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Self-catering gite for two in pretty village setting between Saumur and Chinon

Overview

Property

Updated: 02-Dec-2016
Sleeps 2, 1 bedroom, 1 shower room (ensuite)

BRIEF OVERVIEW

Henri is a comfortable and beautifully presented self-catering holiday gite for couples. Equipped to a high standard Henri’s interior blends a modern and traditional look of tuffeau stone walls, wooden beams and ardoise flooring.

A countryside scene of sunflower fields and vineyards, enjoy the calm and tranquillity our village setting has to offer. Close to the market town of Montreuil-Bellay and favourably positioned between Saumur and Chinon, amenities, local markets and discovery of the Loire Valley’s rich history, majestic châteaux, scrummy cuisine and wines are all easily accessible.

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ABOUT LA GRANGE d’HENRI

Henri’s interior comprises of a light and spacious double bedroom with a separate loo and shower room adjoining. A wide staircase leads down into the combined kitchen and living area which looks out, and opens out, through sliding French doors, onto a fully funished decked terrace, attractively decorated with large potted shrubs.

Breakfast and supper available upon request.

Water & electricity are included.

Electrically operated entrance gates ensure privacy and secure parking.

THE BEDROOM :

Off-set is a seperate loo and shower room. Light and spacious the bedroom is furnished with a large wall hanging mirror, a chest of drawers, mini-chest of drawers and bedside lamp, an attractive boulangère doubles as a clothes rail with wooden hangers and additional storage space. The standard double bed has a mattress protector, 4x pillows/pillowcase protectors, and a duvet.

THE KITCHEN :

Looks out on to the terrace and is equipped with a kettle, toaster, 4-ring induction hob, oven, fridge/freezer, cooking utensils, pots and pans, crockery, cutlery and glassware. Henri is supplied with: washing up liquid, sponge and scratchy pad, bin liners, cling-film, aluminium foil, salt & pepper, olive oil. If you enjoy cooking Henri’s kitchen is for you!

THE LIVING ROOM :

French sliding doors, Henri’s entrance, open into the living room and on to the terrace. NEW for 2016, a 2-seater sofa, armchair and standard height dining table & chairs – photos arriving! WiFi access is freely available, and for leisure there are up-to-date dvd’s, a dvd player, TV (French channels), reading books, board games, walk & cycle routes, a brochure and flyers for ideas of things to do, places to visit and sights to see.

LOO & SHOWER ROOM :

Separate and set-off the bedroom. The shower room is supplied with a hairdryer and floor mat and the loo, with loo rolls.

THE TERACE :

A lovely sun trap and space for outside living, the terrace is fully furnished with metalwork garden table & chairs (incl. cushions), a bbq (charcoal), 2x teak steamer chairs for relaxing in, and a parasol which can be set at an angle.

Optional Hire of quality bedroom/household linen, and Egyptian cotton towels (2x face clothes, 2x guest towels & 2x bath sheets) for 40€, payable upon departure.

Check in : 17h00 onwards

Check out : by 09h00

Taxe de Séjour, 0,80cts per person, per night, payable upon departure.

Damage Deposit : 150€ payable on arrival and returned the morning of departure.

A car is necessary.

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More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

A holiday to the Loire Valley didn't see me return! Today I am Mme Beaumont, wife to Gérald, a bilingual French wine professional, and Mum to our two gorgeous children, Augustin (9yrs) and Constance (7yrs). Making our family '5' is our friendly rescue cat, Biscotte, who whiles away his time sleeping amongst the flower beds!

We warmly welcome you to our family home where we hope you will enjoy the peace of our pretty village setting, discovering the regions rich history, natural beauty, regional cuisine and diverse wines.

Speaks English, French

14 Reviews

5
based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

5

Delightful gite in Pouancay

  • 5 of 5

'Henri' (as he is known) is a clean, comfortable and well-equipped gite in the grounds of the owners' beautiful home in Pouencay. Owners Sarah-Jane and Gerald are outstandingly welcoming and helpful, and many of their guests have returned several times: we have stayed there twice, because we felt it is a special place and wanted to return for another visit. The historic town of Montreuil-Bellay is close by, with all necessary amenities and a very nice little restaurant. Saumur with its fine chateau is within easy reach, as are a number of other Loire chateaux and the historic cities of Angers and Tours. Unhesitatingly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfection personified

  • 5 of 5

This property is comfortable,immaculate and very well appointed. It lived up to all descriptions and photos. Sarah and Gerald provide excellent customer service and they are very knowledgable about the area. We would definitely recommend this property to others. There are lovely old towns to explore, chateaux to visit ,we especially enjoyed the Abbey at Fontevrau which is only a few miles from Pouancay .

