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, an Australian 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 and passionately written, photographed and designed by the Château Owner, Karina, as she undertakes the restoration. The love for the Château felt in every word written and every detail on each page. 

And so, inevitably turning each page you fall further and further down the rabbit hole, feeling as if you have left your own world completely behind and fallen altogether into this adventure. Not only will you be compelled to help save and restore the Château with her, but beyond this, arriving at an entirely new sensation… you will find yourself wanting to move in!  

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, learning to be fearless in the face of never-ending challenges, all to find your way home, and to find love.   

And so, if you have ever dreamed or wondered what it would be like to purchase a property 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 - each and every one tailored to share the story and filled with images of the Château photographed in all times of the day, in all the seasons, and in the past and the present. 

The Château book will arrive in your mailbox having been hand wrapped with love and with a handwritten note from Karina...

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

The Book is available exclusively at the Château Online Boutique.

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

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

To visit The Château Boutique and purchase the book

KINDLY Click Here 

Alternatively, should wish to purchase the Château Book in store please kindly see a list of our stockists below… Merci beaucoup! 

The Paris Market & Brocante at 36 W Broughton St, Savannah, GA, 31401, USA

Mag.Pi Shop at 12668 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA, 91604, USA

French Cargo at 219 Rocky Point Rd, Ramsgate, NSW, 2217, Australia

Suzie Anderson Home at 409-411 Argyle St, Moss Vale, Southern Highlands, NSW, 2577, Australia

Hunter & Gatherer Collections at 542 Argyle St, Moss Vale, Southern Highlands, NSW, 2577, Australia

Camargue Officiel at 545 Military Rd, Mosman, NSW, 2088, Australia

Manor on George at 109 George St, Windsor NSW 2756, Australia

Magnolia Interiors at 97 Sandgate Rd, Albion, Brisbane, QLD, 4010, Australia

 My Bookshop by Corrie Perkin at 513 Malvern Rd, Hawksburn, VIC, 3142, Australia

Provincial Interiors (The Jardin Room) at 87 High St, Oatlands, TAS, 7120, Australia

Little French Heart at

If you would like to stock the Château Book in your own boutique please kindly send an email to

Transporting the Château to you…