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Peaceful village surrounded by vineyards & sunflower fields btw Saumur & Chinon

Bedrooms 1
Space 495 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 2, 1 bedroom, 1 shower room (ensuite)

A warm welcome awaits at our French-Anglo family home, La Bellevue set in the peaceful village of Pouançay. Surrounded by vineyards, sunflower fields and close to the château town of Montreuil-Bellay there is much to discover including the regions wines and cuisine! Enjoy a Wine Tasting Tutorial with Gérald (bilingual wine professional) hosted in our troglodyte caves, and if you don’t fancy cooking, opt for supper freshly prepared from local produce, and/or breakfast, a basketful of goodies delivered to your front door at an hour to suit you.


About La Grange d’Henri :

Henri is a beautifully presented self-catering holiday gite for two. Equipped to a high standard Henri’s interior blends a modern/traditional look, featuring tuffeau stone walls, wooden beams and ardoise flooring. Comprising of a light/spacious bedroom with off-set loo and shower rooms, a wide staircase leads into the combined kitchen/living area which looks out and opens on to, through sliding French doors, a fully furnished decked terrace attractively decorated with large potted shrubs.

Electrically operated entrance gates ensure privacy and secure parking.


Further Details :

The Bedroom : has a separate loo and shower room. Light and spacious the bedroom (standard size bed) is furnished with a large wall hanging mirror, a chest of drawers, mini-chest of drawers and bedside lamp, an attractive boulangère acts as a clothes rail with wooden hangers and additional storage space.

The Kitchen : looks out on to the terrace and is equipped with a kettle, toaster, 4-ring induction hob, oven, fridge/freezer, cooking utensils, pots and pans, crockery, cutlery and glassware. Henri is supplied with ‘gite essentials’ inc. washing up liquid, sponge, scratchy pad, bin liners, cling-film, aluminium foil, salt & pepper, olive oil. If you enjoy cooking Henri’s kitchen is for you!

The Living Room : french sliding doors (Henri’s entrance), open into the living room and on to the terrace and is furnished with a 2-seater sofa, armchair, standard height dining table and chairs. WiFi access is freely available, and for leisure there are up-to-date dvd’s, a dvd player, TV (French channels), reading books, board games, walk & cycle routes, a brochure and flyers for ideas of things to do, places to visit and sights to see.

Loo & Shower Room : separate and set-off the bedroom. The shower room is supplied with a hairdryer and floor mat and the loo, with loo rolls.

The Terrace : a lovely sun trap and space for outside living, the terrace is fully furnished with metalwork garden table & chairs (incl. cushions), a charcoal bbq (Weber), 2x teak steamer chairs for relaxing in, and a parasol which can be set at an angle.

Check in : 17h00 onwards

Check out : by 09h00

Taxe de Séjour, 0,80cts per person, per night, payable upon departure

Damage Deposit : taken and held by Owners Direct when booking

Optional hire of quality bedroom/household linen, and Egyptian cotton towels (2x face clothes, 2x guest towels & 2x bath sheets) for 45€ is available and payable upon departure.

Arrival to La Bellevue is on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.

A car is necessary.


More Details

Property Manager
Sarah-Jane Beaumont
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
September 2, 2017

About Sarah-Jane Beaumont

As my Grandma (Annie) used to say “stranger things happen at sea”!

A visit to the Loire Valley in 2006 didn't see me return. Today I'm Mme Beaumont, wife to Gérald, a bilingual French wine professional, and Mum to our two gorgeous children, Augustin (9yrs) and Constance (7yrs), who is a wonderful little teacher if you wish to brush up on your French. Making our family '5' is our friendly rescue cat, Biscotte who you'll find sleeping amongst the flower beds.

We warmly welcome you to our family home where we hope you will enjoy the peace of our village setting, the regions rich history and attractions, local cuisine and diverse range of wines.

Sarah-Jane Beaumont purchased this barn in 2007

Why Sarah-Jane Beaumont chose Vienne

The Village of Pouançay and La Bellevue :

A moments walk from La Bellevue is the reputed seafood restaurant the Trésor Belge. Serving lunch and dinner, also popular is their 'happy hour' where Belguim beers can be enjoyed in their pretty garden (closed Mon & Tue).

