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.
- Low Allergen Environment
- non smoking only
- not suitable for children
- pets not allowed
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Ann Palmer
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
Why Ann Palmer chose Francueil
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.
What makes this cottage unique
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.
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.