2 bed, 2 bathroom house, situated in the heart of the town, close to the château
- English, French
John and Steph have lived in France with their family for 13 years, we have two dogs, two cats and a few hens. We live in another village, therefore, your holiday home is your living space when you arrive.
Steph purchased this House in 2016
Why Steph chose Montreuil-Bellay
Following a stroll in Montreuil Bellay, we saw the house, and fell in love with it, particularly it's location, after which, we were lucky enough to buy it.
What makes this House unique
Your holiday home is in the most unique place, the beautiful château in Montreuil Bellay overlooks the house. The house is situated in the centre of the town, and has a great location. There is commerce, including a big supermarket, many restaurants, pharmacy etc the river is minutes away, and all within walking distance.
furry friends welcome (if they are well behaved!)
The stairs are open plan, and windows are high.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Linen and towels are changed in a weekly basis, please leave dirty linen in the shower
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
We stayed for four short days and were sorry it was not longer! The house is lovely, the owners have restored it beautifully! The surrounds of Montreuil-Bellay are worth visiting, as is the Chateau next door to the house. We will definitely return!
Dear Liz and Ian
It was lovely to meet you both last week. Thank you for your kind feedback, it's good for us to know that you have enjoyed your stay.
May I take the opportunity to wish you all the best for 2020,, and hopefully see you in Montreuil Bellay next summer.
Steph & John
Great stay. Enjoyed every minute. It must be even better in summertime.
Hi there Ellen, many thanks for your feedback, I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
All the best
Steph & John
Superbly renovated maison within an old French village.
We spent five weeks in France travelling from Strasbourg through Burgundy and along the Loire, finishing in Montreuil-Bellay.
While other accommodations were excellent, this one was superb.
The house was set very close to the chateau ramparts, so was in the heart of the village. The view was breathtaking. This was why I came to France. For the history.
The renovations were in keeping with the history of the house with upmarket furnishings and fittings.
It was a pleasure to come home after "chateau-ing" to relax in the garden or to visit the local tavern (an absolute must).
Communication with our hosts was the best we have encountered in the 35 years we have been travelling in Europe.
Steph and John were waiting to meet us, explain all functionalities and give advice on the best local chateaus to visit, along with local town markets which had the best produce and other stalls. Fantastic.
Cannot recommend this place highly enough.
Dear Bernie and Irene I am so pleased that you enjoyed your break in Montreuil Bellay, thank you very much for your feedback, may I wish you all the very best for 2020,
Steph & John
A great place for a relaxing weeks break
We had a wonderful week at La Douceur Angevine at the end of September 2019. The house is lovely and Steph was a great host both before and when we arrived.
We were fortunate to have some great weather so made the most of the excellent outside space to both relax and dine, and there are some very nice restaurants in the village.
Within an easy drive from the house there are loads of places to visit and we would certainly go back.
It was lovely to meet you both, and thank you for your feedback. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay, and that the weather was kind!!!! All the very best for the rest of 2019,
Well worth staying
What a lovely place set just outside the centre of the village with a fantastic view of the Chateau.
We only ventured out of the village a few times as there is a bar and good restaurants right on your door step..
We travelled with our dog and everywhere was very accommodating with lovely walks right on our doorstep we had a great time.
Only down side was there wasn’t and iron and ironing board but to be fair it wasn’t listed but we would expect in a property of this standard
Hi there both, thank you for your review. What a shame you didn't message me for the iron and ironing board, I will ensure that I get both for other stays.
It was lovely to meet you both, and Baxter!!!! I am so happy that you have had a good holiday.
Steph & John
A perfect choice for two couples
This little house nestled against the chateau in the centre of Montreuil-Bellay was a great choice for us. The decor is beautiful inside and out, the beds were incredibly comfortable, the showers excellent, the kitchen very well-equipped for actually cooking and the barbecue worked well. Even though there was a heatwave we were still comfortable due to the thick walls and fans. Our only problem was with the washing machine and I expect that has been remedied by now.
Although there is no parking on site we were able to unload right outside and always found two free parking spots right around the corner.
Although M-B is at the western end of the Loire Valley and not close to the majority of the chateaux it was a great location for exploring. We visited Chenonceau at one end and went to Puy du Fou at the other. Don't miss Puy du Fou, it's not a theme park just for kids, it was one of the highlights of our three months in France.
The only reason that you might choose to stay elsewhere is if you really wanted to see lots of chateaux, but one or two is plenty for most of us and we were definitely pleased that we chose this lovely spot.
Hi Sue, Roger & family thank you for your kind review, I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay, have a safe journey to your end of the world!!!
Steph & John
Montreuil Bellay has a beautiful chateau, very close to our house, you can visit both the chateau and the winery. Fontevraud l'abbaye the largest abbey in Europe, steeped in history. The house is well situated for you to tour the chateaux, Montreuil Bellay is situated closely to 4 chateaux with a maximum drive of 54 minutes to Villandry, a beautiful chateau with fabulous gardens, chateau Montreuil Bellay 5 minutes on foot, Chateau Brezé 14 minute drive, Saumur 22 minute drive and Chinon 40 minutes both with magnificent chateaux. This region is well known for it's many wine producers so you could take the opportunity to visit their winerys and try their wines.
The river is very close where you can hire canoes and make an adventure on the water, you can go down to the river fishing within a 5 minute walk.
There is a heated outdoor pool, a 5 minute walk away.
The house is situated a 10 minute drive from the newest Center Parcs, there are tickets for an afternoon for you to use all the water activities.