Story behind Château Valcreuse
Alexander and Caroline welcome you in Château Valcreuse, described in French literature as one of the most romantic castles in France.
Both eager to gain new experiences, to realize dreams and to meet new people, since 2004 we have been looking for a special place to receive guests. 2 years later we discovered this raw pearl in forgotten authentic France. With great attention to detail, we transformed the domain into a luxurious and romantic destination with centuries-old park, swimming pool and vineyard.
The château features 5 elegant suites, named after the basic elements of romance. The spacious, bright rooms with parquet floors and beautiful marble fireplaces exude a romantic atmosphere. The interior is inspired by English and combines contemporary comfort with atmospheric antiques.
Since June 2018 we also have a holiday home 'La Maison des Papillons Bleus'.
Alexander is passionate about the history and architecture of the castle. He will gladly take you for a walk on the domain along the vineyard, truffle orchard, the many fruit and nut trees. In the wine cellar he introduces you to delicious regional wines. Caroline is an excellent hostess who likes to pamper you and tell you exactly what to experience.
Are you on honeymoon, on holiday with friends or with your children, everyone is welcome here and feels at home in the casual, personal atmosphere. Our guests can relax in the cozy lounge with fireplace, bar or snooker room. It is also wonderful to stay in the park with age-old trees. Relax by the pool with pool bar, enjoy a pastis at the jeu-de-boules court or take a walk through the park. Romantic souls can dream away together on the swing. You can also make trips to the numerous Loire castles and villages in the neighborhood. In the evening you can regularly join the table d'hôtes and enjoy a nice dinner together in a cozy atmosphere.
We are looking forward to meet you and to share with you our 'Château experience'. Sooner or later we expect you here, because here memories are made ...
In 2015, Caroline and Alexander participated with Château Valcreuse in the VTM program "With 4 in a Bed" (National Belgian Television Edition). You can see the complete show on the left.
Belgian edition "Met 4 in Bed" (Four in a Bed): Episode 1/4 (2014)
Here is the episode with Alexander and Caroline visiting Jan and Nadine.
Le Grand Cloire
The B & B Le Grand Cloire is located in Lessac, a village in the Charente (a quiet region of western France). Jan and Nadine have been practicing it for two years now, having fled their hectic life in Antwerp to enjoy the outdoors and fall in love with this vast 10-hectare estate.
Next to the 6-seater campsite, Jan and Nadine give themselves body and soul in their 2 simple guest rooms. "We know that in terms of design, it may not be 100%, but when people come to see us, they are 100% welcomed by our heart.", It sounds for the couple. As 2 rooms are a bit small, Jan and Nadine have come up with a creative solution for other visitors: a caravan one kilometer from the main building, surrounded by the vast nature.
Belgian National Televosion "Met 4 in Bed" (Four in a Bed): Episode 3/4 (2014)
Here is the episode with Alexander and Caroline visiting Danny and Sharon.
In Pruniers, a village in the Indre department in the middle of France, Danny and Sharon run Maison L'Aventure. The couple just a year ago accidentally bumped into this house with more than 5 hectares of pasture. It was love at first sight. "We were on holiday, we drove on the road, got out, looked at each other and decided on the spot just to go for it." Danny and Sharon used to lead a hectic life: he as market vendor, they as a child carer. everything behind it and have transformed Maison l'Aventure into a B & B with 5 guest rooms and a separate gîte where Sharon has put her stamp on each and every one.Everything has to be neat and cozy, and that is what the couple is looking for when Danny and Sharon complement each other perfectly: he is more the entertainer who deals with the guests, she makes sure that there is good food on the table and that the rooms and the food are fine.
Belgian National Television "Met 4 in Bed" (Four in a Bed : Episod 4/4 (2014)
Here is the episode with Alexander and Caroline visiting Rob and Nicolette.
Le Relais des Eléphants Colorés
In Virlet, a village in the Auvergne, the Dutch Rob and Nicolette have been offering B & B Le Relais des Eléphants Colorés since 3 years. In addition to B & B manageress Nicolette is mainly engaged in art and painting. And that will be experienced by the other B & B owners during the activity that Nicolette has in store for her guests. When the couple bought the building, it was mainly a wall, a roof and a whole bunch of junk. They transformed the dilapidated farmhouse into a charming B & B with 4 rooms, each with a personal story. Nicolette and Rob traveled around the world during their 47-year marriage and all rooms are a souvenir of the past.