Description from the owner
- 1 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 2
Type: CottageAnnie's House
Description from the owner
Annie's House is a quaint and independent cottage for couples set in the quiet and private grounds of La Bellevue, the French-Anglo family home of Sarah-Jane & Gérald Beaumont, situated mid-way between Saumur and Chinon in the picturesque village of Pouançay, un village de charme close to the Château dominated and market town of Montreuil-Bellay.
Beautifully presented, comfortable and equipped to a high standard Annie's House comprises of a light and airy double bedroom, throughout exposed tuffeau stone walls, terracotta floor tiles and wooden ceiling beams further add to her charm. From the bedroom a staircase leads into a well equipped sitting ...Read more
About the owner
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Montreuil-Bellay, Western Loire, France
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
A car is of necessity.
THE LOIRE VALLEY / Maine-et-Loire Region
The word 'château' belongs to the Loire Valley, its very mention inspires images of grand extravagant castles, exquisite gardens and vast moats. It encapsulates the intrigue of French history and a romantic vision of France.
From the 15th to the 18th centuries the Loire was the playground of Kings, Princes, Dukes and Nobles their family fortunes and the wealth of France turned it into a vast neighbourhood of lavish châteaux. Rich and concentrated in architectural treasures Unesco named the entire region a World Heritage Site in 2000.
The Renaissance architecture and earlier defensive fortresses glimpsed at Angers, Chinon and Loche are stunning and numerous other châteaux big and small can be found throughout the Loire.
The SAUMUR region
Twined with Warwick, England and Verden, Germany the historical town of Saumur is set along the banks of the Loire river. Hosting a fabulous Satruday morning market Saumur is also home to the famous Cadre Noir, the National Equestrian School of the elite French Cavalry, the remarkable horsemanship of the Cavalry and their beautiful horses can been seen between April & October are regularly held shows.
With many activities, exhibitions and wine festivals scheduled throughout the year Saumur is 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.
Restaurant Recommendation : Bistrot Les Tontons, Place Saint Pierre, 49400 Saumur - notable for its excellent selection of quality wines and cuisine served with a twist of 'je ne sais quoi' - a wine lovers haunt.
Dominating the pretty medieval town of Montreuil-Bellay is its magnificent fairy tale Château whose impressive great wall still encloses the town centre to this day. An abundance of flower blooms throughout spring to the cooling 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 lunch & dine at, 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, whilst eating your baguettes the resident ducks will pay you a visit hoping for some crumbs.
Restaurant Recommendation : Hostelliere Saint Jean, 432 rue Nationale, 49260 Montreuil-Bellay - notable for its excellent choice of cuisine and service - the ideal spot for 'les gourmandes'.
LOCAL ACTIVITIES - please contact me for more details regarding any local activities of interest.
~ Riverside beaches
~ Golf Course - (15kms)
~ Microlight flights
~ Hot Air Balloon rides
~ Loire river boat rides
~ Kayak & Caneoing
~ Visit the famous Troglodyte Zoo at Doué-la-Fontaine
~ The Historical Abbey at Fontevraud d'Abbaye
~ The Mushroom Museum - St-Hilaire-St-Florent, nr. Saumur
~ Futuroscope (Amusement Park) – Poitiers
For ideas and days out suggestions have been complied comprising of the most famous and well known Châteaux, towns, villages, vineyards, attractions and historical sites etc., to see during your stay.