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Gite for two in peaceful village btw Saumur & Chinon. Wine Tasting. Bfast/Supper

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 495 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Surrounded by vineyards and sunflower fields a warm welcome awaits you at our French-Anglo family home, La Bellevue, set in the pretty village of Pouançay, 10 mins from Montreuil-Bellay, ideally placed between Saumur and Chinon. Discover The Plantagenets, the famous châteaux and Loire attractions. Walking and cycle paths are in abundance, a boat ride along the Loire river is a delight, savor local cuisine and the diverse regional wines, also finding time to simply relax and enjoy the calm and peace of our village setting.

Short stays start from 2 nights. Experience a wine tasting with Gérald in our troglodyte caves. Breakfast and supper are available on request, and a moments walk from La Bellevue, our reputed village restaurant/bar the Trésor Belge offers ‘happy hour’ from 5pm to 7pm.

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The Barn, La Grange d’Henri

La Grange d’Henri is a self-catering gite for two, equipped and presented to a high standard to ensure home-from-home comfort. Electrically operated entrance gates into the grounds of La Bellevue ensure privacy and secure parking. Water and electricity are included.

Bedroom : light and spacious the bedroom benefits from a separate loo and shower room, standard double bed, wall hanging mirror, chest of drawers, bedside drawers, bedside lamp and a curtain enclosed space for hanging clothes and hiding suitcases.

Kitchen : equipped with a kettle, toaster, 4-ring induction hob, oven, fridge/freezer, cooking utensils, pots, pans, crockery, cutlery, glassware, tea-pot and coffee filter. For your arrival ‘gite essentials' await you incl. washing-up liquid, sponge, scratchy pad, bin liners, cling-film, aluminium foil, salt, pepper, olive oil and coffee filter papers.

Living Room : french sliding doors open into the living room from the terrace and features a 2-seater sofa, large armchair, table and chairs. Freely available WiFi access, interior/exterior, up-to-date dvd’s, dvd player, TV (French channels), reading books, board game/cards, walking routes, informative brochure, flyers for ideas of things to do 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.

Terrace : a super space for outside living, a sunny spot throughout the day until sun-set, furnished with metalwork garden table and chairs (incl. cushions), a charcoal bbq (Weber), 2x teak steamer chairs 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 at booking and returned 7 days after departure.

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.

A car is necessary.

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Wine Tastings with Gérald

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, a French wine professional and from an Angevin wine making family, Gérald will share inherent knowledge while introducing wines reflective of the regions diversity, explaining tasting techniques and more...

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Our village Pouançay

Just a quick walk from La Bellevue is the reputed restaurant Trésor Belge open for lunch, dinner and ‘happy hour’ between 5pm & 7pm (closed Mon & Tue). A scenic walk of 9km & 12km is mapped and starts in front of the Mairie passing by vines and troglodyte caves, while a leisurely potter to the Table d’Orientation, particularly spectacular at sun-set, gives an impressive 360° view of the surrounding region, highlighting châteaux and points of interest.

St Leger de Montbrillais

(2kms) neighbouring Pouançay is a great little village for pick-up’s, St Leger has a post office, hairdresser, boulangerie (closed Wed), and a highly reputed boucher much favored by ourselves, we highly recommend trying the rillettes d’oie, and be prepared to queue on a Sunday morning!

Montreuil-Bellay

(8kms) boasts a magnificent château whose impressive walls circle the town. Host to a weekly market and monthly Brocante (flea-market) there are a variety of brasseries and restaurants to choose from. Hire a kayak/canoe and spend time on the river, Le Thouet. Visit the château, take a tour and sample their wines. Picnic on a lovely grassed area shaded by trees at the edge of the river.

Saumur

(25kms) twined with Warwick, England and Verden, Germany. Stretching along the banks of the Loire river, its famous château sitting high above the town, Saumur is a delight to discover. A weekly market, monthly brocante, activities, exhibitions and wine festivals held throughout the year. Saumur is also home to the Cadre Noir, the National Equestrian School of the elite French Cavalry whose remarkable horsemanship can be seen at shows between April & October.

Things To Do

Discover fresh food markets, weekend brocantes (flea-markets), picture-postcard villages along the banks of the Loire river. Explore the gardens at Villandry, the exceptional Bioparc in Doué, take a boat ride along the Loire, sample local wines, discover The Plantagenets and visit the châteaux 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!

More Details

Property Manager
Sarah-Jane Beaumont
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
November 3, 2017

About Sarah-Jane Beaumont

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 (10yrs) and Constance (8yrs). Making our family '5' is Biscotte, our friendly rescue cat 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 wines.

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 Director d’Exploitation for two wineries; Château de Beauregard in Le Puy Notre-Dame and Château des Noyers, close to Martigné-Briand.

Sarah-Jane Beaumont purchased this barn in 2007

What makes this barn unique

Wine Tastings with Gérald

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, a French wine professional and from an Angevin wine making family, Gérald will share inherent knowledge while introducing wines reflective of the regions diversity, explaining tasting techniques and more...

Amenities

Pouançay Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • 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
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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Gite for two in peaceful village btw Saumur & Chinon. Wine Tasting. Bfast/Supper
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
5

Lovely spot and charming hosts

  • 5 of 5

We loved the place and its location. And our hosts could not have been more helpful, so thank you Sarah-Jane. Extremely handy spot to visit Saumur (including Cadre noir) and Chinon but at the same time off the beaten track and restful. Excellent.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

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: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfection!!!

  • 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: June 2017
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5

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: June 2017
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Wonderful

  • 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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5

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: September 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
77 Kilometres
Angers-Marcé
Nearest Ferry
272 Kilometres
Saint-Malo
Nearest Golf
14 Kilometres
Roiffé
Nearest Train
27 Kilometres
Saumur
Nearest Motorway
33 Kilometres
Saumur
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Pouançay (Trésor Belge)
Nearest Beach
22 Kilometres
Candes St Martin (river side beach)
Car: necessary

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THE AREA :

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.

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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 !

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $199.57
Stay tax $0.93 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 10 years.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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