Ex-restauranteurs Michel and Geraldine have created a haven of peace here. The food is excellent and nearly everything is grown in their veg patch in the luscious garden among the quince trees and wild orchids.
Wake up and gather round the sociable dining table or on the terrace for fresh fruit, homemade jams, bread and local honey. Come evening dine on asparagus with beurre blanc, salade de fromage and finish with Cremet d’Anjou with homegrown strawberries and local wine.
Children will be happy too with a swing to play on and the garden to explore. Bring bikes and head down the track to nearby Baugé en Anjou (7km); drive 30 minutes and admire the impressive views from Chateau de Saumur. Head back to comfortable rooms with fresh flowers in the vine-covered cottage.