The Château des Essards is a privately owned estate situated on the edge of the Loire – Anjou – Touraine Regional Nature Park in the heart of the Loire Valley region. Nestling in an immense forest area traversed by bridle paths, this gracious residence looks out over a pleasant river valley lined with antique water mills. Close by are the world famous vinyards of Bourgueil, Chinon and Saumur. In the heart of the forest, Chateau des Essards is a private manor house with a swimming pool set in a supremely peaceful landscape. The house is now an elegant and spacious bed and breakfast providing five rooms close to the Loire Valley area and its extensive collection of chateaux and vineyards.