Dog friendly & family friendly chateau B&B near Clermont Ferrand

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Oh my, if you have children (or even if you haven't) this 1000 year old chateau bed and breakfast near Clermont-Ferrand (and just 3 hours from Paris) is an unmissable address. Perfect for a stopover being only 15 minutes from junction 11 of the A71 autoroute North of Clermont, the chateau B&B will enchant all those who love mystery and magic and will capture the imagination of young and old alike.

The battlements and the moat, the big open fireplaces and the unbelievably thick old stone walls which keep the rooms cool in summer but warm in winter, what tales they must tell. But stay longer and visit Vichy which is just 30 minutes away or the lovely old town of Montlucon also 30 minutes away.

Despite the age of the old chateau, it is today a very successful combination of the medieval and the modern, of charm and practicality. The beds, some four-poster, some with canopied bedsteads, have comfortable mattresses and good bedding, the en suite bathrooms have powerful showers and modern fittings and you will even find a TV (French channels only) in your room.

Dominique's limited English has never stopped her from being able to offer the best hospitality to her guests and the dinner table is a fine occasion at which to meet fellow visitors. Produce is locally sourced and beautifully served at the big old table in the banqueting hall on the second floor.

The public areas of the chateau have the benefit of WiFi although it does not yet stretch through the thick stone walls to the guest bedrooms. Dogs are welcome here for no extra charge. The towns of Vichy and Montluçon are both within a half hour's drive.

Dogs are accepted at the chateau for no extra charge.

La chambre de la tour

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Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Auvergne, France.
  • Bed and BreakfastYes
  • Guide price£138 - 199 per Night
  • Minimum StayNo
  • Maximum occupancy6
  • Minimum child ageNo
  • Cot spaces2
  • Number of these rooms1

This is a large family room with a 160cm wide double bed, a standard 140cm wide double bed and a double bed settee. It has two WCs and a bathroom with tub and shower over.

Nightly rates

Price
2 People: £138.00
3 people: £153.00
4 people: £169.00
5 people: £184.00
6 people: £199.00

Options

Infant: Free per infant. (under 3 years old) *
Cot Hire: Free per baby cot. (space for 2 baby cots) **

* Infants under 2 years old must sleep in a baby cot.
* Infants between 2 years old and 3 years old may sleep in a baby cot or a bed. If they choose to sleep in a bed they will be charged at the adult rate.

** There is 1 baby cot available for hire at this accommodation.

La suite rose

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Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Auvergne, France.
  • Bed and BreakfastYes
  • Guide price£92 - 164 per Night
  • Minimum StayNo
  • Maximum occupancy5
  • Minimum child ageNo
  • Cot spaces2
  • Number of these rooms1

This spacious family room can accommodate up to 5 people with two double beds and room for an additional single bed. The room has en suite shower and WC.

Nightly rates

Price
1 Person: £102.00
2 People: £118.00
3 people: £133.00
4 people: £148.00
5 people: £164.00

Options

Infant: Free per infant. (under 3 years old) *
Cot Hire: Free per baby cot. (space for 2 baby cots) **

* Infants under 2 years old must sleep in a baby cot.
* Infants between 2 years old and 3 years old may sleep in a baby cot or a bed. If they choose to sleep in a bed they will be charged at the adult rate.

** There is 1 baby cot available for hire at this accommodation.

La chambre du chatelet

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Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Auvergne, France.
  • Bed and BreakfastYes
  • Guide price£97 per Night
  • Minimum StayNo
  • Maximum occupancy2
  • Minimum child ageNo
  • Cot spaces2
  • Number of these rooms1

This room has two single beds and en suite bathroom with bath tub and WC. It is accessed up a wonderful old stone spiral staircase (may not be suitable for the elderly or those with mobility issues).

Nightly rates

Price
2 People: £97.00

Options

Infant: Free per infant. (under 3 years old) *
Cot Hire: Free per baby cot. (space for 2 baby cots) **

* Infants under 2 years old must sleep in a baby cot.
* Infants between 2 years old and 3 years old may sleep in a baby cot or a bed. If they choose to sleep in a bed they will be charged at the adult rate.

** There is 1 baby cot available for hire at this accommodation.

La suite de la tour

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Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Auvergne, France.
  • Bed and BreakfastYes
  • Guide price£108 - 169 per Night
  • Minimum StayNo
  • Maximum occupancy6
  • Minimum child ageNo
  • Cot spaces2
  • Number of these rooms1

This family suite combines the chambre de la tour (see above) with a second room up some stairs which has a double bed but shares the en suite bathroomof the main room. Bath robes are provided.

