As beautiful as the advertising pictures were, the house was even better. It is truly a special place.
The farmhouse itself is both "grand" and comfortable. The rooms are generous and airy and have wonderful views in all directions. We particularly loved the small oval window views from the second floor. Just like a Fragonard painting!
The potager was a lovely surprise for us. We were able to make many lovely meals from the fresh hen's eggs and just-picked vegetables. Sweet peas and fragrant roses were a bonus.
The caretaker David is a gem. He could not have been more welcoming and helpful. He suggested really terrific day-trips and gave us great restaurant and winery suggestions. As non-French speakers, it was a particular help to have him available for questions.
We loved the area. The property itself is incredibly private and peaceful, but it is also close to the vineyards and sights of the Loire Valley. A great home base for visiting the region.
The only constructive criticism we have is regarding the kitchen set-up. Storage of dishes and glassware is not terrific, particularly for tall people. We had to get on our hands and knees to get access to china and bowls. A few hanging cabinets or open shelves would solve that problem. The oven is also in an awkward location.
Also, I might suggest a better dining table outside. The plastic table and chairs don't really fit the grand setting.
These were small things, though. We will highly recommend the property and will gladly tell our friends about it.
We had an amazing stay. Thank you!!