In the Upper Loire is a wine region which deserves to be better known – Cote-Roannaise AC. And it is here that an English winemaker (Simon Hawkins) and his French wife have converted a house on the Domaine du Fontenay into B&B (Chambres d’Hôte) accommodation near Villemontais (42 Loire, Rhône-Alpes).
Situated just 12km from the town of Roanne (42 Loire, ARA)- original home of the Maison Troisgros Restaurant – the B&B Domaine du Fontenay is a self-contained house offering 4 elegant en-suite bedrooms and a terrace overlooking the vines which is ideal for breakfast or early evening drinks – up to 11 people (single occupancy possible) at very reasonable room rates – quiet and peaceful and in the heart of the vines.
All the rooms are spacious and bright. They all have private bathrooms (with large showers) and separate toilets – all beds are equipped with soft and warm duvets.
A secured and free WIFI access is available everywhere within the House.
The B&B Domaine du Fontenay offers rooms decorated in a traditional style with views of the vineyards – free wine tasting sessions, and vineyard tours if you reserve in advance.
An ideal region to explore or as a stopover on the way south – not far from the A89 autoroute from Clermont Ferrand to Lyon (known as La Transeuropéenne ).
for more info and to check availability at this Cote Roannaise B&B see Domaine du Fontenay
nearby alternative accommodation near Roanne
airport: Lyon Saint Exupery LYS 58 miles/ 90 km