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We had a wonderful holiday in Gite de la Bergerie. It is a beautiful, spacious cottage with modern features yet maintains the character of the old building. We had slightly misread the advert - this house has one WC, and does not have toilets in the bathrooms (we had no problem - just for information) The garden was lovely - a complete sun trap and spent some beautiful days just lazing with a glass of cold Touraine watching the clouds go by.
It does not have wifi but has a mobile signal so we brought a Wifi transmitter which worked perfectly.
There is a walk of around 30 minutes to the town of Amboise, which has a steep hill so would be difficult without a car for anyone elderly or with disabilities. We managed perfectly well and enjoyed our walks to and from town. There is a large supermarket in easy driving distance, but you could manage without a car if required as long as you are happy to walk.
Amboise is a lovely town and is perfect to explore the delights of the Loire valley and Chateaux, and has a train station for easy access to other places. We took our car and got the ferry to Caen, but you could easily fly into Tours.
Willy also produces his own wine and beer and he offers wine tasting - his shop is 2 minutes walk away.
We also had a fabulous day harvesting grapes and wine tasting at "Vignoble Alain-Robert" - well worth a visit if you are arriving in September/October.
In summary, I would highly recommend this house, Willy and the Loire. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.
We are a family of four and have just returned from a wonderful week in Esvres. The hosts were extremely kind and generous, giving us very helpful tips and information on places to visit. They were always available if we needed anything but were also unobtrusive, giving us a sense of privacy. The property has been beautifully restored and is tastefully furnished. It is very well-equipped with everything you need. There is a small but lovely garden equipped with a bar-b-que and comfortable garden furniture. There is ample space for relaxing and, although situated within the owner's garden, it still feels very private. Opposite the house on the forecourt there is parking. There are local amenities close by in the pretty village including a very good bakery and pizzeria. There is also a local outdoor swimming pool. The property is in easy reach by road of all the sights that the Touraine has to offer, including the chateaux, the lakes and beautiful walks by the Loire and Indre - we found it very easy to explore the area.. We would highly recommend this property and we look forward to returning there.