Chateau Bed & Breakfast Bourmont

Hidden gem in the tiniest village of France
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“We end up sleeping in this bed & breakfast in the tiniest village in France and fall in love with the place immediately. I feel French, somehow – wandering around the hallways. Daily life just rolls off your shoulders when you step into this beautiful house.”

The Dutch owner Peter gave up his life as a teacher in Amsterdam to follow his dreams and bought this beautiful historic building from the 18th century in the tiniest village of France: Bourmont. Quite a change! He did fell in love right away too when he saw it and we understand why! We are so inspired by stories such as his. He is still renovating the place but for now there are four rooms, a kitchen, breakfast room and living room ready to use and he even organized a catered yoga retreat last summer! Peter aims on organizing retreats and events in the future, but the bed & breakfast rooms are bookable for single nights too and we would highly recommend it. It’s an overwhelming building with an enormous history and Peter has turned it into a beautiful whole with a great sense of taste and detail.

Peter showed us the village and the rest of the building and it has so much potential, it is huger than huge with so many rooms and untouched details from the past; such as the bread oven which he uses for pizza nights or the old barrels in the cellar that were used to produce champagne in the past. The roof terrace and garden at the back of the building were such a surprise too, the views over the valley are amazing. It was like walking around in a museum, but homely. What I liked too was the huge wood stove that functions as central heating: it heats the whole building!

We slept in a beautiful decorated room. The whole place actually is exactly how you would imagine a bed & breakfast (or chateau) in France – there’s brocante and vintage and beautiful romantic details everywhere! Good thing: dogs are allowed too. Breakfast was perfect; I loved the personal touches like the homemade marmelades and there was just plenty of good food and coffee.

Even though we stayed here just for one night on our way to the south and another night on our way back, we wish we would have stayed longer. It’s the perfect stop when you are traveling southwards, close to the Route de Soleil highway, yet so unspoiled. It turned out to be such a hidden gem and we would recommend to actually stay there longer and enjoy the hospitality, quietness and surroundings. Peter is a lovely host and when you’re lucky, he gives you a tour of not only the building, but the cute village too!

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