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Gite | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car essential
  • Nearest beach 20km

-- Open All Year -- Short Stays (min. 3 nights) -- Long-Lets (1+ months) -- Loire Valley Wine Tours -- French Lessons (from beginner to advanced levels) --

Annie's House is a quaint and independent cottage set in 'un village de charme' close to the Château dominated market town of Montreuil-Bellay. Beautifully presented and equipped to a high standard, exposed tuffeau stone walls, terracotta floor tiles and wooden ceiling beams throughout the cottage further add to her charm.

The first floor comprises of a light and airy double bedroom from which a wooden staircase** leads to the ground floor. Leading off the living room is the kitchen and bistrot area, which are adjoined by a generous sized shower room.

Outside living comprises of an open courtyard lined with the regions stunning Pierre de Ronsard roses and a terraced private garden which looks out across la-belle-vue. Both areas are furnished with table and chairs and offer fabulous spots for outside living and the serenade of birdsong. Annie's House has her own bbq for your use during your stay.

**Please note Annie's House staircase is not suitable for those with impaired mobility and knee conditions.


WINE TOURS & TASTINGS : Loire Valley Uncorked - awarded a Certificate of Excellence 2011, 2012 & 2013 by TripAdvisor

"How is wine made"? "How can I learn to taste wine"? "Why do I like this wine but not that wine"? "Is it possible to meet a vigneron"? "What does a French wine label tell me"? "How do I recognise a wine for laying down"? Questions you may have asked yourself?

From a Loire Valley wine-making family a private Loire wine tour & tasting with Gérald, a bilingual French wine professional, answers questions and takes you on a unique journey into a wine-makers world. Revealing local history and family tradition Gérald's inherent knowledge and passion for his lifetime's work ensures an unparallelled insight and introduction to the Loire Valley's diverse range of elegant wines.

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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.


PLACES TO EAT : Bistrot Les Tontons, Place Saint Pierre, Saumur

Set in the heart of Saumur : serves simple, but not simplistic, uncomplicated bistrot fare, think homecooked nosh, freshly prepared on a daily basis. The menu changes daily and the cuisine is served alongside niche quality wines sourced from local Val de Loire producers and from across France.

TripAdvisor Reviews :

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Riverside Beaches 20 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Angers (also Tours & Poitiers) 75 km, Nearest railway: Saumur 25 km
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

* Wi-Fi access available inside & outside 'Annie's House'

Further details outdoors

* Electrically operated entrance gates ensuring privacy and secure parking

* Troglodyte Caves: once dwellings and home our wine press & four au pain (bread oven)

* Storage is available for bikes

Further details

* 'Annie's House' is supplied with quality bed and household linen and bathroom towels

* Available - fresh salad vegetables organically grown in le potager, (season dependent)

* Available - fresh chicken eggs (organic & free range)

* Available - laundry & pressing service upon resquest

The Loire Valley region


The word 'château' belongs to the Loire Valley, its very mention inspires images of grand extravagant castles, exquisite gardens and vast moats. It encapsulates the intrigue of French history and a romantic vision of France.

From the 15th to the 18th centuries the Loire was the playground of Kings, Princes, Dukes and Nobles their family fortunes and the wealth of France turned it into a vast neighbourhood of lavish châteaux. Rich and concentrated in architectural treasures Unesco named the entire region a World Heritage Site in 2000.

The Renaissance architecture and earlier defensive fortresses glimpsed at Angers, Chinon and Loche are stunning and numerous other châteaux big and small can be found throughout the Loire.



Twined with Warwick, England and Verden, Germany the historical town of Saumur is set along the banks of the Loire river. Hosting a fabulous Satruday morning market Saumur is also home to the famous Cadre Noir, the National Equestrian School of the elite French Cavalry, the remarkable horsemanship of the Cavalry and their beautiful horses can been seen between April & October are regularly held shows.

With many activities, exhibitions and wine festivals scheduled throughout the year Saumur is 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.


Dominating the pretty medieval town of Montreuil-Bellay is its magnificent fairy tale Château whose impressive great wall still encloses the town centre to this day. An abundance of flower blooms throughout spring to the cooling 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 lunch & dine at, 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, whilst eating your baguettes the resident ducks will pay you a visit hoping for some crumbs.

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Review 1-10 of 22

14 Jan 2014


"Beautiful, cosy cottage in a great location, and what wonderful hosts!"

We couldn't have been made to feel more welcome by Sarah-Jane and Gerald. They got the balance just right between offering us tips and advice, and giving us space to explore and get on with our h… More

2 Nov 2013


"A true experience of rural French living"

Our 4th year at La Bellevue and we are still enchanted by the rural nature of the setting, tranquility, peace and quiet. Sarah-Jane is a gracious and generous host and welcomes you on arrival so you … More

28 Oct 2013


"Beautiful Cottage in a picturesque setting"

We had a fantastic week at Annie's House in the beautiful Loire Valley. Sarah-Jane and Gerald were incredibly helpful during our stay (they even dug us up some incredible wines from the caves ben… More

26 Oct 2013


"Perfect Home Base for Exploring the Loire Valley"

We booked Annies House because we had spent a wonderful day on a previous trip learning about wine with the owner, Gerald and his business Loire Valley Uncorked. After spending the day with Gerald,… More

14 Oct 2013


"merveilleux gite"

Nous avons adoré l'accueil ,la proprete de ce gite et la merveilleuse sympathie de ce couple franco-anglais, ce gite est tres bien placé pour visiter, decouvrir cette belle region avec ses chat… More

23 Aug 2013



A beautiful, well equipped, comfortable, quiet little house, with good outside seating and views. Set within the owner's gated grounds and although Sarah-Jane was a great host and available if ne… More

19 Aug 2013


"Great place to stay!"

We had a great week here, the property was beautiful and in a nice, quiet location. Both Sarah-Jane and Gerald were very welcoming and friendly. The village is situated amongst the vineyards and is cl… More

11 Aug 2013


"Fantastic holiday home!"

We stayed at the beautiful Annie's House for a week and thoroughly enjoyed our trip. Sarah and her family were incredibly welcoming and knowledgeable about the area. She recommended great days ou… More

22 Jul 2013


"Peaceful and relaxing in an idyllic location"

Annie's House is a very attractive stone cottage set in a delightful courtyard, surrounded by colourful and fragrant shrubs and flowers, with extensive views of the local countryside. We really a… More

15 Jul 2013


"Charming and relaxing"

From the moment you enter through the gates and are greeted by Sarah-Jane you know you have booked the right gite for your stay. Annies cottage is nestled into the surrounding garden and was picture p… More

Review 1-10 of 22

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Based in France

Languages spoken
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  • French

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