Bed and Breakfast in central Loire Valley - LL006207

Vernoil (18km from Saumur), Maine et Loire, Western Loire Reference: LL006207 Advertiser since: 5 March 2018
Room name Type Sleeps Bathroom Prices from (per room per night) Additional info
Bedroom 1 - double bed Double Room 2 €76
Bedroom 2 - bunk bed Single Room 2 €59 Can only be booked in conjunction with Bedroom 1

About this property

Family Run Bed and Breakfast In The Loire Valley. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

Our bed and breakfast is in a small well-serviced village in the Loire Valley, north of Saumur. The traditional longere-type house boasts tiled floors and beamed ceilings, with a garden at the back for guests to use.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

There is a dining room with seating for 6 people. There are tea and coffee making facilities, and a fridge for guests' use.

Living rooms

There is a sitting area in the large bedroom, and also a television with UK Freeview channels.

Bedrooms

The large double bedroom has oak beams and a tiled floor. There is a television with UK Freeview channels and 2 comfortable chairs. We also supply a hairdryer and there is plenty of storage for your clothes and other items: there is a wardrobe, 2 bedside tables and a chest of drawers. You will also find a decorative fireplace. This room provides direct access to the enclosed garden where you can relax and unwind.

Adjacent to the master bedroom, is a smaller bedroom with either a single bed or bunk beds according to your needs. This room also has a built in wardrobe with hanging space and further storage. You will also find a chair and a bedside table.

Bathrooms

A fully tiled bathroom with walk-in shower, basin, bidet and wc.

Entertainment

There is a selection of books and boardgames, as well as the television with UK Freeview channels in the large bedroom.

Garden and outside

Garden table and seating with parasol in the enclosed rear garden.

Parking and garages

Free parking outside in the village square. We are able to provide garage space for bikes or motorbikes if required.

Visitor suitability

Ideal accommodation for a couple or family group.

Information about any additional facilities

We can provide a four course evening meal if required.
Visit our website by clicking "contact the owner" to check out room availability.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Meals

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Brocante de Saumur
Distance: 18 km

Cycling

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de Saumur
Distance: 18 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: St Nicholas de Bourgueil

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: St Nicholas de Bourgueil
Distance: 13 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Sarah Gabbar

Bob and I moved to France in 2006 with our two children, having holidayed here for many years. We love the life here and our village house provides us with both a business and a family home, and a fantastic way of life. Over the years we have met many delightful guests, many of whom have become regular visitors.

Year property purchased 2006
Why this location? We love the beautiful countryside on our doorstep with the elegant chateau town of Saumur only 25 minutes drive away. We are only 3 hours from the ferry port at Caen and are therefore in the ideal spot for guests to stay on their way further south, or to stop a little longer and explore the Loire Valley with all its vineyards, chateaux and restaurants. The area is great for walking, cycling and site seeing.
Unique benefits of property Our bed and breakfast offers you a private suite of rooms, including a dining room, 2 bedrooms, a bathroom and direct access to the garden. It is ideal for a couple or family group. We provide a copious breakfast complete with homemade jams and marmalades, and bread from the village bakery. We offer a four course evening meal on request, prepared by Bob who is a trained chef.

The Owner Recommends

Restaurants

La Rose de Pindare, Bougueil (20 minutes away). You can enjoy your meal in a pretty courtyard where the food is excellent and the service friendly. Closed Wednesdays.

L’Orée des Bois, la Breille-les-Pins (5 minutes away). Meals presented with a wow-factor and of superb quality no further away than the neighbouring village. Closed Wednesdays and Sunday evenings.

Le Cristal, Saumur (20 minutes away). A child friendly restaurant, in the centre of Saumur, overlooking the Loire. Closed Sunday evenings in low season.

La Reine de Sicile, Saumur (20 minutes away). An authentic auberge for the true french experience. Closed Sundays and Mondays.

Markets

Saumur (20 minutes away) Saturday mornings.
Bourgueil (20 minutes away) Tuesday and Saturday mornings
We also recommend the “Puces de Montsereau” a well-known local flea market held the second Sunday of every month. This is about 25 minutes away.

Chateaux

Brézé (35 minutes away). This castle is known for being a “chateau under a chateau”. There is a classic chateau on ground level but below, there are many tunnels waiting to be explored. Closed on Mondays.
Villandry (45 minutes away). One of the most well-loved chateaux in France with it’s exceptionally beautiful gardens. Closed on Mondays.
Gizeux (10 minutes away). Small family owned chateau with two large galleries of paintings.

Days out for all the family

Cadre Noir de Saumur (25 minutes away). Considered one of the most prestigious horsemanship schools in the world, they offer public presentations throughout the summer months.
Bioparc de Doué-la-Fontaine (40 minutes away). This 14-acre zoo is sited on an old quarry, with many animals enjoying the contours of the land and giving the visitor a unique experience in exploring the site.
Terra Botanica (55 minutes away). An amusement and botanical park which is fun to explore.
Futuroscope (1 hour 30 minutes away). A futuristic leisure park with many rides and attractions for all ages.
Puy du Fou (1 hour 45 minutes away). This award-winning historical theme park is the second most popular theme park in France.

Troglodytes

Peculiar to this area of France there are many structures built into the cliffs.
These include:
Pierre et Lumiere, Saumur (25 minutes away). Churches, towns and villages sculpted into the typical tuffeau stone in a subterranean quarry.
Gratien & Meyer Wine Caves (30 minutes away). Regular events held over the summer.
Rochemenier (40 minutes away). This troglodyte village sports 250 underground rooms, the oldest dating back to the 13th century.