Our peaceful village is a countryside setting of sunflower fields an vineyards. Choosing to relax at the cottage, stroll along vineyard pathways, cycle passing-by sleepy hamlets... being close to the market town of Montreuil-Bellay, half-way between Saumur and Chinon, local amenities, food markets, flea-markets and discovery of the Loires rich history, majestic châteaux and attractions are all easily accessible.


Wine Tastings with Gérald, a bilingual wine professional :

Discover the wines from the Loire Valley with Gérald during a fun and light-hearted wine tasting tutorial in our, once dwellings, troglodyte caves. Bilingual, French and a wine professional from an Angevin wine making family, Gérald will share inherent knowledge while introducing wines reflective of the regions diversity, explaining the tasting technique and the secrets hidden within a French wine label, and more...


Pouançay Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 495 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM / Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Loo & Shower Room : separate and set-off the bedroom. The shower room is supplied with a hairdryer and floor mat. The loo, with loo rolls. Optional hire of Egyptian cotton towels is available.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • The Bedroom : off-set is a seperate loo and shower room. Light and spacious the bedroom is furnished with a large wall hanging mirror, a chest of drawers, mini-chest of drawers and bedside lamp, an attractive boulangère doubles as a clothes rail with wooden hangers and additional storage space. The standard double bed has a mattress protector, 4x pillows/pillowcase protectors, and a duvet. Optional hire of bedroom/household linen is available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
TERMS & CONDITIONS : ~ As a cautionary measure against any damage & breakages to La Grange d'Henri items a retainer of 150€ is required on arrival. The retainer is refundable after an inspection and the keys returned on the morning of departure. ~ Taxe de Séjour, 0,80cts per person, per night is payable prior to departure. ~ La Grange d'Henri and its inventoried equipment have been left to a high standard of cleanliness and presentation, should La Grange d'Henri and its equipment not be left to an equivalent standard at departure, we regret to inform you a cleaning charge of 60€ will be incurred. ~ Arrival is from 17h00 onwards. ~ Departure is by 09h00. ~ During a 2 week reservation a freshen up clean of the cottage will be undertaken and all bedroom, bathroom and household linen will be replaced, if hired. ~ La Grange d'Henri is not suitable for babies or children. ~ We regret no pets are allowed. ~ Smoking is not permitted.


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Peaceful village surrounded by vineyards & sunflower fields btw Saumur & Chinon
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Our love affair with Le Grange d’Henri continues.

  • 5 of 5

Our love affair with Le Grange d’Henri continues. This great little Gite is in a very quiet location, which is a perfect retreat for us as a couple to forget daily life, to relax and to recharge our batteries. Nonetheless if you feel the urge a short drive will take you to many of the best attractions the Loire has to offer. If this is what you like then it’ll be perfect for you too.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have firmly established a holiday at La Bellevue in our annual calendar, and every year it seems to get better. Both gites are immaculately presented, spotlessly clean and very well equipped, with as much privacy as you want. The location is perfect - quiet and peaceful with stunning views yet close enough to everything that the Loire Valley has to offer.

What really sets this holiday apart from any other is the welcome from Sarah-Jane, Gerald and their whole family. They give 100% of themselves to ensure that their guests make the most of their stay. Their love of the region is unquestionable, and their passion can't fail to rub off on anyone who visits. The fact that they have so many repeat visitors is testament to the effort that they put in.

Highly recommended during any stay is the wine tasting tutorial with Gerald. He is passionate and incredibly knowledgeable and loves to share that with the guests in the troglodyte caves at La Bellevue. The sessions are hugely informative and enjoyable without the pressure to buy that you find in commercial degustations.

We would recommend a stay at La Bellevue without hesitation, and every year it is with a heavy heart that we drive away (our car laden with a few cases of wine recommended by Gerald!), but with a wealth of happy memories and the knowledge that we'll be back again next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful very well equipped gite in the Loire

  • 5 of 5

A delightful gite in an excellent location. Perfect for exploring and relaxing. The property was in superb condition with everything one needed. The hosts were wonderful and enhanced our enjoyment of our stay.

We would certainly recommend this property

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at La Grange d'Henri in fact it was our second stay there.

The gite was just as well equipped (toilet paper, washing up liquid, DVD', etc) as we remembered and spotlessly clean.

Sarah-Jane and Gerald were as welcoming and friendly as you could hope for and more than helpful when we had car trouble even going with my husband to the garage to help with the language barrier.

Do we have any complaints- no.

Would we stay again - yes.

