Wander among the roses in the big tree’d garden. Chat with your hosts on the long veranda. A delightful pair, they give you local treats and home jams at breakfast, and aperitifs in the evening.
Inside, château-like reception rooms open one into another. Glass doors to glass doors, billiard room, dining room, salon…like an indoor arcade. Family portraits follow you everywhere – yet it’s wonderfully un-grand.
Set off for the little city of Angers (20km), known for its historic tapestries and exceptional museums. Book a table at the much-loved Cantina Café, where the food is traditional. Return to swims in the peaceful pool. Dinner is a feast of home-grown delights – from guinea fowl to lamb.