£72 / night
Price for guests, Nights

The House of friends – Home 561355 B&B

  • 1 bedroom
  • 4 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner


A charming guest house in Touraine: In the heart of Chinon, between vineyards and valley of Vienna, this traditional Veronese welcomes visitors to stay where the charm and authenticity combine for calm and comfort. ideal stage to discover a region rich in heritage and landscapes or simply to relax and enjoy a quiet and warm welcome. Loire Castles, hiking, biking or Vienna, the most diverse cultural events, all the ingredients for a successful stay. Detached house in the heart of a flower garden, the guest house has a private terrace. The ground-garden, the living room offers a comfortable sofa bed, fully equipped kitchen, and a bathroom with a very modern comfort. Upstairs, a large bedroom, double bed, with its seating area, old single wardrobe and closet. In the morning, a breakfast made with local produce is served on the terrace at the time that suits you. Parking, Garden, Wifi, Bicycle garage, TV, dishwasher, washing machine, English, Spanish. Hiking, Loire-a-bike, horse riding, heritage, wine route, gastronomy ...

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Stereo system
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Interaction with guest

EN RAISON DU COVID 19 ET JUSQU'À NOUVEL ORDRE LES HÔTES PEUVENT APPORTER LEURS DRAPS ET SERVIETTES S'ILS PRÉFÈRENT. IL SUFFIT DE M'EN INFORMER À LA RÉSERVATION. DANS LE MÊME SOUCI SANITAIRE, JE NE SERS PLUS DE PETIT-DÉJEUNER. JE VOUS PRIE DE M'EN EXCUSER. DU GEL HA EST À LA DISPOSITION DES HÔTES ET LES LIEUX SONT DÉSINFECTÉS ENTRE CHAQUE PASSAGE. Mon unique préoccupation : rendre le séjour de mes hôtes le plus agréable possible. Pour ce faire je suis à leur disposition pour tout renseignement, conseil, avis qu'ils sollicitent, tout en respectant strictement leur intimité. Ce sont eux qui règlent nos rapports. J'apprécie énormément les rencontres que mon activité me permet et m'efforce de proposer un accueil chaleureux mais discret.


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

It is possible to smoke outside the house.


About the owner

Marie-Claude S.

Tourist Licence

Average reply time:
2 hours 36 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
13 Apr 2021
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, Spanish, French

This B and B has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 30 Jul 2013. Located in Chinon, it has 43 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £398 to £536.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 13 Apr 2021.


Map and how to get there


Guest reviews

43 reviews

Very Good

“Fantastic and relaxing”

Reviewed 21 Aug 2020

Can't rate this highly enough. My wife and I spent a wonderful 2 weeks in this delightful guesthouse. Unfortunately due to lockdown we were unable to sample the much adored breakfasts, but Mari… More

“Delightful presentation, very comfortable!”

Reviewed 14 Oct 2019

We had 10 days in this delightful bed and breakfast and can only reiterate what everyone else has said! Marie Claude is delightful and very helpful, the accommodation is excellent and the area is ful… More

“Liebevoll ausgestattet und tolles Frühstück”

Reviewed 3 Oct 2019

In der Nähe von Chinon mit seiner Festung und zahlreichen Schlössern in der Umgebung haben wir wunderbare Tage verbracht. Das kleine Haus liegt an einer Sackgasse vollkommen ruhig und ist vo… More

“Perfect for two”

Reviewed 17 Jun 2019

The house is in a quiet location and is equipped with everything one would require. Marie-Claude was very helpful in many ways and brought breakfast to the house each morning. The only point that pote… More

“Wonderful Loire cottage”

Reviewed 27 May 2019

Stayed for 7 nights and enjoyed completely. The cottage is equipped with everything needed, large bedroom with comfortable double bed, bathroom with good waterfall shower, and a garden full of flowers… More

Owner's reply: Thank you so much James for your kind review.It was a pleasure to receive you and your girlfriend. I hope we will see you again here.


Reviewed 6 Nov 2018

Marie Claude nous a donné l'occasion de passer 4 jours au calme dans un cadre très agréable! Belle région à visiter avec de belles visites et de belles promenad… More

“Picturesque Loire valley home”

Reviewed 21 Oct 2018

This is a great place to base yourself for all that the Loire valley has to offer. Only minutes from the best Chateaux, and wonderful wineries of the region.Marie-Claude is so welcoming, serving amazi… More

“Pretty and welcoming.Wonderful base from which to explore..”

Reviewed 26 Sep 2018

La Maison d'Amis is situated a 5-10 minute drive from the lovely old town of Chinon. Chinon is also easily accessible by bicycle along the "Loire à Vélo" pathway. There a… More

“Beautiful and peaceful retreat with a first class hostess!”

Reviewed 13 Jul 2018

A much needed place to relax, away from it all, after a day chateau hopping and wine tasting in the heart of the Loire Valley! Maria-Claude is a fantastic host and made us feel welcome right from the … More

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your kind review. When the hosts are so nice, it's very easy to welcome them. It's was a pleasure to meet you and, without stimulating you to drink without temperance, I am looking forward to receive you again. Thank you. Marie-Claude

“Peaceful home away from home.”

Reviewed 24 Jun 2018

My wife, daughter and I enjoyed our two nights in La Maison d'Amis while chateau-hopping, wine-tasting, and cafe-sitting in the Loire Valley area in early June. It was a cozy respite at the end … More

Owner's reply: I was very glad to meet you and your friendly family. Thank you for your kind review.

Review 1-10 of 43


How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Marie-Claude (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Marie-Claude (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Marie-Claude (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Marie-Claude the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Marie-Claude (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Marie-Claude (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

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Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Marie-Claude (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Marie-Claude (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Marie-Claude (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

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You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Marie-Claude (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Marie-Claude (the owner) a message.

If Marie-Claude (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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