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 organic meats from a neighbouring farm www.le-bois.biz 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.
Our 4-legged family members, Gobbi the cat and Leo the Labrador dog, are 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, only one small clean dog per room, as a large breed dog will have to sleep in the lounge or in the owners car until we have made some kennels.
Appleton's is a warm and biker friendly bed & breakfast 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.
On the D927 just after a small lake on the right hand side there is a road off to your right the D30 direction CHAVIN, if you miss the turning you pass the small airport on the right and the next road after this is the D40 again direction Chavin. The hamlet of Bonnilly is the first you will come too, we are the 3rd road on the right,our sign is directing you down the road, we are at the end of the lane with the cattle gate.
Collection from the Train station from Paris is available, please call.