We had a lovely, relaxing stay in the Vineyard suite, and enjoyed your hospitality. We also enjoyed our refreshing swim in your pool. We will certainly recommend Chateau des Sablons to our friends that are coming later in the year. All the best. Cheers!
Amanda and Michael,
Ocean Grove, Australia
Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at the Chateau des Sablons in the Vineyard Suite for our recent holiday. The welcome we received, the viewing of the chateau, and the departure gift of the chocolates were very much appreciated – along with the suggestions and advice about places to visit. We very seldom go back to the same place again for our holidays, but we shall certainly be recommending your accommodation to friends who might be visiting the area.
Noel and Catherine Marie S.
“A Place of Calm” – yes, exactly as advertised! After spending a few glorious (but cold and busy) days in Paris, including running the Half-Marathon, it was a pleasure to unwind at this beautiful gem. We were warmly greeted by George and Jean Pierre, but we must confess we most appreciated the friendly welcome by Charlemagne (Charlie), their beautiful bi-lingual Bernese mountain dog! (We missed our dogs at home!) The owners’ hospitality, recommendations, and attention to detail (both in their gorgeous chateau and the guest accommodations) were much appreciated. Thank you for the wine and flowers, and milk in the fridge! Our vineyard suite looked exactly as pictured and was extremely clean, comfortable, and well-designed. Perfect location for chateau-hopping (we visited 8 in 3 days at a leisurely pace).
We were lucky to arrive on a Monday, so we stocked up at the fantastic Tuesday outdoor market in Bourgueil, and enjoyed cooking several meals in our apartment. Don’t miss the Cafe Metry (patisserie/ salon de the) for their outstanding pains au chocolat and coffees. We also very much enjoyed dinners at La Rose de Pindar and La Trattoria (excellent crepes – but cash only unless you have a credit card with la puce). Everyone was very friendly. The village center is a 15 minute pleasant walk. Yes, we were there during the off-season, weather was chilly and not much was in bloom, but that was offset by the lack of crowds and the solitude – merci George, Jean Pierre, and Charlie, for sharing your place of calm. We hope to rent from Historic Rentals again, perhaps one of your lovely Paris apartments.
A la prochaine!
– Carlsbad, California USA
What a wonderful place! I planned on staying at the Chateau des Sablons few weeks and ended up staying eight after seeing the place. George and John-Pierre are gracious hosts who have thought of everything (not just flowers and wine, but ice cubes in each apt)! They are always available to assist, and never intrude. I’ve stayed in five different suites, and each are beautifully furnished (great beds), peaceful, and private. The grounds are magnificent, and are as shown in the photos. The location could not be better to enjoy everything the Loire has to offer – nice walk to town, great bike riding, and a day trip to anywhere. To all singles, couples, families, friends, lovers, etc. I recommend this place without reservation to any and all! Oh, and there great wifi too – a rarity. Thank you gentlemen for such an ideal start to my time in this beautiful country.
We had a wonderful time at the Chateau des Sablons
, and enjoyed our stay in the Vineyard Suite
very much. We found all to be as you had represented, and we appreciated all your personal touches such as the flowers and wine in our suite upon our arrival. Very welcoming!
We especially enjoyed our invitation to join you for aperitifs and a tour and history of the chateau.
The village of Bourgueil contained all we needed to idle away an hour or so shopping, or enjoy a lunch or dinner. All the chateaus in the area were within easy driving distance, and we visited quite a few.
We will keep you, Historic Rentals, in our address book, you have many more sites to explore.
Thank you again. A Beintot.
Robert & Margaret T.
>Thank you so much for your hospitality. Your welcome was warm and sincere. The chateau was a wonderful place to stay. So wonderful that we didn’t want to leave. Thanks for your guided tour. It was great to see areas that we otherwise wouldn’t have ventured to. We have a saying in Australia, “a man’s home is his castle.” In your case it is true. We will hold many fond memories, especially the view from the Vineyard suite.
Sarah and Ray P.
>The Vineyard Suite was better than the picture – comfortable bed and good use of space. George and Jean-Pierre are the perfect hosts! We had a tour of the chateau and loved its classy style. The gardens were peaceful, and the stay made for one of our best vacations ever. We used the pool one day, and used the kitchen often. We also liked that the chateau was in the middle of a great wine region, and within an hour of most of the chateaus that we wanted to visit. We have recommended Historic Rentals to friends already.
>Thanks so much again for a truly lovely stay at the Château des Sablons in the Vineyard Suite. We had a fabulous time, and we certainly do look forward to our next visit sometime soon. Jean-Pierre was so very kind and accommodating, and you have both done an amazing job restoring the chateau!
>We want to thank you for providing such a comfortable and well-appointed apartment. Our stay at Château des Sablons in Bourgueil has been very interesting and enjoyable. We could not have asked for more.
Jane and Andy L.