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This very carefully and meticulously refurbished farm house is situated on a hill side with wonderful views over the Loire gorge below. It has excellent , safe facilities for families with young children- a heated swimming pool , a trampoline , swings - all invaluable in tiring out the little fiends before bedtime! This is real sparsely inhabited countryside so do not look for quaint villages with boulangeries or auberges. The Michelin map has no 'places of special interest 'at all in this area and the nearest larger supermarket and boulangerie ( excellent bread and croissants )and a smart little family restaurant are all together, but 20 km away. A smaller but good Intermarche is more local, so it is advisable to do a big shop and eat at home admiring the view from the terrace. The Loire gorge is steep and not for canoeing or swimming nor are there foot paths for family walks , but the stunning views across the hills and the valley facing north, giving sunshine all day, make for a most relaxing and family bonding holiday stay.
We have had a wonderful holiday at Chateau Valvert. It is a very impressive residence, with magnificent spacious rooms full of traditional furniture and original features, whilst also having all the modern facilities required. The grounds are ideal with lots of places to sit and take in the stunning views. There is plenty of garden furniture, a very good BBQ and lots of play equipment for children.
The owners are very friendly and could not have done more to make our stay enjoyable. When we arrived they gave us some home made and local produce and generously allowed us to eat their home grown salad.