We are a small B & B “Belle’s Retreat”, located in Saint-Jean de Sauves, a typical French village situated just inside the department of Vienne (86), bordering departments – Indre et Loire (37), Main and Loire (49) and Deux – Sèvres (79). We are registered with the French autorités Siret No. 83483104200017 and we have € 5,000,000 public liability insurance.
The climate is warm and sunny. The area has a lot to offer from Saumur in the north to Limoges in the south: nature reserves, forests, museums, castles, parks, theme attraction parks (we have Futuroscope 30 km, Center Parks 35 km and the world famous Puy-du -fou park 95 kms away among others) 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. Due to the vibrant colors of our scenery, the vast array of wildlife and architecture, it makes our area a photographer’s paradise too!
Above all we are near the Loire Valley, only two hours away from the coast by car. Paris and Bordeaux can be reached by the TGV from Poitiers train station (30 kms) in less than two hours.
We have three bedrooms with a staircase, a shared bathroom and a toilet. Our prices are very competitive and without seasonal variations. All of our beds are custom made by bedguruUK and shipped over from the UK. They are made to the highest Crib 5 rating for fire resistance. The design is the Ottoman so there is plenty of storage available!
We have 1 x super king-size double room and 2 x twin rooms. The price includes a Continental breakfast where we use local produce. Breakfast will be a combination of sweet and savory foods.
You also have use of a Gîte, where you are located, here you can relax / chill out. You will find 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 some outdoor games.
We also have a secure garage that you can store/lock up bicycles, canoes/kayaks or fishing equipment. You will also have access to another day of your day.
You can park your vehicle in the car park 20 meters away or in the street.
The nearest airports are Poitiers or Limoges. You can also reach us by train via the TGV Paris – Poitiers.
We welcome you in all simplicity and wish you feel at home with us. During your stay do not hesitate to ask us anything. We are at your disposal and we can offer you a guided tour.
We speak fluent French, English and conversational German.
Christopher & Anne-Marie Williams