Pretty cottage for couples near Pouancay

Pouancay (25km from Saumur), Vienne, Poitou Charentes Reference: PV004969 Advertiser since: 16 September 2016
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The Cottage, Annie's House Self Catering Saturday 1 2 1

About this property

Pretty Self Catering Cottage for Couples. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Welcome to our French-Anglo family home, La Bellevue, where we, Sarah-Jane and Gérald Beaumont, invite you to share in our way of life and passion for the cusine and wines of this diverse region. Set in the pretty village of Pouançay, mid-way between Saumur and Chinon, our quaint holiday cottage, Annie’s House is equipped and presented to a high standard, ensuring home-away-comfort for couples, in the peaceful surround of vineyards and sunflower fields.

Breakfast and evening supper options are available, and our village has a reputed sea-food restaurant a short walk away. Easily accessible by car are local amenities, fresh food markets, restaurants and the majestic châteaux and attractions of the Loire Valley. If you are keen ramblers and cyclists there is much to explore locally and around (we have storage space for bikes), and for those wishing to sample the wines from the Loire Valley, why not experience a Wine Tasting Tutorial with Gérald, a bilingual French wine professional, hosted in our, once dwellings, troglodyte caves.

- Please note Annie’s House is NOT suitable for those with impaired mobility and knee conditions.
- Water and electricity are included.
- Electrically operated entrance gates ensure privacy and secure parking.



Kitchen and dining

Includes a high bistro style table and chairs, and is equipped with a kettle, toaster, 4-ring induction hob, oven, fridge, microwave, cooking utensils, pots and pans, crockery, cutlery and glassware. The cottage is supplied with: washing-up liquid, sponge and scratchy pad, bin liners, cling-film, aluminium foil, salt and pepper and olive oil.

Living rooms

The entrance doors lead into Annie’s living room which is furnished with a two-seater sofa, armchair and coffee-table. Wi-fi access is freely available inside and outside of the cottage. For leisure there are up-to-date dvd’s, a dvd player, tv (French channels), reading books, board games, walk and cycle routes, alongside a brochure and flyers for ideas of things to do, places to visit and sights to see.


Light and airy the bedroom is furnished with an attractive chair, full length mirror, chest of drawers and clothes rail with wooden hangers. The standard double bed has a mattress protector, 4x pillows/pillowcase protectors, and a duvet. Bedside tables and lamps are either side of the bed.


Floor level leading from the kitchen is the generous sized shower room, decorated in blue and white tiling and supplied with a hairdryer, floor mat, shower curtain and loo rolls.


Electrical wall-heaters.


Wine Tasting and Tutorial with Gérald, a bilingual French wine professional

Grasp the tasting technique, learn how to read a French wine label and how is made? While staying at La Bellevue take the opportunity to discover the regions diverse wines during a wine tasting tutorial with Gérald in our, once dwellings, troglodyte caves. Bilingual, a French wine professional and from an Angevin (Brissac-Quincé) wine making family, sharing inherent knowledge Gérald will introduce six wines reflecting the regions diversity, explain the tasting technique, and secrets hidden within a French wine label. Also touching upon the methods used to create the blanc, rosé, rouge and sparkly wines, the different cépages and annual work involved preparing the vines.

Garden and outside

A lovely sun trap and space for outside living while being serenaded by birdsong. The courtyard is furnished with metalwork garden table and chairs (incl. cushions), a Weber bbq (charcoal), 2x teak steamer chairs for relaxing in, and a parasol which can be set at an angle.

Parking and garages

Annie's house has her own parking space.

Visitor suitability

Annie's House is NOT suitable for those with impaired mobility and knee conditions.
Smoking is not permitted;
The property is not suitable for babies or children (due to our caves)

Information about any additional facilities

BREAKFAST : delivered to your front door at an hour to suit you! Start your day with a basket full of breakfast goodies - freshly baked baguette, croissants and pain au chocolat. Butter & selection of jams, natural yoghurt, fresh fruit, and organic fruit juice, including morning breakfast tea, coffee and milk.

SUPPER : an example... l'Assiette de Bellevue (concombre à la crème à l'ancienne, selection of charcuterie and local cheeses). Basket of fresh baguette & butter, followed by tartelettes.


  • Internet

  • Meals

  • Couples only


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Montreuil-Bellay/Montsoreau/Chinon/Saumur - details provided
Distance: 8 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, pike, eel, sandre
Name of nearest fishing location: Various rivers in our local area. Permits can be purchased with ease.
Distance: 1 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Domaine de Roiffé
Distance: 14 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Centre Equestre Le Petit Mans, Saint Martin de Sanzay
Distance: 11 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Route de Vignoble de Pouançay


Name/number of nearest marked trail: Local walk maps provided, starting from 9kms to 22kms

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Wine Tasting Tutorial with Gérald, a bilingual French wine professional

About the Owner, Mrs Sarah-Jane Beaumont

A visit to the Val de Loire in 2006 didn't see me return. Today I'm Mme Beaumont, wife to Gérald, a bilingual French wine professional, and Mum to our two gorgeous children, Augustin (9yrs) and Constance (7yrs). Making our family '5' is our friendly rescue cat, Biscotte, who you'll find amongst the flower beds, sleeping!

Year property purchased 2007
Why this location? Set in the pretty village of Pouançay, close to the market town of Montreuil-Bellay, our independent holiday cottage is set in our private and peaceful grounds. Idyllic for couples, Annie's House is beautifully presented and equipped to a high standard to ensure home-away-comfort.<br/><br/>Surrounded by sunflower fields and vineyards our rural setting is calm and tranquil, while favourably located between Saumur and Chinon. Discover sleepy hamlets while ambling along dust tracks leading through the vines. Visit the riverside villages, majestic châteaux, delve deeper into the Plantagenet history, or simply relax and unwind at the cottage while being serenaded by birdsong.
Unique benefits of property We warmly welcome you to our French-Anglo family home, La Bellevue, where we hope you will enjoy the peace of our village setting. Discover the regions rich history, natural beauty, local cuisine and diverse wines. During your stay, at your leisure take advantage of our additional services; breakfast at an hour to suit you, supper served in Annie's or Henri, and a visit of our once dwellings, troglodyte caves.

The Owner Recommends

Restaurant : Trésor Belge

Situated in our village, a walk away, the Trésor Belge is a reputed seafood Belgique restaurant. They also have a happy hour which is popular if you fancy a belgique beer sat in their pretty garden.

Restaurant : Hostellerie Saint Jean

Highly recommend this lovely restaurant is located in Montreuil-Bellay (8km). They use fresh produce, and serve traditional cusine. One can choose from the Menu du Jour or Menu Gourments.