If you want a clean well equipped gite with helpful friendly and bilingual owners south of the Loire then look no further than La Grange d'Henri.

They also have a second gite called Annie's House so also you might want to consider that one also.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Delightful gite in Pouancay

  • 5 of 5

'Henri' (as he is known) is a clean, comfortable and well-equipped gite in the grounds of the owners' beautiful home in Pouencay. Owners Sarah-Jane and Gerald are outstandingly welcoming and helpful, and many of their guests have returned several times: we have stayed there twice, because we felt it is a special place and wanted to return for another visit. The historic town of Montreuil-Bellay is close by, with all necessary amenities and a very nice little restaurant. Saumur with its fine chateau is within easy reach, as are a number of other Loire chateaux and the historic cities of Angers and Tours. Unhesitatingly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Perfection personified

  • 5 of 5

This property is comfortable,immaculate and very well appointed. It lived up to all descriptions and photos. Sarah and Gerald provide excellent customer service and they are very knowledgable about the area. We would definitely recommend this property to others. There are lovely old towns to explore, chateaux to visit ,we especially enjoyed the Abbey at Fontevrau which is only a few miles from Pouancay .

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
77 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
272 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
14 Kilometres
Nearest Train
27 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
33 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Pouançay (Trésor Belge)
Nearest Beach
22 Kilometres
Candes St Martin (river side beach)
Car: necessary



POUANCAY : Within our pretty village, and a convenient moments walk from La Bellevue, is the reputed seafood restaurant, the Trésor Belge. Serving lunch and dinner, also popular is their 'happy hour' where Belguim beers (en pression) can be enjoyed sat in their pretty garden. The restaurant is closed Monday & Tuesday.

ST LEGER DE MONTBRILLAIS (2kms) : a country lane takes you past troglodyte caves, vineyards, sunflower fields before arriving to St Leger de Montbrillais. The village has a post office, baker (closed Wednesday and ask for the baguette named 'la tradition'). A highly reputed butcher much favoured by ourselves (try the rillettes d’oie and be prepared to queue on a Sunday morning!), alongside a little tabac (bar).

MONTREUIL-BELLAY (8kms) : the pretty medieval town of Montreuil-Bellay boasts a magnificent fairy tale Château whose impressive wall encloses the town centre today. An abundance of flower blooms throughout spring to the early months of winter, Montreuil-Bellay is a pretty town to discover. Host to a weekly market and a monthly Brocante (flea-market) there are a number of interesting restaurants to discover, the Château to visit and a lovely picnic area, shaded by trees, set along the edge of the river Thouet which flows through the town… while eating your baguettes the ducks will pay you a visit hoping for some crumbs!

SAUMUR (25kms) : twined with Warwick, England and Verden, Germany. The historical town of Saumur is set along the banks of the Loire river. Host to a fabulous Saturday market Saumur is also home to the famous Cadre Noir, the National Equestrian School of the elite French Cavalry, whose remarkable horsemanship can been seen at shows between April & October. Activities, exhibitions and wine festivals are scheduled throughout the year in Saumur and in July 2016, the 4th day of the Tour de France will be departing from Saumur! Saumur’s a worthy visit, if not only to see the Cadre Noir and the impressive Château, which has been lovingly restored, but to also enjoy the beauty of this stunning river side town in the heart of the Loire Valley, France.


PLACES TO VISIT locally and around : discover local fresh food markets. Weekend brocantes (flea-markets), and the stunning villages and towns set along the edge of the Loire river. Explore too, an exceptional Bioparc in Doué la Fontaine. Hire a kayak/canoe or take a river boat ride along the Loire river from Chinon and Saumur. Visit spectacular rose gardens en route to Cholet or potter around the historical Châteaux dominated towns of Amboise, Angers, Azay le Rideau, Brézé, Brissac-Quincé, Candes St. Martin, Chenonceau, Chinon, Fontevraud l'Abbaye, Langeais, Loches, Montsoreau, Montreuil-Bellay, Saumur, Richelieu, Tours, Ussé, Villandry - all of which make a fabulous day out !



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $202.57

The Taxe de Séjour (Stay Tax) has been quoted in £ Sterling for the purpose of giving an approximate sum in €uros, payment of the Taxe de Séjour (Stay Tax) is in €uros only ~ 0,80cts per person, per night ex. 11,20€ for a 7 night stay, payable prior to departure

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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