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Highly recommend this perfect place
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I can start by writing " oh la la" but that would be a lame cliche for this lovely 2 bed maison nestled in a tranquil laid back village on the Loire. The cottage and its surroundings arouses all of one's senses. My four day stay flew by with so much to explore around Mesves. Each day offered numerous activities; walks along the river close to the maison listening to bird chorus, cycling to La Charite Sur Loire, walking along pilgrim paths to a magnificent Abbey, crossing the river on picturesque iron bridge, cycling or water rafting along the river and cycling along Roman road to the world famous Sauvignon Blanc -Pouilley Fume, tasting wine at the vineyards, driving through break taking clean crisp air alongside vineyards from Pouilly to Sancerre. My biggest and best highlight was discovering one of the best Gardens in Europe. Be sure to pop into the Office de Tourism de Pouilly for the wine tours and wine tasting and tastes the various cakes in the Boulangeries at La Charite. Landlady Madame Chapelow had mentioned that the Boulangerie at the bottom of the street is the best but if you ask me they are both equally unique and offer the finest cakes and pasteries. Each evening the cottage was a warm comfort for tired feet and senses and felt like coming home to relax. I could write and write but I leave you to go visit this lovely cottage in Mesves. I am definitely going back in the autumn when the nearby Château de Chaumont hosts the International Garden Festival, which it does every year. Photo below. This year's theme is the 7 Deadly sins and I bet one of the sin is Pouilly Fume🍷

Date of arrival
06 April 2017

  • Stayed in this lovely house for a few days in late September 17. The standard of accommodation is very high, everything very clean, new and of a high quality, especially lovely new beds! the house is very well equipped throughout.
    The outside areas are perfect for catching the sun and offer a perfect tranquil space for relaxing after exploring the extensive wine region which is stunningly beautiful.

    — Jan Adamson , 03 Oct 2017
  • We enjoyed four nights at this delightful cottage last week, and it surpassed all expectations. The cottage itself is pristine, with lovely spaces outside and inside to dine and really gorgeous decor. The village of Mesves is charming and rustic, with 2 bars and and good local shop. It is also walking distance to the river and we were lucky enough to swim in the Loire as the weather was sublime. With a car or bike (amazingly bikes were provided) you can explore neighbouring towns, La Charite was gorgeous as was St Sur (sorry if spelling is wrong!). We did a lovely bike ride along a river path as well as an afternoon of canoeing which I would really recommend and the current carries you along so gentle excercise! The town of Sancere is also worth a visit and close by with lovely cafes and wine shops. We definitely want to visit again, and next time will be sure to visit the many vineyards as recommend by the host but we ran out of time! Oh and before I forget they have a great BBQ at the house which was great for suppers outside. The host gave us loads of notes and recommendations for restaurants and things to do which were invaluable. All in all can't recommend this place more highly - and only a few hours from Paris makes it super convenient. We hope to return! Many thanks!

    — Georgina Leach, 28 Aug 2017
  • Our week has gone all too quickly and we have had a great time visiting several of the places recommended by the very helpful owner - we particularly enjoyed our visits to the project at Guedelon to build a castle using traditional methods and materials, and the beautiful village and gardens at Apremont - both an easy drive from Mesves. The cottage is very well equipped and was very well presented and spotlessly clean. There are so many great places to visit and eat at in the local area. Sancerre and La Charite are 'musts' and Pouilly sur Loire is a wine lovers dream on your doorstep. I can highly recommend this cottage.

    — Liz Schmitt, 17 Jul 2017

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  • Spacious 2 bed, 2 shower room cottage
  • Location village centre, off street parking
  • Free wifi
  • Detailed guide of things to do
  • Ideal for visiting vineyards
  • Picturesque towns of La Charite, Sancerre and Velezay close by