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Château de La Villette

   Guest House  

In the heart of the province of Berry, on the path to Saint-Jacques de Compostelle, two hours away from Paris near the most beautiful “châteaux de la Loire” hides Napoleon III’s former hunting lodge, “Le château de la Villette”. Overnight stays or week-ends, this guesthouse welcomes you to marvelous several century year old grounds where lakes, forests and gardens co-exist.

Shaded paths and the “pool house” patio, where you’ll discover a pleasant swimming pool, are an invitation to the senses in this sophisticated setting as softness, tranquility, nature and romanticism are combined...

Let yourself discover the relaxing atmosphere of this genuine charming home and its two finely decorated bedrooms. They are waiting for you to spend intimate holidays.

The traditional “bed & breakfast” and “à la carte” dinner, made with local organic products from our vegetable garden will wake up your taste buds. Add that to the beautifully decorated table and moments shared will absolutely be enhanced !

This flowered guesthouse is an authentic stop during your visit to this region. Live the complete local experience in this hunting lodge. Go hunting, fishing, horse riding, hiking and so on !

Dare to explore the writer George Sand’s country and the history of France. Let yourself be carried away by romance !

The province of Berry has one of France’s oldest “terroirs”.  It's notoriety is made by its cheese.

Karin and Stefan are  multilingual warmly  welcome you to romance of this beautiful region. You’ll be charmed by its ‘art de vivre'.



Dans cette charmante demeure bourgeoise du XIXe siècle, relais de chasse de Napoléon III, une chambre a été aménagée à l'étage avec salle de bain attenante dans un style romantique. La grande salle de chasse est à la disposition des hôtes tout comme le parc ombragé de 30 hectares et les barques sur le vaste étang. Une piscine de 12 mètres sur 5 et la possibilité de pratiquer l'équitation sur demande complètent l'offre de loisirs. Une adresse de charme, avec son jardin fleuri, son kiosque, le potager et les arbres centenaires.

This haven of peace “dolce vita” style is an encounter between nature and time. Take your time. It has been said that “Time is not something we have, it is something that we truly cherish because of its rarity”.

This location is the ideal starting point to your holidays. Enjoy walking and admiring the surrounding nature, horse riding, bike riding or even boating. You are going to fall in love with the charm of this spacious guest house which is bright, cheery and sophisticatedly decorated.

You will enjoy the vast tree-filled garden and its patio dotted with loungers, where you can rest, read or take a relaxing nap.

Parents will be able to chill while their children take a dive into the swimming pool, before having a “barbecue party”. Enjoy strolling, renting bicycles or sailing or just picking mushrooms in the lush forest. Horse-riding fans are also welcome to the “château de la Villette” : two horse stables are available for rent as well. Why don’t you revitalize yourself by wandering down a lovely botanical path, gazing at one-hundred-year old trees, observe interesting wildlife or go fishing from the dock of our pond ? Maybe you’d rather pick fruit or vegetables from our vegetable garden.

The rooms of our guesthouse (“3 épis”) assure that you experience the best comfort as well as a view of our beautiful tree-lined gardens.

Room price per night (minimum booking 2 nights)

1 person from 70 euros

2 persons from 95 euros

Breakfast offered


Room George Sand style biedermeier 

Room Chopin style directoire.

Check in : from 3:00 PM

Check out : 11:00 AM

Host table 

Dinner  on reservation  on  24 hours in advance  - Price 30 euros/ person.

Important information : 

In order to confirm, we will require a prepayment of 30 % of the total amount of the stay, you can do it by sending us by bank transfert the amount. Please note that we have not blocked any option for you at this stage. 

Reservation policies :

A prepayment of 30 % of the total amount will be deducted upon reservation. Please note that the reservation will only be considered as confirmed after the prepayment.

Cancellation policies

The reservation can be cancelled for free until 14 days before the arrival date. In the event of a cancellation within 14 days before arrival, the deposit will be retained. At check-in time the full payment will be required. At check-in time the full payment will be required. Following article article L. 121-21-8 12° of the French «Code de la consommation", There is no cancellation right after cancellation period.



Our guest rooms are equipped with quality services and all the comforts for your stay park view.





Breakfast  French traditional offered .

Free Wifi


Unlimited internet



Sumptuous estate and multi-centennial park of 30 hectares majestically mixing vegetable garden, pond, lake, forest and meadow.

Daily Housekeeping


Daily cleaning 



     Shaded alleyways, poolside terrace by the pool open from May to September.

Dining Service

Dinner with authentic and local flavors made from organic produce from the kitchen garden, will seduce you and awaken your taste buds ( Booking 24 hours in advance)     





Visit of the vineyards





Cultural Heritage


 Villages authentiques  : Gargilesse, Nohant, Sarzay, Bouges le château, Ardentes, Château du Sud de Val de Loire , Valancay, Bouges le château, Château - Raoul à Châteauroux, Abbaye de Noirlac, Château de george Sand à Nohant, Sarzay Château fort, Château de Culan.

The market


Visit of the markets and the most beautiful villages of France  (Marché de St Aout (every tuesday morning ) and La châtre, Issoudun, Châteauroux 

Activities & Relax


Lake of Eguzon nautical sports

Golf des Saray , Pouligny nôtre Dame Villedieu 

Racetrack de La Châtre,

ULM et Aérodrome de Villers 

Chopin International Festival



 On the way to Saint Jacques-de-compostel, on the way to the Romanesque churches, 1000 ponds of the Brenne Natural Park, Lake Eguzon beaches.



The international pole of the horse and donkey Lignières: Racecourse and equestrian center (ride trailer) Horse Club Ardentes




"I was really impressed by this Wonderfull stay, with High service level, excellent diner and warm hospitality . Out children enjoyed the big outside pool with BBK" Richard

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