Maison d’hôtes de La Verrière

Les Ardillats, Rhône
Bed & Breakfast


High in the Beaujolais is this wonderful B&B - vast views, a big pool in a half-wild garden, and the best cuisine for miles

Bedroom

5 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 – 4

The
Experience

High up, hugging the edge of this lush valley, is a big old house with amazing views. After a breakfast of fruit juice, homemade bread, cake and many jams you can go on a guided walk with friendly Grégoire, accompanied by a picnic.

Return to lazy laps in the saltwater pool, in a hillside garden full of wild flowers. Whether waking in your quirky comfy bedroom or enjoying an aperitif under the stars, the valley is always there – and is especially lovely in autumn.

Don’t miss the table d’hôtes! Their five-course dinners, accompanied by Beaujolais and Mâconnais wines, are inventive and delicious and you never get the same dish twice.

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We think you'll love

  • Exploring the garden, and basking by the pool
  • The hiking - for you and your dog
  • Heading off for the Beaujolais vineyards
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You should know

  • There are lots of steep paths in the garden
  • Guests eat together - under the trees or by the cosy fire
  • Although the pool is fenced, children must be supervised

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
From 4pm
Check out
11am
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Dinner with wine, €32. Child €4-€21. Picnic by arrangement. Restaurant 15km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €82
Surcharges
Extra bed/sofabed available €18 per person per night.
3 Twin/doubles
From €82
1 Triple
From €100
1 Quadruple
From €118

Reviews

We had a wonderful stay with Christine & Gregoire at Le Verriere, high in the Beaujolais hills. We had the Table d'hotes which was a good decision; grilled salmon with garden vegetables, a selection of cheeses & a delicious fruit pannacotta to finish. Sitting with other travellers is always a good way to test our french as we sipped the local wine, aperitifs & digestifs, we slept well! Breakfast was equally generous with fresh bread & croissants, homemade jams & local honey. Le Verriere is not just a great stop off point from the ports but also a wonderful place to stay. Merci beaucoup!

Jane, Bath

A beautiful, peaceful spot just half an hour from the autoroute where you can be treated to excellent home cooking and enjoy the extensive hill-side rose garden and pool!

June, Sawday's inspector

A very relaxing and beautiful place to stay. Excellent food and great hosts. We were able to take advantage of the swimming pool and would definitely go back.

Chris, Ipswich uk

a very warm welcome, we stayed two nights and had two very good dinners, breakfasts were a treat with homemade jams cakes etc. highly recommended

John

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our limited French was not a problem. Gregoires' use of local produce and his skills as a chef made the warm and comfortable stay complete. Both Christine and Gregoire are the perfect hosts. The views are spectacular. If you are coming to see the Beaujolais region then this is the place to stay. Cheers Rod & Isobel

Rod

We were made to feel very welcome by Christine and Gregoire - even the dog! The house is in a beautiful location and the rooms are very well presented. The meals cooked by former chef Gregoire were the highlight of our stay, from the wonderful duck and dauphinois at dinner to the home baked baguette and homemade jams for breakfast. We'll definitely be back!!

Andy

What a delightful place. Christine and Gregoire were very friendly and made for a very relaxing and enjoyable time. Highly recommended

Allison

Delightful place, owners very friendly Evening meal provided which was delicious

Nicole

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Location

The neighbourhood

The house overlooks the Beaujeu valley, a lush landscape of meadows, woodland and vines. The nearest sleepy village is Les Ardillats, 5km, and the hiking and biking are marvellous; you can link up with the GR76 just behind. Within a half-hour drive are many Beaujolais vineyards, starting with the organic wines of Domaine de la Bonne Tonne where the soil is worked by horse. The hand-picked vines of Domaine Richard Rottiers are worth discovering too.

Local points of interest from Christine Gesse & Grégoire Lamy

  • Our garden is the first "Gîte au jardin" in the department; come and admire the fabulous view from our tiny terraces!
  • If you are an active person, we can help you find something you enjoy doing. It will be possible for you to go-ape; go cycling around the neighbouring passes, or walk to Mt St Rigaud (1009 m) through GR 76 (the path is just behind the house).
  • There are many beautiful paths all around our house you can wander, and the swimming pool to relax by in summer (10m x 5, salt filtered, with no added chlorine, safety fence for children).
  • Discover Beaujolais's wines and their villages, Cluny and the roman churches of the Brionnais region, and Lyon, at one hour from our house. And go and taste local wine, goat's milk cheese, honey, jam…!
  • Our tables d'hôtes: we enjoy cooking and sharing these moments with you, alternating traditional, inventive, international or Beaujolais cuisine. Our wines come from Beaujolais and Mâconnais, our jams and aperitif drinks are home made.
  • In summer, we can serve the breakfast or the dinner outdoor, on the terrace. In other seasons, a fireplace sweetly warms up our two dining rooms.

Introducing

Christine Gesse & Grégoire Lamy

Gregoire, an excellent cook, home-smokes his salmon and makes his own jams; Christine creates unusual flower-based aperitifs. Here they live with one gentle dog, in a house that was Christine's great-grandparents' holiday home, full of happy memories. They love food, cooking and the outdoor life, and sharing this special place.