Ben and Billi are incredible hosts. Their house is wonderful. If you want to stay in a piece of local history in a great location then this is the place. …
La Grande Maison
Extremely special place!
Nine friends and I stayed at La Grand Maison for a cycling holiday in the Loire Valley during the May half term. We were blown away by the stunning, characterful house and by the very friendly and hospitable hosts, Ben and Billie and their lovely daughter, Ella. The breakfast was excellent and we paid to have supper put on for us one evening, which was so special. It was preceded with a trip down to the candle-lit wine cellar to learn about and taste wine with Ben. There is lots of space to walk around in the vast garden and a stream. The bedrooms are delightful and the cooking facilities good. Being musicians, we were especially taken with the ballroom where Ben and Billie make music (both pro musicians!). What a wonderful stay from start to finish. I have recommended it to friends and will be going back for sure. …
1 Bedroom Gite at La Grande Maison
A wonderful, memorable holiday experience - couldn't have wished for more!
We have been to France many times, but this was our first experience of staying in a gite. The holiday far exceeded our expectations and we would find it difficult to find another with the same level of welcome, warmness, atmosphere and facilities. Ben and Billie were wonderful hosts and treated all the guests as if they were part of a big extended family. They have a superb knowledge of the area and helpful in suggesting places to visit as well as arranging a private tasting at a local vineyard! An added bonus were the catered evenings - Billie is an incredible cook!!! One of our most memorable days (we still talk about) was harvesting the plums from the orchard! The apartment is very comfortable for a family of four, and the facilities are excellent - great for outdoor cooking and eating, and ticked all boxes for our family - river for swimming, table tennis and games room, splash pool and wine! There were several other families during our stay which made for great social gatherings - children running around and playing together, allowing adults time to relax, drink and talk…..We realise this review is long overdue, but shows how much we enjoyed and still think of our time at La Grande Maison last year. Thanks Ben and Billie for a wonderful holiday, we hope to be back one day! …