In the grounds of the 15th-century château, a 19th-century stable block on a working truffle farm, now transformed into a restful place to stay. Inside, a lovely kitchen built within the old stone walls, space to prepare food together, doors leading onto the terrace and a walled garden. You’ll find wine and cheese in the welcome hamper.
When the weather isn’t good there are plenty of books and games in the large sitting room; on sunny days you can barbecue on the terrace surrounded by clucking hens (enjoy their organic eggs too). You may be visited by the two small dogs who live at the end of the drive.
You’re just a few kilometres from Chinon, one of the Loire’s loveliest towns, with its château, deep in Joan of Arc country. Find a market with crêpes and local produce, excellent wine, concerts and festivals, with the royal châteaux a short drive east.