January 23, 2017

We went for a walk today, coldish but just beautiful, hope you agree.

December 6, 2016

 Every year we are lucky enough to fully book, mainly due to returning guests and it looks like 2017 is going to be the same.

If you want a peaceful holiday in our beautiful part of France, it looks like early booking will be required.

Ken and Liz

November 12, 2016

We are surrounded by good golf courses


Haut-Poitou golf course is situated just 10 mintues from Futuroscope theme park, in the Vienne département, between Poitiers and Châtellerault. Come and enjoy a golf experience like no other with its 18 holes loc...

November 10, 2016

Angles-sur-l'Anglin, one of "the prettiest villages of France", is the home of a rare heritage which is not accessible to the public for preservation reasons. This consists of sculpted prehistoric frieze of "Roc aux Sourciers". It dates back from Magdalenian times, 150...

November 9, 2016


The lands where Villandry now stands once held an ancient fortress in a region known as Colombier. It was here that King Philip II of France once met Richard I of England (“the Lionhearted”) to discuss peace. This was acquired in th...

November 9, 2016

On arriving in the town of Loches there is an immediate air of vitality and interest. Your visit will be centred in the citadel of Loches whcih is surrounded by 2km of remparts and contains an old town which is full of interesting monuments.

These include the Tour St An...

November 9, 2016


all markets in morning unless otherwise stated

Amboise: Sunday & Friday

Artannes-sur-Indre: Friday

Avoine: Friday

Azay-le-Rideau: Wednesday & Saturday

Ballan-Mire: Sunday & Friday

Blere: Tuesday

Bourgueil: Tuesday & Saturday


November 9, 2016

Indre et Loire is the name of the department (or county) in which our home village is situated, although the ancient name of the Berry is also widely used. It stretches from the river Cher, on the edge of the Sologne forests in the north, to beyond the Brenne National...

November 9, 2016

Highlights of the Loire Valley

Chartres Cathedral - The world-famous Cathedral of Chartres, which Rodin called the Acropolis of France, is a remarkable testament to medieval architecture.

Must sees include the sculpture, the 12' and 13' century stained glass and the amaz...