Château de Gudanes: A True Love Story Never Ends...

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At last, the long awaited story of Château de Gudanes... 

As featured in Vogue, Tatler, GQ, House and Garden, Kinfolk, The Australian Financial Review and The Women's Weekly!

 Prepare to be spellbound by her story! An 800 year old castle left forgotten and abandoned, its stories almost erased and its aristocrats long fallen… Until, a new family arrives on the scene, willing to cross hemispheres to save her, and begins to awaken this sleeping beauty.  

This is a story filled with love. Passionately written, photographed and designed by the owner, Karina, as she undertakes the restoration. The love for the Château felt in every word written and every detail on each page. 

But, this story isn’t just a fairy-tale. For the very first time this is a true story of restoring and living in a château. It is about finding the courage to pursue your dreams, staying strong amongst countless uncertainties and learning to be fearless in the face of never-ending challenges.  

And so, if you have ever dreamed or wondered what it would be like to purchase a home in France, live in and restore an ancient castle, wished to discover the secrets of this magnificent building’s history, wanted to see all the before and afters of her restoration, or simply are the believer in everlasting love stories then this is a gift to give yourself or to someone you treasure. A gift for every season...

Altogether the Château Book, gold-foiled and embossed, contains 352 pages.

The Château Book will arrive hand-wrapped with love and with a hand written card by Karina...

Architecturally, it measures approximately 24cm by 18cm by 3cm - the perfect size so that you may take it with you on your own journey. 

As with all the items from the Boutique, proceeds from the Book directly assist in the restoration of the Château. 

And as a small thank you for supporting the restoration, included with your book will be an illustration of the Château Plans. 


If you wish to purchase the Château Book in store please kindly follow the link here to view a list of our stockists. Merci beaucoup! 


24 Reviews

  • 5
    Magical place! Amazing book!!

    Published by Nita Taub on 27th Oct 2018

    What makes the Chateau so special??
    I would have to say it is Karina, Craig, Jasmine, and Ben (and Alfie of course). My husband and I visited the Chateau this past summer. For me what stands out most is the morning sun, the smell of french food coming from the kitchen, the music echoing through the majestic rooms, candlelight in the hallways after dark. The dinner table with all the thoughtful touches. The flowers and notes near your bedside. The family dog and cats that made you feel right at home. Everyday holds new surprises and adventures. It was a trip of a lifetime.
    I am so happy I had the opportunity to visit.
    If you can't visit at least you can buy this book to have a piece of history in your own home. Buy it! Be a part of this family by owning this book, you will not regret it!

  • 5
    A Shared Treasure!

    Published by Christine Petrie on 25th Oct 2018

    Whether you have just learned of the Chateau or have been following it online for years; Whether you have had the magical opportunity to visit or have only daydreamed of the possibility; this book is a treasure! Karina generously shares all that she knows and has learned about the chateau with the reader. Every page pops with color, images, and love. I was so excited when my book arrived that I waited until I could sit down uninterrupted to truly savor it. It was hand-wrapped with care and had many personal touche added making it even more special. I have been enjoying sharing it with my family and friends. A beautiful gift that will be treasured!

  • 5

    Published by Mary Lusher on 23rd Oct 2018

    Beware: the photographs are captivating! I spent an hour or more just looking at the pictures. Wow! Then the story... Karina confides to a friend - that's how I feel. She revealed her story of how one's love, devotion, dedication, and sacrifice can turn a neglected, cold ruin into a warm home where love can grow. You will fall in love with the Chateau and its guardians. Thank you Karina, Craig, Jas, and Ben.

  • 5
    Chateau Book, "Chateau Gudanes: A True Love Story Never Ends"

    Published by Betty Girardeau on 21st Oct 2018

    I loved this book on many levels. It brought back wonderful memories of a place I have been fortunate enough to have visited twice. The pictures are wonderful. There is a authenticity to the text that brings both tears and smiles. It is a testament of the truth of the book title as well. Karina Waters has put into words and pictures a story of a very special place that proves the validity of the book's title. You cannot read the story or look at the pictures without feeling an emotional connection to this home.

  • 5
    Chateau Book

    Published by Kimberly Hurwitz on 21st Oct 2018

    This is one of the loveliest books I have ever purchased -- it's much more than "just a book" -- it is a keepsake, full of stunning photos, and heartfelt sentiments. The journey the owners portray pulls you in and makes you root for them and for Chateau herself -- you see her beginning to flower again after the love and good care that has been given to her by this incredible family! This book is real a treasure for anyone who receives it.

  • 5

    Published by Suzanne Snow Smith on 21st Oct 2018

    This book is exquisite! The story of the Chateau, an amazing ongoing work of love. A must have for every coffee table.

  • 5
    Excelllent and well written.

    Published by Charlene Cherry on 21st Oct 2018

    Loved reading about the search and finding the Chateau. Missed this part of the story. Hop to visit again next year.

  • 5
    Chateau De Gudanes Book

    Published by Nadine Timbs on 21st Oct 2018

    What a magnificent Book. A story to treasure. Made me feel a part of it.

  • 5
    This gorgeous book is my Christmas present to myself ... yes, in October. It arrived wrapped in It's very own stunning wrapping paper tied with string. It is a lovely sized book to sit up in bed to read and dream with. Needless to say I didn't wai

    Published by Edwinna Bartley on 21st Oct 2018

    Could not recommend a book more than this one. For all of those who believe in fairy tales and magic, this is the book for you.

  • 5
    Gudanes book

    Published by Jacqueline on 21st Oct 2018

    Absolutely love it ..... can’t wait for the chance to read it !

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