna, Newbury

This simple, down-to-earth farmhouse is an ideal stopover some 200 km from Calais. We recommend it highly, particularly because of Madame Carette who owns and runs the place. She was so helpful and affectionate. Our children loved her. She could not have done more to make us feel at home. She even let us use her son's bedroom which is not usually rented out because we were a little short of space . And she did not charge us any extra. A rare find!


we loved this place - simple but very good value and so relaxed, like staying with a dear family member. our children loved running round the lovely large garden in the morning. v convenient location.


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