Pretty cottage for couples near Pouancay

Pouancay (28km from Saumur), Vienne, Poitou Charentes Reference: PV004969 Advertiser since: 16 September 2016
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
The Cottage, Annie's House Self Catering 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 local produce and wines of this diverse region. Set in the pretty village of Pouançay, half-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.

We provide breakfast and evening options, and our village has a reputed sea-food restaurant, the Trésor Belge’, a moments walk away. Easily accessible by car are local amenities, fresh food markets, restaurants, the majestic châteaux and attractions of the Loire Valley.

If you are keen ramblers and/or 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, you might like to experience a Wine Tasting Tutorial with Gérald, a bilingual French wine professional, hosted in our once dwellings, troglodyte caves.

(kindly submitted past guest reviews to date: TripAdvisor 40 x 5star / OwnersDirect 7 x 5star)

- 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.

Check in : 17h00 onwards
Check out : by 09h00

Taxe de Séjour: 0,80cts per person, per night, payable upon departure.
Damage Deposit : 150€ requested upon arrival and returned on the morning of departure.

Optional hire of quality bedroom/household linen and Egyptian cotton towels (2x face clothes, 2x guest towels & 2x bath sheets) for 40€ is available and payable upon departure.

A car is necessary.



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 Tastings with Gérald, (a bilingual wine professional) : discover the wines from the Loire Valley with Gérald during a fun and light-hearted wine tasting tutorial in our, once dwellings, troglodyte caves. Bilingual, French and a wine professional from an Angevin wine making family, Gérald will share inherent knowledge while introducing wines reflective of the regions diversity, explaining the tasting technique and the secrets hidden within a French wine label, and more...

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/Advertiser, Mrs Sarah-Jane Beaumont

A visit to the 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 sleeping amongst the flower beds. We warmly welcome you to our family home where we hope you will enjoy the peace of our village setting, the regions rich history and attractions, local cuisine and diverse wines.

Year property purchased 2007
Why this location? Set in the pretty village of Pouançay, close to the market town of Montreuil-Bellay, half-way between Saumur and Chinon. Amenities, fresh food markets, restaurants serving regional cuisine are easily accessible. Whilst discovery of the Val de Loire's rich history and majestic châteaux are around each corner.
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. Relaxing at La Bellvue take advantage of breakfast, supper, a wine tasting with Gérald and a tour of our, once dwellings, troglodyte caves.

The Owner Recommends

Wine Tasting : Wine Tasting Tutorial with Gérald

How to read a French wine label. Tasting techniques, and how wine is made... while staying at La Bellevue take the opportunity to discover the regions diverse wines during a wine tasting tutorial with Gérald, held 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. Alongside the methods used to create the blanc, rosé, rouge and sparkly wines, the different cépages and annual work involved preparing the vines.

Restaurant : Trésor Belge (Pouançay)

Situated in our village and a moments walk from La Bellevue, is the reputed Belgique seafood restaurant, the Trésor Belge. In addition to the restaurant, there is a bar which hosts 'happy hour' and where belgium beers can be sat and enjoyed in their pretty garden.

Restaurant : Hostellerie Saint Jean (Montreuil-Bellay)

A popular venue and highly rated this lovely restaurant is located in Montreuil-Bellay (8km). Run by a friendly, hardworking French couple, who spent 10 years in the UK, they pride themselves using fresh produce and serving traditional cusine. Depending upon your appetit, one can choose from the Menu du Jour or Menu Gourments.

2 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 9
  • Condition: 9.5
  • Facilities: 9
  • Local Amenities: 8
  • Setting: 9
  • Value for Money: 8.5
10 / 10 Pell 22 September, 2017

This was our third stay In Annie's House. As per usual it was spotless and welcoming.
Sarah-Jane and her family once again made us feel so welcome and found extra lighting for me so that I could sew. This little cottage is in such a peaceful location with lovely grounds and a small town nearby which has some lovely restaurants and a little supermarket and beautiful chateau. It makes an ideal base for exploring the Loire Valley and feels like a home from home.
Thank you so much once again for another wonderful stay.

8.3 / 10 The Loire visitors 2017 31 July, 2017

Very clean compact accommodation that was let down by a number of minor issues, namely the treacherous staircase, limited number of glasses and mugs and the breakfast bar style table and chairs. Otherwise very comfortable, chairs bed etc.
Owners very friendly and eager to please.