La Grande Maison d’Arthenay

Saumur - Le Puy Notre Dame, Maine-et-Loire
Bed & Breakfast


Personalised wine tours from this lovely old wine-grower's house, and serene sober bedrooms to return to - an enchanting address

Bedroom

4 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2 – 4

The
Experience

Micaela was in the hotel trade, Sue worked at a Sussex winery, now they run an idyllic B&B on a former Saumur wine estate. The tours of their cellars and of the region are unmissable. The house dates from 1706, the potager is organic, and the outbuildings create a delicious hollyhock’d garden off which two rustic-chic bedrooms lie. The two in the house are equally lovely, one with an extra bed on the mezzanine: tuffeau walls, deep mattresses, soft beautiful colours. Start the day with a convivial breakfast (fresh figs, eggs from their hens), end it with a twice-weekly wine-tasting dinner at the big table.Saumur ChampignyOn a Wine Adventure tour, you will get the chance to try one of the Loire’s most cherished reds. Grown on limestone hills above Saumur, it is a generous fruity wine that is served slightly chilled in almost every Parisian bistro. The wines from the best years will mature for decades – all available from their cellars.

Essentials

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

Closed
November - March.
Meals
Dinner with wine, coffee, tea & liqueur, €55 (Sunday & Monday only).

Pricing

Nightly price
from €107
Surcharges
Singles €95-€97.
1 Suite for 4
From €125
3 Twin/doubles
From €107

Reviews

This is a wonderful establishment in a beautiful rural setting within 10 mins of Montreuil-Bellay. The buildings are fascinating in their noble history, and rooms are unique in character. The ground floor room adjacent to the dining / lounge area sleeps four, had an excellent bed, charming rustic décor and an unusual mezzanine (en suite arrangements require some intimacy). Micaela & Sue are lovely hosts, full of enthusiasm and a huge knowledge of the area. We had the home-cooked meal with wine, which was simple and tasty, slightly expensive, but used organic ingredients and no palm oil!

Nick, St. albans

Stunning house.our bedroom was amazing,super comfortable bed with divinely scented top class bedding.the bathroom is quirky with our shower shaped like a barrel.the wine tasting supper was delicious as was the breakfast next morning.the hosts were very welcoming.do not hesitate,book a stay here. We only wish we could have stayed longer in the relaxing surroundings

Marie, Chester

A wonderfully relaxing location set amongst the vines. A warm welcome with knowledgable advice on places to eat and see. We would love to visit again.

Deborah

Our stay was a complete delight. Beautiful, eclectically, decorated accommodation, wonderful hosts, stunning surroundings. Great to have helpful pointers as to the best things to see from our hosts. We couldn't have asked for anything more! HIghly recommended.

Pippa

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Micaela Frow & Sue Hunt

  • We focus on quality of service to our guests with a hint of luxury and are now in our 14th year of delivering our Loire Wine Tours.
  • At La Grande Maison stay right in the heart of the vineyards. Come home after touring all day and put your feet up whilst we serve you tea or coffee with biscuits in the gardens.
  • Our loire wine tours mainly focus on organic, biodynamic and natural wineries and we like to cover a broad range of winery types from the small family producers to some of the larger sparkling wine houses for which Saumur area is famous. Advance booking.
  • Take a stroll through the vineyards for dinner in nearby village of Le Puy Notre Dame during the summer months and explore the local village with it's collegiale church on the route of Santiago de Compestella
  • Visit the Chateau of Saumur and see the views of the Loire River as it weaves it's way through the limestone valley.
  • Boat tours can be arranged for you on the majestic Loire River