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 and Kinfolk!

 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...

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. 

Please kindly note that orders from now until the 1st of January will be wrapped and packed for delivery from the 2nd of January. 

21 Reviews

  • 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 !

  • 5
    Chateau Gudanes Book

    Published by constance kappos on 19th Oct 2018

    I have had a love affair with houses ever since I was very young. My Mom and I adored driving around the country and spying houses and properties that promised a life of adventure, security, and beauty. So much love for a family to discover under a perfect roof. Chateau de Gudanes is unequivacably the most provocative, heartrending, thrilling and sobering account of how Karina and Craig found and fell under the spell of their magnificent, crumbling French Chateau and how they imagined to bring her back to life. Their story is meticulously researched, beautifully written and wondrously photographed. Karina has a delightful knack for storytelling and making you feel that somehow, you too, are a part of this very real fairytale.. This treasured book comes wrapped in Chateau wrapping paper, tied with twine and even a handwritten thank you note from Katrina sealed with wax, of course. Wait until you see the bookmark ---over the top! Too my delight, she even included an old French postcard! Bravo, Karina
    With fondness and friendship,

  • 5

    Published by Christain on 14th Oct 2018

    This book is absolutely fantastic! Well worth the wait and the price. The attention to detail from the packaging, cover and layout is so well done! The content as far as the story and chapters are well written and the details and history are fascinating. You can tell that there is a lot of heart and soul that is passionately being poured into this beautiful old chateau. The photography is excellent and overall the book is just captivating and a great addition to a collection for anyone who appreciates the effort to save some history and put some positive energy back into a deserving structure. Keep up the fantastic work and thank you for making your story available for other to share!

  • 5
    Chateau Gudanes book

    Published by Sue Whitnall on 10th Oct 2018

    This book is gorgeous, and worth the wait !! Beautifully presented , wrapped in Chateau gift wrap, with personal touches. You can feel the “ hands on” care that has gone into this book from start to finish. Stunning photographs, a fairytale-like story and the personal style of narrative captures you straight away. Grab a glass of wine, find a comfy chair , and be prepared to be transported.
    I can’t wait for the next installment of the pressure!

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