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1 l'Epaisse, 37140 Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil France
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#1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil
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Bed and breakfast accommodation in our beautifully presented, 19th century property in the vineyards. All rooms are spacious and en-suite; we also have suites to suit families or groups of friends. Guests also have use of the spacious dining room and sitting area, a large sunny courtyard and a garden area with a large heated splash pool and plenty of comfortable seating. We also offer themed breaks - cycling, walking, wine tours and chateau tours.
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Catherine wrote a review Sep 2020
London, United Kingdom64 contributions24 helpful votes
From our first enquiry, right through to the last day of our holiday, Mark and Debbie were excellent! Their organisation, attention to detail, knowledge of the area and kindness ensured that we had a wonderful cycling holiday. The accommodation which they arranged for us was perfect, in a quiet street not far from the centre of Bourgueil. We could easily nip out for early morning croissants or to pick up supplies for our picnic lunches. Every day Mark and Debbie provided us with a cycling route which was easy to follow and not too arduous. As a family of 6 (adults and teenagers), we were able to cycle 35-40km each day, as well as visit a chateau or stop for wine-tasting en route. Sometimes the routes were circular and on other days Mark dropped us off at a town and we cycled home. When we got back, Mark checked our bikes and pumped up tyres as necessary. Totally recommended!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Julie and Marti... W wrote a review Oct 2019
Greater Perth, Australia300 contributions86 helpful votes
We love cycling and back in 2009 we self-cycled the Loire Valley Cycle Routes around Cheverney. It was a wonderful holiday, but at the same time difficult without a car. We wanted to visit France again and cycle further down the Loire and upon researching Loire Valley Breaks, found them to be just what we were looking for. Debbie and Mark were fantastic hosts. They gave us suggestions of train schedules and collected us from Port Boulet, the closest station from Bourgueil and drove us to our accommodation at L’Épaisse. That night they offered to drive us to the supermarket to buy supplies for our 10 day stay (7 of which were cycling tour). They were gracious enough to supply the bikes for the entire stay at no extra charge. On alternate days we were driven to Restaurants for our dinner or the supermarkets so we could cook at our accommodation. Each day Debbie would visit after breakfast with the day’s itinerary, route guides and maps. They were easily understood and the area was well signed, BUT we still got lost on 1 route!! We had some inclement weather so Debbie and Mark would swap the activities; instead of cycling we would be given a tour in the mini-van. On an other day when it was windy, we were driven to the village and cycled home, so the wind was at out back. This was extremely helpful. All along the way there were Chateaux, wineries and places of interest to stop at with their recommendations. This was such a wonderful trip and their knowledge of the area is brilliant. We were really looked after during the whole visit. Debbie and Mark have built up such good rapport with businesses in and around the area. Thank you so much for making this one of the best cycling experiences we have had. We hope to return.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Don F wrote a review Sep 2019
Garner, Iowa22 contributions2 helpful votes
Mark and Debbie were wonderful hosts and tour guides. Not only do they know the area well from having lived there for 16 years, they have forged relationships with people so when they bring you in as guests, you are mmediately welcomed and treated very well. We wine tasted and toured local attractions. As a very small group, we were able to incorporate some of our own requests into the itinerary as well as following Mark and Debbie's suggested itinerary. They helped us with the local laundramat, and facilitated shipping wine home. I can't believe you could find better tour guides for your vacation.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Helen W wrote a review Sep 2019
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
We had 5 days cycling with Loire Valley breaks, and 6 nights staying at the wonderful B&B at L'Epaisse. The cycling was well-planned and easily achievable for our daughters aged 12 and 14, leaving plenty of time for sightseeing and relaxing. Cycling was a good way to see the countryside, and mostly traffic free. Having back-up transport meant that we could do a mix of one-way routes and round trips, and see more of the area than if we'd been tied to a single-base or a different base every night, and it was great to have the bikes taken care of - we did have one small accident resulting in a bent wheel, which Mark sorted out with no fuss. We ate out 3 nights, with Mark and Debbie providing recommendations and transport, and cooked 2 nights, with trips to the shops provided - enjoyed a memorable barbecue on a lovely summer's evening, with some of their other guests. Mark and Debbie were extremely helpful and friendly hosts, and happy to flex their suggested itinerary around what we wanted to do. I'd certainly recommend this as a way to enjoy the Loire without having to drive.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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gaida c wrote a review Sep 2019
Sydney, Australia5 contributions4 helpful votes
Wonderful to see what we wanted to see at our own pace. Mark and Debbie were very knowledgeable guides. Their local knowledge is endless. Helped us choose and book restaurants. Our accommodation in the small village was comfortable with yummy French breakfast. A courtyard for relaxing and a very short walk to shops bars banks etc.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Debbie W, Owner at Loire Valley Breaks
Responded Sep 5, 2019
Thanks for taking the time to review your tour with us. I am pleased we were able to personalise your visits, so you could see all the places you wanted. We are able to go at our guests' pace, because we keep our tour numbers small, and this also means we can adapt our itinerary to suit personal interests. We have lived and worked here for 17 years, so have built up a good knowledge of the area and we love sharing this with our guests. I am pleased also that you enjoyed the accommodation - we use a small number of hand-picked places we feel our guests will love. I hope you are enjoying the rest of your French tour and wish you a safe onward journey, back home and to the cricket!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Loire Valley Breaks
Which popular attractions are close to Loire Valley Breaks?
Nearby attractions include Cave de la Dive Bouteille (1.4 miles), Maison des Vins de Bourgueil (2.0 miles), and Clos des Quarterons - Amirault (1.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Loire Valley Breaks?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Loire Valley Breaks?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Loire Valley Breaks?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Loire Valley Breaks?
Conveniently located restaurants include Saveurs et Papillons, La Rose de Pindare, and L'Oree des Bois restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Loire Valley Breaks?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Loire Valley Breaks?
Many travelers enjoy visiting L’Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud (9.0 miles), Église Saint-Aubin (7.2 miles), and Eglise Saint-Martin de Vertou (5.6 miles).