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CHARMING COTTAGE IN MEDIEVAL CAVE VILLAGE WITH STUNNING VIEWS

Kate Kilbourne

Speaks French, English
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Kate Kilbourne

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CHARMING COTTAGE IN MEDIEVAL CAVE VILLAGE WITH STUNNING VIEWS

Special Offer: 100 EUROS OFF WEEK, NOW THRU OCTOBER!!! 29 August - 31 October

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Troo - La Cave Yuccas

Unique cave property with charming guest cottage offers 'wow!' panoramic views

Perched high up on the hillside with full southern exposure, the Cave Yuccas property offers stunning views over the village, river and valley. Discover local farmers markets, chateaux, and vineyards, and explore this ancient troglodyte village along the Loir river by foot or bicycle. Nearby 12th century frescoed churches and hillside castles speak of the rich history of this area, once controlled by Richard the Lionheart. History buffs as well as seekers of the authentic French village experience will enjoy strolling around upper Trôo where remains of the surrounding fortified walls are visible, dominated by an ancient feudal mound and a splendid roman collegiate church.

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered

Kate Kilbourne

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2009
Speaks French, English
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Having lived in France and studied French my whole life, it seemed to be my destiny to live, at least part time, in France. I spend part of the spring and fall in Trôo and the rest of the time in San Francisco, California.

Kate Kilbourne purchased this cottage in 2000

I simply became enchanted by Trôo whilst on a romantic vacation with my boyfriend in 2000. It was a combination of the charm of the cave village, the sheer beauty of the views from the property, and the amazing local food and wine. It's been over ten years since, and the enchantment has not yet worn off!

I come every spring and autumn, and there is never a dull moment. Farmers markets, brocantes (village swap meets), chateaux to explore, wine to taste, really, I feel like the best that France has to offer is right here in the Vallée du Loir. But with my incredible views spanning over the valley, I am happy to just stay at home, reading in the hammock or sipping wine with friends on the terrace.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 39 holidaymaker reviews

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Charming Cottage in Medieval Cave Village with Stunning Views
average rating of 4.8974357 based on 39 reviews
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Charming Cottage in Medieval Cave Village with Stunning Views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p415265
+33 (0)272 643830
Troo Loir-et-Cher
5

Cozy, comfortable, unbeatable view.

  • 5 out of 5
We've just love the house and the location. The view over the valley is amazing. Very comfortable house, well equipped (specially the kitchen) and beautiful garden.
  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Cottage in Medieval Cave Village with Stunning Views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p415265
+33 (0)272 643830
Troo Loir-et-Cher
4

unique and lovely house.

  • 4 out of 5
We stayed 14 days and nights in Cave yuccas.
It is an unique little cosy house on a beautiful spot with a wide vieuw, which we enjoyed with the sounds of frogs, crickets, and owls in the evening, the smell of lavender in our noses. I was very tired when I came, but went back much more relaxed and rested. The house has nice personal touches.
It is an curious area with all those cave houses.
The castles of the Loire are not close by, but we enjoyed going to Tours, Blois, Illiers-Combray ( Proust) and Chartres on the way back. There are nice hiking trails nearby.
Indeed; you have to have a good condition to bring you our stuff to and from the house. but then you can enjoy the rest afterwards. Also on hot days the bedroom is cool.
  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Cottage in Medieval Cave Village with Stunning Views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p415265
+33 (0)272 643830
Troo Loir-et-Cher
4

A lovely homely cottage with spectacular views

  • 4 out of 5
The cottage has spectacular views over the valley, and we had a wonderful time. Local markets, two chateaux at Le Lude and Courtanvaux were great to visit and very close. This area is off the tourist track, and all the better for it. We were lucky to meet the owner of the cottage a very warm and friendly lady. When time allows she stays there herself therefore the house has a personal cared for atmosphere. It was clean and well equipped.We were well informed about markets, shops, cafes and a local Art Exhibition. The garden was delightful with herbs for our use. The caretaker Alain was friendly and helpful and looked after us very well ..We were there for eight days and would be very happy to return. We'd thoroughly recommend it to others, as long as you can manage the distance to carry things from the car (at around 70 years each, it was no problem for us!)
  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: One of the characteristics that make this a special place is that there are no roads in front of the cave houses, only winding footpaths and stairways carved into the hillside. The silence and verdant views, without a car in site, more than make up for the 5 minute walk up a lovely footpath to your car. Not advised for anyone who has trouble walking.
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Charming Cottage in Medieval Cave Village with Stunning Views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p415265
+33 (0)272 643830
Troo Loir-et-Cher
5

Charming location in beautiful Loire Valley

  • 5 out of 5
What a beautiful gite. The house is set in a beautiful garden and overlooks the Loir river from high atop a cliff filled with caves. It's a perfect place to get away. The house is very well finished and equipped and the furnishings are all great. We really enjoyed the outdoor dining area overlooking the valley. Definitely recommended.
  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, so glad you enjoyed the terrace featuring the new barbecue and hammock!
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Charming Cottage in Medieval Cave Village with Stunning Views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p415265
+33 (0)272 643830
Troo Loir-et-Cher
5

Cave Yucca, Troo, France

  • 5 out of 5
Had a wonderful stay the last week in April. The lilacs and roses were blooming everywhere. The view over the valley from the terrace is formidable! The birds sang from morning to night and it was light from about 6 AM to 9 PM. In spite of the rain we visited a chateau or place of interest each day. You should be hearty to climb up and down the rocky hills.
  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
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Charming Cottage in Medieval Cave Village with Stunning Views
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p415265
+33 (0)272 643830
Troo Loir-et-Cher
5

Lovely weekend in a lovely cottage!

