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La Grande Maison is situated a stone's throw from the medieval centre of Chénérailles, which was an important town in pre-Revolutionary France.

Gîtes de France have categorised our facilities as "charming" and awarded us 3 épis (ears of corn) – a quality label guaranteeing that your accommodation meets specific standards of comfort and complies with the network's national charter. Gîtes de France guesthouses are inspected at least once every five years; the ratings vary according to the quality of the architecture and setting, the level of comfort and the services provided. The accolade "Charmance" (roughly translated as charming, delightful) is only granted to about 10% of the Chambres d'Hôtes they assess.

Our 19th century house has been sympathetically restored, keeping many original features where possible, and decorated to a high standard – reflecting our passion for Art Deco.

Dining room
The Dining Room

There is an attractive sun-drenched courtyard at the back, where flowers flourish and we grow our own tomatoes. Guests can sit in the shade and enjoy an aperitif.

A sunny courtyard for an aperitif
The Courtyard

The granite-built house has a long history and appears in several postcards of Chénérailles produced in the early 1900s. The images below are from the collection of the late Pierre Lavédrine, a former Mayor of Chénérailles, to whom we are very grateful.

La Grande Rue about a century ago
La Grande Rue about a century ago, with La Grande Maison on the right - it has had various incarnations over the years.

La Grande Rue about a century ago
The view in the opposite direction at about the same time looking towards the church with La Grande Maison on the bend.

La Grande Rue about a century ago
La Grande Rue looking towards the church; La Grande Maison is on the left.

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