Of course, thinking people know that the Middle Ages were, in many ways, far from romantic. But this utterly charming little bed and breakfast/gite has all the romance of the 16th century, minus the dangers and inconveniences. A lovely, sunny little spot surrounded by forest, you can almost believe yourself to have been transported into one of the fairy tales by Charles Perrault, reportedly inspired during his stays at the nearby chateau of Usse.
We stayed in the Medieval Chamber, intrigued by the pictures on the website of the little stone house, the curtained bed and carved furniture. We were delighted to find it even more charming than its picture, and no less so to find that this gem also contained all the creature comforts of a more modern age----good shower and toilet facilities, plenty of towels and even bathrobes available for our use.
The absolute quiet of the area, broken only by birds chirping and an occasional (very occasional) car passing, was as attractive as the pretty grounds, filled with flowers, vines and little tables just for sitting and enjoying the atmosphere. Our hosts were friendly and welcoming, and provided a very nice breakfast with homemade breads and an assortment of cheeses and preserves. Not only was it a good base for exploring the Loire Valley: it would also be an ideal place just to rest and enjoy the atmosphere.
The only regret I have is that we were unable to stay long enough to participate in the medieval dinner mentioned in some of the other reviews. But I strongly suspect we'll be returning on future visits, and (hopefully) spending more time.