For those who would like a bit more comfort, Len has researched the local Gites and there is a beautiful Chateau in walking distance.

This Gite is supposed to be in Gizeux (but the commune is quite big) and has two bedrooms.
Gîte Gizeux, Ancienne Bergerie de Charme 6 personne(s), France

Below is a Gite complex just 1.7KMs from Gizeux, they have three one bedroom apartments available.
La Vieille Maison - Gîte Holiday Rental in Parcay Les Pins, Indre-et-Loire, France

Another is the Les Hautes Guissinieres which is 2Kms away but only one bedroom.
Les Hautes Guissinieres - Farmhouse Holiday Rental in Parcay Les Pins, Maine-et-Loire, France

The chateau in Vernoil is 5.6KMs away and has 5 different cottages which sleep varying amounts of people (but a bit more pricey)
The Blacksmith's Cottage - Chateau Holiday Rental in Vernoil, Maine-et-Loire, France

And of course there is the local chateau which is lovely and has 9 bedrooms which is £279.00 for two nights.
Bed and Breakfast Château de Gizeux , Gizeux, France - 40 Guest reviews . Book your hotel now! -

So plenty of choices. Next year we will look at Ferry prices and options, but of course, you can book now to take advantage of any offers.

Let me know if you think you would like to come to the BBQ, so we can have some idea of numbers and also if you think you might like to camp or use the indoor facilities.

Very Best Wishes