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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.
Anne-Laure is a very warm and welcoming host to this superbly renovated apartment where we enjoyed three nights stay as part of our exploration of France. The space has a very calm, relaxing feel so we enjoyed staying in when the weather was wet and the table tennis and darts were an added bonus. The kitchen is well equipped and everything is immaculate. We loved the town of Amboise with its impressive chateau, historic shopping streets and great places to eat. We highly recommend the accomodation as a superb spot to stay and enjoy the beautiful Loire valley.