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The Guest Kitchen is fully fitted and equipped to a high standard and features cooker with induction hob, microwave, fridge, and table and seating for up to 4 guests.

The Grand Salon

The Grand Salon offers visitors a comfortable place to meet and relax (35m₂ approx.). Guests are welcome to chose from the bookswap selection, or to play the grand piano!.

The Walled Garden

The Walled Garden is an ideal place to relax with a book and glass of wine, or to breakfast on warm mornings. Our guests are welcome to use the loungers and garden furniture to picnic A barbecue is also available.


Loire a Velo Secure storage is available for cycles, and clothes washing and drying facilities provided for cyclists. Guests are welcome to borrow our family bikes, when available, at their own risk.

Car or Train Free parking spaces for cars are easy to find. Ancenis is on the Paris/Nantes TGV train route,and under an hour from Nantes Atlantique airport, which is served by 2 UK budget airlines.

Your hosts


After nearly 35 years abroad I have returned to my roots in Ancenis with a wealth of life experience. My intention was to go to London for six months to improve my English and enhance my job prospects. In fact London had so much to offer that the six months got rather longer. After a career in the wine trade, a university degree, twenty years of language teaching, and a husband and two children later I have come home. I am joined by my husband Andrew, a Londoner with Scots roots (bagpiper and golfer).


Andrew: After 25 years of business travel in the UK and Europe, with countless nights spent in small hotels and bed and breakfasts, I started to feel the need to do something different. I love the French way of life, and have a passion for good food and wine, and like nothing more than the pleasure of good company in pleasant surroundings. The Loire Valley offers all of these things, with much more besides. My years of staying in different types of lodgings have made me very aware of what guests look for in terms of comfort and service.

Together our goal is to make Loire Séjours a place where visitors will find that extra something that turns a short break or holiday into a memorable and pleasurable experience.