“A perfect paradise in Loire Valley” This lovely little two bedroom gite is set on a gorgeous farm nestled between the villages of Vernoil-le-Fourrier and Vernantes. It is only a twenty minute drive to the bustling town of Saumur, and within a 30-60 minute drive to many of the chateaus of the Loire region, canoeing/kayaking, wine caves and local wineries, and other activities. If you want to be centrally located in the Loire region and have a lovely, peaceful place to come home to, this is it. The owners are gracious, friendly and warm - they are kid-friendly, inviting our 10-year old daughter to feed the horses and collect the chicken eggs. The gite also has a fully equipped kitchen where we cooked our breakfast and most of our dinners, foregoing the cost of eating out 3 meals a day. The beds were extremely comfortable and easy on our bad backs, and the peace and quiet of the gite and the beauty of the surrounding area was incomparable. This was the perfect oasis to return to after our hustle-bustle days of sightseeing.
We would come back again - no question!
“Great autumn break” The location and standard of the accommodation was great. Judy and Mark are on site, and are great hosts.
There is so much to do around the property, with the forest within walking distance, and the Loire vineyards a short drive. I would not hesitate to return, either on our own, or taking the additional property with family.
The only downside was the local vet, who charged an extortionate price for the pet passport. But we know for next time!
“Great Family holiday” Lots of safe space in large garden to keep kids occupied, they loved the of wild life not to mention the tour of the troglodite caves in the grounds , we adults were impressed with the restful setting and the exceptionally well appointed accommodation. We shall rerturn
“Le Grenier is simply beautiful, spacious and almost too comfortable!” Myself, Sandie and our two children 11 and 7 travelled from Dublin. This was our first time in a Gite so to be honest we didn't fully know what to expect. Warmly welcomed by Andrew & Jackie, we were shown around our gite and can only say that we were delighted far beyond our expectations. It had everything we needed for an ideal Loire Valley base. Le Grenier is simply beautiful, spacious and almost too comfortable!
It's a great location for access to Saumur and numerous lovely rural towns like Montreuil Bellay and Le Puis de Notre Dame. The zoo at Doue la Fontaine was good fun, as are the numerous chateaux and wine tasting experiences. There are very nice restaurants to be found in the surrounding towns. We did sample a couple in our week there but invariably we found ourselves looking forward to getting back to Le Grenier, light the barbecue and soak up the evening sun in the garden.
I would highly recommend a stay here.
“Excellent accommodation, in a beautiful location!” I would highly recommend this gite for a relaxing family holiday, lovely accommodation, with private heated swimming pool, really relaxing surroundings with plenty of places to visit nearby. I'll be rebooking for next year.