Peaceful bed&breakfast in the green heart of France

La Villonnière is a bed&breakfast run by Dutch owners in the undiscovered Indre, where hospitality, personal contact, joy, peace, nature and culture are central. Perfect for a relaxing holiday or yoga retreat in France!

Our chambres d’hôtes (bed&breakfast) in the south of Indre and in the Brenne Natural Park offers guests a relaxing holiday, but also a stopover on their way to their holiday in the south of France or a yoga retreat to completely unwind. We like to think we offer much more than just a room and a breakfast. La Villonnière is a bed and breakfast with a difference, because after our warm welcome you have a room with private bathroom, and you can come and go as you please. Moreover, there is a large garden to enjoy and laze in, the swimming pool to cool down, the guest kitchen to prepare a meal for yourself, the dining room to have your meals, but also a place to read, watch television, watch DVDs, or just sit. Moreover, we are always available for your questions and for a chat.

La Villonnière makes an ideal stopover for travellers from the channel ports heading for the Mediterranean and a perfect base for house hunters wishing to view properties in L’Indre and Limousin. We are approximately 70km from Limoges Bellegarde airport and 40 km south of Chateauroux (nearest station for the high speed train).

You come as a guest and leave as a friend

A holiday in France

In 2019 we bought La Villonnière, a beautiful, restored longère (oblong farmhouse) in half an acre of landscaped garden. Since then, we have been offering high-quality bed&breakfast accommodation all year round in a quiet, rural setting in the south of the Centre region of France. Located in a small hamlet of five houses, a few minutes’ drive from exit 20 of the A20 motorway, La Villonnière offers an oasis of calm away from the hustle and bustle of the motorway. It is this peace and quiet that pleases us so much and which we like to share with others during a well-deserved holiday. If you want to read more about us and our emigration story, you can do so here.

Why should you choose a holiday with us?


– we have the best beds in the area

– we are halfway between the UK and the south of France and only 5 minutes from the A20

– when you drive off the motorway here, there is just peace and quiet 

– You do not have to worry about your children because we have a large garden with a swimming pool, swing, ping pong table and games.

– we´d be delighted to answer all your questions

– we can provide your evening meal, but you can also choose to cook your own meal in the guest kitchen

– we are in a national park with 3300 lakes: Parc Naturel Brenne

Read more about it on the Accommodation and Surroundings pages. Or check out the possibilities for a holiday at La Villonnière bed&breakfast below.

Our holiday packages


La Villonnière is an excellent holiday destination for anyone who enjoys walking, cycling, fishing or just relaxing. Here in the enchanting heart of France you will find a warm and largely undiscovered area with many opportunities to relax: many beautiful towns and villages, cultural festivals, street markets, water sports on Lac de Eguzon or walking in the Brenne National Park full of lakes, birds and animals. Read more

Yoga retreat

We can also offer you a very special holiday: an all-inclusive yoga retreat, where relaxation is key. All meals are taken care of and every day two yoga classes are given. During the week you will get a chair massage. There are also possibilities for other massages, meditation and walks. And there is plenty of time to relax in our large garden in a hammock or make use of the infrared sauna. Read more

It was only for one night, in transit to the campsite, but it was wonderful. A warm welcome, very child-friendly and helpful. And how beautiful it is here! Thanks and we will remember this address!

Love, Bas & Joanne, Steef, Thijs, Emma

Dear Marjolein and Frank,

Beautiful house, lovely pool and above all great hospitality! Thanks for the good care & have fun with this new adventure.

Love, Birdy and Marjan