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The Cottage, Annie's House: Wine Tasting. Short & Weekly Stays. Flexible Arrival

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
3 nights minimum
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Interested in discovering the wines and châteaux in the Loire Valley? Consider a short or weekly stay at our French-Anglo family home, La Bellevue, located half-way between Saumur and Chinon. Exhibiting the charms characteristic of the region, Annie's House is an independent cottage, quaint and cosy, idyllic for two. Beautifully presented and fully equipped for self-catering purposes, the stunning outside terrace is attractively walled and planted with bamboo providing privacy. Enjoy the very best this special region of France has to offer; savour local cuisine, visit majestic Châteaux and join us in our troglodyte cave for a fun and informative Wine Tasting of Award-Winning wines from the two Châteaux. - self-catering, breakfast and supper on request - wine tasting of award-winning L...Interested in discovering the wines and châteaux in the Loire Valley? Consider a short or weekly stay at our French-Anglo family home, La Bellevue, located half-way between Saumur and Chinon. Exhibiting the charms characteristic of the region, Annie's House is an independent cottage, quaint and cosy, idyllic for two. Beautifully presented and fully equipped for self-catering purposes, the stunning outside terrace is attractively walled and planted with bamboo providing privacy. Enjoy the very best this special region of France has to offer; savour local cuisine, visit majestic Châteaux and join us in our troglodyte cave for a fun and informative Wine Tasting of Award-Winning wines from the two Châteaux. - self-catering, breakfast and supper on request - wine tasting of award-winning Loire Valley wines - village restaurant, a 2 minute walk to the reputed Trésor Belge - short min 3 nights and weekly stays with flexible day arrival - secure private parking, a car is necessary Don't hesitate to contact us with questions and/or for further information, alternatively visit us at domainedelabellevue, pouançay. -------------------- Room-by-Room Description: Light and airy the bedroom is furnished with a standard sized double bed, attractive chair, full length mirror, chest of drawers, clothes rail with wooden hangers, bedside tables and lamps. From the terrace, through double doors, entry is into the living room. Furnishings include a two-seater sofa and armchair, coffee table and table lamps. WiFi is freely available and for leisure there are current dvds, a dvd player, TV (French), reading books and games. Alongside flyers for ideas of things to do and sights to see. * Please consider the advertised images as the staircase may not be suitable for those with impaired mobility and knee conditions. * The kitchen is equipped with a kettle and toaster, a 4-ring induction hob, an electric oven, fridge, a microwave, cooking utensils, a variety of sized pots and pans, crockery, cutlery and glassware. Alongside a bistrot style table and two chairs. The loo and shower room are floor level, generous in size and decorated in blue and white tiling, there is a hairdryer and the loo is supplied with paper rolls. The terrace is privately enclosed and a superb space for outside living. Furnishings include a metalwork table and two chairs, a Weber bbq (charcoal) and two teak steamer chairs with a parasol which can be set at an angle to create shade where required. ------------ Wine Tastings & Tailored Stays Stays at La Bellevue start from 3 nights and can be tailored to suit your requirements. Join us in our troglodyte cave for a fun and informative wine tasting. From an Angevin wine making family, bilingual and a French wine professional, Gérald will introduce you to the award-winning wines produced at the two Châteaux he manages: Château de Beauregard (AOC Saumur) and Château des Noyers (AOC Anjou). Perfecting the tasting technique and how to read a French wine label. Learn about the regions different cépages, the annual work involved preparing the vines and the methods used to create the blanc, rosé, rouge and sparkly wines. -------------------- Check-in: from 17h00 Check-out: by 09h00 Taxe de Séjour: 0,80cts per person, per night - payable on departure Included... bedroom and household linen, Egyptian cotton towels (2x face cloths, 2x guest towels and 2x bath sheets), 'The Essentials', washing-up liquid, sponge, scratchy pad, coffee filter papers, bin liners, cling-film, aluminum foil, salt & pepper, loo rolls and hand soap. In addition for nightly stays: teas, coffee, milk, sugar and bottled water. ------------------------ About Us: Gérald & Sarah-Jane - we warmly welcome you to our family home to share, enjoy and experience with us all that we cherish about this beautiful and historic region of France. A visit in 2006 didn't see me return. Now, Mme Beaumont, wife to Gérald, a bilingual French wine professional and Mum to our two gorgeous children, Augustin (11yrs) and Constance (9yrs). Making our family '7' is Biscotte, our dear little rescue cat and our friendly girls, 'the French hens'. In July 2011, we opened our bar à vin/bistrot, Bistrot Les Tontons, in the heart of Saumur. Five wonderful years past before pastures new beckoned. Today Gérald is Directeur d’Exploitations for two Loire Valley Châteaux; Château de Beauregard, Le Puy Notre-Dame (AOC Saumur) and Château des Noyers, Martigné-Briand (AOC Anjou).More
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Sarah-Jane B
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:February 2009
Interaction with guests
Gérald and I live at La Bellevue and rest at your disposal throughout your stay. On arrival I will show you around the cottage and ensure you are comfortable, and at a convenient moment with yourselves, share the 'must see's' of the region.
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Reviewed 15 July 2019

