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Self-catering cottage for two in pretty village setting between Saumur & Chinon

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

Description

Pouançay Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 2, 1 bedroom, 1 shower room

BRIEF OVERVIEW

Annie's is a cosy self-catering holiday cottage for couples set within the private and peaceful grounds of our French-Anglo family home, La Bellevue. Beautifully presented, prepared and equipped to a high standard, Annie’s features include the characteristic tuffeau stone walls, wooden beams and terracotta floor tiles.

A countryside scene of sunflower fields and vineyards, enjoy the calm and tranquillity our village setting has to offer. Close to the market town of Montreuil-Bellay and favourably positioned between Saumur and Chinon, amenities, local markets and discovery of the Loire Valley’s rich history, majestic châteaux, scrummy cuisine and wines are all easily accessible.

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ABOUT ANNIE’S HOUSE

The cottage comprises of a light/airy double bedroom from which a wooden staircase* leads down into a spacious living room. Off-set is the kitchen, adjoined by a generous sized shower room. Fully furnished for outside living, Annie’s courtyard is attractively decorated with large potted shrubs and Pierre de Ronsard roses.

* NOT suitable for those with impaired mobility or knee conditions.

Breakfast and supper available upon request.

Water & electricity are included.

Electrically operated entrance gates ensure privacy and secure parking.

THE BEDROOM :

Light and airy the bedroom is furnished with an attractive chair, full length mirror, chest of drawers and clothes rail with wooden hangers. The standard double bed has a mattress protector, 4x pillows/pillowcase protectors, and a duvet. Bedside tables and lamps are either side of the bed.

THE LIVING ROOM :

The entrance doors lead into Annie’s living room which is furnished with a 2-seater sofa, armchair and coffee table. WiFi access is freely available. 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.

THE KITCHEN :

Includes a high bistro style table & chairs, and is equipped with a kettle, toaster, 4-ring induction hob, oven, fridge, microwave, cooking utensils, pots and pans, crockery, cutlery and glassware. The cottage is supplied with: washing-up liquid, sponge and scratchy pad, bin liners, cling-film, aluminium foil, salt & pepper, olive oil.

LOO & SHOWER ROOM :

Floor level leading from the kitchen, the shower room is generous in size, decorated in blue and white tiling and supplied with a hairdryer, floor mat, shower curtain and loo rolls.

THE COURTYARD :

A lovely sun trap and space for outside living while being serenaded by birdsong. The courtyard is furnished with metalwork garden table & chairs (incl. cushions), a wooden bench, a bbq (charcoal), 2x teak steamer chairs for relaxing in, and a parasol which can be set at an angle.

Optional Hire of quality bedroom/household linen, and Egyptian cotton towels (2x face clothes, 2x guest towels & 2x bath sheets) for 40€ payable upon departure.

Check in : 17h00 onwards

Check out : by 09h00

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

Damage Deposit : 150€ payable on arrival and returned the morning of departure.

A car is necessary.

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More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Sarah-Jane Beaumont
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2016

About Sarah-Jane Beaumont

A holiday to the Loire Valley didn't see me return! Today I am Mme Beaumont, wife to Gérald, a bilingual French wine professional, and Mum to our two gorgeous children, Augustin (9yrs) and Constance (7yrs). 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 pretty village setting, discovering the regions rich history, natural beauty, regional cuisine and diverse wines.

Sarah-Jane Beaumont purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Sarah-Jane Beaumont chose Vienne

A countryside scene of sunflower fields and vineyards, enjoy the calm and tranquillity our village setting has to offer. Close to the market town of Montreuil-Bellay and favourably positioned between Saumur and Chinon, amenities, local markets and discovery of the Loire Valley’s rich history, majestic châteaux, scrummy cuisine and wines are all easily accessible.

What makes this cottage unique

Breakfast and supper are available on request.

In 2011, Gérald and I opened Bistrot Les Tontons, our wine bar/bistrot set in the heart of Saumur. We’d be delighted to welcome you to our cosy establishment, were we serve simple, seasonal bistrot fare freshly prepared on a daily basis by our chef, Bruno, alongside organic wines, sourced by Gérald, from small niche producers, locally and from across France.

For past client reviews, please visit Bistrot Les Tontons, Saumur on TripAdvisor.

