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SELF CATERING RENTAL FOR 4 CLOSE TO LOIRE CASTLES AND WINERIES AND RI

Ann Palmer

Speaks French, English
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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SELF CATERING RENTAL FOR 4 CLOSE TO LOIRE CASTLES AND WINERIES AND RI

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Francueil - La Vieille Boulangerie

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom village house close to Chateau, vineyards and river walks

A self catering 2 bedroom 2 bathroom rental unit close to Loire Castles and wineries and river walks. This beautifully restored cottage is set in the centre of the village of Francueil less than a mile from Chenonceaux. This lovely villa is available all the year round. It suits two couples and has 2 beautifully decorated double bedrooms each with its own sitting area and open log fire. Bedroom one faces south with views across the village and beyond; it has a corner sitting area with view of the church; its bathroom is next door. Bedroom two is at the back of the house and is a lovely room with corner sitting area with view of the church and its own corner shower room. Furnished in new oak the living room has a three piece suite, dining table and chairs, and french window to the patio. The kitchen has everything you need; double oven, SMEG electric ceramic hob, dish washer and fridge. A utility room has a washer-drier, freezer and WC. Bikes are available for your use. Wifi.

other properties in the area: we have 5 more cottages in the vicinity - Maison Doiseau 2 bedrooms, Maison Grandmere 3 bedrooms, The Barn 1 bedroom, all in Vrigny just across the vineyard from La Vieille Boulangerie. Maison Requin (1 bed) and Maison la Grange (2 beds) in Bourre just outside Montrichard.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Guestbook comments from the manager
We had a great time in the cottage and patio though we were here during a heat wave! The neighbour came by and we all tried our best to communicate – very friendly folks. The Cocci Market is convenient, clean and well run. Roger and Francoise at the Lion d’Or are charming and helpful. The cottage is nicely furished and decorated, very homely.
Aug 2012
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Ann Palmer

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2008
Speaks French, English
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I am a private owner living in England but who loves France and the way of life. John and I visit the cottages several times a year to ensure all is going well and to have a lovely time there ourselves and with our family. I spend a lot of time painting while I am there and John looks after the maintenance. We are both retired doctors though when we boght the cottages we were very busy now we have more time to enjoy our lovely home.

Ann Palmer purchased this cottage in 2007

We were bowled over when we saw this lovely house; it was in a poor state but with great potential. We spent a year lovingly restoring the cottage to imaculate condition. It is on priome position in the village with the bar across the road and excellent shipping facilities beyond the church which is next to the cottage. There is also a playground for children and a lake for quiet walks and picnics, also fishing. The village is very close to Chenonceau, the most visited chateau after Versailles. A short walk takes you to the river and you can walk alingside the river to view the chateau or alternatively take hte bikes or car to the village of Chenonceaux and full visit of the castle, there is an excellent restuarnat for lunch there.

This cottage used to be the village bakery and is centrally located. It has been smartly decorated and well equipped; I would say uniquely of our properties it is a top class home with superb bedroom facuilities. The kitchen is well equipped for a serous cook. The sitting room opens onto thesecluded terrace so you can enjoy outdoor eating in the afternpoon and evening sunshine ro stay inside and still have the benefits of the french window. Situation is perfect for visitng the chateaux, we are a short drive from the autoroute junction so quick access to chateaux down beyond Tours such as Villandry, Usse, Chinon.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Reviews

4.7
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

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Self catering rental for 4 close to Loire Castles and wineries and ri
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews
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Francueil Indre-et-Loire
5

LOIRE VALLEY VILLAGE HOUSE

  • 5 out of 5
We enjoyed our stay at Ann's property in Francueil. Francueil is a small village in the Loire / Cher river valleys. The hose is located right in the center of the village. The house has been recently updated and is a comfortable stay. Ours was a winter visit and we appreciated the fireplace and the firewood left for visitors. Francueil is conveniently located near Chambord, Cheninceau, and other chateaus in the area. Ann's instructions for arrival a enjoying the house were complete and helpful.
  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tom,

We are really pleased you enjoyed the treasures of staying in Francueil; convenience and comfort. Very pleased you got to enjoy the open fireplace too, keeps you going on those chilling winter evenings.

Thank you again and we hope you get to visit the Loire Valley again.
Ann
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Francueil Indre-et-Loire
4

A CHARMING COTTAGE.

