Here's a recent review on trip advisor from our guests.
Booking the Cottage with Karin was a breeze. The contract was signed, a deposit was paid and thankfully, we took the options of the half day wine tour with Simon and the four course dinner in our hosts sumptuous Manoir.
We took the decision to drive from Bristol to the Loire Valley without an overnight stop, it was a bit of a trek and in hindsight we should have got a halfway hotel. It was very hot on arrival and our hosts helped us settle immediately with a bottle of chilled chenin blanc. Delicious. On entry, we found the cottage interior to be of an exceptional standard and was immaculately clean. Karin and Simon gave us some great local advice and we read through the handy information pack before hitting the sack for a very comfortable night's sleep.
The Cottage was perfectly located for us, we wanted a secluded location in the beautiful Anjou Countryside that was still within easy driving distances to surrounding Towns, Cities, Chateaux and Vinyards. In the moments between eating cheese, the handy fob for the electronic gates to the driveway meant we were able to whizz in and out with no problems. We also found the grounds and pool to be perfect for just lounging and relaxing when we felt like lazing.
Ordinarily, when on holiday we would probably shy away from group Dinners but we are so glad we (Along with our lovely co-holidaymakers) decided to opt for our hosts Monday night four course dinner with wine. Amazing food and company, we had a right laugh.
The half-day wine tour with Simon on the Thursday was just as good. He took us on a five minute drive to meet the jocular, passionate and charming winemaker Pierre at the Domaine De L'Enchantoir estate. The tour was fascinating and we were thoroughly impressed by Pierre's steadfast refusal to produce wine that was in any way dishonest to the grape and the soil. And boy, when the massive variety of wines started flowing, you could taste the quality. Fizzy & still reds, whites and pinks came at a satisfying pace and were in almost every instance, exceptional. I am drinking a glass of the red while writing this review. It is as good in rainy England as it was in Sunny France. Good job because we brought 23 litres back with us.
Finally, thanks once again to our amazing hosts and their beautiful Loire Valley retreat. Unbeatable.
The option of fresh bread and croissants delivered to the front door each day.
The lush Garden.
I honestly cannot think of any.