An absolutely perfect spot from which to explore the richness of the Loire region, yet it is by itself and one can enjoy the swaying grains and take in the sky. The cottage is well equipped with particularly good linens and cooking pots, but the...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Camper57510553081
Experience582927, VR Owner at The Cottage, Annie's House: Wine Tasting. Short & Weekly Stays. Flexible Arrival, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2019

It was an absolute delight to meet you both and thank you so much for your beautiful review, I'm very touched. Thank you, Sarah-Jane

Reviewed 1 July 2019

This is our fourth time we have stayed at Annie’s House and it is a little home from home, it has everything you need to make your holiday complete, with a beautiful terrace where you can sit and enjoy a glass of wine. The Gite...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Caroline R
Experience582927, VR Owner at The Cottage, Annie's House: Wine Tasting. Short & Weekly Stays. Flexible Arrival, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2019

It was super to see you both again and thank you so much for your warm and generous review. Sarah-Jane

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Reviewed 25 June 2019

Annie's House, in the little village of Pouancay , provides the perfect place to explore beautiful chateaux, gardens and attractions of the west of the Loire Valley. It is situated just across the road, from a unique and delightful restaurant , Tresor Belge, where a...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Cruiser28375918366
Experience582927, VR Owner at The Cottage, Annie's House: Wine Tasting. Short & Weekly Stays. Flexible Arrival, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2019

Thank you so much for your exceptionally kind review. It was super to meet you both and I'm very touched to learn how much you enjoyed your stay. Sarah-Jane

Reviewed 28 April 2019

It's our 10th visit to the beautiful La Bellevue, this time for a long weekend. I can't recommend La Bellevue strongly enough. The gités are immaculate and the Beaumont famille are lovely. Sarah-Jane is always on hand to help out and advise on the local...More

Date of stay: April 2019
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Experience582927, VR Owner at The Cottage, Annie's House: Wine Tasting. Short & Weekly Stays. Flexible Arrival, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2019

It's always a great pleasure to see you both and thank you so much for your kind and generous words. Sarah-Jane

Reviewed 19 November 2018

Perfect location with stunning scenery. Sarah was an excellent host and we will definitely be back!!!

Date of stay: May 2018
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Cooker
DVD Player
Grill
Refrigerator
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Central Heating
Outdoor Dining Area
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
Water Park Nearby
Stereo System
TV
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Watersports Nearby
Toaster
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About the neighbourhood
Pouançay: close to La Bellevue is the reputed Trésor Belge open for lunch, dinner and ‘happy hour’ between 5pm & 7pm (closed Mon & Tue). A scenic walk (9km/12km) is mapped, starting in front of the Mairie passing vines and troglodyte caves, while a leisurely potter to the Table d’Orientation particularly spectacular at sun-set, gives an impressive 360° view of the surrounding area, highlighting châteaux and points of interest. St Leger de Montbrillais: (2kms) neighbouring Pouançay is a great little village for pick-up’s, St Leger has a post office, hairdresser, boulangerie (closed Wed), and a highly reputed butcher much favored by ourselves, we highly recommend trying the rillettes d’oie and be prepared to queue on a Sunday morning!
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