La Chancellerie

Huismes, Indre-et-Loire
Bed & Breakfast


Beautiful architecture, amazing wine cellars, great food, and hosts with an infectious enthusiasm for classical music. Lovely French B&B

Bedroom

4 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 – 3

The
Experience

On the edge of the hillside village of Huismes is a very charming old manor house of white tufa stone, backed by trees, fronted by parterres. Below ground: a series of extraordinary cellars where Bertrand offers tastings of Chinon wines (delicious, and good value). He and Claire have a real sense of hospitality and love their new home; talented musicians, they host monthly concerts from October to June (note the five pianos). They also love to cook local seasonal food, accompanied by their wines and served in the country dining room or on the terrace. As for the rooms, the family suite is in the house itself – vast, lofty, higgledy-piggledy (children will love it), and with a splendid stone fireplace. Three more rooms lie in the more humble wing, each immaculate, each with a table on a strip of terrace outside facing the pretty knot gardens… the newest room is in a loft-like barn with its bed on the mezzanine and a kitchen to die for. Bathrooms are spotless, breakfasts are amazing, and beautiful Chinon is a 15-minute drive. Swim in the river or in your hosts’ heated pool; hire canoes and float down the Vienne.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
5pm-8pm
Check out
11am
Booking restrictions
Parking on-site.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Dinner with wine, €22-€35. Restaurants 1km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €95
Damage deposit
€500 for self catering only
Surcharges
Dogs welcome, €5 per day.
1 Suite for 3
From €110
3 Doubles
From €95
1 Suite for 2
From €110

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Claire & Bertrand Pelourdeau

  • We are located on the Loire Valley bike tour circuit and the countryside around La Chancellerie is a real paradise for bikers, made of forests, 3 rivers, vineyards, castles, abbeys, villages and small cities. We rent bikes and canoes.
  • 25 castles and abbeys in less than 25 km near Chinon and Fontevraud. Renaissance or medieval castles and churches, the most famous being Villandry, Azay le Rideau, Ussé, Langeais, Montsoreau, Chinon, but also confidential and interesting ones.
  • One golf field "domaine de Roiffé-Fontevraud" 19 km away, music festivals in Fontevraud or Montsoreau, 15 kms, high gastronomy in Chinon.
  • Medieval festivals and markets, equestrian jousting, Loire boat tour, hot air balloon flight over the region, discovery of truffles in winter, plenty of things to do but testing wines at la Chancellerie or play our pianos or rest makes sense too...
  • Public concerts of vocal or chamber music at La Chancellerie, in the Barn equiped with 2 Pleyel grand pianos, monthly, on weekends, and some private concerts with our musicians' team on demand by groups privatising la Chancellerie for family events.
  • In Chinon there are sound and light shows around the royal fortress on the national day and the monthly antiques fair on the banks of the Vienne.