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Quaint private cottage for two, b'fast/supper, wine tasting, village restaurant – Home 109444 Gite

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Quaint private cottage for two, b'fast/supper, wine tasting, village restaurant – Home 109444

  • Gite
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min stay

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Gite / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 20 mi
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Short stays min. 3 nights. Wine tasting with Gérald, a bilingual French wine professional in our Troglo caves. Breakfast and supper available on request. 2 mins walk to the reputed Trésor Belge restaurant and enjoy their ‘happy hour’ from 5pm-7pm.

Surrounded by vineyards and sunflower fields a warm welcome awaits you at our French-Anglo family home, La Bellevue, set in the pretty village of Pouançay, 10 mins from Montreuil-Bellay, ideally placed between Saumur and Chinon. Discover The Plantagenets, the famous châteaux and Loire attractions. Walking and cycle paths are in abundance, a boat ride along the Loire river is a delight, savor local cuisine and the diverse regional wines, also finding time to simply relax and enjoy the calm and peace of our village setting.

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The Cottage, Annie's House :

Annie's House is a private, quaint self-catering cottage for two, equipped and presented to a high standard to ensure home-from-home comfort. NEW for 2018 is Annie's House beautiful terrace constructed using Pierre de l'Yonne stone, bamboo has been used to give privacy without the sense of enclosure, providing a peaceful space and superb sun spot to relax in!

- Electrically operated entrance gates ensure further privacy and secure parking.

- Water and electricity are included.

Bedroom : light and airy the bedroom is furnished with a standard double sized bed, attractive chair, full length mirror, chest of drawers, clothes rail + wooden hangers, bedside tables and lamps.

Living Room : features a 2-seater sofa, armchair, coffee table and table lamps. Freely available WiFi access, interior/exterior, up-to-date dvd’s, dvd player, TV (French channels), reading books, board game, walking routes, informative brochure, flyers for ideas of things to do, places to visit and sights to see.

**Please consider the narrow staircase may not be suitable for those with impaired mobility and knee conditions - please see advertised photos**

Kitchen : fully equipped with a kettle, toaster, 4-ring induction hob, oven, fridge, microwave, cooking utensils, pots, pans, crockery, cutlery, glassware, tea-pot and coffee filter. For your arrival ‘cottage essentials' await you incl. washing-up liquid, sponge, scratchy pad, bin liners, cling-film, aluminium foil, salt, pepper, olive oil and coffee filter papers.

Loo and Shower Room : floor level, generous in size and decorated in blue and white tiling, a hairdryer, floor mat, shower curtain and loo rolls are supplied.

The Terrace : A lovely sunny space for outside living and birdsong, furnished with metalwork garden table and chairs (incl. cushions), a charcoal bbq (Weber), 2x teak steamer chairs and parasol which can be set at an angle.

Check in : 17h00 onwards

Check out : by 09h00

Arrival on: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat & Sun (not Friday)

Taxe de Séjour, 0,80cts per person, per night, payable upon departure.

Damage Deposit : taken and held by TripAdvisor when booking nightly or weekly stays and returned 7 days after departure.

Nightly tariff includes bedroom/household linen and Egyptian cotton towels (2x face clothes, 2x guest towels & 2x bath sheets), tea, coffee, milk, sugar, bottled water, liquid soap + 'cottage essentials'.

Weekly tariff includes 'cottage essentials', bedroom/household linen and Egyptian cotton towels (2x face clothes, 2x guest towels & 2x bath sheets).

A car is necessary.

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About Us - Sarah-Jane & Gérald

A visit in 2006 didn't see me return. Now, Mme Beaumont, wife to Gérald, a bilingual French wine professional and Mum to our two gorgeous children, Augustin (10yrs) and Constance (8yrs). Making our family '5' is Biscotte, our friendly rescue cat who you'll find sleeping amongst the flower beds.

We warmly welcome you to our family home where we hope you will enjoy the peace of our village setting, the regions rich history and attractions, local cuisine and diverse wines.

In July 2011, we opened our bar à vin/bistrot, Bistrot Les Tontons, in the heart of Saumur. Five wonderful years past before pastures new beckoned. Today Gérald is Director d’Exploitation for two wineries; Château de Beauregard in Le Puy Notre-Dame and Château des Noyers, close to Martigné-Briand.

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Wine Tastings with Gérald

Discover the wines from the Loire Valley with Gérald during a fun and light-hearted wine tasting tutorial in our, once dwellings, troglodyte caves. Bilingual, a French wine professional and from an Angevin wine making family, Gérald will share inherent knowledge while introducing wines reflective of the regions diversity, explaining tasting techniques and more...

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Full bed
  • 1 Wet room

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

A car is necessary.

Policies

Check in time:17:00, Check out time:09:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: ($193.92) £150.00
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Sarah-Jane B.
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Calendar last updated::
01 Nov 2018
Years listed:
9
Based in:
France
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Languages spoken: English, French

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Guest reviews

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“The experience in Annie's House was a delight from beginning to end.”