  • 4 out of 5
This is a beautifully restored and very well equipped cottage. Our family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children) enjoyed 6 nights at this property in the peaceful village of Franceuil. The cottage is decorated to a high standard and is very clean. It is located on the main road through Franceuil as shown in the picture. The cottage is within close walking distance of the local boulangerie and village shop and we enjoyed buying croissants for breakfast in the morning! The highlight of our holiday were cycle rides from the property to Chenonceau and neighbouring villages. There were bicycles at the cottage and the owners went to lengths to provide a smaller bicycle for our younger child. The owners were extremely helpful throughout, responding promptly to our queries.
  • Review Submitted: 24-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Self catering rental for 4 close to Loire Castles and wineries and ri
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Francueil Indre-et-Loire
5

LOVELY PROPERTY WITH EVERYTHING YOU COULD NEED

  • 5 out of 5
Really lovely house, really nice bathrooms, very clean. Very comfortable beds. Everything you could need had been thought of. Great location within easy reach of Chenonceau and lots of interesting towns and chateau. Nice village with great boulangerie and small supermarket. Big supermarket short drive away. Only small outside area but lovely to sit out for breakfast or evening drink. Would definitely stay again.
  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you it is lovely to hear how much you have enjoyed your stay. This cottage has been very popular this summer - we have had guests from all over the world and they have all told us what a lovely place it is and also how well situated for visitng the chateaux and good restaurants. We are now taking booknigs for christmas and New Year and for 2014.
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Self catering rental for 4 close to Loire Castles and wineries and ri
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Francueil Indre-et-Loire
5

BEAUTIFUL COTTAGE IN SMALL FRENCH VILLAGE

  • 5 out of 5
A beautifully quaint cottage in a small French Village. The cottage is lovely and the kitchen has all the cooking basics needed. The bedrooms and bathrooms are lovely. The cottage is cozy and comfortable. We loved the atmosphere being is a small village with the market which had everything we needed. We used the bicycles at night. There is a fair amount of activity for a small village as the church bells ring on the hour until the evening and local traffic past the house but we loved it! The location is perfect if you want to explore the Loire Valley. It was conveniently located to Chateaus and places of interest and made for great day trips from the house and evenings to BBQ and relax on the patio. A wonderful property if you are looking for the real French experience. The owner responded promptly to emails and was very helpful. I highly recommend this property for a French holiday.
  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much ; we think this is a very lovely property, especially it is in the heart of the village and close to the Chateau (Chenonceau) and the river, indeed you can walk or cycle along the river to the chateau. There a great markets in the vicinity, one for every day!
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Self catering rental for 4 close to Loire Castles and wineries and ri
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Francueil Indre-et-Loire
Victoria, Australia
4

IN A GREAT LOCATION FOR EXPLORING THE LOIRE

  • 4 out of 5
We had a very enjoyable stay in this lovely property which is very central to the Chateaux of the Loire Valley. You would require a car to stay at this property as it is a few kilometres from Montrichard.
  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kerry I am delighted you have enjoyed our pretty cottage which is located in the village of Bourre on a quiet hillside behind the main street where you can buy your croissants in the morning. You can buy basic provisions in the village but big supermarkets are located in nearby Montrichard. We are centrally located for visiting the attractions of the Loire Valley just 10 minutes drive from Chenonceau. We provide bicycles for enjoyment of the river path to Montrichard and Chenonceau or across country (10 to15 miles) to Pontlevoy, Amboise and Chaumont. We also would recommend a car as the distance between chateaux is a half hours drive especially if you hope to see Chinon and Villandry to the west and Chambord to the east. Ann
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5

HIDDEN GEM, TRULE IDEAL LOCATION

  • 5 out of 5
A truly great find, we booked this cottage without any high expectations. Why? Well the cottage was (1) cheap, and (2) it was the only cottage in the Loire that would do a Sunday-Sunday let, so we assumed the worst. We couldn't have been more wrong... it was lovely.

Set in the very heart of a small, very sleepy, historic French village the property ouses character. It's been styled and finished to a very high degree. The furniture and wallpaper were all Laura Ashley - lovely. The bathroom was fantastic, a big deep roll-top style bath - again, lovely, and the beds were super comfy... with soft pillows!

The lack of garden space and the proximity of the road makes this place less suited to groups with young children but our two girls (6 and 4) had a great time and there's a public swing park about 100m away. There is also a lovely little patio to sit out at and watch the world go by, it's just not great space for young children to play. So whilst I would say that families with children of all ages could have a great time here, it's not the sort of place that you spend day after day staying in with children.

