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Appletons Chambres d'Hotes
Ranked #2 of 2 Bonnilly B&B and Inns
Fleet, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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“Totally unexpected”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2013

Stayed for one night on a stopover & we were welcomed warmly (cold beer was immediately on offer). Accommodation was immaculate & very homely. Leo, the dog, was wonderful with our 14 month old son & Malcolm & Edward provided great company & amazing food. The communal eating set up may sound daunting, but is actually really laid back & a great way to spend the evening. Thanks for a lovey stay guys.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Argentat, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2013

An overnight stop to break up the journey between Eurodisney and our home in the south west of France became an absolute pleasure thanks to the kindest of hospitality from Edward and Malcolm. Our 2 boys (aged 4 & 6) where equally well accommodated with juices, colouring, games and Leo the labrador. A super supper "en famille" was a lovely touch to get to know our hosts that bit better and really nothing was too much trouble. We would have no hesitation in recommending Appletons to anybody and look forward to an "excuse" to visit again.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2012 via mobile

Stopped over for 1 night last May enroute to Southern France. Arrived on motorbikes and even before we dekitted there ws. Cold beer on the table. Lovely family style dining and entertainment, great food, would revisit without hesitation

Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2012

Welcoming hospitality, food and accommodation. The location is peaceful and relaxing. The evening meal is made into a social occassion by Edward and Malcolm. The breakfast is also very good. It is a good location for touring the surrounding area. I would use this chambre d’hote again.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2011

What a fantastic find Appleton's is. Malcolm and Edward are the perfect hosts with a very warm and friendly welcome, aperitifs before dinner, good wholesome and delicious homecooked food taken with your fellow guests and hosts, drinks included and much 'bon viveuer'. Having travelled around the world on many occasions, this is something special. Rooms are comfortable, with en-suite facilities, and you just cannot fault the enthusiasm and hosting skills of Malcolm and Edward, rarely have we experienced such hospitality and such a homely feeling.We honestly felt as if we were personal guests, no friends, of them. Our fellow guests were great fun too and dinner was a memorable experience. If you are thinking of exploring this area, or travelling to the South of France, make the time to have a break here. I defy anyone to say this is disappointing.

Terrific value for money and so charming.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Kyrenia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2010

We had been recomended to stay with Malcolm and Edward from some friends who had stayed last year, we had a warm welcolm with offers of tea or coffee or as we accepted a beer and a glass of chiled white wine as soon as we steped out of our car.
Our room was the Rose Room on the first floor with splendid views of the garden and vegetable garden, we showered and sat outside under the pagola with more drinks offered, later we experienced the wonderful BBQ along wıth 2 other couples, we were warned not to feed Leo!!! This was our first nıght of 6, we ate 3 more times at Appletons as the food was great, company enjoyable and the price was less than in Argenton sur Creuse. Breakfast was so filling we didn't need too much lunch but were offerd space in the outside fridge as we had bought salads, chesse and bread and ate that in the garden when we weren't out and about.
Our bedding was changed on the 3rd day and towels drıed daily and changed also on the 3rd day.
We spent a few days relaxing in the garden and some driving around the Brenne national park, highly recomended for bird watchers, the lake at Eguzone is also a great place to swim and sail.
We were happy to hear of the no under 12 year olds policy that Malcolm and Edward are introducing and are going to definatly return.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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St Ives, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2010

My husband and I spent three nights at Appletons, while visiting La Brenne national park to bird watch. Edward and Malcolm who run this guest house are excellent hosts who made us feel very welcome from the moment we arrived. Their evening meal is really excellent value too as Edward is a great cook. They grow their own produce so you can be assured of lots of vegetabes with your evening meal. If you want to visit the lakes of the Brenne to bird watch in the Spring or Autumn, this is a good place to stay. It is very near Argenton- Sur- Creuse and just off the A20 road. We stayed with them again on our way back home for one night having been down to the Camargue.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Appletons Chambres d'Hotes

Property: Appletons Chambres d'Hotes
Address: 1 Rue de Tisserands | Chavin, 36200 Bonnilly, France
Region: France > Centre-Val de Loire > Berry > Indre > Bonnilly
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Bonnilly
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Appleton's is a friendly bed & breakfast situated in the Centre region of France, near Argenton sur Creuse, a perfect setting of peace and tranquility, easily accessible from the motorway, making Appleton's ideal for a weeks holiday or as a stopping point for travelers heading to the South of France and the Mediterranean. 6 hours from Calais, just 10 mins from the A20 Paris / Toulouse Autoroute, exit 17, we have disabled friendly rooms and accept pets. ... more   less 

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