Five nights at 'La Bellevue' was the perfect way to introduce us to the Loire Valley. Our gite was a warm and comfortable stay in very peaceful and tranquil surroundings. Sarah-Jane & Gérald are wonderful hosts and their warm hospitality and friendliness is simply infectious. Sarah-Jane is an inspirational lady with a mission - to make our stay simply fabulous. We'll be back again one day.
Debra & Brian Koch, Perth, Western Australia
We have just come back from a visit to the Loire Valley and although this was not our first visit to the area, it was our first experience staying in a gite - which was beautiful. The gite itself was of a very high standard and La Bellevue has a lovely peaceful atmosphere. Sarah-Jane & Gerald are lovely hosts and couldn’t have made us feel more at home and comfortable. Sarah-Jane works very hard to make you feel at home and your every need is catered for. Gerald’s knowledge of wine is truly amazing and the tour of their Domaine is not to be missed. Gerald’s shows that wine tasting can be both informative and lots of fun. Lovely, lovely, lovely we will definitely be going back next year.
Sue & Paul, Bishop’s Stortford
Thank you, Sarah-Jane & Gérald for a most wonderful week at Annie's House. We felt like a part of your family staying in your wonderful village. The accommodation was superb, the location is perfect to explore the Loire Valley. We especially enjoyed the wine tour with Gérald and learned so much about the process & loved the product. This stay has been the highlight of our 25th Anniversary trip to France. Thanks again.
Susan & Paul Pickles, Canada
First time in the Loire Valley and a fantastic introduction. Sarah-Jane & Gérald made us feel incredibly welcome and the Ultimus wine tasting course at the start of the week kicked things off perfectly.
David & Rachel, Oxford
Our first visit to France could not have been more pleasant. On arrival we were greeted openly even though we were early. It was evident that both Sarah-Jane & Gérald care passionately about family, wine & traditional French values. For wine lovers take the wine tour with Gérald, it is truly eye opening and underpins why French wine is still the best in the world. On a personal note thank you to you both for your hospitality and for sending us home more relaxed than after a back rub. Gérald, you truly get British humour. Sarah-Jane, you are an excellent host. Children, enjoy your youth and Boysey (cat), see you next time. Fondest memories.
Lisa & John Pirrie
Wonderful little niche away. Everything you need and more. Great hosts with lots of info. We will be back!
Jean & John, Gloucestershire
We have really enjoyed our stay here at La Grange d'Henri. A delightful spot in a wonderfully unspoilt hamlet, so near to many beautiful places. Thank you for your help and friendly manner.
Sylvia & Allen, West Sussex
Compliments to Gérald. Brilliant wine tour & fantastic Domaine. Thank you.
Liz & Alex, Manchester
A beautiful & charming cottage in a delightful are of the Loire Valley.
Mr & Mme Burrows, Devon
What a fantastic week and a great place to stay - we have left with 36 bottles of wine which is our idea of a good holiday!!! Thank you for your expertise and for your hospitality. We will be back!
Shelley Norman & Simon Regal, Jersey
When the experience is better than the expectation it is difficult not to go on and on about how wonderful our stay here was... 'Annie's House' is perfect, the oh so comfortable bed and the crisp white linen were divine, the peace & quiet was to die for and the wines we tried, selected for us by a true connoisseur were outstanding! Most of all Sarah-Jane & Gérald are simply the perfect hosts. Thank you! The only problem we had was that it was over all too soon. We will be back!!!
Jane & Ian Ryland, Norfolk
Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality and for helping to make our holiday perfect! Your home is stunning, location picture perfect and we shall most certainly recommend you to friends & family. We are certain we will be back. Many thanks again & warm wishes.
Amber & Sam, London
Thank you for an amazing time in your home and with your family. The setting, surroundings and hospitality we experienced was wonderful. We wish we could stay longer and do a bigger wine tour next time as we really have a taste for it now!
Paul & Zoe, London
We would have no hesitation in recommending 'Annie's House' to anyone who wanted a peaceful & relaxing holiday. Gérald & Sarah-Jane were perfect hosts. We were lucky to stay in Pouançay during the Bastille Day celebrations where the locals made us feel very welcome.
Sandra & John Dye, Fife
We have had a wonderful week in 'la Grange d'Henri'. Sarah-Jane & Gérald have been exceptional hosts making us feel so comfortable and welcome. I highly recommend the wine tasting at the Domaine, Gérald makes it clear and accessible especially for those of us who know so little about wine. Thank you.
Jasmin & David Henderson, London
We came to 'Annie's House' to celebrate our 15th Wedding Anniversary. Sarah-Jane & Gérald's hospitality and generosity made it the most memorable and special time. Their love and passion for food & wine is incredible. We came as guests, we stayed as family and got to know Géralds 'best friend' very well. We leave as friends and hope to return very soon. Lots of love.
Iwona & Mick Robinson, Lancashire
Our stay at 'Annie's House' was delightful, in such a beautiful setting and a very comfortable gite. Gérald, Sarah-Jane & the kids couldn't have been better hosts without being intrusive. Géralds great knowledge of good wine, which he has shared with us was an added bonus to the fabulous holiday of good weather, great food at the local markets and a very relaxing time. Thank you so much and we would have no hesitation to recommending you to any of our friends and hopefully we will be back.
