La Grange d'Henri
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Gite | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
-- Short Stays (min. 3 nights) -- Long-Lets (1+ months) -- Loire Valley Wine Tours -- French Lessons (from beginner to advanced levels) --
La Grange d'Henri is an independent gite set within the private and peaceful grounds of 'La Bellevue', the French-Anglo family home of Sarah-Jane & Gérald Beaumont, situated mid-way between Saumur and Chinon in the picturesque village of Pouançay, un village de charme close to the Château dominated and market town of Montreuil-Bellay.
Comfortable, stylish and beautifully presented La Grange d'Henri is perfect for couples seeking a tranquil setting surrounded by vineyards and un-spoilt countryside, yet wish to remain within easy reach of local amenities, restaurants, the many famous Loire Valley Châteaux and attractions.
La Grange d'Henri comprises of a spacious double bedroom and ensuite, for added convenience the adjoining loo and shower room are separate. From the bedroom a wide staircase leads to the combined and well equipped kitchen, bistro area and sitting room which opens on to the private terrace, a fabulous sun trap with an impressive view furnished with table and chairs. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, an aperitif to the serenade of birdsong while subtle outside lighting sets a romantic mood for evening dining.
WINE TOURS & TASTINGS : Loire Valley Uncorked - awarded a Certificate of Excellence 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014 by TripAdvisor
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. (visit Loire Valley Uncorked on TripAdvisor).
THINGS TO DO, SIGHTS TO SEE & PLACES TO VISIT : locally & 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.
PLACES TO EAT :
BISTROT LES TONTONS, Place Saint Pierre, 49400 Saumur : serves simple, 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. (visit Bistrot Les Tontons on TripAdvisor).
|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)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Angers (also Poitiers & Tours) 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, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
* Wi-Fi access available inside & outside 'La Grange dèHenri'
|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
* 'La Grange d'Henri' is supplied with quality bed and household linen, bathroom towels and other essentials
* 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 Pays de la Loire region
THE LOIRE VALLEY
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.
St Leger de Montbrillais
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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30 Sep 2014
Perfect gitte for two people. Sara and Gerald are lovely hosts who will be happy to help plan your activities. If you are a cyclist there are great routes to various chateaus and the countryside. … More
25 Sep 2014
"A hidden gem!"
When we finally arrived mid evening we were greeted warmly by Sarah-Jane to our delightful 'home for the week' La Grange d'Henri. Every detail has been carefully thought of from plenty … More
7 Sep 2014
"Excellent choice of gite for a visit to the Loire Valley"
Just returned from a wonderful relaxing week at La Grange D'Henri! We received a very warm welcome from the owner Sarah-Jane, and found the Gite and surrounding gardens were presented to a very h… More
18 Aug 2014
Warm welcome , spotlessly clean , church bells , stunning views , what more could you want . Incredibly helpful hosts who also own and run a great Bistro in Saumur really worth a visit .… More
16 Aug 2014
"A wonderful, relaxing holiday"
We stayed with Gerard and Sarah-Jane for two weeks in June in La Grange d'Henri. Everything about our stay was excellent, La Grange is very well equipped, with high quality furnishings and fitti… More
12 Aug 2014
"Didn't want to leave....."
We've lost count of the number of visits to La Grange d'Henri. The location is for us simply the best, and the owners are no different. We always feel it is a home away from home, but a home… More
29 Jul 2014
"A Devine, beautiful and relaxing place to have a holiday"
Having had many holidays in France staying in gites, I have to say that La Grande D'Henri is up there with the best. The accommodation is first class, immaculate and clean with all the trimmings … More
5 Jul 2014
"Excellent stay and superb hosts"
We had a wonderful week long stay at La Grange d'Henri. The accommodation was as described and clean, and Sarah Jane and Gerald looked after us extremely well. They provided lots of helpful infor… More
23 Jun 2014
"Perfect place to relax & recharge your batteries"
We stayed at La Grange d'Henri during the first week of June. What a perfect place to relax & re-charge your batteries. The gite is immaculate & stylishly decorated. Everything is provided if you… More
21 Jun 2014
An amazing Gite, set in gorgeous surroundings, perfect location for a visit to the Loire Valley. Sarah-Jane is an excellent host, warm, friendly, helpful with lots of great advice on what to see and … More
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