Appletons Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast from the outside
Appletons Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast Garden

Welcome to Appleton's Farmhouse B&B

Only minutes from the A20

Paris / Toulouse Auto Route, Exit 17

GPS Lat 46 34' 2.34" N (46.56754)  Lon 1 36' 7.33" E (1.60183)

Our 19th Century farmhouse has been renovated to a high standard having made every effort to retain many of the original features, while incorporating modern amenities. We have created a warm, homely atmosphere for your stay. You can soak up the sun, snooze in the shade or enjoy a bottle of wine from our select collection on the terrace. Malcolm and Edward, your hosts, will endeavour to help you make the most of your stay in their home.

Appleton's is situated on 2 acres of beautifully landscaped countryside with a variety of trees, shrubs and lovely flowering borders. We welcome you to take a stroll through the property including our fruit and vegetable gardens, which provide a bountiful harvest throughout the year for guests and ourselves. Our free-range chickens and ducks are quite entertaining and you are most welcome to help us gather eggs for your breakfast!

Dining is a relaxing experience served alfresco under the garden pergola, weather permitting.  Evening meals often include locally sourced meats and fresh, seasonal produce from our garden. All meals are freshly prepared and we can accommodate any special dietary needs and vegetarian meals. Breakfast is a sumptuous offering of our free-range eggs cooked to order, tomatoes and mushrooms along with an assortment of cereals, yoghurts, toast and a selection of homemade jams and marmalade. Your choice of beverage includes fruit juice, unlimited tea, coffee and hot chocolate.

If you have special needs or disabilities please let us know in advance and we will do our best to accommodate you, however, we cannot always guarantee that we will be able to cater for every circumstance and in that event will direct you to alternative accommodation.

Our 4-legged family member, Leo the Labrador dog, is very friendly and always eager to greet new friends! Our pet-friendly rooms are located on the ground floor for easy access. Please let us know in advance if you wish to bring your well-behaved pet.

Appleton's is biker friendly, Gay friendly and family friendly, our bed & breakfast is perfectly situated in the Centre region of France, simply reached by all modes of transport. Our location provides a perfect setting of peace and tranquillity, yet is easily accessible from the motorway, making Appleton's ideal for a weeks holiday or as a stopping point for travellers heading to the South of France and the Mediterranean.  We are 6  hours from Calais and just 10 minutes from the A20, exit 17.  The Limoges and Poitiers airports are within 1-1.5 hours drive respectively. The main route by train from Paris to Toulouse stops near-by in the town of Argenton sur Creuse or Chateauroux. We are quite happy too provide transport to and from the airports and train stations for a nominal fee.

We are surrounded by fabulous tourist sites; the historic medieval market town of Argenton sur Creuse is just 8 km and Chateauroux, the capital of Indre (Department 36), is located within 30 km. The Eguzon lake-park and the Three Lakes district with their stunning views is just up river with its variety of water sports is a 20-minute drive, closer to hand, the Brenne National park is minutes away. We have all the information available for you to make the most of your stay in our region and we are happy to assist in any way.

Why not stop off at Appleton’s if you are on your way to Carcassonne Perpignan or Toulouse just a day’s drive away from us in the Midi Pyrenees and Languedoc Roussillon regions of France, or the beaches of the Mediterranean, the wine areas of the Corbieres and Limoux, or the foothills of the Pyrenees. There are wonderful caves, Mas d'Azil, Niaux, Lombrives, Bedeilhac, all where prehistoric man left behind traces of his life and beliefs through handprints, cave paintings and ancient artefacts. One can visit the underground river ( the largest in Europe) at Labouiche, visit the towns of Mirepoix, Quillan, Esperaza,Limoux, Rennes les Bains, Pamiers, Carcassonne, Beziers or Narbonne - all full of history.

We are located near the Limousin, and are resident English and French speaking owners of this  Bed and Breakfast, holiday, vacation, stop over chambres d'Hotes, near to Argenton sur Creuse, Saint Benoit du Sault, Eguzon, La Souterraine and Chaillac,  just off the main A20 motorway, auto route, between Paris, Limoges, Toulouse. We are located Midway between the cities of Carcassonne and Calais and Perpignan and Dieepe.11/2  hours from Orleans, a days drive from Carcassonne and the Mediterranean, drive on and see the new Millau bridge, in southern France. On the way back to Calais or Boulogne from Perpignan, Montpellier, Avignon or Narbonne having been in the heart of Cathar country we are a great place to make a stop-over before catching your ferry, similarly we are a great place on the way to these historic towns and cities .

The regional capital of the Centre is the City of Orleans, resting on the banks of the river Loire, the town was besieged by the English, but liberated by Joan of Arc in 1429.

The Departments / Counties and Capitals in the Centre

45 Loiret, Orleans, 41 Loire et Cher, Blois, 37 Indre et Loire, Tours, 36 Indre, Chateauroux, 28 Eure et Loir, Chartres, 18 Cher, Bourges

Some of our main towns in Indre, are Argenton-sur-Creuse, La Chatre, Le Blanc, Eguzon, Saint Benoit du Sault, Issodun, Levreux, Reuilly, Valencay


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 Appleton's Farmhouse B&B
 1 Rue des Tisserands, Bonnilly, Chavin, Argenton sur Creuse, 36200

Holiday Bed and Breakfast Hotel Accommodation located in Chavin, Near Argenton Sur Creuse, Saint Benoit du Sault, Eguzon, La Souterraine, Chaillac, Chateauroux, Indre, Central France. Just off the A20 Auto route Paris to Toulouse highway. 36200, a good stopping point on your way to Clermont-Ferrand and Millau Bridge in southern France that crosses the River Tarn near the Massif Central mountains. Lord Foster was the architect of the Millau and at 300m high it is the highest road bridge in the world. We are a B&B on the way to the Dordogne, stay with us to break your journey.