If you need an olympic size swimming pool and can't stand bird song - this is not the place for you! If you want good food, excellent wine and wonderful hosts, give it a whirl!!
Gwen & Victor, Belfast
'La Grange d'Henri', a charming house in a perfect location. We enjoyed a superb week exploring the many attractiosn of the Loire. Sarah-Jane & Gérald are the perfect hosts and make you feel part of their family. We will be certain to return.
Janice & John Webster, Scotland
What can we say:- our stay at La Grange Henri was delightful. The accommodation was beautifully presented for our arrival and stay. Sarah & Gerald are the perfect host & hostess leaving you to follow your own desires as you wish or 'at hand' for you if required. We thoroughly enjoyed our sightseeing trips around the beautiful area of the Loire and then being able to relax in lovely surroundings in the evenings. Finally we took advantage of a great wine tasting tour with Gerald - an experience not to be missed if you stay at La Bellevue - needless to say we intend to make a return visit.
Pauline & Alan Phipps, Gloucestershire
La Bellevue was the pearl of Pouançay nestled in the Loire Valley. Annie's House was home for a week and we were made very welcome by our hosts. The wine tour & tasting was a real bonus to our stay. Take the time to drive 'the roads less travelled' and you will be rewarded. Thanks Sarah-Jane & Gérald we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Janie & Kevin Dumbrell, Western Australia
Our second stay in 'Annie's House' and this time we were in need of rest & recuperation. This is the ideal place for it, so quiet & calm. Sarah-Jane & Gérald have looked after us so well again. It was a joy to see the children. Just the best holiday.
Rose & Jeff Borra, Buxton, UK
My third time staying at 'Domaine de le Bellevue' and this time with my wife Jilly. Ironically I was the first to stay at both the properties, 'Annie's House' & 'la Grange d'Henri'. Sarah-Jane & Gerald have done a very fine conversion of both properties, offering comfortable, clean, character accommodation. Very welcoming with the added benefit of varied countryside around, offering something for everyone.
Ian Nie, Gloucestershire, UK
Warm welcome - generous hospitality - bikers made welcome - good comfortable conversion - spacious clean accommodation for two - good quality equipment and fittings - peaceful location - wine expert at hand - Domaine tour recommended.
Jilly Newham & Ian Nie, Gloucestershire, UK
(Wine Tasting Soirée) Thank you so much Sarah-Jane & Gérald! Another fabulous stay, our third year running, can you keep us away? I doubt it! Many thanks.
Mark Plummer & Jeremy Harrold, UK
What a fantastic setting for mixing business and pleasure - and celebrating a new partnership! Thank you Sarah-Jane & Gérald for your hospitality, conversaton and food, all first-rate! Looking forward to celebrating our successes to come here in the future...
Ten Green Bottles Ltd, Brighton
It was our first holiday together and we had a fantastic time! Sarah-Jane & Gérald added lots of knowledge and personal touches to ensure we made the most of our stay in the Loire Valley. Annie's House is cosy & rustic, a unique gîte which I will be recommending to friends and family.
Jenny & Stuart, West Sussex
Sarah & Gérald, thank you for making us so welcome and our stay so very special. The barn is a dream we would have loved to have stayed longer. Gérald thank you for sharing your knowledge of wine, it's inexhaustable and we shall now view wine very differently! Best of luck to you both and to the little ones. Hope to see you again next year.
Susan & Justin Milner, Cambridge
The anxiety one may feel to be a guest of complete strangers is immediately relieved upon meeting Sarah-Jane & Gérald. 'La Bellevue' is certainly one of the most enchanting, beautiful places we have ever been to and the Beaumonts are two of the best hosts any guests could ask for! Their beautiful village is set on a hill, something one only imagines in their dreams. It is peaceful & serene, yet only a short distance from the breath taking Châteaux and other Loire Valley attractions. On the night we arrived we experienced an amazing dinner complete with Géralds delicious wines which paired perfectly with the evening.
Lisa & Juan Winans, Los Angeles, USA
We stopped for a night at Annie's cottage, part of 'La Bellevue' and had the most fantastic experience. Our wine-tasting and wine tour with Gérald was fascinating and informative, and Gérald & Sarah-Jane were the warmest and most hospitable of hosts. Their attention to detail is amazing and we enjoyed our time with them enormously. And we have discovered a new favourite wine!!
Diana & Richard, London
Sarah-Jane & Gérald went out of their way to ensure that our time at 'Annie's House' was as enjoyabe as possible. Their local knowledge and suggested itineries helped us to make the most of our week here. For anyone who likes wine, Géralds Private Wine Tasting Tour is a must! 'Annie's House' is a wonderul romantic retreat for the young and (like us) the young at heart.
Ann & Alex Williams, Australia
On a passé un merveilleux weekend dans un endroit très charmant et authentique. Merci pour votre acceuil et votre générosité.
Camille et Grégoire, Bordeaux