Retreat Bed and Breakfast,

         Chambres d'Hôtes           



A warm welcome awaits you from English owners, Jackie and Andy, at La Platriere Retreat B&B. Here you can choose to stay for as little as one night or a full week or more, either on a bed and breakfast basis, with the option of evening meals, or on a Retreat Package (not available during July and August due to main holiday season - please see Retreat on above menu guide). We have more than adequate parking for your vehicle in our grounds and are biker friendly, so you can rest assured your bikes will be safe within our enclosed grounds.


Please note however that during peak holiday season (Easter, July & August) we are more busier than at other times of the year and do accept families who are looking for quiet holidays away from the usual tourist areas.


The farmhouse was extensively renovated during 2004 and 2005, and offers a high standard of comfortable accommodation. We offer B&B for up to 15 people, having 5 bedrooms  which includes a very large room which sleeps up to 4 people, plus 4 double/twin-bedded rooms. All rooms are light and airy.  All bedrooms are tastefully decorated have private en-suites and offer stunning views over the garden and surrounding countryside. Tea and coffee making facilities and hospitality tray are provided in each room and all rooms have central heating. Some rooms have exposed beams. Iron and ironing board are provided on request (as if you will have time). Laundry washing and drying facilities are available for a small charge.   We are equipped with WiFi,  so bring your laptop if you wish.

Downstairs the farmhouse has a spacious comfortable guest lounge with access to the garden and a shady terrace. An open log fire is lit for those cooler evenings and for your comfort and entertainment the lounge is equipped with satellite and French TV, video/DVD, music centre, books and board games.


Meals are taken either in the dining room or on the outside terrace. The large dining room has French doors leading to the garden and stairs to the bedrooms. Breakfast is continental style with a range of cereal,  pastries, breads, local jams/honey, fruit juices and hot beverages. There is the option of ordering a full English Breakfast for a supplement of 8 euros. Evening meals (table d'hôtes) are available, booked in advance (24 hours notice) and prices start from 27,50 euros per person for 4 courses (price includes TVA) We have a license to sell drinks, Aperitifs are also available, served from 6pm.


Chambre Fitzroy

Can be 1 King size double bed plus 2 single beds


4 single beds

Shower en-suite has 2 washbasins, shower, toilet and mirrored vanity unit

Hospitality tray with kettle provided

Stunning views


115 Euros per night including breakfast



Chambre d’hôte ( b&b ) is available all year round in the main house. To assist changeover, we specify a departure time of 10.30 am and an arrival time after 4.00 pm.  Guests are not allowed to consume their own food or alcohol on the premises.  Please note there is a tourist tax applicable from stays between 1st May to 30 September of 0,55 euros per person per night (includes children 13 years and above).


Chambre Boathouse

One king size double bed


2 single beds

Shower Ensuite with vanity unit, washbasin, toilet and shower

Hospitality Tray with kettle

Stunning views


77 euros per night including breakfasts


Crows Nest

One king size double bed

Plus one single bed or

3 Single beds

Shower Ensuite with vanity unit, washbasin, toilet and shower

Hospitality Tray with kettle

Stunning views

90 euros per night including breakfasts


1 person


2 people - 1 room


Fitzroy Chambre

from 2-4 people - 1 room

Luxury bedroom


From €65 per night

€420 per week  (7 nights)


From €77 per room per night

539 per room per week (7 nights)


€115 per room per night

805 per week (7 nights)


Chambre Rubens

2 single beds

Shower ensuite with washbasin, toilet and vanity unit

Hospitality tray

77 euros per night including breakfasts

Chambre Harrolds

2 single beds

Shower ensuite with washbasin, toilet and vanity unit

Hospitality tray

77 euros per night including breakfasts

In all case please check availability by filling in the form on the right... please add any questions you may have.


Prices include a continental style breakfast. There are tea/coffee making facilities in the room. A non-refundable deposit is required of €30 per room for stays of 1 night; €100 for stays of 2 nights or more. Balance due on 4 weeks before commencement of holiday.


Please note tourist tax of 0,25 euros per person per night is payable between 1st May and 30 September 2015. 


It is necessary to book evening meals in advance, so if you require meals on the day of your arrival please notify us at the time of booking. We are happy to arrange meals throughout your stay provided you give us 24 hour notice. Prices start from €27,50  for a four course meal (fixed menu) with the option of buying wine or beer and coffee. If booking meals please let us know of any special dietary requirements. We can also provide vegetarian dishes. (please see "evening meals" on the menu bar).


As cancellation charges apply  we recommend you take out your own insurance, details of these charges are available when booking. Please also make your own travel arrangements, although we can offer travel discounts with certain ferry companies so please ask for details when booking your accommodation. We can assist with car hire if required, or for an additional supplement we can collect you from the nearest airports/train station - again please enquire when booking.

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Easter Short Breaks 2015 (please note we are full for EASTER 2014)

Wanting to relax and get away from it all - then spoil yourself and your family this Easter by booking La Platriere for a short break. Our 3 night Easter package is ideal for couples and families, and includes the following:

·         Buffet Supper on day of arrival Good Friday

·         3 nights accommodation

·         Continental breakfasts daily

·         Light Lunch and Evening Meal on the Saturday

·         Easter Sunday – Festive Meal

Package price for 2 adults/1 room - €499



How To Book:


In all cases please contact us first to check availability by completing the above form on the right. To stop spam we require you to confirm your email address, so you will be sent an email to your inbox to click on a link to confirm that you are a real person and not a robot. Alternatively you can email us direct on:

Tel: 00 33 470679426 (from outside France) or 04 70 67 94 26 (France)

Mobile tel: 0033 689973518 (outside France) or 0689973518 (France)

Mail: M et Mme Diaper, La Plâtrière, 03320, Lurcy-Lévis, France


We do require a deposit on booking (please see above for the amount required) which is non-refundable, so we do recommend you take out travel insurance.
Balance payments for B&B are due 4 weeks before arrival.

You can pay in any of the following ways:-
Bank Transfer - we can accept payment by bank transfer (3% transaction charge for customers from
Europe. Outside Europe transaction charge of 15 euros applies).
Euro cheques - if issued outside
France they incur a 20 euro bank charge.
PayPal – secure online payment using a credit or debit card- you do not have to have a PayPal account to use this service. We will email you an invoice with simple instructions on how to pay on-line. There is small charge for this service (3.

We are sorry but we are unable to accept credit cards on site at La Platriere. 


Booking Form:
Once we confirm availability you can complete the booking form which can be downloaded from our website
using the form below and email or mail it to us: M et Mme Diaper, La Plâtrière, 03320, Lurcy-Lévis, France. To download our current booking form, which is available as a Word document or Adobe document (Adobe Reader required), right-click on the corresponding icon then select Save As or Save Link As or Save Target As to save the file to your computer. You can then either email or mail us the completed form.


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