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La Grande Maison d'Arthenay

Rue de la Cerisaie Arthenay Saumur Vineyards, 49700 Les Verchers-sur-Layon, Doue-la-Fontaine France
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#1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Les Verchers-sur-Layon
Stay on this beautiful rustic chic 17th Century Former Wine Estate surrounded by vineyards. Experience the peace and tranquility of the gardens, walk or take a bike ride in the local vineyards. 4 unique rooms all with their own character and charm. Close to Saumur, Angers, Chinon, Bourgeuil, Savennieres and many of the Loire Chateaux. Local wineries available for tastings and vineyard tours. A special wine tasting supper is available at La Grande Maison. Wine and Boat Tours can also be arranged if booked in advance of your stay.
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Foody122 wrote a review Oct 2019
Dedham, Massachusetts47 contributions8 helpful votes
We were traveling on a road trip through the Loire Valley and spent one night here doing a condensed version of the wine stay. It was an amazing experience. The property is tucked away in the vineyards with private wine caves, yet it’s very updated giving you the best of both worlds. We loved the attention to detail in the decorations and furnishings of the rooms. The beds and pillows were very comfortable. We enjoyed our wine dinner which was prepared with some ingredients from their own garden and wine from their cellar. Sue took us on a full day wine tour where we got to taste a variety of wines from 4 producers and see many steps of the process firsthand without any other tourists in a very persona way. We loved our wine tour package and would highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
MrNewcastleUK wrote a review Aug 2019
Newcastle, UK10 contributions2 helpful votes
We've just returned from a wonderful 5 night stay at La Grande Maison. We cannot recommend this absolute gem enough. The location is absolute perfection - set in the rolling, peaceful Loire vineyards, yet just a stones-throw from everything that you need, you'll be spoiled for choice for things to do and places to visit. Or you can sit back and enjoy the tranquility at La Grande Maison itself. Our garden room was a delight - cool, thoughtfully furnished, spotlessly clean and with the most comfortable bed I've slept in for a long time. The rooms and spaces are spread around the property, so you never feel as if you're living on top of the other guests. Breakfasts were fabulous, always heaving with fresh breads and pastries, as well glorious homemade jams and preserves, yoghurt and boiled eggs. We were treated to a wonderful supper of local meats and cheeses (and of course wine) on our first night overlooking the vines. We opted for the 2 day wine tour in the middle of our trip. This meant we had gastronomic feast with paired wines on one night, and then the privilege of a tour of 3 local vineyards with one of the owners Sue the following day, all topped off by the most spectacular picnic. That brings us to what makes La Grande Maison so special - owners Sue and Micaela. Their boundless energy and hospitality was evident at every stage of our trip, whether recommending local cycling routes or restaurants, offering to taxi us from a local restaurant one evening, or imparting their seemingly limitless knowledge of wine. Nothing was too much trouble and we felt so overwhelmingly privileged to have been able to stay in their home. La Grande Maison is a destination in itself - we can't wait to go return.
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Date of stay: July 2019
kmegginson2 wrote a review Jul 2019
Vouvray, France17 contributions10 helpful votes
We stayed for 2 nights in tranquil surroundings and made use of the on site bikes. Excellent recommendations for local restaurants and where to taste and buy wine. The highlight was the dinner we ate there. The food cooked by Sue delicious and the extensive knowledge of the local and the Wines provided by Michaela Highly recommended to stay and dine
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ann H wrote a review Apr 2019
Dublin, Ireland40 contributions37 helpful votes
We have just returned from one of the nicest breaks we have ever taken in the Loire valley. We stayed in the Grande Maison - not for the first time but rather as return guests. On previous visits we had taken the boat from Rosslare to France and visited as part of a road trip but we had such lovely memories of our stays in LGM we decided to try a flying visit. We flew to Nantes and drove straight to Le Puy de Notre Dame - an easy journey which takes you through the sloping vinyards of the area. The house itself is very pretty, not too big or ostentatious but rather understated and quirky with a sure style of its own....and its warm and welcoming owners. Our room was large and airy with a very comfortable bed and some perfect crispy bedlinen. The room looked out onto the delightful garden which is there for guests to lol about in. Breakfasts were of a very high quality and what better way to start a day of sighteeing than fresh orange juice and delicious coffee and croissants? We will definitely return....this place should not be missed!
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
EricSurrey_UK wrote a review Feb 2019
Leatherhead, United Kingdom154 contributions59 helpful votes
Do not be put off by the vagaries of French post codes which almost defeated my sat nav. Ask Micaela or Sue to send you their detailed directions (photographs of key waypoints included). If you do not visit here you will be missing out on a truly magical experience. Set in vineyards La Grande Maison is an oasis of tranquility. I am writing this review in the shade of one of their lovely trees lapping up what might be for us the warmth of the last of the hot summer sun. The gardens are rambling but stunning with an Old English look to them and the trickling water in the small pond beside me has a hypnotic and calming affect. On our first night we had opted to have the wine tasting supper. We had our own tables but wine and nibbles before in the garden gave us a chance to meet the other guests. Before sitting down we witnessed a truly spectacular sunset. The four course meal they provided was exquisite and we had an opportunity to taste a range of wines from the Loire. On our second night we were provided with a picnic to eat outside our apartment (or in the pigeonnerie). We were able to eat in the pigeonnerie. Worth it for the views of the spectacular sunset. On our last night Michaela drove us to a local restaurant, Le Bienvenue, and picked us up when we had finished a really first class dinner. We stayed in one of the tastefully converted outbuildings which is comfortable and characterful with clear evidence of its rustic origins. Love the shower with its rainfall fixed overhead and a separate power shower. Sue and Michaela went out of their way to make sure we and their other guests enjoyed themselves.
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Date of stay: September 2018
US$126 - US$128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FrancePays de la LoireMaine et LoireDoue-la-FontaineLes Verchers-sur-Layon
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Grande Maison d'Arthenay
Which popular attractions are close to La Grande Maison d'Arthenay?
Nearby attractions include Le Mystère des Faluns - Les Perrières (3.3 miles), Troglodytes & Sarcophages (2.9 miles), and Musee Aux Anciens Commerces (4.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at La Grande Maison d'Arthenay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at La Grande Maison d'Arthenay?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at La Grande Maison d'Arthenay?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Grande Maison d'Arthenay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Auberge Bienvenue, Le Caveau, and Restaurant Les Nobis d'Anjou.
Are pets allowed at La Grande Maison d'Arthenay?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to La Grande Maison d'Arthenay?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Le Mystère des Faluns - Les Perrières (3.3 miles) and Les Troglos de la Sabliere (3.7 miles).