La Tonnellerie

Location Tavers

Postcode 45190

Telephone +33 (0)23 844 6815

€-€€

Why we love it...

Attractive village hotel near Loire chateaux

The Place

The flow of readers reports on La Tonnellerie, a fine 19thC wine merchant’s house, has dried to a trickle (perhaps because the cheapest rooms are no longer so cheap) but its attractions seem to us to remain undiminished.
The hotel, in the small village of Tavers, close to the Loire and not far from Beaugency, is set around a central courtyard-garden which is at the heart of its appeal. There are shady chestnut trees and a pretty little swimming pool; tables for summer meals stand on the lawn and further away from the house on terrace areas.
The country atmosphere extends indoors to the two dining rooms, both looking on to the garden; one in winter garden style, the other handsomely rustic, with a tiled floor and mellow woodwork. The cooking is nouvelle in style but recognizes the traditions of the region, and is above average in its execution.
Recently the hotel has been taken over by seasoned hoteliers Hélène and François Thévard, who were the owners of Auberge de Launay for ten years. They have already made some changes to La Tonnellerie – now serving food in the evenings – and have a two-year renovation plan for all the bedrooms and bathrooms. Reports welcome.

The Essentials

Price Band €-€€
Rooms 20; 12 double/twin, 3 suites, 5 apartments, some walk-in showers, some bath; all rooms have phone, TV, hairdryer, wi-fi
Food breakfast 12€, dinner 28€ for three courses
Facilities sitting room, 2 dining rooms, lift, garden, terrace swimming pool
Children welcome
Disabled One specific ground floor room
Pets accepted

To Book

Contact Hélène and François Thévard
Call +33 (0)23 844 6815
Fax +33 (0)23 844 1001
Email reservation@latonnelleriehotel.com
Website www.latonnelleriehotel.com

Good To Know

Address 12 rue des Eaux Bleues, Tavers 45190
Payment

The Location

Find this place: in middle of village, an hour and a half from Paris between Blois and Orléans, 10 mins from A10 exit 15 or 16; car parking

What's nearby: Beaugency (3 km); Loire chateaux: Chambord (25 km), Blois (30 km)