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“A most beautiful place to stay with such excellent hosts” 5 of 5 stars
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16, rue du Carroi, 37 500 Marcay, Chinon, France   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Marcay B&B and Inns
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“A most beautiful place to stay with such excellent hosts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2009

First rate service from the owners ot this beautiful house.Our bedroom was spacious and very well appointed.The garden is very pleasant to relax in,the owners take such obvious pride in their home.Very helpful advice from Odile on places to visit along the Loire.Would genuinely highly recommend Le Chataignier

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2009

We had a wonderful 2-night stay here as part of our one week trip to France in April 2009. The B&B is about a 10 to 15-minute drive, mainly on narrow country (though paved) roads, from Chinon in the Loire Valley. It's a couple minutes south of the Marcay chateau-hotel. There's more or less only one main road from Chinon town center (just follow the signs for Marcay and then La Roberderie).

The B&B is a beautiful stone farmhouse set on a large property, with different plants, trees, and flowers along the edges. Madame Crescenzo was a warm, welcoming, ebullient host, and speaks quite good English. We had reserved the Garden Room, which was very spacious, especially considering we had just come from Paris. The room (on the second floor with a separate outside stairway and entrance) has a large, comfortable living area with ample natural light, exposed beams, and cushy furniture. There was a variety of pamphlets set out on the table with information about surrounding attractions. The bathroom is very clean and beautifully-appointed. Breakfast is simple and typically French: coffee, OJ, and homemade croissants, chocolate rolls, toast, and jam.

In terms of sightseeing, we got wonderful recommendations from Madame Crescenzo. Most of the nearer sights (aside from Chinon) are at least a 30 minute drive away. We had only one full day, so we had to pack in a lot. Not including the numerous idyllic, small villages we passed along the way, we were able to see Azay-le-Rideau, Villandry, Rigny-Usse, and Saumur, as well as have dinner back in Chinon, on the same day. It's obviously doable, but more time is highly recommended. At least the drive was pleasant. Chambord, Cheverny, and Chenoceau (all major chateaux) are much further away, and probably not worth trying to squeeze them all in on the same day.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 16, rue du Carroi, 37 500 Marcay, Chinon, France
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Location: France > Centre > Loire Valley > Chinon > Marcay
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Marcay
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A pleasant property dating from 1840 in a large garden. 1 Large room : 1 double bed (160 cm) and sofa bed for children, private bathroom and toilet, independent entry The family suite : 1 large room with 2 single beds (can be transformed into one large bed -160 cm-) 1 room with 2 twin beds. One supplementary bed can be added. Private bathroom and toilet. Independent entry. Cot and high chair for baby. In the garden, trampoline and platform in the chestnut tree. ... more   less 

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