We have recently returned from a 4 week trip in France, but far the best stay was with Manfred at Le Clos de Lagarde. He is an outstanding host - so welcoming, genuinely and you can see the passion for the hospitality industry in him.
We stayed in the Dianne room which was made up of two rooms and an en suite. It was huge! The lounge area was comfortable and inviting and the bedroom had a huge bed, comfortable bed with ample space. The bathroom was modern and clean. Overall it felt like we were in a 5 star hotel but was very homely and warm at the same time.
We recommend having dinner with Manfred, the experience is unforgettable. You get to have the aperitif in his caves/cellar - and it's no normal aperifit either! I will leave him to surprise you. The meal itself was delicious, as much of it was out of his garden, and what wasn't was sourced locally. The wines were outstanding, both the whites and the reds were local.
We had a wonderful time, it's great value for money too. We highly recommend this place and will be returning to it - for more than 1 night this time.
It's close to Chinon & the rest of the Loire Chateauxs. It's not on a main road or street corner so it is quite and relaxing. The garden and space around you is truly lovely.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- B&B with 2 spacious suites near Chinon in the heart of the Loire valley. Feel the breath of history and enjoy nature and tranquility in a 3000 sqm garden. Suites in a typically tuff stone house of 18th century with a maximum of 4 persons (convertible sofa), large sized beds, modern bathrooms, heating, free W-LAN, parking.Table d'hôtes (dinner) served upon reservation. ... more less
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