But the real appeal of this place, other than the fact that it's very nice, is that it is located at the absolute optimum geographical location possible when it comes to visiting the sites of the Loire. It's right in the heart of everything and it has excellent road transport links allowing you to visit everything in a day.... from Angers in the west to Bourges in the East and Orleans in the north, all of the sites of the Loire are easily accessed. Chenonceau is only 2 miles away!!!! The close and easy access to the motorway (5 miles away) is excellent for steaming along to more distant sites of interest.

We flew into Poitiers with Ryanair, rented a car and were at the cottage within 1.5 hours.

All in all, this is the best priced and best located little cottage in the Loire. The cottage would be ideal for just about any group as long as you have a car. We were really pleased with this cottage and were so glad that we hadn't paid an extra £600 to find a place with garden and access to a pool. We went swimming at the nearby (4 miles away) public pool in Montrichard... it's clean, new, lovely and has indoor and outdoor sections.

As a comfortable base in the Loire you couldn't hope to find a better located base for a week's sightseeing.
  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Tours
Nearest Ferry
250 Kilometres
Caen
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Chenonceaux
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Blere A85
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Francueil
Car: recommended

Central Region Loire Valley France. This cottage is only a mile from Chateau de Chenonceau the most popular of the Loire Valley chateaux and within easy reach of the other castles. We are also centred in the Touraine Wine region and you can taste Sauvignon, Chenin, Cabernet and Gamay locally. we are between Tours and Blois and within easy driving of Sanceree, Bourges, Amboise, Chinon and Saumur and the west coast of France

Visiti the famous and historic Loire Valley Chateaux (Castles) we are within walknig distance of Chenonceau and easy drive for Amboise, Chaumont, Azay-le-Rideau, Chinon, Villandry, Cheverny and Chambord and all other Loire Valley attractions.

We shall send you a list of our favourite places to go wine tasting; we are in the centre of the famous Touraine vineyards; come in September and experience the harvest!

Golf: We are about half an hour from the famous golf course at Cherverny ( by the Chateau).

If you are a fisherman we have great places for you - we are on the River Cher also there is a lake in the village.

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Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Francueil, Indre-et-Loire

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Summer
5 Jul 2014 - 26 Sep 2014
4 night minimum stay
£516
for 4 nights
From
£129
£775
 
 
Autumn
27 Sep 2014 - 28 Nov 2014
4 night minimum stay
£416
for 4 nights
From
£104
£625
 
 
Christmas / New Year 2015
20 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
4 night minimum stay
£368
for 4 nights
From
£92
£550
 

Additional information about rental rates

Payment by VISA/Mastercard via secure link to company account which will be e mailed to you on request.
Non-refundable deposit of £100 per week required at time of booking, the balance to be paid 6 weeks before your holiday.
Please e mail me for a booking form. Prices include heating and light, cooking and water, but not bed linen and towels or terminal cleaning (both available to hire).
Notes Linen extra £30 per double bed; cleaning £50. People are very welcome to bring their own linen and to clean the cottage when they leave.
Prices include elecctricity and water including heating; logs for the open fireplace are £20 a week.

The cottages are always inspected so please be assured they will be in good condition when you arrive, if you have any problem we will do our best to rectify
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Francueil in Indre-et-Loire

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Grill
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , own room next door to bed - luxury
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , en suite luxury
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , downstairs in the utility room
  • Our bedrooms are pure luxury with beautiful decorations and their own sitting area and bath / shower rooms. The bathrooms are fitted with luxury equipment, the bath is a slipper bath with roll top and invites snoozing with a glass of champange (there is now a table to put your glass down!). The shower cabinets are large and tiled with very special designs.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , bathroom for sole use is next door to this bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , en suite shower room
  • Our 2 x master bedroomed cottage is very special with beautiful new oak furniture and en suite facilities. Bedroom one has a luxurious bathroom next door with roll top bath, large shower and bidet. Bedroom two has an en suite shower room with bidet. Both bedrooms are beautifully decorated in Laura Ashley papers and furnished with modern oak. Both have an open fireplace which can be used for log fires. Both have a corner sitting area.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • pond
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
This is a luxury property for one or two coulples situated in a sleepy village with bar / cafe across the suqare. As it is near the road we do not recommend young children stay here.
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