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

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Please note that the Château Book and Advent Calendar will be available to order once more in September.


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! 


32 Reviews

  • 5
    I loved the story and photos.

    Published by vicki cole on 2nd Apr 2019

    I hope you do another book, thankyou.

  • 5
    Beautiful book

    Published by Ruth Griffiths on 1st Apr 2019

    I love this book. It is beautifully written and shows such sensitivity to the building and surroundings. Opening theparcel was like Christmas, lovely wrapping pper and cards. I am so glad Ibought it.

  • 5
    This book is one of the most beautifully illustrated & profoundly moving books ever! I fell in love with the chateau years ago when it was first introduced on FB. The story is so well told that it captivated you from the beginning right through and

    Published by Nancy Fenstermacher on 29th Mar 2019

    Keep doing what you’re doing as it is delightfully beautiful and inviting. Perhaps even I will be able to get there one day! Love to all; you are remarkable and fabulous!

  • 5
    Awesome château De Gudanes Book!

    Published by Diane Fornadel on 28th Mar 2019

    I really loved this beautiful book by Karina Waters! Her love for this beautiful château is quite inspiring! Not to mention all the patience that it took to get to where she and her hubby are today with this beautiful dwelling! I wish her and her hubby the best, in this journey of theirs! The pictures were extraordinary, as was the beautiful love story that was behind it! Can’t wait for the second book, Karina! Thank you again!

  • 5
    Absolutely wonderful Book

    Published by Justin Brewer on 28th Mar 2019

    Love this book and the way it details the wonderful restoration work that the family and volunteers are doing.

    Good on you for undertaking such a mammoth and worthwhile task.

  • 5
    I just read the first 12 pages and had to put it down because I had no choice. But now I can open it again and I hope to read late into this night.

    Published by Barbara L on 20th Mar 2019

    Unfortunately my first book arrived with some shipping damage. The staff took care of me immediately and shipped another so my daughter will have this gift in time for her birthday.

  • 5
    Gudanes A True Love Story

    Published by Unknown on 19th Mar 2019

    This is a beautiful book. The presentation, photographs and quality are superb. Even the packaging and attention to detail was the best I have ever seen. I just love it and can’t recommend it enough whether as a treat for yourself or as a beautiful gift for friends or family. Guess what my friends will be getting for Christmas. Well done everyone at the Chateaux x

  • 5
    This is a beautiful book; both the look and the text are wonderful. I have given two of them as gifts and both people loved the book. One has already read it twice. I highly recommend this great book. It will be a favorite.

    Published by Carol J. on 18th Mar 2019

    The books were also carefully packed and the paper they were wrapped in was beautiful.

  • 5
    Beautifully written story about a work of art. What an enormous task to take on. It's amazing how a deserving restoration is joined by the absolutely perfect people to accomplish such a task considering the distance. Well done. !!!

    Published by James Michalak on 14th Mar 2019

    Awesome book, beautiful photography. I am a contractor who renovates vintage bathrooms in Chicago, so I can only imagine the difficulty of what you were up against. Thank you for the book and the personalized note. It's a great touch. Regards James Michalak

  • 5
    Absolutely lovely! When my book arrived, it felt like I was unwrapping a gift sent from a friend. And a gift it is! I turned the first page and began my journey. I couldn’t put it down till I had read every word and devoured every beautiful picture.

    Published by Kim Harrington on 12th Mar 2019

    An absolute treasure. Looking forward to the next volume!

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