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Flexible arrival. Wine Tasting. Supper. B'fast. Self-catering. Nr. Saumur/Chinon

Bedrooms 1
Space 495 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 2, 1 bedroom, 1 shower room (ensuite)

A warm welcome awaits at our French-Anglo family home, La Bellevue set in the peaceful village of Pouançay. Surrounded by vineyards, sunflower fields and close to the château town of Montreuil-Bellay there is much to discover including the regions wines and cuisine! Enjoy a Wine Tasting Tutorial with Gérald (bilingual wine professional) hosted in our troglodyte caves, and if you don’t fancy cooking, opt for supper freshly prepared from local produce, and/or breakfast, a basketful of goodies delivered to your front door at an hour to suit you.


About La Grange d’Henri :

Henri is a beautifully presented self-catering holiday gite for two. Equipped to a high standard Henri’s interior blends a modern/traditional look, featuring tuffeau stone walls, wooden beams and ardoise flooring. Comprising of a light/spacious bedroom with off-set loo and shower rooms, a wide staircase leads into the combined kitchen/living area which looks out and opens on to, through sliding French doors, a fully furnished decked terrace attractively decorated with large potted shrubs.

Electrically operated entrance gates ensure privacy and secure parking.


Further Details :

The Bedroom : has a separate loo and shower room. Light and spacious the bedroom (standard size bed) is furnished with a large wall hanging mirror, a chest of drawers, mini-chest of drawers and bedside lamp, an attractive boulangère acts as a clothes rail with wooden hangers and additional storage space.

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 ‘gite essentials’ inc. washing up liquid, sponge, 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 and is furnished with a 2-seater sofa, armchair, standard height dining table and chairs. 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 Terrace : a lovely sun trap and space for outside living, the terrace is fully furnished with metalwork garden table & chairs (incl. cushions), a charcoal bbq (Weber), 2x teak steamer chairs for relaxing in, and a parasol which can be set at an angle.

Check in : 17h00 onwards

Check out : by 09h00

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

Damage Deposit : taken and held by Owners Direct upon booking.

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

A car is necessary.


More Details

Property Manager
Sarah-Jane Beaumont
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
3 June, 2017

About Sarah-Jane Beaumont

As my Grandma (Annie) used to say “stranger things happen at sea”!

A visit to the Loire Valley in 2006 didn't see me return. Today I'm Mme Beaumont, wife to Gérald, a bilingual French wine professional, and Mum to our two gorgeous children, Augustin (9yrs) and Constance (7yrs), who is a wonderful little teacher if you wish to brush up on your French. Making our family '5' is our friendly rescue cat, Biscotte who you'll find sleeping amongst the flower beds.

We warmly welcome you to our family home where we hope you will enjoy the peace of our village setting, the regions rich history and attractions, local cuisine and diverse range of wines.

Sarah-Jane Beaumont purchased this barn in 2007

Why Sarah-Jane Beaumont chose Vienne

The Village of Pouançay and La Bellevue :

A moments walk from La Bellevue is the reputed seafood restaurant the Trésor Belge. Serving lunch and dinner, also popular is their 'happy hour' where Belguim beers can be enjoyed in their pretty garden (closed Mon & Tue).

Our peaceful village is a countryside setting of sunflower fields an vineyards. Choosing to relax at the cottage, stroll along vineyard pathways, cycle passing-by sleepy hamlets... being close to the market town of Montreuil-Bellay, half-way between Saumur and Chinon, local amenities, food markets, flea-markets and discovery of the Loires rich history, majestic châteaux and attractions are all easily accessible.


Wine Tastings with Gérald, a bilingual wine professional :

Discover the wines from the Loire Valley with Gérald during a fun and light-hearted wine tasting tutorial in our, once dwellings, troglodyte caves. Bilingual, French and a wine professional from an Angevin wine making family, Gérald will share inherent knowledge while introducing wines reflective of the regions diversity, explaining the tasting technique and the secrets hidden within a French wine label, and more...


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Pouançay in Poitou-Charentes

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 495 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)



  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at La Grange d'Henri in fact it was our second stay there.

The gite was just as well equipped (toilet paper, washing up liquid, DVD', etc) as we remembered and spotlessly clean.

Sarah-Jane and Gerald were as welcoming and friendly as you could hope for and more than helpful when we had car trouble even going with my husband to the garage to help with the language barrier.

Do we have any complaints- no.

Would we stay again - yes.

If you want a clean well equipped gite with helpful friendly and bilingual owners south of the Loire then look no further than La Grange d'Henri.

They also have a second gite called Annie's House so also you might want to consider that one also.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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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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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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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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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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer
17 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Season's end
30 Sep 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Stay tax £0.66 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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