Le Seize

Montsoreau, Maine-et-Loire
+33 (0)6 61 71 92 97

Stay in a lovely 18th-century townhouse in one of the prettiest villages on the Loire surrounded by unspoilt countryside


2 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Pets welcome

The Experience

Natural stone floors, high beamed ceilings and neutral colours give a contemporary, airy feel to the house. The living and dining area is roomy with a comfortable sofa and an old stone fireplace with a wood-burner for chilly evenings. A rectangular kitchen is well equipped (even with oyster knives, as this is Atlantic island oyster territory) and leads out to a pocket-sized courtyard. It’s peaceful here for a morning cup of tea or evening apéros.

Step out to excellent restaurants, a fine 15th-century château open as a modern arts museum with rooftop dining and superb antique shops. Once a month there’s a fabulous flea market too. Montsoreau is at the very heart of the UNESCO heritage site and everywhere you go you’ll find a fine building, a vineyard and a pretty town or hamlet to discover.

Bedrooms have parquet floors, interesting art and good cotton sheets, bathrooms are small but perfectly formed with walk-in showers.

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We think you'll love

  • Exploring the peaceful riverside village, admiring the architecture and the shops
  • Trying out lots of different restaurants in town
  • Shopping at the weekly market and cooking at home
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You should know

  • The house is on the road so you may hear the odd car
  • Stairs up to both bedrooms are steep


  • Swimming pool
  • 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
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
By 10.30am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 7 nights in high season. Children over 5 welcome. Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £115
Weekly price
from £805
Damage deposit
1 House for 4
From £1152 beds2 bedrooms


Montsoreau is my favourite village in France and this beautifully- restored village house is the the prefect base for experiencing the Loire Valley at its best. Browse for treasures at monthly antique fair, wander the labyrinthine streets and visit the local châteaux, cycle the Loire à Velo route, taste the wonderful wines of Saumur Champigny, picnic on the riverbank...bliss!

Nicky, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

There are several local winemakers with tasting rooms in the village. Walk to the Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud, 40 minutes, to admire Richard the Lionheart's effigy. Set off along the river or head south for gentle hills, vineyards, fields and forests. Hire bikes and join the track which follows the Loire to the Atlantic. Visit endless grand châteaux and gardens - Villandry is lovely, as is Ussé.

Local points of interest from Glyn & John Ward

  • Go for a relaxing stroll, follow the river towards Candes-Saint-Martin you won’t be disappointed. A beaux village just minutes from Le Seize. Enjoy the architecture. Wander to the wine bar by the river and try some new wines and “le snacking' Perfect!
  • Sunday morning, the bustling market is the place to be. Buy local produce, have a glass of wine, watch the world go by, live like a local. The famous flea market ‘Les Puces de Montsoreau’ on the quayside is lively. Find that hidden treasure, maybe!
  • Close by, the 11th century Royal Abbey of Fontevraud. It's a must do! Explore this spiritual and beautiful building, the final resting place of Richard the Lionheart. Dine in the Michelin star restaurant. Fabulous.! Wander around the pretty village.
  • River trips on a traditional 'Toue Cabanee' is a must. Dine onboard and watch the sun setting over the river or for early birds, watch the rising sun. Silently, float down to Saumur, pass the troglo houses carved from the soft Tuffeau stone. Stunning!
  • The Renaissance style château of Montsoreau, dominates the Loire. Inspired Alexandre Dumas to write his novel. Beautiful building to wander around. Contemporary art installations for added interest and a fabulous view from the top. Will it inspire you?
  • Cycle along the river & visit the famous producers of sparkling wine; Ackerman, Gratien & Meyer, Bouvet Ladubay . In the heat of summer, go for a cycle ride deep in the cool caves, discover the history of wine making, have a tasting & cycle gently back.


Glyn & John Ward

Owners Glyn and John are British but have lived in France for many years. They bought a crumbling manor house, restored it and ran it as a Sawday's B&B very successfully. Now they live in a more sensibly sized house not far from the town. They've very much enjoyed decorating Le Seize with interesting brocante finds and they hope you'll enjoy staying there.