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Lovely week in Garden cottage

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in September. The cottage is very comfortable and Karin and Simon... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
JudyW1
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Hampshire
Stunning cottage for 2 in the Loire Valley

Just spent a glorious week in Anjou cottage which is very well equipped.Thoroughly enjoyed Simon's... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2017
BandCtravellers
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Loire Wine Tours specialises in wine tours in the Saumur and Anjou vineyards of the Loire valley France. Join Simon Grainger an experienced trade professional and have fun visiting the small, family run, independent vineyards. Meet the passionate...more
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Manoir de Gourin | 2 Route de Puy, 49260 Saint-Macaire-du-Bois, France
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in September. The cottage is very comfortable and Karin and Simon are excellent hosts. We went on a half day wine tour with Simon and had a great time - it was very informative but also lots of fun. Also...More

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Karin G, Owner at Loire Wine Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Simon and I are so pleased that you enjoyed your week's stay in our self catering Garden Cottage and took advantage of the afternoon wine course and vineyard visit. Simon is passionate about the local...More

Reviewed 5 August 2017

Was looking for someone to tell us more about the wines in the Lorie Valley. My husband and I are not experts but enjoy a good class of wine and discussion about the winery, soil, wine maker etc. Simon was able to accommodate our request...More

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Karin G, Owner at Loire Wine Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Simon and I appreciate your informative review. Simon enjoyed the time he spent with you on the day Tour and we would be happy to welcome you back to Manoir de Gourin on your next visit to this lovely region. Many thanks Karin

Reviewed 11 June 2017

Just spent a glorious week in Anjou cottage which is very well equipped.Thoroughly enjoyed Simon's informative wine tour and trip to taste Loire valley wine . The pool was a gorgeous place to relax after an active day's sight seeing .Lots to do in this...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2017

If you want to learn about Loire wines, Simon is your man. He's also a lot of fun to be around. He refrains from telling you how the wines should taste, and instead encourages you to experience them.

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Karin G, Owner at Loire Wine Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Thank you Douglas for your fantastic review. I am glad you enjoyed our tour together into the beautiful wines of the Loire valley. Take care. Simon

Reviewed 14 June 2016

We have recently returned from a week in Lanyon Cottage at the Chateau de Gourin. The accommodation was comfortably equipped, modern/rustic in design, and ideal for a couple (not always easy to find). Karin and Simon offer a relaxed, yet very professional welcome, striking a...More

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Reviewed 13 June 2016

Simon, our host, is very knowledgable about wine in general and specifically the wine of the Loire. He's a wonderful presenter of how wine is made and how vines are cultivated. In his lecture he employs maps in his wonderful wine room along with specific...More

1  Thank Marcus164
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Taking a true vineyard based wine tour was high on our list...and this turned out to be the highlight of our entire trip. We rode the high speed train from Paris...very easy to get to with a combination of the metro to the station...easy even...More

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Reviewed 29 September 2015

We spent a week at le Manoir staying in Garden Cottage. The cottage itself has its own private garden and car parking which was good. The accomodation itself was ideal for the two of us with everything you could want, even English Television (So no...More

1  Thank lincolnshire_hardys
Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

Spent a week at Manoir de Gourin followed by a few days in Versailles and the wine tour organised by Simon and Karin was the undoubted highlight. Pierre & Brigit's hospitality was superb as was the food and of course the wine. Pierre explained, very...More

1  Thank MartinT477
Reviewed 25 July 2015

Simon provided one of the highlights of my trip to France. He opened my eyes to just how good the sparkling wines of Saumur are, all within a very short time. I did the half day sparkling wine tour, albeit truncated by the need to...More

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Rita and Ed K
11 March 2016|
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Response from Karin G | Property representative |
Hi Rita and Ed Not sure if you received our response yesterday. We are able to collect your guests and return them to your gites. Please give us a ring on 0241593121 to have a chat. wine regards Simon and Karin
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