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“Countryside paradise with irish touch:)”
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La Guillotiere
Ranked #2 of 4 Esvres B&B and Inns
Reviewed August 5, 2010

gorgeous house, lovely and so friendly landlord and landlady...great place to relax next to the swimming pool with plenty of trees around...on my morning jog i even saw a fox, during the walk after dinner we also encountered a huge rabbit...

really cool to have the kitchen for guests and the breakfast is like a feast...thanks Ann+Shean for the yummy smoothies:)and all the rest!

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank Janaaroundtheworld
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Reviewed August 3, 2010

Highly recommend this chambre d'hotes. We were greeted with a very nice cup of tea. Rooms were spacious and comfortable and of a high standard. There was a guest kitchen available if you didn't feel like going out to dinner. The breakfast was amazing, we just had to take photos. It was very quiet and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The lovely old house had a country setting surrounded with large trees and farmland.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled with friends
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Thank howham
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Reviewed May 25, 2010

My husband and I, along with another couple, spent two nights in May at La Guillotiere. Shawn and Anne could not have been more gracious hosts and the house and grounds are breathtakingly gorgeous! The history of this house alone is enough to keep me captivated for hours.
We'd just come from a few nights in Paris, where we found things to be a little stuffy, but the atmosphere at La Guillotiere was anything but. Really, you two, don't change a thing!

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank skhsk6
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Reviewed April 25, 2010

Just finished a ten day trip to France with our last night in La Guillotiere. We did a lot of driving during the ten day trip and this was the most peaceful location you could ask for. Just outside the village of Esvres and set in a beautifully wooded location, La Guillotiere is a perfect stop for a few days. The hosts, Anne and Sean, made our visit a delight. Our room, The Oscar Wilde, was really nice with windows on three walls and views over the whole countryside. Really nice bed (after several very hard mattresses) meant a sound sleep and when we woke the only sounds were of the birds singing. A gorgeous breakfast of fresh juice, croissants, breads, yoghurts etc finished a perfect stay.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank JohnIlex
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Reviewed October 12, 2009

My husband and I cannot say enough about La Guillotiere and our lovely hosts, an Irish couple named Anne and Sean. From the moment we turned into their long, tree-lined lane, we knew this would be a peaceful, relaxing haven and the perfect end to our ten-day trip to France.

La Guillotiere is a charming stone house with four spacious en suite bedrooms. Ours was the W.B. Yeates room--large and airy with a comfortable bed and enormous bathroom. The home is immaculately kept, yet comfortable, warm, and friendly---not at all stuffy or pretentious!

Breakfast was taken in the dining room each morning. As the B&B was full each night, we mingled with six other guests over a lavish spread of croissants, pain chocolat, homemade scones with lemon curd, fresh fruit and juice, personal coffee press or tea pot for each guest---all presented beautifully with crisp linens and lovely china.

We spent most of our time visiting local towns and chateaux, but if you choose to keep a more leisurely pace, there's a nice sitting room/library for guests' use, as well as a sparkling swimming pool. We were also encouraged to wander in their gardens and even pick fruit from their trees (the plums were ripe!).

At first, we thought the location might be too out-of-the-way and inconvenient, but we found the town of Esvres to be quite central for our purposes. It was less than 30 minutes to Amboise or Loches, and there were plenty of local restaurants for evening dining within 10-15 minutes' drive. We were also about 30 minutes or less from Tours.

Anne was wonderfully helpful throughout, beginning with her quick replies to our pre-trip inquiries. Upon our arrival, she welcomed us with wine, sparkling water, and a simple snack by the gorgeous swimming pool. Though we arrived on a Sunday, and many restaurants were closed, Anne was able to make a reservation for us at a lovely local restaurant--complete with clear driving directions.

During our two-night stay, Anne and Sean offered a great deal of help to us in planning our out itinerary to Amboise, Chenonceau, and Loches. On our last day, we had a number of unusual circumstances (including needing to return our rental car to the Tours Airport while departing from the St. Pierre-de-la-Corps train station). Anne made arrangements for a taxi to pick us up at the airport and take us to the station. Before departing Esvres, we tried to fill the car at a local gas station, but the pump wouldn't take either of our credit cards. Sean graciously went into town with us, paid with his card, and allowed us to reimburse him with cash. What a timesaver that was!

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 24, 2009

again this year (7th time)a great experience at the B&B of Sean and Ann.A delicious and varied breakfast,great rooms.Speacial friendly people,where nothing is too much for the guest.In a garden kitchen you can prepare your meals so that you can enjoy lunch or dinner by the pool.When you are lucky,the owner makes a delicious dinner in the outside kitchen,where everyone can enjoy the food.I a word,.... A GREAT ADDRESS... to stay. Bas and Brigitte. Holland

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank bstyle15
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Reviewed August 25, 2009

How could we return to France from the other side of the world ( New Zealand ) without returning here.
My husband and I were lucky enough to stumble upon Anne and Sean's gorgeous home, during our first trip to France in 2007.
When we decided to return in July this year with our two daughters, how could we come all this way, with out returning to La Guillotiere.
The bedrooms are absolutely superb and Anne's breakfasts are to die for - Sean is pretty good at the dishes too !!!!!.
Hopefully we will return one day again soon - we could not visit France without returning here.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with family
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1  Thank Fi-Armstrong
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Additional Information about La Guillotiere

Address: la Guillotiere, 37320 Esvres, France
Location: France > Centre-Val de Loire > Loire Valley > Esvres
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Esvres
Price Range: $104 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 29
Also Known As:
La Guillotiere Loire Valley, France - Esvres

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