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A place to relax, unwind and to explore !!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third visit to La Grange. Sarah-Jane, Gerald and the children are as welcoming as ever, sharing their love of the area, its wines and food. (Constance aged 7 often helped with my French vocabulary!!)

The gite is well equipped and we really appreciated the new furniture in the living area. We love the situation with views over the countryside, the opportunities to relax on the patio as well as exploring the many local attractions. It is now firmly secured as part of our annual summer visit to France.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely again!

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit to the Gite and it was as lovely as we remembered it last year and lovely to see that Sarah-Jane continues to add extra touches and keep things lovely. She really does take constructive comments on board and strives to continuously improve the property which is difficult as it's already excellent. Location is idyllic in a lovely quiet village but with easy access to nearby towns, villages and facilities. Property is spotlessly clean and the towels and linen good quality if you opt to take the linen pack. Sarah-Jane, Gerald, the children and Biscotte the cat make you feel very welcome and we will certainly return. Some super days out - kayaking, Angers, tank museum Saumur and numerous trips to villages and chateaux. We were also lucky to see he Tour de France on the 4th leg from Saumur to Limoges which was a thrilling experience and one to repeat in the future. Great area for cycling too - surrounded by numerous quiet roads. If you are interested in wine make sure you speak to Gerald and get some excellent recommendations. A visit to Les Tontons the family's bistro in Saumur is a must do. A bientot.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Just keeps on getting better!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd stay at La Grange d'Henri and we loved it just as much as our previous visits. The welcome from Sarah-jane and the Beaumont family is second to none. The gite is spotlessly clean, very well maintained and well equipped with quality furnishings. There had been a couple of improvements since last year - new sofa and armchair in the lounge area and lovely quality bed linen and towels. Outside the patio is furnished with teak steamer chairs and there is a great little barbecue in each gite. Guests are given the option of taking their own linen this year, but we chose to hire it and it was worth the money.

The location of this site is excellent - in a quiet hamlet but within easy reach of Montreuil-Bellay, Saumur and Chinon all of which have lovely chateaux and plenty of shops and restaurants.

This area is unspoilt and offers peace and tranquility for doing as much or as little as you want. A new Centre Parcs has opened nearby but there isn't any noticeable increase in traffic as a result. We take our bikes and explore the local countryside on 2 wheels - each time we go there is something new to discover as well as old favourites to revisit.

I can't recommend La Bellevue highly enough - nor can I wait for our next visit!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Henri (the gite) could not have been bettered except for the weather which is no ones fault.

We were warmly welcomed by Sarah-Jane and her children, Augustin and Constance and even Biscotte the cat .

The directions to the property were spot on and our introduction to Henri and his equipment was probably better than any other we have experienced.

We have been renting gites in France for the last 15 years and this one is certainly ranked in the top three for us (maybe even number one), simply because a great deal of care and attention has been put into the decoration, equipment and cleanliness.

Never once during our stay did we feel the family which are close by in their own home intrusive, in fact quite the opposite they were on hand if needed and helpful such as booking a table for us in their bistrot Les Trontons in Saumur.

On our finally evening we and another couple staying in Annie's House (another gite) were invited to a wine tasting by Gerald (Sarah-Janes husband) in their underground tufa caves, which was a lovely evening for all of us who took part.

Sadly our week came to an end, however we will be back next year and are already looking forward to it.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Location

From the Owner

A countryside scene of sunflower fields and vineyards, enjoy the calm and tranquillity our village setting has to offer. Close to the market town of Montreuil-Bellay and favourably positioned between Saumur and Chinon, amenities, local markets and discovery of the Loire Valley’s rich history, majestic châteaux, scrummy cuisine and wines are all easily accessible.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Angers-Marcé at 77 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Saint-Malo at 272 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Roiffé at 14 Kilometres Nearest Train : Saumur at 27 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Saumur at 33 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Pouançay (Trésor Belge) at 100 Metres Nearest Beach : Candes St Martin (river side beach) at 22 Kilometres Car: necessary

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THE AREA :

ST LEGER DE MONTBRILLAIS (2kms) : a country lane takes you though a sleepy hamlet, past troglodyte caves and through the vines and sunflower fields before arriving to St Leger de Montbrillais. The village has a post office, baker (closed Wednesday and ask for the baguette named 'la tradition'). A highly reputed butcher much favoured by ourselves (try the rillettes d’oie and be prepared to queue on a Sunday morning!), alongside a little tabac (bar).

