Chat Noir Chambre d’Hôtes

Genouille, Vienne
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)7714 980001

Escape to a rural idyll on the border of the Vienne and the Charente. Perfect for cat-loving couples (four furry friends in residence)


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

The Experience

On the edge of a hamlet amidst rolling valleys, well travelled Chris and Michelle’s eclectically furnished home oozes character from every stone and quirky corner, from the burgeoning library with log stove to the exposed stone walls, timber beams and elegant French beds in the bedrooms. One of the bathrooms is a few steps along the hall. Tuck into omelettes for breakfast at the kitchen table, snooze in a hammock in the tiered garden, take a dip in the pool or a soak in the hot tub. Markets, shops and restaurants are 10 minutes drive away, and Montmorillon, Poitiers and Limoges are all within striking distance.


  • 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

End of October to beginning April.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dinner, 3-4 courses with wine, €25. Restaurants 15-minute drive.


Nightly price
from €55
2 Doubles
From €55



Adored my stay. The decor is quintessentially French with gorgeous little chic and thoughtful touches (I won't spoil it by listing them!). Felt instantly relaxed and chilled out on arrival with nothing being too much trouble from these fantastic hosts who genuinely care that you have a great stay. The bedroom was gorgeous, slept really well and the shower was brilliant too. Whether it's relaxing in the garden, having fun in the pool/hot tub, or putting the world to rights over magnificent food (or just sharing a glass or two of wine!), Chat Noir is a perfect place to stay. Thank you both x

Elena, Chester

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Chris & Michelle Burns

  • For a rural location we are in the middle of a vibrant music scene. Open mic sessions at various local bars, annual summer music festival "Au fil du son" in July and much more. Come along and join in.
  • A must see is La Vallee des Singes (monkey valley), where you can stroll through the wooded area and islands observing, whilst being observed by, the amazing mix of primates. Just 20 minutes away.
  • Visit the picturesque towns of Nanteuil (ancient abbey and aboretum) and Verteuil (fairytale chateau overlooking the Charente river). Both have excellent restaurants and are only 15 minutes away.
  • See the yachts in the beautiful harbour and explore the old town of La Rochelle. Then cross the bridge to the chic island of Ile de Re with fabulous beaches and sea food restaurants. Both within 2 hours reach.
  • Step back in time at the preserved town of Oradour Sur Glane, only 60 minutes away. Here, you'll find a 1940s french town where the Nazis massacred the population. Be warned, it's a sobering, informative and atmospheric experience.
  • For the motor enthusiasts we are ideally placed for the charity 500 Ferraris rally at the Circuit Val de Vienne. Or the classic car rally in September at the Circuit des remparts in Angouleme, overflowing with Bugattis, Morgans, Aston Martins and much more