Immediately on arrival, we reaslied we'd discovered treasure! After a long drive from the UK, we received a very warm welcome from Nicole and Alex and after a quick exploration of their beautiful surroundings (old restoried buildings, gardens, chickens, endless views over fields), we settled down to a very thoughfully provided 'welcome' pack - perfect to enjoy in our secluded private garden.
The gite itself is very thoughtfully furnished and set out, perfect for a self catering base or to store picnics in between days out. The folder of brochures and good ideas, set out by distance away and with Nicole's helpful guidelines, set the tone for a week of relaxation and exploration. We slept so very well too!
This was a real tonic from busy lifestyles - we promised ourselves at the start of the week that we wouldn't rush around to see too many sites and therefore not relax. But still, from here, we managed to see the very best of the Loire countryside, chateaux, fortresses, vineyards and peaceful historic towns.
We can recommend, besides this fantastic accommodation, the Amuse Bouche restaurant, Jeanne d'Arc pizzeria in Chinon, Amboise, Blois, Cheverny, Chenonceau, Chinon all round, Vouvray and Montlouis sur Loire for wine tasting, Grand Pressigny for tranquility and history...and so much more.
We'd love to come back - and have brought back some lovely wine to remind us until we do! Alex and Nicole, thank you for a wonderful break.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Free use of bikes Restaurants/Bars <3km Hairdryer. Washing machine. The perfect base for your Loire Valley visit. Set in peaceful Loire Valley with far reaching views. 3 Self-contained self-catering cottages in landscaped flower filled gardens available to rent individually or together for up to 12 adults holidaying together. Countryside setting on doorstep, many marked walking & cycling circular routes via quiet lanes, woods, rivers & fields. Bikes to borrow for all guests. <3Km from village le Grand Pressigny - museum, chateaux, restaurants, bars. ... more less