We recently had the pleasure of staying for 4 nights at the beautiful Chateay de Cheman. In a peaceful and tranquil setting surrounded by vineyards a good nights sleep is guaranteed in the big comfortable bedrooms, quality furnishings, fab views. Jan and Gerdie are delightful and the warm ambience of their home seems to encourage a very friendly camaraderie between guests, we also were lucky enough to be able to eat there one evening with fellow Dutch guests, a great meal cooked by Gerdie accompanied by the very excellent wines produced by Jan, they really are very very good. Jan has made a lovely walking trail around his vineyards, and a longer walk with interesting information boards en route also goes through the property. We were lucky it was even warm enough for a swim in the lovely pool. Blaison village is delightful, although I would say the little restaurant there was a little disappointing in the evening, although much better for lunch and sitting outside with a coffee in the morning. Nearby Brissac is a wonderful little town, magnificent chateau, only about another half dozen people there on the day we visited too! and a great Thursday market. The beautiful Loire is very nearby, loved Le Thoreuil although ran out of time to eat at the lovely looking restaurant there, we look forward to going back to investigate the rest of this lovely area and enjoy staying in such a beautiful atmospheric chateau with friendly owners.