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“Simply perfect” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Closerie Saint Martin

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La Closerie Saint Martin
Ranked #1 of 4 Ligre B&B and Inns
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Simply perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2013 via mobile

We stayed just for one night on our way back to Kent from the Dordogne. We would love to have stayed longer. The room was beautifully clean and the hosts could not have been more helpful. The breakfast round the kitchen table gave an opportunity to chat with other guests of various nationalities - all part of a wonderful stay. Would recommend without hesitation.

Stayed August 2013
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Cowra, Australia
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

Australian couple on wedding anniversary trip. Found La Closerie on the internet. What a find! Marcel and Katherina are the perfect hosts in a beautiful setting. Food superb; atmosphere relaxed and friendly; room spacious and comfortable. Even with 10 at an evening meal, Marcel and Katherina have a natural gift for making everyone feel at ease, regardless of character types or language. Not just a B&B but an opportunity to make new friends from around the world. Ideally situated to explore the region. A visit to the wine cellar is a must.There is also ample interesting reading about the house for those 'taking it easy' times We stayed 7 nights and will definitely return if we can get back to France. Thank you Marcel and Katherina and all the friends with whom we shared such a wonderful time.
D & K

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Boston MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013

We stayed 4 nights in October and are very happy with our choice.
Good location, nice clean rooms, tasty breakfast and very welcoming and helpful owners !
Definitely recommend this cosy B&B
Marina & Gene

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cornwall, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

Where to begin? The breakfasts: bountiful and with many choices on the table each morning. The (optional) dinners: very well prepared and tasty, with a different menu each evening. The rooms: spacious, clean and airy. The bed: so comfortable I fell asleep immediately.
We 3 Americans were traveling with our Swiss friend; he was an exchange student in our home 33 years ago. He was a former colleague of Katharina Hirt in Zurich, which is how we found this B&B. Lucky us. Our friend has serious food limitations, and Marcel and Katharina were able to meet his needs while feeding us "omnivores" well. With a full house, there were 12 people at the breakfast table, consistently fun folks. We shared a lot of travel ideas, such as the best of the chateaux to visit if one only had limited time. La Closerie St. Martin was our home for 6 days and nights; we took day trips each day. We wish he had allowed more time there with such good hospitality, food and wine. Ah yes! Dinner begins in the wine cave below the courtyard, with wine and hors-d'oeuvres.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Arlington, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013

Everybody has their own idea of what makes a successful stay at a B & B. My wife and I were looking for a comfortable room at an inn with history.This was our base for four days of sightseeing in the Loire Valley. Most importantly, we wanted a breakfast and dinner table with good company and good food. Our expectations were exceeded in every respect.

Marcel and Katrina not only cook well, they are a charming couple and a font of generous knowledge about the Chinon area. They also have mastered that rare art of including everyone in the conversation, without it feeling forced. La Closerie is an experience ....a place to meet Chinon on a personal level, a place that provides lasting memories.

Chinon itself is a lovely town, quiet with a nice selection of restaurants and cafes, set tastefully set into medieval lanes. .

Charles and Joyce Martin
Arlington, Va. USA

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2013

We first stayed with Marcel & Katherina last year and had such a wonderful stay that we returned this year, twice in fact on our way to and from the Dordogne. We were given a really warm welcome,and nothing was too much trouble. Indeed, on our return this year we felt as though we were returning to 'family'.
The property is beautifully appointed. All areas - inside and out - are immaculately kept and spotlessly clean. Mealtimes are a joy, four delicious home cooked courses with local produce, some of which is home-grown . Local wine is offered in abundance. Marcel & Katherina join their guests for dinner, which is always an interesting experience as there are guests from so many different countries and cultures with whom to share experiences.
We have stayed in 5-star hotels which do not offer what La Closerie offers.
We consider ourselves SO lucky to have found this perfect retreat.

Room Tip: We have stayed in 3 different rooms and each was of an excellent standard.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Maple Valley, Washington
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013

My wife and I spent 3 nights at La Closerie in late August. We wish it could have been more. Marcel and Katharina are the warmest and most gracious hosts you will meet. You'll quickly feel as though you've known them for years as they both go out of their way to make your stay comfortable and memorable. Their guideance and suggestions in planning your days activities are most welcome as they are very knowledgabe in the area's attractions.. Our room was large, tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean. The enclosed courtyard was meant to be enjoyed throughout the day and especially at dinner. Be sure and stay for dinner, you will not be disappointed with a four course meal with wine and a tour through their wine cellar. Breakfast was a daily treat and a chance to enjoy their homemade jams and fruit from the courtyard and garden. La Closerie is very close to the medieval town of Chinon with it's famous castle and centrally located for day trips to the many surrounding chateau. While driving away my wife and I realized we hadn't stayed at a Bed and Breakfast, but rather at the home of new found friends. We're already planning our next visit.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about La Closerie Saint Martin

Property: La Closerie Saint Martin
Address: 6 rue du Prieure | Les Roches Saint-Paul, 37500 Ligre, France
Region: France > Centre-Val de Loire > Indre-et-Loire > Ligre
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Ligre
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charming Bed&Breakfast near Chinon in the Loire Valley. Our house, the outbuidlings of a former Priory is situated in a classified hamlet in the middle of the Chinon vineyards. All the rooms have en-suite and are uniquely furnished. We also offer dinner upon prior reservation ... more   less 
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