We had the good fortune to spend three days at John & Sue Bociek's lovely B&B back in June '11. The house has been beautifully renovated with wonderful modern amenities, but John carefully maintained its old-world character, right down to its well-worn stone staircase leading to our room. The location was perfect for exploring the Loire Valley, and we had the added bonus of John (an artist and photographer) acting as tour guide. We probably would never have visited some very interesting but little-known chateaux (such as the unique Chateau d'Oiron) or seen the birthplace of Coco Chanel without his "insider knowledge." The hospitality of the Bocieks, their assortment of pets, and the elegant coziness of their home made our stay in Loudun a great one. Would love to go back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bed and Breakfast or self-catering Gite Accommodation close to the Loire Valley in an ideal location for travellers passing through and those wishing to holiday in the area. On the very outskirts of the historic old market town of Loudun the three star accommodation offers the peace of the countryside with nearby amenities of the town. All rooms are recently refurbished to a very high standard. ... more less