Le Clos de Ligré

Ligré, Indre-et-Loire
Bed & Breakfast
+33 (0)2 47 93 95 59
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€130 - €165
per night

A harmonious B&B in Chinon wine country. Home-cooked food, comfortable beds, easy conservations with your host and starry skies at night


5 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 3

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

€130 - €165 per night

The Experience

Imagine summer breakfasts at pretty tables in the garden: a generous buffet of fruit salads, croissants, homemade jams, and a fresh cake every day. The stresses of city living fall away at this elegant country house, with only vineyards and fields to surround you, and Chinon 5km away.

Inside are bookcases, a baby grand, and huge, light, airy bedrooms. One is in the old wine pressoir, another’s on the first floor, and two with beamed ceilings, are on the second floor. ‘Le Fruitier’, perfect for a small family, has independent access from the garden. Relax in deckchairs in the grassed courtyard, swim in the saltwater pool on the upper lawn.

After a day’s discovering the many nearby châteaux, such as Villandry and Azay-le-Rideau, comes another treat: dinner with your fellow guests at the candlelit table, where Martine’s traditional dishes are accompanied by wines from the winery up the road. Be sure to ask her about local tastings!

Le Clos de Ligré - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The architectural charm
  • Being wined and dined by delightful Martine
  • The chance to discover a less-known corner of the Loire
Le Clos de Ligré - Gallery

You should know

  • No shower units - each bath is fitted with a shower attachment
  • The bath is up two steps in both Roseraie bedrooms


  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


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


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



Nightly price
from €130
Singles €125. Extra bed/sofabed available €35 per person per night.
2 Family rooms for 3
3 Doubles


Booking information

Check in
Check out
By 11am
Christmas, New Year, 4 November - 15 March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dinner with wine, €35.


A very nicely converted old farm with a large central yard surrounded by buildings and grassy area at rear with swimming pool. A delightful place to eat, sit and read or stroll. Dinner is served at a communal table, out of doors under a large lime tree if weather permits. Food and wine excellent, and the other guests the night we were there were good company. Host friendly and helpful. We should love to go back.

Nick and Caroline, Winchester

A traditional French B&B in a fine old stone house and a chatty globetrotting music-loving owner who loves her guests. This is a wonderful base for discovering the Loire valley.

Nicky, Sawday's Inspector

We stayed for one night en route to our return ferry, but wished that we’d been able to stay longer. Martine is a very welcoming host, who provided a very good evening meal for her guests that evening - with good French/English conversation. Our bedrooms were impressive conversions of the former attic space. Breakfast was impressive with fruit, cereals, homemade preserves, fresh croissants, etc. Overall this is a really comfortable place to stay and use as a base to explore the western/central Loire Valley.

Mike, Emsworth

Le Clos de Ligre is a very pretty house set in a very large courtyard with numerous other attractive buildings. Martine is very welcoming and took trouble to cater for the gluten-free dietary requirements of two of my family, which was much appreciated. Our rooms on the top floor were huge, airy and light, with attractive views over the garden and beyond. The baths are situated in the bedrooms themselves. A kettle is provided which is a nice touch. Beds were very comfortable. The swimming pool area is well supplied with pool loungers and Martine thoughtfully provides pool towels. Thank you!

Dawn, Poole

We stayed here for 2 nights in September. Martine is a wonderful host, very attentive and presented us with lovely dinners (with wine) and breakfast. The house is delightful and in such a great location. Really quiet, only heard the owls during the night. Lovely spacious bedroom and bathroom. Didn't get to use the swimming pool as the weather had a turned a bit wet.

Alexandra, Lymington

Delightful old manor farm, we had rooms in the old house which were big and spacious although some may prefer their bath in a separate room! Martine is a lovely host and was very kind to my elderly father, and, although she speaks English, was very happy to allow me to practise my French with her. The dinner was nicely prepared and included produce from her garden. All in all a very peaceful and relaxing stay.


We were totally overcome by the beauty and tranquillity of this beautiful property! Martine is a wonderful host and did everything to create a special, romantic and enjoyable ambience. We will return regularly! Thank you Martine!


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The neighbourhood

You're in Ligré, a sweet rural hamlet with a few houses and a charming winery up the road, Domaine Dozon. Medieval Chinon is a 10-minute drive with its characterful, cobbled streets, fortress and good restaurants. Among the many Loire châteaux nearby, there’s Rivau and its remarkable gardens, Langeais (20km), Saumur (40km) and Monstoreau (22km), with its huge collection of contemporary art inside.

Local points of interest from Martine Descamps

  • Discover a great number of châteaux : Chinon, Azay le Rideau, Langeais, Ussé, Villandry, Le Rivau, Saumur .... and vineyard villages: Chinon, Bourgueil, Saumur
  • During all of Summer there are many musical festivals and gourmet markets in the surrounding area.
  • Make sure you visit the Parc Naturel Régional near to the property, home to a number of bird and animal species.
  • The Fontevraud Abbey, where the Aliénor d'Aquitaine and Richard the Lionheart are buried, offers guided tours all year round as well as cultural spectacles.
  • The Chateau of Chinon which saw Jeanne d'Arc pass and which is an essential highlight when visiting the region.
  • The gardens of the château of Villandry are the most beautiful gardens of all the beautiful gardens of France ! What surprises await you?


Martine Descamps

Martine, generous and welcoming, ran her own PR and Communications agency in Paris for many years before she turned her manor farmhouse and cottage into a flourishing B&B and gite. She is well-travelled, speaks good English, loves Chinon wines, and enjoys meeting guests. She also loves classical music, supports young musicians and holds concerts in her garden.