An exceptional location
Une situation privilégiée
In the Bourbonnais (northern Auvergne), in central France and served by excellent transport links.
Standing at the crossroads between the cities and provinces of France. The ideal stop-over en route to your final holiday destination, located mid-way between France's northern, southern, eastern and western borders.
At the top of a hill, standing in the middle of its extensive grounds.
The perfect place to enjoy a peaceful, relaxing break, with plenty of good food, sporting activities and cultural attractions on offer.
Unlimited space and a panoramic view that stretches as far as the volcanoes.
Countryside as far as the eye can see
La campagne à perte de vue
Château d’Ygrande offers breathtaking views of endless countryside. The meadows, forests and lakes of the Bourbonnais woodlands stretch out as far as the eye can see in every direction.
The Château grounds feature meticulously tended gardens bursting with bright, colourful plants and flowers. Take a stroll around the vegetable garden or the orchard and pick a piece of the latest seasonal fruit for yourself.
Set out for a stroll around the 40-hectare grounds, accompanied by the Château's dogs. Our footpaths will take you down to the lake with its carefully maintained banks. Why not hop aboard a boat and take to the water? Alternatively, you could borrow one of the Château's bikes and explore the cycle paths and lanes that pass through the woodlands. It's the perfect way to get back to nature.Read more Close
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Welcome to Château d’Ygrande
Bienvenue au Château d’Ygrande
Having spent two decades in the medical industry and travelling around the world, I decided to put down roots in central France and embark on a new way of life.
Château d’Ygrande was created from scratch. It is an ode to the charming, tasteful and generous places that I have visited on my travels, and the very best hotels and countries I have stayed in. My idea was to bring all the best elements of these experiences together in one place.
I wanted Château d’Ygrande to be an authentic, welcoming boutique hotel where guests are treated with the attention, respect and kindness they deserve.
Château d’Ygrande stands in vast grounds of 40 hectares, which guests are free to explore and enjoy as they choose:
freedom to rest, soak up the stunning views and pamper themselves
freedom to be active, exert themselves and enjoy the wide range of leisure and sporting activities on offer, including walking, cycling, horse-riding and canoeing
freedom to explore the local cultural attractions, including the abundant heritage, remarkable gardens, unique museums and many châteaux of the Bourbonnais
and finally, freedom for both adults and children to have fun at the area's exceptional theme parks, extensive forest populated with large animals and mushrooms, and farms where visitors can learn about local production techniques.
The inside of the Château is refined and elegant without being pretentious. The warm, intimate atmosphere, with its works of art, antique furniture, open fireplaces, music and books, creates the impression of a large guest house where every guest is among friends, yet with all the facilities and comfort you would expect of a 3-star hotel.
The Château is worth visiting for its kitchen alone. It serves up sumptuous, natural dishes, with an emphasis on local, organic and ethically farmed produce. The vegetable garden and orchard are not just visitor attractions – the fruit and vegetables they produce are used by Thierry Guinot, our Head Chef, and his team.
Our catering service is deliberately unpretentious, with each and every guest receiving our undivided attention. We do our utmost to fulfil any special requests our guests may have.
Château d’Ygrande is a member of the Châteaux & Hôtels Collection network, from which it has received the "Table Remarquable" label. It also boasts the "Maître Restaurateur" label, which guarantees that our cuisine is entirely home-made and certified to official and recognised quality standards. We also have a firm commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainable development. Finally, we are active members of the Nattitude network.
Château d’Ygrande stands at the crossroads of northern, southern, eastern and western France. It offers an experience with a difference – somewhere you can relax, unwind and indulge yourself.