Reviewed 27 Apr 2016

I was keen to book Annie's House as soon as I saw the photos. We were not disappointed! The correspondence with the owner, Sarah-Jane Beaumont, was very positive and helpful with details of the accommodation, precise instructions as to how to get there and information about the area. When we arrived, Sarah-Jane was very welcoming and took time to show us all the facilities. Annie's House is a delightful building with good-sized but cosy rooms: kitchen and dining area combined, pleasant living room and excellent bathroom. Upstairs is a large comfortable bedroom. There is an outside area with seats which is separated from the owner's garden and house which allows contact with the owner,if necessary, but privacy the rest of the time. The whole area has been thoughtfully and attractively designed. The kitchen is well equipped with good quality items: I enjoyed the occasions when we cooked and ate in Annie's House. There were too a good range of DVDs which would last more than a week or two. Having stayed at a number of hotels on our trip, we found that the WiFi at Annie's was excellent with a good strong signal. Although the village does not have any shops, it is a very short drive to the next village where, on a Sunday, we found a very good butcher's and baker's open. The nearby town of Montreuil-Bellay, which is a short distance away by car, is not only an attractive place with an interesting chateau but holds a small but comprehensive market on a Tuesday and has some restaurants. Whilst we were staying there we found it easy to get to some of the places of interest in the Loire and particularly enjoyed a lunch at the owners' bistrot in Saumur, Bistrot, Les Tonton. This is a first class bistrot and was a high- light of our eating experiences in Les Pays de la Loire. Saumur itself is an attractive place and has a good and quite large market on a Saturday. We were disappointed that the chateau was closed due to renovation. Altogether our experience was very good with excellent service from Sarah- Jane and Gerald.

“Annies House i, a bit of heaven here on earth”

Reviewed 28 Jun 2012

Words cannot describe adequately how much we enjoyed our stay at Annie's House at La Bellvue. Sharah-Jane and Gerald were so welcoming. The accommodations exceeded my expectations. Very well equipped, spotlessly clean, tastefully appointed and lovely bedding! The setting is lovely , the gardens are beautiful and the view from our private patio breathtaking. Both Sarah-Jane and Gerald are extremely knowledgeable about the area and are happy to share tips for day trips, restaurants etc. Gerald is particularly knowledgeable about wine and wine making. He has had years of personal experience in the vineyards of Loire and is happy to share his knowledge in a professional but totally unpretentious manner. I would highly recommend you book one of Gerald's wine experiences through their website www.loirevalleyuncorked.net , a thoroughly enjoyable way to learn about the wines of the Loire.

“Incredible experience. When can we come back?”

Reviewed 21 May 2012

Annie's House was the perfect home away from home for us. We were warmly welcomed immediately and felt very spoiled. The house is a beautiful setting, perfect location for the Loire Valley and our gracious hosts, Sarah Jane and Gerald, made sure all of our needs were met. We highly recommend Gerald's wine tour as well. You will not be disappointed.

“A truely beautiful experience.”

Reviewed 28 Nov 2011

This was our second visit to La Bellevue and like our first visit it didnt disappoint. This year we stayed in Annie's House, which is beautifully presented and very homely. It is immaculately clean and well stocked. Annie's House is situated in the gated grounds of the owners own home, you feel very safe and it is very tranquil and pretty. Sarah-Jane and Gerald, who are an Anglo/French family and who own and run the gites are very friendly and helpful and your every need is catered for by Sarah-Jane. We will definitely be visiting La Bellevue in 2012 for a third time. This blog doesnt really do it justice as I cant recommend it highly enough.

“A Relaxing peaceful location in the heart of The Loire”

Reviewed 21 Sep 2011

We found the Annie's House quite quickly on the internet as it seemed to offer exactly what we were looking for and were very pleased to discover it fully lived up to our expectations. It is located in the centre of a quiet village roughly mid-way between Saumur and Chinon and is an ideal base to explore the beautiful area of the Loire. The gite is clean and comfortable with everything you need to make your stay an enjoyable one. The hosts Gerald and Sarah Jane are very welcoming without being intrusive and even though you are staying in the grounds of their home, you never fell as if you are intruding. There is such a lot to see in the area but we would recommend Chinon and the Abbaye de Fontrevaud in particular. Also if you are looking for a place to eat in Saumur then try the owners place Les Tontons in the main square.

“The most perfect gite in a beautiful location”

Reviewed 31 Jul 2011

My husband and I had a fantastic week staying in Annie's House, it really was amazing. The gite is of an extremely high standard but at the same time is very cosy and comfortable. We loved its location in the gorgeous village of Pouancay, which is slightly evalated above the Loire plains so you get some lovely views. However, the best part of all was the wonderful hospitality from Sarah-Jane. She was the perfect host - helpful and friendly yet totally respectful of our privacy. Annie's House is perfectly located for day trips in the Loire Valley. We stayed for a week and we only just scratched the surface of the numerous things there are to do in the area. And we quickly realised that we didn't want to spend all our time exploring because just relaxing and enjoying the comforts of the gite was lots of fun in itself. I would highly recommend staying here - it is not too be missed!

“Outstanding.”

Reviewed 23 Jul 2011

We found this gite on the internet and the pictures match reality, which has not necessarily been our previous experience of other places. It is a lovely place to stay, beautifully clean and well equipped. The owners are extremely pleasant and helpful - Sarah Jane is delightful and very knowledgable of the area, and Gerald's knowledge of wine is tremendous. We would highly recommend Annie's House to anyone wanting to visit the Loire Valley. It is in a quaint and quiet village, with lovely views from the terrace. If we visit the area again, we would not want to stay anywhere else. Do go to their Bistrot Les Tontons in Saumur, it is fabulous.

“Good to be back”

Reviewed 12 Jun 2011

As promised we returned and another wonderful time was had at Annie’s House. Sarah-Jane and Gerald are wonderful hosts who work very hard to ensure your stay is one that you will fondly remember and in all likelihood will want to do again and again. Annie’s House is in a quite little village not far from some of the best things the Loire valley has to offer. If you want peace and quiet, or a base to tour the local area with good food and wine close by then this will suit the bill. It suits us so much we’ll be back in August to stay with Sarah-Jane and Gerald in their other equally delightful holiday Gite. Can’t wait!!

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