Château de la Puisaye

Verneuil sur Avre, Eure
Bed & Breakfast

Snowy linen, marble fireplaces, a library of books and lovely light platters from local markets - this is a place to restore all your senses


5 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4


Cats, dogs, horses, sheep and a fleet of farmyard fowl in 27 acres of countryside heaven. Delightful ex-solicitor Diana moved to France with her French husband to indulge her love of horses. With its scattering of shuttered windows and classically pale façade, this fine château oozes 19th-century elegance. Large airy bedrooms, where genuine English wallpapers are artfully mixed with French antiques, huge mantelpiece mirrors and glass-panelled doors that flood spaces with light; ivory paintwork, marble fireplaces and snowy linen create an ordered calm. The salon and library have elaborate woodwork and the dining room, with its gleaming table and silver candlesticks, invites you to linger over breakfast, a feast of homemade pastries, jams and cooked dishes. Diana, a stylish cook, will prepare a light supper or dinner on request, perhaps foie gras then truffle-stuffed guinea fowl; fruit and veg come from the potager, the 19th-century greenhouse and local markets. Lounge in the library over books, games, WiFi; borrow a bike and pedal the grounds; relax in the infra-red sauna among delicious aromatherapy oils.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • Credit cards
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • 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

Dinner with wine €35; menu gourmand €55; Normandy platter with cider €17.


Nightly price
from €98
1 Suite for 4
From €185
3 Doubles
From €98
1 Twin
From €98


The Chateau is charming with beautiful antiques and so restful. Rooms are comfortable and have beautiful views of the grounds. Diana is wonderful, friendly and an excellent host cooking us lamb straight from her field! Perfect for a relaxing start and end to our holiday. We were made to feel like one of the family.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Bruno & Diana Costes

  • After discovering the beautiful walks and wildlife around the chataeau, nearby town of Verneuil sur Avre is a must-see. Stroll around the historical circuit and discover stunning renaissance and medieval architecture and its role in the Hundred-Year War
  • Further afield there is easy access to the beautiful Perche National Park just several kilometres down the road.
  • Bustling street market on Saturday mornings. In the Summer months visit the local producers' market on Sunday mornings.
  • Music festival in April and Medieval festival late May.