Guestbook comments from the manager

From the photos and description, we thought that this cottage would be good. But, it was great ! ! The location is a little out of the way, but the positives from that are that it is central to numerous other towns and attractions, it is quiet, and the village is charming. Sarah and Gerald were perfect hosts, offering anything if needed. Try to visit the hosts' business in Samur if possible, to see Gerald in his element. We enjoyed our stay so much; it was worth more than a 5 ! !
Jul 2016
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Self-catering cottage for two in pretty village setting between Saumur & Chinon
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

Wonderful accommodation in delightful spot

  • 5 of 5

This is our third stay at this delightful gite and we are already looking forward to our next visit, hopefully next year.

The gite itself is immaculate and very well equipped with a charming French atmosphere. There is a private outdoor area with beautiful flowers. It is situated in a small hamlet surrounded by fields and has vineyards very close by. Sarah-Jane and Gerald are extremely helpful and friendly and not in any way intrusive.

The gite is close to the main road which takes you to the nearest town with great ease. It really is a wonderful experience to spend the week here.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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A hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Annie's House and it did not disappoint. Once again we were made very welcome by Sarah-Jane and indeed the whole family. The house and gardens are immaculate and testimony to Sarah-Jane's attention to detail. We had a wonderful bottle of red wine, chosen for us by Gerald, and a very tasty platter of charcuterie and cheeses on our first evening, a great indulgent way to start our holiday. This was supposed to be followed by Tarte au Citron, but we were too full and so postponed the enjoyment of this to the next day. Once again these did not disappoint.

We enjoyed time relaxing in the garden making use of the outdoor furniture and the peace of the pretty quintessentially French village. We also set off exploring the environs on foot and made use of the small rural unmade roads, visiting Berrie and the disused windmill which is a view point. This holiday saw visits to the chateau at Breze, an amazing partly subterranean world, the tapestry of the apocalypse at Angers, which is breath taking for anyone who sews, and the gardens at Villandry. I would strongly recommend all of these.

We once again visited the Bistrot les Tontons, run by Gerald, and had a lovely meal in an intimate environment with locally sourced high quality food. You need to arrive feeling hungry and will leave feeling soporific and replete.

We will certainly be visiting for a third time and hopefully many more. This is really our home from home in France.

Thank you.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Delightful stay in Annie's House, excellent accommodation and wonderful owners.ab

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to explore some of the Loire area and were attracted by the photos and information to book a week at Annie's House. The response and information from Sarah- Jane Beaumont was excellent with information about the cottage and the surrounding area, clear directions as how to find the accommodation and a willingness to answer any questions that we might want to ask about our booking. We were warmly welcomed by Sarah- Jane who spent time showing us around the property and explaining all the details of the contents. The cottage is beautifully decorated and organised and had everything that we needed for a comfortable stay, including very good equipment for cooking our own meals. The whole place was immaculate, clean and tidy. There is a pleasant sitting room with comfy sofa and chair and enough DVDs to last more than a week, a well organised kitchen and dining area and an excellent bathroom, all on the ground floor. The WiFi was good too with a strong signal. Upstairs there is a spacious bedroom. Outside there is a lovely, sunny area for sitting which is separated from the owners' garden. In this way, we had the best of two worlds with access to the owner, should we need help, but privacy for all the time we needed.

The location was good too. Set in the country the village has no shop but it is only a few minutes drive to the next village where, on a Sunday, we found a good bakers and butchers open. Not far away is Montreuil-Bellay, an attractive town where there is a super- market, a good food market on a Tuesday, interesting chateau and a few restaurants. From the cottage we were able to visit some of the interesting places in the Loire. One high-light was a visit to Saumur which is a pleasant town with an excellent market on a Saturday. The chateau there is being renovated so that, unfortunately, was closed. A high-light of the whole time, however, was lunch at the Bistrot, Les Tonton, owned by Sarah-Jane and her husband, Gerald. In true bistrot style, the food was fresh, well cooked and beautifully presented. We were so well looked after by Gerald and his team.

