La Maison du Vigneron: Wine Tastings Breaks. Air-Conditioning. Flexible Arrival – Home 115061 Gite
- 1 bedroom
- 2 sleeps
- 2 nights min stay
La Maison du Vigneron: Wine Tastings Breaks. Air-Conditioning. Flexible Arrival – Home 115061
- 1 bedroom
- sleeps 2
- 2 nights min stay
Gite / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2
- Nearest beach 20 mi
- Not suitable for children
- Car essential
- Air conditioning
- No pets allowed
- Private garden
Description from owner
Interested in discovering wines from the Loire Valley? Consider a tailored stay at our French-Anglo family home, La Bellevue, in the AOC Saumur.
Independent and set within our private grounds, La Maison du Vigneron is a delightful barn conversion for two. Installed with reversible air-conditioning, beautifully presented and fully equipped for optional self-catering purposes. Enjoy the very best this special region has to offer: savour local cuisine, visit majestic Châteaux and join us in our pretty troglodyte cave, for a fun and informative wine tasting of the award-winning wines from the two Châteaux.
- Self-catering. Breakfast and supper.
- Wine tasting of award-winning Loire Valley wines
- Village restaurant, a 2 minute walk from the reputed Trésor Belge
- Stays from 2 nights stay 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.
The bedroom is fitted with reversible air-conditioning and a standard sized double bed. Off-set is a separate loo and shower room. Bedroom furnishings include a large wall hanging mirror, a chest of drawers, bedside mini-chest of drawers and lamp, a boulangère and wooden clothes hangers.
The kitchen is equipped with a Bosch kettle and toaster, a 4-ring induction hob, an electric oven, a fridge-freezer, cooking utensils, pots, pans, crockery, cutlery and glassware.
The living room is fitted with reversible air-conditioning. Entry is through French sliding windows. Furnishings include a two -seater sofa and armchair, a dining table and two chairs. 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.
The loo and shower room are separate and set off the bedroom, 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.
Wine Tastings & Tailored Stays
Stays at La Bellevue start from 2 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.
Nightly Tariff min. 2 nights - flexible day arrival
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 - teas, fresh coffee, milk, sugar, bottled water + 'the essentials' which include washing-up liquid, sponge, scratchy pad, coffee filter papers, bin liners, cling-film, aluminum foil, salt & pepper, loo rolls and hand soap.
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).
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: Full bed
- 1 En suite
- Wi-Fi available
- Air conditioning
- Private garden
- Internet access
- Central heating
- DVD player
- Stereo system
- Hair dryer
- Secure parking
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
Interaction with guest
- 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.
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
- No smoking at this property
Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.
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.
* 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
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- 08 Mar 2019
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Languages spoken: English, French
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– based on 49 reviews
- Very Good
“Best welcome and cleanest place we have stayed in!”
A beautiful apartment in a lovely location.We had a very warm welcome from Sarah-Jane who seemed very genuine in wanting to make our stay as comfortable as possible.The place was so spotless that you might have thought it had never been used before.My husband developed a serious eye problem on the first morning and both Sarah-Jane and Gerald did everything they could to help us.They even rang around on the Monday to get us an emergency appointment with an opthamologist and Gerald offered to drive us there himself. We had lunch at his fabulous bistro in Saumur which is well worth a visit.This apartment would be enjoyable all year round as it has a very lovely view from the sofas and dinning area, so even on a cold day you can enjoy the Loire valley.
“Perfect in Every Way”
Sarah-Jane was the perfect host and we liked her immediately. Her friendly manner and helpful advice made us feel instantly comfortable - from her smiling welcome at the security gate, her genuine insistence to call on her at any time, right through to waving us off at the end of our week. So, enjoying our holiday was made easy. The gite was spotlessly clean, beautifully styled, in a secure home setting and well provisioned with a refreshing attention to detail. We thoroughly enjoyed driving through the beautiful rolling plains of sunflowers, fields dotted with giant wheels of hay, rows of lush green vines and pretty wildflowers - the magnificent Loire River winding through it all. Marvelous chateaus, grand fortresses, medieval villages and charming stone villages are abundant in the area. Nearby towns and villages are large and small with plenty of restaurants, cafes and shopping centres to choose from. Don’t forget to visit Gerald’s (Sarah-Jane’s husband) bistro Les Tontons in Saumur – but don’t make our mistake and not make yourself known to him, Sarah-Jane was mortified when we told her as Gerald likes to spoil the guests of La Bellevue. Regardless we had one of the very best meals of our entire holiday and probably the best steak and frites we have ever had – unique in its flavour it was perfectly cooked and perfectly rested – even accompanied with the perfect generous proportion of perfect bread. That’s enough perfects from me – make sure you visit both if the Loire Valley is on your holiday itiniery.
“A perfect holiday - great cycling!”
We recently spent two weeks at La Grange d'Henri and had an amazing holiday. We had never been on a gite holiday previously but it surpassed all our expectations. Sarah-Jane, Gerald and the family made us more than welcome from the moment we arrived and throughout our stay nothing was ever too much trouble. The gite was beautifully presented and was equipped with everything that we needed. We chose to cook in the gite most evenings and the decking outside our gite was perfect for al fresco dining. The village location is stunning among the vineyards and fields of sunflowers which were in full bloom. There are a number of larger towns nearby for which a car is required, but we found the local area perfect for cycling through charming rural villages. The roads are quiet and well maintained, and the French drivers very courteous towards cyclists. There were maps of the local area and guide books in the gite which was a nice touch. In addition, Sarah-Jane was always on hand to give us advice on routes and to share her knowledge of local facilities, attractions and places of interest. Both Sarah-Jane and Gerald have an obvious love of the Loire and leave no stone unturned to ensure that their guests make the most of their stay. We found the whole family (including Biscotte the cat!) to be great company and it felt more like staying with friends than renting a property. We will definitely return to La Bellevue in the future and would wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone looking to visit this area.
