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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Marcay, Chinon, Loire Valley, Centre-Val de Loire

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Julia D
1 review
“Wow! This was the best vacation place ever!!!”
Reviewed 6 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017

The accommodations: Mind-blowing, fantastic, gorgeous setting. The main house dates to the 1200's and serves as home to the two owners, Jacques & Sandi, who lovingly restored the place. Ivy covered ancient stone walls and flowers galore! The guest house is yours – with a full kitchen, dining room, living room and two bedrooms with adjacent bathrooms upstairs (via separate spiral staircases), awesome! It is surrounded by fields of barley, distant hills and neighboring farm houses. We would sit outside on the delightful patio, have our wine and cheese, and watch the sunset over the beautiful view at 9:30pm! The owners are delightful people who you will want to keep in your lives.

The setting: It’s in the middle of wine country in the heart of the Loire Valley, surrounded by rolling hills, vineyards, small storybook towns, chateaus, abbeys, and castles! Glorious!

Easy to get to from De Gaulle airport in your rental car (get a hybrid!), just a few hours drive. Easy access to sites in every direction, from local vineyards and chateaus, to more distant fortresses, abbeys, cathedrals and the coast.

Nearby supermarket with endless supply of fresh French bread, cheeses, wine!

Thanks to Jacques and Sandi and their extraordinary Domaine du Beauvais, we had the best vacation of our lives! We intend to return….

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
9 Jun 2017
Thank you for your kind and generous comments. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and took advantage of what is a very nice part of France. Hopefully we will see you again and look forward to it.
All our best
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Cyril L
1 review
“Beautiful & peaceful”
Reviewed 26 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

We have spent 5 days in Ms and Mr Mesner's property in April. The house is absolutely beautiful, well maintained, nicely furnished. It is also very peaceful, an ideal place to forget about hectic lifestyle we are used to. We enjoyed the garden and the view very much, after a busy day spent visiting castles and Abbeys. Mr Mesner gave us a lot of insightful advice on places to see. It was a trip filled with history and wonder, reflected as well in the solid stone walls of the property.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
28 Apr 2017
Allways good the hear that guests had a good time, appreciated the house and were able to experience some of the great things the area has to offer.
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John P
Hayfield, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Delightful Domaine de Beauvais beautiful property in beautiful area top marks.”
Reviewed 13 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Our friends , my wife and I had a lovely holiday based in the Domaine de Beauvais which is located about 10 kilometers ( 10 mins drive) South of the charming town of Chinon in the middle of the Loire valley.
We chose the cottage for our stay because there were two bedrooms both with en-suit bathrooms ( a rare find anywhere let alone France!). We also chose it because of the trip advisor reviews and thus expected a high standard of accommodation and fittings. We were not disappointed, the cottage was spacious, comfortable with outstanding kitchen facilities and equipment. If you planned to do your own cooking you would easily be able to produce many tasty meals from the wide range of fresh local produce. We enjoyed lazy breakfasts ( fresh bread, croissant, patisseries, cheese and cold meats, fresh melons, apricots, and peaches etc.etc. ) visited interesting Chateaux during the day. After relaxing ( drinkies) in the garden or on one of the two patios we then enjoyed excellent evening meals in several of the Chinon Restaurants.
We received a lovely welcome from our hosts Jacques and Sandi who not only made us feel at home but were generous with their time when advising us about the local area, chateaus and helping by advising and booking tables at the local restaurants.
Too good to be true you're thinking there's got to be a down side? if you have mobility problems then you need to be aware of the wooden spiral style stairs (to both bedrooms and thus toilets) and low beams in the smaller bedroom which although "quaint" does restrict movement about the room.( see pics).
If you're reasonably active then this shouldn't be an issue and you will have a relaxing and enjoyable stay as the guests of Jacquesand Sandi.

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Liked best: The overall setting of comfortable cottage with the grounds.
Liked least: Restricted second bedroom. No door between bedroom and en-suit area.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
1 Oct 2016
We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. As you point out, the area around is great to explore and enjoy all that is available, as well as just relaxing. Your comments re the stairs and beams are noted. When one restores old buildings the choices that invariably have to be made between the period elements and modern use lead to compromises that may not always be ideal and that hopefully dont distract from ones enjoyment of the place
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Bella_Gaz...
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Beautifully appointed cottage with lovely garden areas”
Reviewed 14 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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Our family of four throughly enjoyed our weeks stay at Domaine de Beauvais. The house is beautifully decorated to a high standard with a good size lounge area with two zones, one for reading overlooking the open fireplace and one for TV. The kitchen is well planned with quality appliances, including a good quality coffee machine. Both bedrooms are a good size and very comfortable with quality linen and each with a stylish ensuite. The only note to make is that the bedrooms are at opposite end of the house, this worked fine with our kids as they are confident on stairs and not too fussed being too far away from us, but I would exercise caution with very young children. The dining room is large and great for meals with glass doors opening onto a paved outdoor eating area and huge garden. We also had use of the laundry which was useful. Jacques our host was incredibly helpful and had a great knowledge and printed resources covering the area and what it has to offer. Each day we took a trip (chateaus, nearby towns, the zoo, wine tasting, tank museum) and by night we enjoyed sitting by the fire relaxing. There was so much to do in the area that we really could have done with and extra 2-3 days.

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Liked best: Immaculate presentation and cosy atmosphere. The garden in summer will be fabulous!
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
21 Apr 2016
We are glad you enjoyed your stay and were able to appreciate both the area and the Domaine de Beauvais. Your remark regarding very young children is noted, we will be sure to warn potential customers when we can.
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sylvie15b
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“A highly recommended 'secret' escape”
Reviewed 9 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Having stayed at The Domaine de Beauvais twice before, visiting again this year was such a treat for us. The immaculately restored cottage is full of charm and elegance. Beautifully decorated in-keeping with the style of this extraordinary property which has history going back to the Middle Ages. Relaxing in the gardens and admiring the views over the countryside is a must. Our lovely friendly hosts, Sandi and Jacques, are always extremely helpful and knowledgeable about their beautiful area. Their recommendations of the many places to visit, local activities, festivals and markets, restaurants and food and wine tasting have always been spot on.
Whichever the season we chose to visit, the area has so much to offer and we keep on returning time after time. The Domaine de Beauvais offers, not only comfort and beauty but also its location is an ideal base to explore Chinon (and its surroundings) and the Loire Valley on its door steps with all it has to offer including the most amazing Chateaux. Although the car is a convenient way to travel around, we also discovered walking and cycling paths that exist in many places on the way.
It is truly a pleasure for us to know such a place… we cannot wait to our next visit

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Liked best: the comfort, the elegance, the charm of the Domaine and the friendliness of the owners
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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