I was sad to leave as we had enjoyed our stay and our meeting with the whole family.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Peaceful and relaxing time

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this lovely gite before it remains on our list of favourite places to stay in the Loire. The gite is very well equipped, clean and tidy and in a lovely peaceful location surrounded by fields and vines, but not too far from anything that the Loire has to offer in terms of attractions. The owners Sara-Jane and Gerald are wonderful hosts and they can be relied on to point you in the right direction if you are not familiar with the area and need some ideas on what do or where to eat. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Beautiful gite and location 10 out of 10

  • 5 of 5

We have visited this gité six times now and will return again next year. I can't rate it high enough. The owners Gérald and Sarah-Jane are lovely hosts and absolutely nothing is too much for them. They are a lovely Anglo/French family with two great kids and a gorgeous cat. The gité has everything you could possibly need, it's always immaculate and very well equipped - great for self-catering. It's a quiet village location surrounded by vines and fields. There is plenty of walking, cycling, numerous markets and brocants, pretty villages and towns in the area to visit. We would definitely recommend this gité.

Susan, London

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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An idyllic, peaceful, homely stay

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful property and the owners are fantastic. They are discretely helpful and extremely welcoming. The property is beautifully clean and the evening food platter was wonderful, especially the Tarte au Citron pas comme les autres. Breakfast was beautifully presented and very tasty. Sarah is an owner who goes the extra mile. The owners also have a bistro in Saumur which is well worth a visit. It provides a compact menu with fresh local ingredients and a very leisurely paced meal which is ideal for relaxing and enjoying a slower pace of life whilst on holiday- we were made to feel very welcome. The food was amazing and so we visited twice!

We found plenty to do around and about and lots of ideas are provided by Sarah. We visited the Cadre Noir- the French equivalent of the Spanish riding school. This is worth looking up on the internet and pre-booking tickets.

I wouldn't only highly recommend it to friends and family we will be returning and we can't wait!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gérald and I would like to thank you so much for your exceptionally kind words and for taking the time to post a review. We are greatly touched and wish to thank you for entrusting us, the cottage and the bistrot. We are looking forward to your return, including Biscotte, and having another super week in your company. Take great care, Sarah-Jane & Gérald
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Map

Nearest Airport
77 Kilometres
Angers
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 :

ST LEGER DE MONTBRILLAIS (2kms) : a country lane takes you though a sleepy hamlet, past troglodyte caves and through the vines and 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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BISTROT LES TONTONS, Place Saint Pierre, Saumur :

Set in the heart of Saumur is our cosy bistrot, where we serve simple bistrot fare, freshly prepared on a daily basis, (think homecooked nosh), alongside quality organic wines sourced by Gerald from niche producers, locally and from across France.

For past client reviews please visit Bistrot Les Tontons, Saumur on TripAdvisor.

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Rates & Availability

Pouançay Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$86
$441
 
 
Early Summer
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$95
$504
 
 
Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$107
$567
 
 
Late Summer
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$95
$504
 
 
Season's End
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$86
$441
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$86
$441
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $126
Stay tax £1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 10 years.

The Stay Tax and Security Deposit have been quoted in £ Sterling for the purpose of giving an approximate sum.
Payment of the Stay Tax and Security Deposit is requested in €uros :
~ 150€ Security Deposit payable upon arrival and returned on the morning of departure
~ 0,70cts per person, per night ex. 9,80€ 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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Amenities

Pouançay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 49 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Loo & Shower Room : floor level leading from the kitchen, the shower room is generous in size, decorated in blue and white tiling. Supplied is a hairdryer, floor mat, shower curtain and loo rolls. Optional Hire of quality bedroom/household linen and Egyptian cotton towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • The Bedroom : light and airy the bedroom is furnished with an attractive chair, full length mirror, chest of drawers and clothes rail with wooden hangers. The standard double size bed has a mattress protector, 4x pillows/pillowcase protectors, and a duvet. Bedside tables and lamps are either side of the bed. Optional Hire of quality bedroom/household linen and Egyptian cotton towels.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • 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
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
Notes:
TERMS & CONDITIONS : ~ As a cautionary measure against any damage & breakages to Annie’s House 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. ~ Annie's House and its inventoried equipment have been left to a high standard of cleanliness and presentation, should Annie's House and its equipment not be left to an equivalent standard at departure, we regret to inform you a cleaning charge of 50€ 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. ~ Smoking is not permitted. ~ Annie's House is not suitable for babies or children. ~ We do not accept pets.

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