Appletons Chambres d'Hôtes Bed & Breakfast
Appletons is an 18th Century farmhouse lovingly restored to a high standard by Malcolm and Edward, retaining many of its original features to create a warm homely atmosphere for your stay.
Our house is set in two acres of land. For the true rural experience stroll around our fruit and vegetable garden which provides fresh produce for ourselves and guests throughout the year, or watch the free range ducks and chickens. For relaxing and alfresco dining there is the newly planted garden with above ground swimming pool. We have a friendly dog, called Leo, you are welcome to bring your own dog but please tell us before you do.
It is a convenient stopping off for travellers heading to the South of France and the Mediterranean.
We are 10 minutes off the A20 Paris-Toulouse motorway and 6 1/2 hours from Calais.
Appletons is now listed with gites-de-france dot com and Gites de France d'l'Indre
Tastefully decorated throughout we have 4 double bedrooms available. Rose Bedroom -bedroom 1: First floor location- the largest of our accommodations, this stylishly decorated room features a double bed and an additional day bed with en-suite double shower. It offers views of the garden and expansive countryside. The connecting door to the adjacent Leaf bedroom makes it ideal for families.
Leaf Bedroom - bedroom 2: First floor location- a sweet-cosy Twin bedroom with lovely views of the garden and stunning countryside. This bedroom has exclusive use of the hall bathroom featuring a jet bath. In addition a connecting door to the adjacent Rose bedroom makes a perfect family suite.
The Wine Cellar- bedroom 3: This bedroom has recently been refurbished retaining much of its original character, it offers a wet room with shower and double bed.
Yellow Bedroom - bedroom 4: Located on the ground floor and tastefully decorated, this bedroom offers total comfort and relaxation. It is a full en-suite with bath & double bed.
Appletons is open all year round, prices are charged per room per night and include breakfasts. Please contact us directly regarding negotiable rates for extended stays and regular visits.
Breakfast includes fruit juices, cereals, yoghurts and eggs cooked any way you like. It is served in the dining room until late. Where possible we serve organic meat from a local farm, and newly lain eggs from our hen house
With its stunning scenery and fine châteaux. Indre (Department 36) is the unspoilt heart of France.
We are 30 kilometres away from the capital of the region Chateauroux and 8 kilometres from the historical medieval town Argenton-sur-Creuse with its ancient houses almost sliding into the river Creuse
Argenton-sur-Creuse has a lovely town square where you can sit and drink coffee, many shops, a covered market on Saturdays, a new swimming pool, canoe and bike hire and a museum based on the archaeological dig at Argentomagus.
Brenne National Park and the Berry Region
We are situated 20 minutes from The Brenne National Park, in the beautiful Berry Region - Department of Indre (36), which opens up a diverse area to discover. Bird watching, canoeing, cycling, golf, horse-riding, rambling or water sports at the Lake in Eguzon. It is also a haven for fishermen, with lakes in abundance.
We are approximately 3 hours drive from the Mountain Region of the Massif Central (1886m)
Situated on the edge of three counties you can profit from a diverse range of activities. Poitiers is about an hour and a half away, famous for the fantastic cinematographical centre of Futuroscope. An hour further south is Limoges with its beautiful cathedral and, of course, plenty of opportunities to purchase gifts of the outstanding Limoges porcelain. It is also an area of great historic interest.
The important chateau at Chateauguillaume is an hours drive and further a field the Chateau of Sarzay, which is in the process of being restored to its full glory. In a wonderful setting with four towers it is well worth a visit. Or visit the Valley of Frescoes between St. Savin and Saulge.
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This page was last updated: 23 July 2011