Surrounded by vineyards and sunflower fields a warm welcome awaits at our French-Anglo family home, La Bellevue, set in the pretty village of Pouançay, 10 mins from Montreuil-Bellay, mid-way between Saumur and Chinon. Discover the Plantagenets, the famous châteaux and Loire attractions. Walking and cycle paths are in abundance, a boat ride along the Loire river is a delight, savor local cuisine
... more +
Surrounded by vineyards and sunflower fields a warm welcome awaits at our French-Anglo family home, La Bellevue, set in the pretty village of Pouançay, 10 mins from Montreuil-Bellay, mid-way between Saumur and Chinon. Discover the Plantagenets, the famous châteaux and Loire attractions. Walking and cycle paths are in abundance, a boat ride along the Loire river is a delight, savor local cuisine and the diverse regional wines, also finding time to simply relax and enjoy the calm and peace of our village setting.
Short stays start from 2 nights. Experience a wine tasting with Gérald in our troglodyte caves. Breakfast and supper are available on request, and a moments’ walk from La Bellevue, the reputed Trésor Belge restaurant/bar, ‘happy hour’ is from 5pm to 7pm.
The Barn, La Grange d’Henri
La Grange d’Henri is a super self-catering gite for couples, fully equipped and beautifully presented to ensure home-from-home comfort. Electrically operated entrance gates into the grounds of La Bellevue ensure privacy and secure parking. Water and electricity are included.
Bedroom : light and spacious the bedroom benefits from a separate loo and shower room, standard double bed, wall hanging mirror, chest of drawers, bedside drawers, bedside lamp and a curtain enclosed space for hanging clothes and hiding suitcases.
Kitchen : equipped with a kettle, toaster, 4-ring induction hob, oven, fridge/freezer, cooking utensils, pots, pans, crockery, cutlery, glassware, tea-pot and coffee filter. For your arrival ‘gite essentials' await you incl. washing-up liquid, sponge, scratchy pad, bin liners, cling-film, aluminium foil, salt, pepper, olive oil and coffee filter papers.
Living Room : french sliding doors open into the living room from the terrace and features a 2-seater sofa, large armchair, table and chairs. Freely available WiFi access, interior/exterior, up-to-date dvd’s, dvd player, TV (French channels), reading books, board game/cards, walking routes, informative brochure, flyers for ideas of things to do and sights to see.
Loo & Shower Room : separate and set-off the bedroom. The shower room is supplied with a hairdryer and floor mat and the loo, with loo rolls.
Terrace : a super space for outside living, a sunny spot throughout the day until sun-set, furnished with metalwork garden table and chairs (incl. cushions), a charcoal bbq (Weber), 2x teak steamer chairs and a parasol which can be set at an angle.
Check in : 17h00 onwards
Check out : by 09h00
Taxe de Séjour, 0,80cts per person, per night, payable upon departure.
Damage Deposit : taken and held at booking and returned 7 days after departure.
Optional hire of quality bedroom/household linen and Egyptian cotton towels, 2x face clothes, 2x guest towels & 2x bath sheets, for 45€ is available and payable upon departure.
A car is necessary.
About Us, Sarah-Jane & Gérald
A visit in 2006 didn't see me return. Now, Mme Beaumont, wife to Gérald, a bilingual French wine professional and Mum to our two gorgeous children, Augustin (10yrs) and Constance (8yrs). Making our family '5' is Biscotte, our friendly rescue cat 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.
In July 2011, we opened our bar à vin/bistrot, Bistrot Les Tontons, in the heart of Saumur. Five wonderful years past before pastures new beckoned. Today Gérald is Directeur d’Exploitation for two wineries; Château de Beauregard in Le Puy Notre-Dame and Château des Noyers, close to Martigné-Briand.
Wine Tastings with Gérald
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, a French wine professional and from an Angevin wine making family, Gérald will share inherent knowledge while introducing wines reflective of the regions diversity, explaining tasting techniques and more...
Our village Pouançay
Just a quick walk from La Bellevue is the reputed restaurant Trésor Belge open for lunch, dinner and ‘happy hour’ between 5pm & 7pm (closed Mon & Tue). A scenic walk of 9km & 12km is mapped and starts in front of the Mairie passing vines and troglodyte caves, while a leisurely potter to the Table d’Orientation, particularly spectacular at sun-set, gives an impressive 360° view of the surrounding region, highlighting châteaux and points of interest.
St Leger de Montbrillais
(2kms) neighbouring Pouançay is a great little village for pick-up’s, St Leger has a post office, hairdresser, boulangerie (closed Wed), and a highly reputed boucher much favored by ourselves, we highly recommend trying the rillettes d’oie, and be prepared to queue on a Sunday morning!
(8kms) boasts a magnificent château whose impressive walls circle the town. Host to a weekly market and monthly Brocante (flea-market) there are a variety of brasseries and restaurants to choose from. Hire a kayak/canoe and spend time on the river, Le Thouet. Visit the château, take a tour and sample their wines. Picnic on a lovely grassed area shaded by trees at the edge of the river.
(25kms) twined with Warwick, England and Verden, Germany. Stretching along the banks of the Loire river, its famous château sitting high above the town, Saumur is a delight to discover. A weekly market, monthly brocante, activities, exhibitions and wine festivals held throughout the year. Saumur is also home to the Cadre Noir, the National Equestrian School of the elite French Cavalry whose remarkable horsemanship can be seen at shows between April & October.
Things To Do
Discover fresh food markets, weekend brocantes (flea-markets), picture-postcard villages along the banks of the Loire river. Explore the gardens at Villandry, the exceptional Bioparc in Doué, take a boat ride along the Loire, sample local wines, discover The Plantagenets and visit the châteaux towns of Amboise, Angers, Azay le Rideau, Brézé, Brissac-Quincé, Candes St. Martin, Chenonceau, Chinon, Fontevraud l'Abbaye, Langeais, Loches, Montsoreau, Montreuil-Bellay, Saumur, Richelieu, Tours, Ussé, Villandry - all of which make a fabulous day out!