We stumbled upon this B&B having left the last couple of nights of our trip open. We couldn't have been luckier!
The property externally looks like a French longere but as soon as the gates open and you go through to the rear of the property you are greeted by a gorgeous tropical looking swimming pool surrounding by beautiful palms, ferns and ancient olive trees.
The property has been recently renovated and internally is like something out of an interior design magazine. Both Martine and Frederic, the owners have created the most gorgeous property, designed with flair and style and creating a lovely calm and relaxing air. It was very hot when we stayed and yet internally the property is cool and airy.
Our room, Chardonnay, was large with a gorgeous bathroom en-suite with two basins and a wonderful walk in shower. The bed was very comfortable with lovely crisp bedlinen.
Martine prepared a sumptuous dinner which was eaten with them outside on the tearrace. There was beautiful local wine and cheese and a lovely home made olive bread as one of the appetizers.They are wonderful, warm and welcoming hosts and we had a lovely evening.
Our breakfast the following morning was again on the terrace; croissants accompanied by a home made nut bread and a lemon cake to die for. After a visit to a local market, recommended by our hosts we spent the afternoon relaxing by the pool, and truly chilled out!
Our two nights really were fantastic and we cannot recommend the property and our hosts highly enough.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our guest house « Le Chai » is in Villiers, a charming little village of Poitou, located close to the Futuroscope and all the infrastructure of regional cities that are Poitiers and Chatellerault. Two charming suites and swimming-pool offering a refined comfort await you The unique ambiance of « Le chai" is due to the blend of harmonious natural colors and old materials, associated with a contemporary and cosy décor. We provide special care to treat yourself at breakfasts and dinners. ... more less