Nightly rates

Price
2 People: £108.00
3 people: £123.00
4 people: £138.00
5 people: £153.00
6 people: £169.00

Options

Infant: Free per infant. (under 3 years old) *
Cot Hire: Free per baby cot. (space for 2 baby cots) **

* Infants under 2 years old must sleep in a baby cot.
* Infants between 2 years old and 3 years old may sleep in a baby cot or a bed. If they choose to sleep in a bed they will be charged at the adult rate.

** There is 1 baby cot available for hire at this accommodation.

La chambre bleue

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Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Auvergne, France.
  • Bed and BreakfastYes
  • Guide price£92 - 164 per Night
  • Minimum StayNo
  • Maximum occupancy5
  • Minimum child ageNo
  • Cot spaces2
  • Number of these rooms1

This fine room has a 160cm wide double bed on a mezzanine and then, on the ground floor, a sitting area with 2 single beds and a bathroom with shower and WC.

Nightly rates

Price
1 Person: £102.00
2 People: £118.00
3 people: £133.00
4 people: £148.00
5 people: £164.00

Options

Infant: Free per infant. (under 3 years old) *
Cot Hire: Free per baby cot. (space for 2 baby cots) **

* Infants under 2 years old must sleep in a baby cot.
* Infants between 2 years old and 3 years old may sleep in a baby cot or a bed. If they choose to sleep in a bed they will be charged at the adult rate.

** There is 1 baby cot available for hire at this accommodation.

Evening Meal Availability

Evening meals are available each day excluding Sundays.

About the meals

Simple, home-cooked evening meals are €28 per person inc. aperitif, wine, coffee or tea. Children between 7 and 12 will pay €12 and for children under 7 years there is no charge. There is also a new restaurant opened just 3 minutes from the chateau.

Evening meal costs are payable directly to the accommodation. Meals are only available by prior reservation.
Credit card payments are not accepted by this accommodation for meals.

Latest arrival if you wish to have a meal is 19:00.

Times indicated are local French times.

Check In Times

Check in is between 16:00 and 19:00, though this accommodation is sometimes able to accept earlier arrivals, including luggage deposit, or later arrivals by prior arrangement.

Times indicated are local French times.

Further information

English Spoken: yes

Animals welcome: Dog friendly accommodation, dogs welcome

We stayed at this fab chateau near Clermont and it was like something out of a medieval fairy tale, complete with moat. Beautiful four poster bedroom in the turret and dining room table superbly laid for 4 awaited us on our arrival. We were well looked after in a very unobtrusive way. An incredible place to stay, we will remember it for future trips. - the Hoggs

Very good...close to motorway, great setting, friendly, rooms fantastic, very clean, very french, lovely breakfast. I would recommend and stay again....good from your perspective as well.....well done! The Smythe family

I just wanted to say that the chateau bed and breakfast accommodation near Clermont that we booked through you was absolutely wonderful. The setting was magical, our room was fantastic, really comfortable and very good shower. The hosts were very welcoming and the food was superb, we had dinner and breakfast. Next time we go to France we will use your company. - the Hydes

We had a fabulous stopover at the chateau! Our four year old was convinced there was a dragon living under the tower, and we had a gorgeous room in the blue room, perfect for our needs. The host was very helpful, and our dinner with other guests in the dining room was the icing on the cake – delicious! - the Daly family

We stayed at the chateau bed and breakfast near Clermont Ferrand twice, on our way to Spain and on our return. This was a marvelous place the hosts were kind and friendly, we had the rose suite - it was clean and large enough for ourselves and 15 year old son. We were given an impromptu meal as we had not eaten. When leaving we were going at 4am so our breakfast was given for us to take. It is a beautiful calm spot away from it all. If you bring your own food it is handy as the nearest restaurant is about 10km, or book dinner. We had a dog with us and it was no trouble a lovely place and kind hosts - the Moore family

We had a fantastic stay at the chateau near Cermont Ferrand - thank you. They made a really brilliant and delicious effort to make us a vegetarian meal of local dishes - we hugely appreciated it. And the chateau is just beautiful - the Wise family

We had a lovely time at the chateau B&B near Clermont. We were beautifully received, and so were our dogs, were assigned a comfortable room in the tower and enjoyed every one of the meals we had booked with our hostess. We could not have been better treated. I can highly recommend the place either as a stop-over or even, as in our case, for a longer stay as this beautiful region has so many places of interest and the Chateau is ideally situated to reach most areas. - the Batesons

Delightful stay at the chateau B&B near Clermont-Ferrand. Beautiful room and delicious breakfast in wonderful surroundings. Also we were glad of the very clear directions to find it. - the Arguiles

We had a lovely stay at the chateau B&B near Clermont. What a fantastic place. We spotted it from the road and couldn't wait to explore. The hosts were welcoming, the accommodation clean and cool and the meal most appreciated after our long journey. Really happy to know we are staying again on our return in August. I would thoroughly recommend the location and yourself (I already have to 2 friends) to anyone thinking of making the journey down through France - the Matthews family

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