|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
A beautiful stone gite dating back to 17th century it was originally the stables and we still use part of it for our horses. Located in the heart of the Loire Valley it is a perfect base for exploring the numerous historical sites and gastronomic delights that are sure to make your holiday truly memorable. We look forward to welcoming you.
We chose to move to France in 2008 with our three children, three horses and two dogs. David is a long haul pilot with a very well known British airline. This enabled us to live in France and enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle. We fell in love with the house the moment we saw it. We love living here and hope you will enjoy your holiday in this beautiful part of France. There is so much to see here, we have been living here for six years and have only seen a small part of it.
Kate Eardley purchased this cottage in 2008
The beautiful warm stone, that is typical of the area and reminds us of the medieval châteaux that adorn the Loire. The rural location of the property means we are able to walk our dogs and never see a soul and it is not unusual to see deer grazing in the forest. The local area is simply beautiful and relaxing.
Spreading from East to West, within 60 miles you can travel around the Loire Valley and take time to explore the world-famous châteaux of Chambord, Chenonceau and Chinon. The area is rich in history. At Amboise you will find a museum to the memory of Leonardo da Vinci who came to France at the invitation of Francis 1 in 1516 and died here on 2nd May 1519.
The Loire Valley is the third largest French wine region. The wine tradition is reported as early as the sixth century. The fortress city of Chinon is a must see for the first-time visitor. It was from here that Henry II Plantagenet ruled over a large portion of France and all of England in the 12th Century. Also close by and another must see is the Royale Abbey of Fontevraud, where Henry II, his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine and their son Richard the Lion Heart were interred.
Some of the best wines in France come from the various AOC surrounding us, Chinon, Saumur-Champigny, Bourgueil and St. Nicolas Bourgueil to name a few. Within a 40 minute drive is the beautiful city of Tours, and the wine regions of Vouvray and Sancerre.
Saumur, 'the pearl of Anjou,' is just a hours drive to the west, and it serves as the equestrian capital of France and is home to the world famous Cadre Noir.
At the heart of the vineyards of Chinon, you can discover with pleasure the nearby cellars and the warm and generous welcome of the winemakers of the country.
There is an abundance of restaurants in the area offering delicious traditional French cuisine, we would be more than happy to recommend our favourites.
We are located outside the village, on a country lane and have very little passing traffic. With the king-size sleigh bed and luxury bedlinen you can be assured of a peaceful nights sleep. The terrace is a perfect place to enjoy the sunset while sipping locally made wine and savouring the flavours of delicious French cheese.
|Rental Period||Minimum Rate||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Rate|
2 Dec 2014 - 13 Dec 2015
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£100|
All guests staying for 7 nights or more receive a welcome grocery pack that includes tea, coffee, fresh milk, bread, butter and a bottle of wine.
All linen and towels are included.
100.00 security deposit
Heating, if required, will be extra
Please Note: The owner of this property accepts payment in the original currency specified (GBP), before use of conversion tool. The conversion tool is provided for your convenience only. The owner may accept other currencies if specifically agreed in advance.