Le Canard au Parapluie Rouge is an 18th century longère (farmhouse). During the late 1800’s the property was renovated and converted to an auberge. For more than 100 years, Auberge de la Gare, as it was once known, provided a warm welcoming shelter for weary travellers from the adjacent rail-line and station house. Sadly, the station house has closed, however the occasional train whizzes by as a reminder of the early years. Today, we continue the tradition of welcoming travellers. For your comfort, the property has been updated with modern conveniences without sacrificing the rustic charm and character.
Ideally situated in the heart of centre France, we are the perfect stopping point from every direction. Easy access and two minutes from the autoroute make for a very convenient location, especially welcome after a day of traveling or sightseeing. Located in Celon, a rural Berrychone village, you will find signs of modern-day life, families young & old, small thriving businesses, as well as nods to Celon’s early days, including a 13th Century Chateau. Services, such as petrol, shopping and restaurants are only a short driving distance.
All bedrooms are located on the first floor accessible by stairs, each offering garden views. Snuggle-up bedding, alarm clock, hair dryer, tea/coffee service tray and bottled water are a few of the amenities on offer. WIFI is available throughout the property. Breakfast is included in our tariffs.
Double bed (140 x 190 or 160 x 200) and en-suite facilities
King sized bed (180 x 200), seating area and en-suite facilities.
An extra single bed can be added based upon room type availability.
Don't leave your 4-legged ones behind! With advance notice, dogs are most welcome.
Mealtime is a fun lively event. One large table and a delightful mix of guests ensure a memorable stay. Enjoy convivial candlelight dinners and in the summer months (weather permitting) festive evening meals on the garden terrace.
Evening meals are 26 € per adult inclusive of an aperitif, 3-4 courses, house wine or choice of beverage, coffee and tea. With advance notice, we can accommodate most tastes and dietary needs including vegetarian, gluten and dairy free.
Breakfast is included in the room price and typically consists of croissants, breads, seasonal fruits, a selection of yogurt and cold cereals. Beverages of fruit juice, coffee, breakfast & herbal teas and hot chocolate are available.
Occasionally the kitchen is closed for evening meals. We will inform you if this is the case at the time of your enquiry.
During your stay, please make yourselves at home. Enjoy a snooze by the warmth of a fire in the salon or on a lounger in the garden. A refreshing beverage is never far from reach. From mid-June through August cool off in our plunge pool.
We are keen walkers and can recommend several excursions in our area ranging from a quick jaunt around the village to hours wondering through our lovely countryside. If you have the opportunity to stay with us for several days, there is a plethora of outdoor activities and sites to visit. Take a peek at what our region has to offer: Argenton sur Creuse, Gargiless, Eguzon, Oradour sur Glane , Le Brenne Parc Naturel , Chateau Sarzay , Walking, Brocantes, and much more!
The autoroute A20 provides the easiest access to Le Canard au Parapluie Rouge. Exit at junction 19 and follow the signs for Celon. You will cross a main bridge over the rail-line and arrive at a cross roads. Turn right for Celon and then again the first right as you enter the village. Veer to the right and we are towards the end of the lane on your left. From the A20 exit you will notice our "Duck" signage helping guide you to our door, where a warm welcome awaits !
Please note GPS users, it is best to follow these directions once you reach our exit or
enter- rue de la gare.