Château de Champdolent

Champdolent, Charente-Maritime
Bed & Breakfast
+33 (0)6 10 34 60 41


Fine Old Master drawings, inspired modern sculptures and wonderful food. A place for lovers of history, art, architecture, and La Rochelle

Bedroom

4 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The Experience

This 13th-century château was the home of Marie de Valois, the daughter of Agnès Sorel and King Charles VII. There’s a deep sense of peace here, and from the house you can see only the meadow behind and a handful of houses beyond.

Line and Dominique are charming and will happily tell you about the history of the place. Breakfast is served in the lovely, airy room in the tower, or at a table outside. It’s a real treat: omelette, eggs, ham, cheeses, fresh fruit and yogurt or the regional speciality leaf-shaped fromage frais, Jonchée. For dinner there’s more local, seasonal produce picked up from the daily market.

Bedrooms have flat-screen TVs, interesting artworks and views over the fields. One is on the ground-floor with a private entrance, another has its own sitting area; three have Italian showers. Explore the surrounding countryside – there are cycle paths abound and you’re welcome to borrow a bike. Historic towns are in easy reach and the closest beach is 25 minutes’ away; Oléron and Ré are just 15 minutes further.

Château de Champdolent - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Enjoying the copious and refined food
  • Exploring this unique hidden corner of France
  • Having fascinating conversation about the château’s history with Line and Dominique
Château de Champdolent - Gallery

You should know

  • Meals are mostly served in the medieval tower room, which is in a separate building to the bedrooms
  • Dinner is only served when more than six guests are staying

Essentials

  • 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

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
5pm-11pm
Check out
11.30am
Booking restrictions
Parking on-site. Agnès Sorel suite has ground-floor sitting room; Marie de Valois suite is fully ground-floor w/ private entrance.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Breakfast included. Occasional dinner with wine (menu according to season & local market produce). Restaurants 10-minute drive.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €96
2 Doubles
From €96
2 Suites for 2
From €110

Accommodation

Reviews

This is a really wonderful B&B. The owners enthusiasm, talent and generosity are apparent everywhere and are a great asset to such a fine old building bursting with history.

Nicky, Sawday's Inspector

A magnificent place to stay. We were upgraded to the suite as we were the only visitors. An enormous kitchen and sitting room with a lovely bedroom and bathroom above. An excellent breakfast with home grown produce. The fruit salad had figs, strawberries and raspberries from the garden. Home made cherry, apricot and raspberry jams with bread and croissants and a hazelnut cake. All delicious and very attentive hosts. We had a tour of the tower (well worth doing) and garden. Definitely worth investigating...

Emma, Tunbridge Wells

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Location

The neighbourhood

You’re on the edge of a small town named after the château itself. It’s 25 minutes’ drive to the sandy beaches of Fouras and 30 from Saintes, famous for its Roman ruins and fine Charentaise architecture. Tonnay-Charente’s striking bridge and Rochefort’s 17th-century shipyard are 20 minutes’ drive; bustling La Rochelle, is 40. Marennes and Royan are also worthwhile coastal day trips (35km).

Local points of interest from Line & Dominique Cozic

  • Un Plateau de Courtoisie (tea and coffee tray) is left for you to enjoy in the 2 bigger suites. Each room also has a flat-screen TV, free wifi and Italian showers (Rose André room has a bathtub instead).
  • Rose André owner of the castle in the XIV was married to Richard Totesham, governor of La Rochelle in 1367
  • Located near Tonnay Charente (just 10 minutes), Royan (40 minutes), Marennes, Saintes Fouras, La Rochelle, Fort Boyard and of course close to the seashore (small savage beach)
  • You wil take advantage of a great climate and manies activities ( sailing ,swiming , walk in the birds santuary were you can see storks, herons and other species. Les Sculptures de Crazannes located nearby, will give you passion for sculpture
  • In the Chateau de Champdolent, you wil find the perfect blend of history and nature, activity and rest. We look forward to welcoming you.
  • We are located in The "Marais Poitevin" with its famous canals also known as the "Green Venise" .Our historic tower was the former home of Marie de Valois daughter of Charles VII king of France.You can visit the Keep.

Introducing

Line & Dominique Cozic

Line and Dominique have both had very interesting pasts. Line is a horse trainer turned talented chef with a love of philosophy and Dominique studied fine arts. His wonderful and sometimes curious sculptures are dotted around the house and you’ll mostly find him tinkering away in his studio across the courtyard.