Where do I begin.
The Gite was exactly what we wanted. Spotlessly clean and our welcome from Sarah Jane was wonderful. The Gite contained everything we could need and Sarah J even gave us a mid holiday clean.
We quickly realised we had made the right choice. Sarah Jane and her family were so kind and caring. Her children so polite and well mannered. We got to know the chickens and fell in love with Rose.
They helped with any information we needed and we got frequent food gifts from the hens.
We enjoyed a wine tasting in their cave on the property and followed that up with a vineyard and chateau tour both of which were amazing. Gerald certainly knows his stuff and has a passion for wines that is infectious. His knowledge taught us more in a few hours than any wine tasting in the UK.
Sarah J also offers cooking for her guests and we felt more welcome than we have at any other Gite we have stayed in over the years.
I would definitely recommend it to anyone else. Thank you Sarah Gerald and family for a fab two weeks xx
The Barn, La Grange d'Henri is a stunning gite located in a rural village with lovely views over the fields towards the Loire. We first visited 5 years ago and have returned each year since then. The gite itself is well equipped, spotlessly clean and comfortable. The terrace is perfect for an evening barbecue with a glass of Loire Valley wine (recommended by the host Gerald).
Pouancay is a quiet hamlet, the nearest boulangerie and boucherie being in the next village. Montreuil-Bellay is a 10 minute drive away and has a large supermarket, numerous restaurants, cafes, bars and a lovely chateau.
We travel with our bikes, and are still finding new places to cycle to each year. The roads are generally quiet and we find the French drivers to be courteous to cyclists. The closer you get to the Loire, the more cyclists and hikers you see.
What really sets this gite apart from other places is the welcome from the host family. Nothing is too much trouble for Sarah-Jane, and we have developed an interest in the wine business thanks to the time we have spent with Gerald. They both go out of their way to make sure that their guests get the most out of their stay in this beautiful region of France, and their passion for the Loire Valley is infectious. We could never have imagined that we would have made such good friends from the very first day we met the family back in 2013.
We could not recommend The Barn highly enough to anyone wanting to visit the Loire Valley. Peaceful and relaxing yet with plenty to see and do nearby.
A lovely Gite in a good location to visit some Loire Chateaux. The Gite was well equipped and spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Sarah Jane was a delightful host and made us extremely welcome and we would certainly try and stay again if we are in this part of France.
Our love affair with Le Grange d’Henri continues. This great little Gite is in a very quiet location, which is a perfect retreat for us as a couple to forget daily life, to relax and to recharge our batteries. Nonetheless if you feel the urge a short drive will take you to many of the best attractions the Loire has to offer. If this is what you like then it’ll be perfect for you too.
This is the second year we have stayed at The Barn, La Grange d' Henri previously we had stayed at Annie's House. Both Gites are excellent throughout and have everything you need. Located in peaceful surroundings near to Saumur. Owners Sarah-Jane and Gerald and their family will give you a warm welcome. A perfect holiday not to be missed.