MONTREUIL-BELLAY (8kms) : the pretty medieval town of Montreuil-Bellay boasts a magnificent fairy tale Château whose impressive wall encloses the town centre today. An abundance of flower blooms throughout spring to the early 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 discover, 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… while eating your baguettes the ducks will pay you a visit hoping for some crumbs!

SAUMUR (25kms) : twined with Warwick, England and Verden, Germany. The historical town of Saumur is set along the banks of the Loire river. Host to a fabulous Saturday market Saumur is also home to the famous Cadre Noir, the National Equestrian School of the elite French Cavalry, whose remarkable horsemanship can been seen at shows between April & October. Activities, exhibitions and wine festivals are scheduled throughout the year in Saumur and in July 2016, the 4th day of the Tour de France will be departing from Saumur! Saumur’s 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.

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PLACES TO VISIT locally and 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 !

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BISTROT LES TONTONS, Place Saint Pierre, Saumur :

Set in the heart of Saumur is our cosy bistrot, where we serve simple bistrot fare, freshly prepared on a daily basis, (think homecooked nosh), alongside quality organic wines sourced by Gerald from niche producers, locally and from across France.

For past client reviews please visit Bistrot Les Tontons, Saumur on TripAdvisor.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring
6 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£136
for 2 nights
From
£68
£340
 
 
Early Summer
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£150
for 2 nights
From
£75
£390
 
 
Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£440
for 7 nights
£440
 
 
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£150
for 2 nights
From
£75
£390
 
 
Season's end
30 Sep 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£136
for 2 nights
From
£68
£340
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£136
for 2 nights
From
£68
£340
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Stay tax £1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 10 years.

The Taxe de Séjour and Security Deposit have been quoted in £ Sterling for the purpose of giving an approximate sum.
Payment of the Stay Tax and Security Deposit is in €uros only :
~ 150€ Security Deposit payable upon arrival and returned on the morning of departure
~ 0,70cts per person, per night ex. 9,80€ for a 7 night stay, payable prior to departure

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Breakfast and supper are available upon request. In 2011, Gérald and I opened Bistrot Les Tontons, our wine bar/bistrot set in the heart of Saumur. We’d be delighted to welcome you to our cosy establishment, were we serve simple, seasonal bistrot fare freshly prepared on a daily basis by our chef, Bruno, alongside organic wines, sourced by Gérald, from small niche producers, locally and from across France. For past client reviews, please visit Bistrot Les Tontons, Saumur on TripAdvisor.

Property Type

  • barn

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding

Floor Area

  • 46 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Loo & Shower Room : separate and set-off the bedroom. The shower room is supplied with a hairdryer and floor mat. The loo, with loo rolls. Optional hire of Egyptian cotton towels is available.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • The Bedroom : off-set is a seperate loo and shower room. Light and spacious the bedroom is furnished with a large wall hanging mirror, a chest of drawers, mini-chest of drawers and bedside lamp, an attractive boulangère doubles as a clothes rail with wooden hangers and additional storage space. The standard double bed has a mattress protector, 4x pillows/pillowcase protectors, and a duvet. Optional hire of bedroom/household linen is available.

Outside

  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...

Meals

  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • TERMS & CONDITIONS : ~ As a cautionary measure against any damage & breakages to La Grange d'Henri items a retainer of 150€ is required on arrival. The retainer is refundable after an inspection and the keys returned on the morning of departure. ~ Taxe de Séjour, 0,80cts per person, per night is payable prior to departure. ~ La Grange d'Henri and its inventoried equipment have been left to a high standard of cleanliness and presentation, should La Grange d'Henri and its equipment not be left to an equivalent standard at departure, we regret to inform you a cleaning charge of 50€ will be incurred. ~ Arrival is from 17h00 onwards. ~ Departure is by 09h00. ~ During a 2 week reservation a freshen up clean of the cottage will be undertaken and all bedroom, bathroom and household linen will be replaced, if hired. ~ La Grange d'Henri is not suitable for babies or children. ~ We regret no pets are allowed. ~ Smoking is not permitted.

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