chateau constant

avenue du 11 novembre 1918 , bessines sur gartempe, 87250 France (Show map)


Château Constant, On the doorstep of Bessines sur Gartempe, a small path leads off the Saint James way to this 19C abode. Its unusual asymmetrical architecture inmmediately caugt the eye of Ana Marie and Gerard van Hooft who, after substantial renovations works, opened it to guests in 2005. The chambre d'or and chambre d'Aubergine sport a pleasantly contemporary and restful style, while Chambre Bleue will appeal to lovers of romanticism and French family charm. La chambre d'Papillon offers the delightful picture of antique furniture and an old fashioned -style bathroom, but will you discover the secret of its name? the remainder of the house is equally worthy of note from the plush classic elegance from the Salle Constant with its magnificent neo classic chimney , to the adjunct Petit Salon decorated with artifacts from the mayan culture , pieces recollected from our love of travel. Dine with us, in the salle Moliere , enjoy our warmth from our chimney there . Let us welcome you into our home, from our special Shakespeare Hall!

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Innkeepers: Ana Marie and Gerard van Hooft


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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5

A Wonderful Visit

5 on June 16, 2011

My brother, his wife, and I stayed at the Chateau Constant in May 2011. Ana Marie was very welcoming and personable. My room was large and clean, as was the adjoining bathroom. We particularly enjoyed our visit with Ana Marie at breakfast the next morning. She shared good food and good conversation with us and gave us a bit of insight into life in a French town. Would likely recommend this Bed and Breakfast! Pam, North Carolina, USA

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Rooms & Rates

chambre de Papillon

La chambre de Papillon, is a double room with a canopy bed, romantic bathroom, with access to a balcony. there is a mistery in the name to look for it inside the room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: EUR 95 - EUR 95

Chambre D'or

Beautiful and comfortable family room, with a double balcony , vieuwing the garden, bathing in this bathroom will take you back to another time. big spaces to make your family feel comfortable .

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 King

Nightly Rate: EUR 0 - EUR 125

Chambre de Aubergine

Beautiful family room, with so much space to make your family feel comfortable, bathroom features 2 baths, romantic entourage, vieuw to the forest.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 King

Nightly Rate: EUR 0 - EUR 125

Chambre Bleue

La chambre Bleue, is a 3 person room with a canopy bed, with vieuw to the forest , very cool in the summer, and a chimney for the winter . very romantic stay.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: EUR 85 - EUR 95

Chambre de Ballet

Romantic double to 3 person room, with vieuw to the back forest, very cool in the summer,

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: EUR 85 - EUR 95

chambre de Roses

To the top of the house, this room is romantic, it was the housekeepers room from long ago. is a family room, very private and we can add another room to it for larger families.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 King

Nightly Rate: EUR 0 - EUR 125

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Location Type

Countryside, Small town, Village


Bordeaux, France (BOD-Merignac) 25 miles

Directions to property:

From the north A20 to Limoges/Tolouse exit 24, at roundabout 2nd exit going to Village Bessines sur Gartempe, we are the first chateau on your right side. From the south, A20 going to chateauroux/paris exit 24 at roundabout 2nd exit going to Village Bessines sur Gartempe, we are the first building on your right side.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Tourist Offce, available in village speak english, Movie theater,aquarium, shopping in Limoges, Picnic area, River

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Cottage

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Desk, Fireplace, Library

Room amenities

Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, swiming on our village lake, golf available in Limoges 25 km, permit for fishing available local marie or OT, Tennis court available in the village. must reserv, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Table Tennis

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  • Check In:: 1600
  • Check Out:: 1100
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only France has inside smoking free laws
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes We have swings and a Wendy house, ping pong table etc.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Dogs only, when on a leach and properly trained
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: no deposit required
  • Cancellations: 24 hours in advance please
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Ana Marie and Gerard van Hooft

Languages spoken

Dutch, English, French, Spanish

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

I call my kitchen, my office, I love my work, guests, sharing with them what i Know of the region, history , all we can share with people back and forth makes us richer. I truly enjoy te people that visit us, and could not imagine my life in any other way than how it is. it was the best decision taken, to come and live in France and make this small chateau our home.

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  • Time Served: 7.30-9.30
  • Serving Location: during winter breakfast is in our warm kitchen, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian on request

Signature Dish

Minestrone de la maison, Confit de Cannard, quiche au Legumes with served with salad. chocolate cake with ice cream
Confit of Duck, very tender, served with chutney, harricot vert or salad on the side and crispy potatoes, dessert, complimentary wine with your meal and coffee and tea are included in the price of your meal.

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