Belle’s Retreat is a small B&B located in Saint-Jean de Sauves, a typical French village situated just inside the department of Vienne (86).
The climate is warm and sunny and the area has a lot to offer from Saumur in the north to Limoges in the south.
There are numerous nature reserves, forests, museums, castles, parks, theme parks Futuroscope 30 km, Center Parks 35 km and the world famous Puy-du-fou park 95 kms) various zoos and we are ideally suited for visiting the six historical cities of Vienne – Poitiers, Chauvigny, Loudun, Chatellerault, Civray and Montmorillon.
If you are looking for sporting activities, biking, fishing, shooting, horse riding and nautical sports are very popular in the area and due to the vibrant colours of the local scenery, the vast array of wildlife and architecture, it makes our area a photographer’s paradise too!
The Loire Valley and coast are both accessible by car in around 90 minutes and Paris and Bordeaux can be reached by the TGV from Poitiers train station (30 kms) in less than two hours.
The retreat contains three bedrooms with a separate staircase, a shared bathroom and a toilet. We have 1 x super king-size double room and 2 x twin rooms. The price includes a Continental breakfast made with local produce and is a combination of both sweet and savory foods. Guests also have use of a Gîte, where you can relax and is stocked with books, board games and TV with DVD player. There is also a small fridge and hot drink making facilities.
Our courtyard is totally secluded and safe from prying eyes, you are welcome to use our barbecues, the barn which contains table tennis, table football and an above ground pool. We also have a secure garage that you can store bicycles, canoes/kayaks or fishing equipment. Street parking is available directly outside of the retreat and there is also a car park located 20 meters away.
The nearest airports are Poitiers or Limoges. You can also reach us by train via the TGV Paris – Poitiers.
During your stay do not hesitate to ask us anything. We are at your disposal and we can offer you a guided tour of the area. We speak fluent French, English and conversational German.
Christopher & Anne-Marie Williams