“Home from Home in the beautiful Loire Valley”
We cannot speak highly enough of this beautiful property. The welcome we received and the attention to detail within the property were outstanding. Every home comfort is there for you and the cleanliness of the property was excellent. On our first night we ordered the 'Découverte du Terroir' which was delicious and just what we needed after a long day travelling. We enjoyed sitting out in the evening watching the beautiful sunsets and admiring the lovely landscaped garden. Sarah Jane has certainly thought of every home comfort for her guests and is always more than willing to answer any questions you may have about the area. A wonderful experience. Thank you.
“Beautiful property, relaxing and charming hosts”
The gite is small but was beautiful, immaculate and well presented. It was perfect for a couple to enjoy a quiet time away from it all. Gérald and Jane, the owners, are very hospitable without being intrusive to privacy. The area is lovely and there's lots to explore. You do need a car, but everywhere is easy to get to and find. There wasn't anything we didn't like about the place. We would definitely recommend it and hope to return again ourselves.
“A memorable week”
We are a young couple with a four month only baby and can clearly say that we couldn't have selected a better place than 'La Grange d'Henri' to spend our easter break. We have found this gite as an exceptional accommodation on various levels, be it location, cleanliness comfort and overall environment. Complementing these factors were the gite's owners who have made our stay in the Loire Valley a truly memorable one, especially due to the personal care we've received. An important point that we'd recommend is for guests to make sure to visit Bistrot Les TonTons, owned by Gerald (owner of the Gite), a true wine expert that has taken great interest in explaining wine processes, with great patience. The Bistrot offers a genuine serene environment. We've received exceptional treatment at the Bistrot and a very warm welcome to our baby daughter. The food and wine was excellent, so much so that we have purchased wine to take home with us. We're very pleased to have selected 'La Grange d'Henri' as our first holiday destination as a family. We recommend this gite to anyone seeking peace of mind in terms of finding accommodation which accurately fits all its positive reviews and descriptions.
“Fantastic experience: beautiful location and homely, cosy accommodation”
The Grange d'Henri is wonderfully well set up, very comfortable with everything you need to be self sufficient. Sarah-Jane is a terrific host, always anticipating your needs and wants - shopping, site seeing, places to cycle, interesting eateries - but without ever being intrusive. We even had the loan of a very cuddly cat! The Grange is surrounded by vinyards, fields of sunflowers and peaceful villages, but with easy access to major routes to towns in the western Loire. We can't speak highly enough of this as a holiday location and a base for exploring this lovely part of France - Sarah-Jane and Gerald are fabulously thoughtful and great to know.
“A great place to unwind”
This is a great place to unwind, recharge your batteries and generally relax. Le Grange d’Henrie can be found in the heart of the Loire region with great access to all that the area has to offer, Saumur being the closet town of any size is just 15 mins away. Le Grange is clean, fresh and modern with is touch of style...... and very well appointed; particularly the cooking facilities and so if eating in is your preference then local ingredients can be found quite easily or the nearest supermarket which is only 5 mins away. Alternatively, if cooking on holiday is not your thing then you might want to eat in one of the many superb local restaurants, several of which are set alongside the Loire River itself and again only 15 mins away. The owners, who we have stayed with before in another of their Gites, strive to ensure you’ll enjoy your stay and cannot do enough to make that possible. If you like your wine then there is another good reason to come here as Gerald (the owner) is the man to speak to. If there is anything worth know about fine wines then I’d be very surprised if he didn’t know about it. Oh, and be sure to ask about the Bistrot Les Tontons………..definitely worth a visit!!
“A gem of a cottage in the beautiful Loire Valley”
We recently spent a wonderful and truly relaxing week at La Grange Henri. Sarah-Jane and Gerald, the owners of the cottage, could not have been more helpful or accommodating providing excellent insider tips on villages, markets and local spots to visit. We also had the pleasure of an afternoon "wine experience" with Gerald - highly recommended and the perfect start to our week! The cottage was beautifully equipped, clean and comfortable. For a couple that loves to cook, the kitchen was brilliant and we spent many wonderful evenings cooking and and then enjoying our meals on the lovely patio and soaking up the long evenings. The cottage is within easy reach of many beautiful villages, chateaux and towns well worth visiting. We took our own car and this is a must to fully enjoy the area. All in all it was a fantastic week away and we would highly recommend the cottage and excellent hospitality from Sarah-Jane and Gerald.
“La Bellevue is a little piece of heaven in the midst of the Loire Valley.”
We stayed a week in La Grange d'Henri as part of La Bellevue's self-catering/B&B and enjoyed every bit of our time there. Sara-Jane, proprietor and host, couldn't have been more helpful, outlining an itinerary of chateaus, restaurants, sweet villages to visit. We had rented a car (a must) and took advantage of all her recommendations, happy that we did. Husband Gerald gave us tips on wine and insights from one who is steeped in the life of the domain. Accommodations were clean, modern, and spacious for the two of us, a delightful blend of of old world and new. The patio was perfect for sunny breakfasts or dinners. We often brought back our own fresh groceries and bottles of wine, took lingering walks among the vineyards in the evenings, listened to the church bells, and enjoyed the company of Sarah Jane, husband Gerald, and children as schedule allowed. Who could ask for more?
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