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15TH CENTURY MANOR HOUSE AND COUNTRY HOME IN THE HEART OF LOIRE VALLEY - FRANCE

Steven Guderian

Speaks French, English
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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15TH CENTURY MANOR HOUSE AND COUNTRY HOME IN THE HEART OF LOIRE VALLEY - FRANCE

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Varennes-sur-Loire - LE MANOIR DE CHAMPFREAU

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps a maximum of 6 to 9 with Maison Louis Richard

Le manoir de Champfreau is a home of great comfort and character, furnished with a collection of antiques and fine art with all the the amenities of modern living. Within its 3 acres of wall gardens, partially moated, centred on 50 acres, enjoy the privacy this home offers. In summer its thick walls keep a welcomed coolness including a beautiful swimming pool, and, in winter, in front of a blazing fire, you will find contentment and serenity.

TWO beautiful homes are available for renting: the Manoir, sleeping 6 and Maison Louis Richard, a beautifully appointed country home, sleeping 2. Both may be rented sleeping a totoal of 9 people.

SPECIAL RATES FOR CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS WEEKS ESPECIALLY IF BOTH RESIDENCES BOOKED TOGETHER. Please contact Mr Guderian direct at stevenguderian@aol.com or by telephone (note french answering service but leave message in any language) 0(33) 241 38 40 41 mobile: 0(33)679 33 68 82;

OFF SEASON 2 NIGHT MINIMUM RENTAL AVAILABLE. THANK YOU

Set within the Loire valley Nature park, this area has recently been included on UNESCO's world patrimony list to preserve the spectacular scenery along 180 miles of the Loire, the last wild river in Europe. The Loire valley is famous for its many chateaux where kings and their courts built an impressive array of stately homes ranging from medieval times through every period and style to the second empire in the mid 19th Century. This area is also known for its wine: Chinon, Bourgeuil or the rich, sweet wine of Coteau du Layon or the sparklings of Saumur. 'Le Cadre Noir', the classical academic riding school is based in Saumur (8 miles away) and gives gala evenings from April to October. The 'Futureoscope of Poitiers' is only few hours drive away. So come and enjoy!

Christmas and New Year holiday rental available. During the holiday, the manoir is decorated with Christmas tree, evergreens, holly and misletoe. A swimming pool will be available in 2004.

Spring and autums mid-week and weekend rentals available.

American owned, English and French spoken.

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Details for holiday chateau / country house Manor House, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

Large and very comfortable and beautifully appointed with fine antiques, persian carpets, paintings and library. Off season minimum 2 nite stays possible. CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR WEEKS available and in addition to the MANOR HOUSE, MAISON LOUIS RICHARD (sleeps max of 3) may be rented in addition for total of 9 people. SPECIAL PRICES AVAILABLE FOR RENTAL OF BOTH RESIDENCES. Meals may be prepared by Bruce, an experienced New York Chef and he offers on site cooking classes.
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Steven Guderian (Owner)
Advertiser since 1997
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Speaks French, English

About Steven Guderian

Originally from Wisconsin and living for 25 years in New York City and worked in the hospitality business as Chefs and Party Organizers.

Steven Guderian purchased this chateau / country house in 2001

Why Steven Guderian chose Varennes-sur-Loire

We purchased our vacation home ! Having come to France for years, to Champfreau, we eventually purchased the home and upgraded it to a lavish holiday home.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Dinners by Chef Bruce Riedner from NYC are available, we are on 17 hectares (53 acres) of organic land. It is serene and beautiful.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Nantes
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Saumur
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Saumur
Nearest Beach
198 Kilometres
beach
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Varennes-sur-Loire
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Fontravraud
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Varennes-sur-Loire
Car: necessary

Varennes sur Loire is situated along the Loire river, 12 kilometres east of Saumur, mid distance between the towns of Tours and Angers in a UNESCO protected site.

DIRECTIONS: If you are approaching Saumur, stay on the north side of the Loire River. (Saumur proper is on the south side). You will travel east on the D152 from Saumur, in the direction of Tours for 12 km (10 minutes),then you will come to a large metal bridge crossing the Loire River, on your right. DO NOT CROSS THE RIVER. At this intersection the sign will show VARENNES -SUR-LOIRE on the right. Travel 1km into VARENNES and in the centre of the village, with the church on the right (this is a 'T' intersection), turn left (west) at the BAR COMMERCE onto rue des SABATIERS (this rue turns into rue de la Croix des Noues) We are at number 8. One half km out of the village you will see a wind mill on the left and then a large metal warehouse. Across from the warehouse is a large CRUCIFIX. This is the drive to the Manoir

Other Activities: Antique markets, local produce markets and wine tastings.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Varennes-sur-Loire, Maine-et-Loire

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
MID SEASON
31 Aug 2014 - 26 Sep 2014
7 night minimum stay
€1,800
for 7 nights
€1,800
 
 
LOW SEASON
27 Sep 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
2 night minimum stay
€550
for 2 nights
From
€275
€1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Off season rates can be negotiated depending upon amount of days and number of guests.
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS weeks available at high season prices.
Meals may be prepared anytime of year for any amount of people.
Weddings are welcome as we have hosted and catered for many.
Thank you!
Both residences, the Manoir(6 people) and Maison Louis Richard (2 people) can be rented separately or together for a maximum of 8 people.
Tours to local vineyards for wine tastings and trips to the local fresh produce markets may be arranged with Steven and Bruce.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Varennes-sur-Loire in Maine-et-Loire

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Living Room
  • Telescope
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Thermos Flask
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Safe
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Towels Provided
  • Internet
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Hob
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Large Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom/ensuite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 4 POSTER - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , ENSUITE / LUX
    FLORAL - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , LUXURY
    TAPESTRY - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , LUXURY
  • 4 POSTER PURPLE VELVET BEDROOM--- Large antique 4 poster bed, new top quality mattress, ensuite shower and toilet. .Beautiful exterior view of back garden. Fine antique furniture and art. TAPESTRY / FLEUR DE LIS BEDROOM --- The TURRET / CHAPEL is the dressing room. Beautiful views of the formal courtyard. Antiques and fine art. FLORAL BEDROOM --- Fabric upholstered walls, beautiful view of courtyard and gatehouse, top quality large mattress. Tapestry and Floral bedrooms share a large bathroom with antique Lion Footed Bathtub, sink, toilet. Very comfortable and spacious.
Entertainment:
  • Toys ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Gated Community
  • veranda
  • Terrace
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • arboretum
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • live theatre
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • caving
  • golf pass optional
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • paragliding
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • ski
  • sailing
  • mountain biking
Notes:
There is a large collection of CDs as well as an extensive library. We have installed a new sound system with IPOD PORT for your own music. Wood is provided for the imposing Gothic stone fireplace. Two beds are American queen size, the four poster is a double. Local markets offer the finest in cheeses, fresh meat and fish, fruit and vegetables. Lunches and Dinners and pick-nick baskets available with prenotice at suplimental prices. Large menu available to choose from. The SWIMMING POOL is for EXCLUSIVE use for the renters of the Manor House.

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