Charming 19th century house with four en-suite guest bedrooms 500 metres from Langeais town centre. Shops, restaurants, cafes and chateau within five minutes; train station 10 mins walk. Large garden with BBQ facilities. Off-street private parking makes it ideal for visitors on bikes or in cars.
5 on August 27, 2015
The place was wonderful! We arrived as a family group with a small dog - my parents are 80 and we are in our 50's and we all felt very welcome and at home. Our little dog also had a great time and made friends with the resident spaniel!. We were offered a glass of wine on arrival and had a delicious breakfast - we would go out of our way to stay here again.
5 on June 16, 2014
After a long flight from New York City followed by a hectic drive from CDG airport, in Paris, we arrived early evening to the warmest of welcomes from Patrick and Shaun, each of whom immediately refueled us with liquid refreshments and hilarious conversation before guiding us to an excellent eatery nearby that provided some nourishing local fare. We quickly formed a strong bond with our hosts and chatted late into the evening before retiring to our super king size bed in the main suite upstairs. After a comfortable night's sleep, we awoke the following morning and came down to the elegant dining room to a bountiful breakfast, replete with excellent coffee, pain au chocolat, and fresh croissants served with a selection of Shaun's delicious homemade jams. Sadly, our itinerary was such that we were only able to stay one night at their beautiful house, as we were committed to getting to Vendoire by midday, but we are firmly resolved to return some day and for sure arrange a much longer visit, thus giving ourselves the opportunity to explore the nearby chateaus and vineyards...and spend more time in the company of our warmhearted and hospitable hosts, to boot. Thank you, Patrick and Shaun, for furnishing us with such sumptuous accommodations for our first BnB experience in France, and for initiating what I predict will prove to be a long lasting friendship between us all.
5 on April 21, 2014
We have just returned from our first visit to the Loire Valley in France and what a fantastic week we had, mainly down to the hospitality and friendliness of Shaun and Patrick at Le Clos Rabelais. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel completely at home, with home cooked meals to die for on two of our four nights and fresh coffee, croissants and pastries each morning. Our hosts showed us plenty of interesting places to visit in the area and the village of Langeais itself is a real find - typically French with a beautiful Chateau at the top of the main street and plenty of lovely cafes, restaurants, bars and shops - we easily spent a day wandering around the village and along the shore of the Loire before heading further a field. We highly recommend the area and are already planning our next trip back to stay at Le Clos Rabelais - Jackie & Richard
4.4 on September 08, 2013
As enchanting as is the Langeais/Loire Valley, the real reason to stay at Clos Rabelais is the hospitality. From the moment Shaun and his dogs welcome you and invite you in for glass of wine, you know you're in a very special B&B. Shaun goes out of his way to make sure you're not only comfortable, but thoroughly entertained. After a day of visiting castles and gardens, we relished the opportunity to socialize with other guests and Shaun and his staff offered a delightful sitdown meal one night that enabled us to leave town with great friendships. Highly recommended!
5 on July 19, 2013
Beautiful house, stunning rooms for 5 stars, very hospitable hosts! For guests with everything necessary. Greatly enjoyed staying in this hotel and feel at home. Would definitely return here again. Recommended to all.
4.8 on June 17, 2013
Staying with Shaun was one of the best decisions we could have made. The experience, the room, the entire B&B were all perfect. When we needed to leave earlier than the normal breakfast time, they had a tray brought up to the room the evening before to make sure we had something (incredibly delicious) to eat in the morning. The place was incredibly clean and smelled wonderful. We stayed in the garden room, which was nice and out of the way, although doesn't have wifi in room, which was slightly disappointing. Overall, they get a 5/5 without a doubt.
5 on June 02, 2013
Our visit to the Loire valley was enhanced by a lovely stay at Clos Rabelais. We arrived on the night of May 19 and departed on May 21. The comfortable ambiance, and charming commodious chamber were a wonderful treat for weary travelers. Shaun was the epitome of the gracious host....presenting each guest with the cordiality befit a friend as well as a delicious and generous petit-dejeuner. The maison is presented with casual elegance combined with antiques and all the modern amenities. We would highly recommend a visit and will return again. Robert and Stephen
5 on October 15, 2012
Shaun is an incredible host, and his establishment is comfortable and charming. My favorite stay during my time in France. Will definitely go back and stay again!
4.8 on September 07, 2012
What shall I say, Shaun is a great host. We were greeted like old friends,a few beers ans glasses of wine. It feels like home. The B&B is well positioned only a few minuts from the centre . beautiful rooms, a very good, breakfast and what a hospitality ! Shaun keep your sense of humor for our next visit. Greeting, Hannie and Theo van Dijck
4.6 on September 02, 2012
Gat location. Walking distance to Langeais with its chateau. Lots to do near by including Villandry. It is clear that Patrick and Shaun love running a B&B because there are all sorts of thoughtful touches that make guests feel at home. The rooms are beautifully finished and every comfort provided. There is a fabulous room with a T V where guests can relax and courtyard where we ate dinner under a Kiwi vine. Shaun was a great host and we would highly recommend Le Clos Rebelais.