We used La Guillotiere as our base for touring the Loire Valley. It's located close enough to everywhere we wanted to visit. The building is lovely, as are the grounds (and pool) and the hosts, Ann and Sean were very warm and welcoming. All of Ann's recommendations were excellent, be it places to eat for vegetarians (a definite problem in France), places to visit, and which son et lumiere is the most worthwhile. The breakfasts were huge and delicious - with home made jams - we had no room for lunch later on! The kitchenette and fridge were very useful so we could picnic in the evening. Great value, and would definitely recommend it to any friends looking to visit the Loire. Thank you Ann and Sean!