About us


Appleton’s guest house  was started in March 2005 after 2 1/2 years of renovation.

When we bought our home it was an old small holding that had been owned and lived in by the same family for 3 generations.

We both came from London and wanted a quieter life, to grow our own vegetables and enjoy the French countryside.

Appleton’s has five comfortable and spacious rooms in the heart of central France. We are only a few kilometres from Argenton-sur-Creuse and the A20 auto route.

Dining is a relaxing experience served alfresco under the garden pergola, weather permitting.  Evening meals often include locally sourced meats and fresh, seasonal produce from our garden. All meals are freshly prepared and we can accommodate any special dietary needs and vegetarian meals. Breakfast is a sumptuous offering of our free-range eggs cooked to order, tomatoes and mushrooms along with an assortment of cereals, yoghurt’s, toast and a selection of home-made jams and marmalade. Your choice of beverage includes fruit juice, unlimited tea, coffee and hot chocolate. Please see below for more details

If you have special needs or disabilities please let us know in advance and we will do our best to accommodate you, however, we cannot always guarantee that we will be able to cater for every circumstance and in that event will direct you to alternative accommodation.

Our 4-legged family member, Leo the Labrador dog, passed away at the end of June 2017 after being with us for 12 and a half years, he will be missed by our many guests and friends who knew him, he was 14 and 2 months old, a wonderful loyal and friendly pet who will be so missed by us both. We still have our pet-friendly room available, located on the ground floor for easy access. Please let us know in advance if you wish to bring your well-behaved pet.

Appleton’s is biker and family friendly and we have secure parking for your motorbikes as well as if you are on bicycles, our bed & breakfast is perfectly situated in the Centre region of France.

Our location provides a perfect setting of peace and tranquillity, yet is easily accessible from the motorway, making Appleton’s ideal for a weeks holiday or as a stopping point for travellers heading to the South of France and the Mediterranean.  We are 6  hours from Calais and just 10 minutes from the A20, exit 17.  The airports at Limoges and Poitiers are within 1-1.5 hours drive respectively. The main route by train from Paris to Toulouse stops near-by in the town of Argenton sur Creuse or Chateauroux. We are quite happy too provide transport to and from the airports and train stations for a nominal fee.

We are surrounded by fabulous tourist sites; the historic medieval market town of Argenton sur Creuse is just 8 km and Chateauroux, the capital of Indre (Department 36), is located within 30 km. The Eguzon lake-park and the Three Lakes district with their stunning views is just up river, there is a variety of water sports available and is a 20-minute drive away, closer to hand, the Brenne National park is 15 minutes away. We have all the information available for you to make the most of your stay in our region and we are happy to assist in any way.

Why not stop off at Appleton’s if you are on your way to Carcassonne Perpignan or Toulouse just a day’s drive away from us in the Midi Pyrenees and Languedoc Roussillon regions of France, or the beaches of the Mediterranean, the wine areas of the Corbieres and Limoux, or the foothills of the Pyrenees. There are wonderful caves, Mas d’Azil, Niaux, Lombrives, Bedeilhac, all where prehistoric man left behind traces of his life and beliefs through handprints, cave paintings and ancient artefacts. One can visit the underground river ( the largest in Europe) at Labouiche, visit the towns of Mirepoix, Quillan, Esperaza,Limoux, Rennes les Bains, Pamiers, Carcassonne, Beziers or Narbonne – all full of history.

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Evening meals / Table d’Hotes  are on offer every night. We would love you to join us; just let us know by 10:00 am if you would like to dine in that evening. However, to help assist in planning our menus we do prefer whenever possible to confirm dinner arrangements prior to your arrival. We make every effort to use produce from our own organic vegetable gardens.


We offer a variety of cuisines and with advance notice, can cater for vegetarians and any other dietary needs. We begin the evening with aperitifs around 7:30pm (timing is flexible) and dinner served shortly thereafter.


Aperitifs – four courses, house wine & coffee are all inclusive €25.00 per adult. Children under 16 years are charged €16. In addition you can purchase a variety of wines, spirits and digestives -after dinner drinks. You are most welcome to request sample menus.

In the summer months, we normally have a BBQ once or twice a week, so you can enjoy the warm evenings under the stars.

In the months of July and August, one night stop-overs must have dinner.

We are located near the Limousin, and are resident English speaking owners.

Our Bed and Breakfast, near to Argenton sur Creuse, is just off the main A20 auto route, between Paris, Limoges, Toulouse. We are located Midway between the cities of Carcassonne and Calais and Perpignan and Dieepe. One and a half hours from Orleans, a days drive from Carcassonne and the Mediterranean, drive on and see the new Millau bridge, in southern France, On the way back to Calais or Boulogne from PerpignanMontpellierAvignon or Narbonne having been in the heart of Cathar country we are a great place to make a stop-over before catching your ferry, similarly we are a great place on the way to these historic towns and cities .

The regional capital of the Centre is the City of Orleans, resting on the banks of the river Loire, the town was besieged by the English, but liberated by Joan of Arc in 1429.

Motorcycle Hut, are an up and coming motorcycle equipment retailer based in the North East of England, and are at the heart of the motorcycling community and by partnering with Appletons Farmhouse are offering  our motorcyclist customers a 20% discount off any products on their website, just use the discount code APPLETONS20, even if you aren’t a motor biker you can pick up a bargain!!

Also, remember to follow them on Twitter and Facebook as Motorcycle Hut we will be running regular competitions and giveaways.