  • 5 out of 5
The cottage fits its description: it IS charming. From the lovely furniture, fireplace, kitchenware, books, pretty and cosy and rooms, to the green and flowery surroundings (we were lucky, spring came early this year) and the view from the terrace. The village, with its network of caves, layered cave-houses and maze of stairways, is really worth visiting. We loved the dinner we had in the Hotel du Cheval Blanc (a gourmet resturant in the village), and also enjoyed local wines : ) Our only regret is that it was all too short - a weekend just gives a taste of the beauty of the place, and we really hope to come back for a week or more during summer.
  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci Ioana, I hope you do have the chance to return -- the views from the cottage change so dramatically from season to season -- and in the summer it stays light until almost 10:30 pm!!! Long dinners on the terrace in the warm summer dusk are my favorite, but you are right, the food at the Cheval Blanc is amazing!
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
48 Kilometres
Tours
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Vendome-Villiers TGV station
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Le Cheval Blanc
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Auberge du Chateau
Car: necessary

La Cave Yuccas is an exceptional vacation rental in the Loire Valley, France. Located in the troglodyte village of Trôo, the property features a unique cave house and heritage museum with a beautifully restored cottage above the cave. Perched high up on the hillside with full southern exposure, the Cave Yuccas property offers stunning views over the village, river and valley. The origins of the ancient town of Trôo are lost in antiquity, but traces of its importance as a medieval 'city' can be seen today in the heights of the village where remains are visible -- a surrounding fortified wall, dominated by a feudal mound and a splendid roman collegiate church. The hillside, covered with greenery, reaches a height of 129 meters and was carved from rock in various layers, in which caves were dug to form many picturesque habitations. Discover this extraordinary river valley of ancient churches, castles and caves, and relish the delights of the farmers markets, restaurants, and vineyards.

Other Activities: Discover local farmers markets, chateaux, and vineyards, and explore this ancient troglodyte village along the Loir river by foot or bicycle

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Troo, Loir-et-Cher

Special Offer: 100 EUROS OFF WEEK, NOW THRU OCTOBER!!!

Special Offer From:
Dates 29-Aug-2014 to 31-Oct-2014

Come enjoy the end of summer and the Loir Valley's gorgeous autumn colors. For as little as 500E per week you'll get the ultimate French country experience, with a unique twist: the cave houses of Trôo. Your private terrace offers panoramic views of the village, river, and fields, and your charming stone cottage is situated above the cave museum where you can stop in for a crepe and a café.

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
high
15 Jun 2014 - 14 Sep 2014
7 night minimum stay
€700
for 7 nights
€700
 
 
mid
15 Sep 2014 - 30 Nov 2014
3 night minimum stay
€285
for 3 nights
From
€95
From
€110
Fri,Sat,Sun
€600
 
 
low
1 Dec 2014 - 28 Feb 2015
3 night minimum stay
€240
for 3 nights
From
€80
From
€95
Fri,Sat,Sun
€500
 
 
mid
1 Mar 2015 - 14 Jun 2015
3 night minimum stay
€285
for 3 nights
From
€95
From
€110
Fri,Sat,Sun
€600
 
 
high
15 Jun 2015 - 14 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
€700
for 7 nights
€700
 
 
mid
15 Sep 2015 - 30 Nov 2015
3 night minimum stay
€285
for 3 nights
From
€95
From
€110
Fri,Sat,Sun
€600
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
€600
for 7 nights
€600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit €200
Notes A 200 € security deposit must be sent with the rental fee. It will be reimbursed within 15 days of your departure with a 50 € deduction for cleaning, in addition to the cost of any property loss or damage.

30% deposit of rental fee holds reservation and the balance is due one month before the arrival date. We accept payment in Euros via PayPal only.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Troo in Loir-et-Cher

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Cottage Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The cottage bathroom features a new elegant claw-foot tub with shower head, sink, toilet and washing machine. There is a clothes line on the terrace for drying clothes.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Cottage Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Bathroom attached
    Living room - 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The cottage bedroom is on the first floor with its own entrance, queen bed, bathroom with bath tub and washing machine, and wood stove. A spiral staircase connects it to the cave house below and the living room and kitchen above. The living room has double doors leading out to the terrace, a long sofa that converts to a queen bed and a smaller sofa that converts to a small bed, nice for 1-2 kids.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • tennis
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • caving
Notes:
One of the great things about this property is that it is built into the side of a hill, overlooking the river and valley, with no road in front of the house. As there is no car access to the Cave Yuccas, you must be fit enough to walk on foot paths and climb stairs with your luggage, groceries from the market, bottles of wine, etc. The property is terraced with internal and external stairs on three stories, so small children should be supervised.

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