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The Cottage, Annie's House: Wine Tasting. Short & Weekly Stays. Flexible Arrival – Home 109444 Gite

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

The Cottage, Annie's House: Wine Tasting. Short & Weekly Stays. Flexible Arrival – 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

Interested in discovering the wines and châteaux in the Loire Valley? Consider a short or weekly stay at our French-Anglo family home, La Bellevue, located half-way between Saumur and Chinon.

Exhibiting the charms characteristic of the region, Annie's House is an independent cottage, quaint and cosy, idyllic for two. Beautifully presented and fully equipped for self-catering purposes, the stunning outside terrace is attractively walled and planted with bamboo providing privacy. Enjoy the very best this special region of France has to offer; savour local cuisine, visit majestic Châteaux and join us in our troglodyte cave for a fun and informative Wine Tasting of Award-Winning wines from the two Châteaux.

- self-catering, breakfast and supper on request

- wine tasting of award-winning Loire Valley wines

- village restaurant, a 2 minute walk to the reputed Trésor Belge

- short min 3 nights and weekly stays with flexible day arrival

- secure private parking, a car is necessary

Don't hesitate to contact us with questions and/or for further information, alternatively visit us at domainedelabellevue, pouançay.

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Room-by-Room Description:

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

From the terrace, through double doors, entry is into the living room. Furnishings include a two-seater sofa and armchair, coffee table and table lamps. WiFi is freely available and for leisure there are current dvds, a dvd player, TV (French), reading books and games. Alongside flyers for ideas of things to do and sights to see. * Please consider the advertised images as the staircase may not be suitable for those with impaired mobility and knee conditions. *

The kitchen is equipped with a kettle and toaster, a 4-ring induction hob, an electric oven, fridge, a microwave, cooking utensils, a variety of sized pots and pans, crockery, cutlery and glassware. Alongside a bistrot style table and two chairs.

The loo and shower room are floor level, generous in size and decorated in blue and white tiling, there is a hairdryer and the loo is supplied with paper rolls.

The terrace is privately enclosed and a superb space for outside living. Furnishings include a metalwork table and two chairs, a Weber bbq (charcoal) and two teak steamer chairs with a parasol which can be set at an angle to create shade where required.

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Wine Tastings & Tailored Stays

Stays at La Bellevue start from 3 nights and can be tailored to suit your requirements. Join us in our troglodyte cave for a fun and informative wine tasting. From an Angevin wine making family, bilingual and a French wine professional, Gérald will introduce you to the award-winning wines produced at the two Châteaux he manages: Château de Beauregard (AOC Saumur) and Château des Noyers (AOC Anjou).

Perfecting the tasting technique and how to read a French wine label. Learn about the regions different cépages, the annual work involved preparing the vines and the methods used to create the blanc, rosé, rouge and sparkly wines.

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Nightly Tariff - flexible day arrival

Weekly Tariff - Saturday to Saturday

Check-in: from 17h00

Check-out: by 09h00

Taxe de Séjour: 0,80cts per person, per night - payable on departure

Included... bedroom and household linen, Egyptian cotton towels (2x face cloths, 2x guest towels and 2x bath sheets), 'The Essentials', washing-up liquid, sponge, scratchy pad, coffee filter papers, bin liners, cling-film, aluminum foil, salt & pepper, loo rolls and hand soap. In addition for nightly stays: teas, coffee, milk, sugar and bottled water.

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About Us:

Gérald & Sarah-Jane - we warmly welcome you to our family home to share, enjoy and experience with us all that we cherish about this beautiful and historic region of France.

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 (11yrs) and Constance (9yrs). Making our family '7' is Biscotte, our dear little rescue cat and our friendly girls, 'the French hens'.

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 Directeur d’Exploitations for two Loire Valley Châteaux; Château de Beauregard, Le Puy Notre-Dame (AOC Saumur) and Château des Noyers, Martigné-Briand (AOC Anjou).

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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
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

A car is necessary.

Interaction with guest

Gérald and I live at La Bellevue and rest at your disposal throughout your stay. On arrival I will show you around the cottage and ensure you are comfortable, and at a convenient moment with yourselves, share the 'must see's' of the region.

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: ($194.52) £150.00
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Sarah-Jane B.
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 Feb 2019
Years listed:
10
Based in:
France
Overall rating:

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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