We are a family of 5 (2 adults, 3 children aged 12, 10, 9) and we stayed at Chezania for 1 week at the end of July 2009. I really couldn't recommend this place enough if you like peace and quiet and would like to experience an 'authentic-feeling' French holiday. Firstly the Le Grand Pressigny, is a small and beautiful town with a lovely church and shops. The Chateau was being rennovated when we visited but I understand it is now open. There is plenty to do such as swimming in a river,(which we did most evenings, visiting nearby cave houses, kayaking on the River Creuse and cycling around fabulous countryside trying to spot wild boar. But one of the best excersions was a night time trip to see the sound and light show at the stunning chateau at Azay-Le-Rideau which was just fabulous - the kids really enjoyed this.
Chezania itself is wonderful! The hosts have got it spot on because they are attentive but not intrusive. We had spent the night prior to our arrival in Paris and we were all quite frazzled when we finally reached Chezania but Nicola had prepared a fabulous meal with local wine which we ate in the beautiful old barn. You could feel the stress melting away. If you go, you really should try Nicola's cooking.
The children really loved the freedom of the place. They enjoyed feeding the hens, visiting the snowy owl in the barn, spotting huge birds of prey and finding strange insects.
I have never written a review like this before but I think a place such as this deserves to do well and I know that if you do visit, you won't be dissappointed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The perfect base for your Loire Valley visit. Set in peaceful Loire Valley with far reaching views. 3 self-contained self-catering cottages in landscaped flower filled gardens available to rent individually or together for up to 12 adults holidaying together. Countryside setting on doorstep, many marked walking & cycling circular routes via quiet lanes, woods, rivers & fields. Bikes to borrow for all guests. <3km from village le Grand Pressigny - museum, chateaux, restaurants, bars. ... more less