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8 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16
Descartes, Indre-et-Loire, Centre-Val de Loire

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Tony L
Halesworth, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“This lovely holiday home was a great base to see the Loire Valley”
Reviewed October 8, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We, a group of friends, stayed in both properties and could not have wished for a better place to stay. Apart from such helpful owners and excellent facilities at the houses, La Belardiere is an easy journey to some of the best Loire Chateaux and as well as Tours and Saumur. For those interested in the local wines, ask Kath to tell you where best to go for tastings and for those interested in walking the houses have details of some easy to follow circular paths. The pool was just a dream!
Disabled access to both houses is easy but would recommend the larger one as closer to the pool and large outside dining area.
Cannot comment on the local restaurants as we found it easier to BBQ each evening but noted that there are a number of good ones nearby.

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Liked best: The pool and shady seating area and friendly owners
Liked least: The short drive for morning croissants
Traveling group: Large Group
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Helen J
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“So good, we're going back!”
Reviewed October 7, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Spent a fortnight at Le Verger. Restored to a very high standard and spotlessly clean. The open plan layoutwork extremely well for 6 adults and 6 young children. The large walled garden was perfect. The children were able to have the freedom to explore and play safely. Owners Kath and Roger are on hand to offer recommendations, advice without being intrusive. They have thought of everything when it comes to facilities required when away with young children. Rural location, but only a 5 minute drive from Descartes. No fewer then 15 bikes on offer if you fancy a ride. The pool is very clean and well maintained. We can't wait to go back, which says it all!

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Liked best: Terrace and large walled garden
Liked least: Nothing!
Traveling group: Young Children
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Teresa C
1 review
“Fabulous property and owners”
Reviewed October 7, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We have stayed here the last 2 years with our large family group. The properties are furnished to a high standard in a peaceful rural setting - there is a relaxed informal atmosphere perfect for being able to unwind. The gardens are maintained to a high standard and the swimming pool and the other outside facilities - table football, badminton, table tennis etc enabled us to take part in our own mini games! Kath and Roger are perfect hosts with advice on places to visit, help with restaurant reservations and endless questions from our youngest child! (Not to mention exhausting our eldest on a 70/80/90? mile bike ride!).

Traveling group: Extended Family
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Costello...
Newcastle upon Tyne
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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“Perfect hosts, lovely property”
Reviewed August 6, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We stayed for a week in Le Potager with my parents.
The property is lovely - restored to a very high standard, spacious bedrooms, good en suite facilities and a well equipped kitchen.
The grounds are extensive - a good size pool (very clean), badminton, table tennis, table football and (best of all) hammocks so that you can recover from you exertions. Roaming eccentric chickens add to the rural atmosphere.
The hosts are always available to help with restaurant recommendations/bookings or with advice on local attractions, but are not at all intrusive. They provided us with vegetables freshly picked from their allotment and with bikes and helmets in a range of sizes.
If you're looking for a rural idyll in the Loire, we can definitely recommend a stay at La Belardiere!

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Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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Tracy A
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
1 review
“A fantastic gite, fantastic hosts, fantastic holiday”
Reviewed June 6, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

This was our second stay at La Belardiere and I'm sure it won't be the last. Roger and Kath have created a wonderfully welcoming place to stay and are so friendly, warm and helpful. They went out of their way to ensure that we had a great time.

Both properties are of a really high standard, comfortable and kitted out with everything you could possibly need. The grounds are beautiful, spacious and equipped with all manner of stuff for relaxing (hammocks, sun loungers, pool etc), or playing ( table tennis, table football, badminton, bikes). We travelled in a group of friends/ teenage children and really had to drag ourselves away to do anything as it is such a lovely place to while away your days.

Great cycling and walking from the gite. Can't recommend it highly enough.

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Liked best: Location, lay-out, amenities and welcome.
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Friends
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Naomi S
Rochester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wonderful holiday”
Reviewed May 28, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at belardiere. The buildings were lovely, with most bedrooms having an ensuite which was great for us as we had so many different families staying. They were clean and spacious and had everything you may have needed. Ideal for children, lots of activities other than the pool eg. table football, swingball and all very secure. Bikes were also available to use which was an added bonus. The owners were very friendly and made us feel most welcome. We would like to return again one day.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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VirginiaR...
Charlottesville, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“A great gite in the Loire Valley countryside”
Reviewed May 23, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

La Belardiere is a newly created apartment made from the barns of an old farm house in the country near the town of Descartes in the Loire Valley. There are actually two units; we stayed in the larger of the two which had five bedrooms, a light open floor plan and a very usable kitchen. The price was very reasonable. It also has a gas grill, an outside patio and a swimming pool. The proprietors, Kath and Roger Wilson, are British Francophiles with a great enthusiasm for the area, for helping with locations and activities and for life in the country. They are great folks. La Belardiere was great for us with pair of grandparents, husband and wife and two kids. Everyone came away happy and I would go back in the blink of an eye.

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Liked best: The entusiastic reception and helpful people
Liked least: A bit tricky to find but no big deal
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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