My wife and I truly enjoyed our stay in Berthenay and Une Maison, Un Jardin. Marie was a wonderful hostess. She welcomed us warmly and gave us excellent advice on where to go, what to see and where to eat. Our baggage did not arrive until five days after we did and Marie was very thoughtful about lending us clothing and giving shopping advice. The gite is very nice, quite large and was outfitted well. The area is beautiful and we enjoyed bicycle rides almost every day. There are plenty of interesting things to do within comfortable driving distance - castles, quaint towns, vineyards, natural beauty and nice cafes/restaurants. We were fortunate with the weather - it did not rain once in nearly two weeks - so we would recommend going in September if you can.