Château de Lescure

St Martin Sous Vigouroux, Cantal
Bed & Breakfast

Sleep under medieval vaults or in grand-mère’s château bedroom. Enjoy home-grown organic food and open-minded talk. Sensational and special.


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


At the head of a long shapely valley stands this 18th-century château guarded by an atmospheric 11th-century keep where bedrooms are steeply, sensationally ‘gothic’ or French château in style. In the big inglenook dining hall, eco-committed Sophie – she’s a carriage driver too – serves home-smoked ham, her own organic veg and fruit. Michel’s passions are heritage conservation and blazing trails across the hills straight from the door. They are bilingual hosts who may invite you to join in bread-making, cooking, wide-ranging conversation and visiting their medieval garden… Stunning views, absolute peace, an inimitable welcome.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

15 November - 31 March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dinner with wine, €28; children under 14, €15; under 5 free.


Nightly price
from €90
Extra bed €30.
1 Twin
From €90
1 Double
From €90
1 Double
From €90


Many thanks to Monsieur and Madame Couillaud for a fantastic break in the Cantal this summer August 2017! This was a great holiday and best for us included: - - the terrific hospitality and the atmosphere of staying in a beautiful chateau - all the advice that our hosts gave us: - for churches and waterfalls to visit, for walks in the Cantal hills, and for unique places to eat out in the evening. XX Mike and Brid, Northwood, England

Mike, Northwood, middlesex

Sophie and Michel made us so welcome in their delightful home. The chateau is exceptional - we stayed in the tower bedroom which is a wonderful experience. Our breakfast was a feast of homemade and home grown products. All highly recommended and added up to one of our best Sawdays stays.

Sally, Oxford

As a New Zealander craving history and character this experience was sensational. Sophie and Michel were the MOST wonderful hosts. I did not want to leave. There was such peace here in this wonderful rural valley. Excellent thank you.


Although the weather was not superb, we had a great time during our stay in Chateau de Lescure (schuur). Michel and Sophia were very interresting and open-minded hosts. Conversation with them matters. The food is tasteful and fair.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Michel Couillaud & Phoebe Sophie Verhulst

  • We offer drives in a horse-drawn carriage to see the countryside. The horses are the ‘Cheval Auvergne’, a rare breed.
  • We can organise visits of our medieval garden in the summer. We have redeveloped the original and link the plants to their history. There is a flower garden for decoration and another for medicinal and aromatic plants.