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Arcanum du Bellay, located mid Saumur vineyards, Loire Valley

Bedrooms 3
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Located in the heart of Anjou, close to the historic center of Monteuil-Bellay, Nathalie Houdelinckx welcomes you in a beautiful house of the sixteenth and seventeenth century.

This house is ideally located in Montreuil-Bellay, on the banks of Thouet, appearing in Label of the "most beautiful villages in France".

The suite 'Romance' has 2 twin beds of 1.60 and 1.80 m. The room Esperance is equipped with a large bed of 1.80 m and a single bed of 0.80 mx 1.80 m. The room 'Providence' has 2 separate beds which can be joined to form a double bed of 1.60 m. All have bathroom and toilet facilities.

A cot is available free of charge for children under 2 years.

Possibility of sleeping for 10 people.

Breakfast is fully home and compounds of breads, buns, jams, fresh fruit juices, waffles Flemish, madeleines, and many other surprises.

All rooms are non smoking.

We regret we can not accept pets.

Free public parking house opposite, large garden, troglodyte caves, private heated pool, free wifi.

Open all year.

More Details

Nathalie Houdelinckx
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 10, 2018


Montreuil-Bellay Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , combination tub/shower
    - toilet , combination tub/shower
    - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathrooms are equipped with hair dryers.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • - 2 queen
    - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Arcanum du Bellay, located mid Saumur vineyards, Loire Valley
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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The best guesthouse we have stayed so far

  • 5 of 5

This guesthouse is a unique and fascinating place to spend a family holiday. We have stayed previously in several other places found with Homeaway, and this is by far the most satisfying experience of all. The house is tastefully decorated by the owner and it combines old with new in such a good way that it melts culture with comfortability. It also provides wonderful facilities for children, and the pool is absolutely a bonus for ending a hot summer day in France. Above all, the warm hospitality provided by the owner is unforgettable. This is defintely a place my family wish to visit and stay again in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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This place has style!

  • 5 of 5

Really gorgeous Chambre d'Hote. Especially suitable for couples. The breakfast is truly extraordinary and outstanding. No prefab. All freshly made. Marvelous jams, always freshly baked bread and usually a sweet surprise like cake, crumble or warm madeleines.

The room is very nicely decorated. Natalie clearly has taste. Everything in the room makes sense. Nothing seems out of place. Beds are very comfi and good shower.

Pool and harden is lovely. During the week we stayed, Natalie clearly went out of her way to make us feel comfortable.

Hard to think of any cons. The only thing is that I would recommend it more for couples or families with older children. With young children you may feel a bit awkward if they are not really well behaved. Feels like a place where you should dress in style, eat in style, and behave in style to fully enjoy the experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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A little paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in Nathalie's piece of paradise. We were welcomed in her garden with abundantly blooming flowers, had a good swim in the pool, had 2 spacious rooms en enjoyed a delicious breakfast every morning. Nathalie even makes her own yoghurt (and did you ever tast rosemary ice-cream?). So what more can we say, but: you should try it yourself!

Arja and Paul from Holland

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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C'est l'ADRESSE pour les bons vivants !!!

  • 5 of 5

Amateurs de bons produits, de bonne nourriture et de bons vins ne passez pas votre chemin !!!

Cette maison d'hôte saura répondre à toutes vos attentes.

L'accueil y est très chaleureux et les chambres très confortables.

Rares sont les endroits où il est possible d'y déguster un pareil petit déjeuner. Quoi qu'on en dise le "FAIT MAISON" ça change tout. Pour preuve, la photo qui a été prise de la table, est tout à fait fidèle à la réalité. Il ne manque que la brioche perdue.

Outre la maison, il y a de nombres activités annexes. Je vous recommande notamment le zoo de Doué la Fontaine. Mais également les vignobles du coin.

Cerise sur le gâteau, la piscine chauffée dans un jardin au calme. Idéal pour une sieste au soleil.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Good example of hospitality

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I arrived here for a short stay of 3 nights to bike in the environment. We got a very warm welcome by the owner Nathalie. She has 2 nice rooms at this beautiful village. She gave us some good advises on what to see, where to eat and what wines are preferable etc. The room was spatious with very good beds so we had excellent sleep. Memorable nice breakfast with lot of home made and organic/biological food (don't know the exact difference but it was good!).

Also one evening she cooked a table dhotes for us with good choice of wine.

We enjoyed her swimming pool very much after a long biking tour in the area.

An address to remember as this as well a good starting point for a Loire area holiday as a good intermediate stay when traveling to Bordeaux or Portugal.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Week end idyllique

  • 5 of 5

Très belle chambre d'hôtes, belle réhabilitation avec décoration fraîche et raffinée, jardin reposant et très agréable pour une coupure avec le quotidien.

Accueil effectivement très chaleureux et un petit déjeuner incroyable : brioche, pain, madeleines, financiers et yaourts tout "maison". Rien que pour ça, à tester absolument!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Ménage $23.22
Taxe de séjour $ 0.87 per person per night
Stay tax $0.87 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Le tarif est établi par nuitée, 2 nuitées minimum.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.