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THE HEART OF castles of the Loire WORLD HERITAGE SITE CLASS OF UNESCO

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

DETACHED HOUSE IN NATURE TOURS WITH VIEWS NEAR VALLE DE LA LOIRE

HOUSE WITH 2 TERRACES IN THE HEART OF castles of the Loire NESTLED ON 2 LEVELS IN THE GREEN PARK WITH CENTENARY TREES AND VIEW THE LOIRE VALLEY, QUIET SLEEPING MAX 5 PERS, KITCHEN, LAUNDRY WASHING MACHINE, OVEN, MICROWAVE GARDEN ROOMS ON 2 TERRACES, PARKING SECURE. CLOSE ALL ROUTES TO ACCEDING castles of the Loire THE CITY TOURS. LINEN PROVIDED ON REQUEST.


Owner
Mme Marie Claude JACQUES
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
27 June, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Fondettes in Indre-et-Loire

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • river
  • rural
  • town
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • bathroom with shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • 1 bedroom with new bedding and sleeping 160cm
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Bowling center
  • Disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Naturism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
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THE HEART OF castles of the Loire WORLD HERITAGE SITE CLASS OF UNESCO
average rating of 4.490909 based on 56 reviews
4

Charming, quiet, very private with great access for sightseeing

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is one of a trio of buildings sitting on a terrace cut into the ridge on the northern bluffs of the Loire. Beautiful, pastoral views and quick access to the main road; enough chateaux and wineries here to keep you busy for months. The landlady, the gracious and genial Marie-Claude, lives in the middle; this is one of the outbuildings on either side of her home. I think it was once a barn or agricultural building.

Now it's been converted into a cosy space, with a sitting/dining area, kitchenette and bathroom downstairs, and a comfortable bedroom beneath timbered eves above. (A word of warning: the two are linked by a compact spiral staircase that's a hassle if you need to use the bathroom in the middle of the night; this is not a property for the less-agile.) The decor is bright and festive. Upstairs, you feel as if you've been wrapped in a Provencal tablecloth; downstairs, the high-ceilinged space is given warmth by wallpaper of butterflies supping at poppies and daisies, balanced by contrasting walls of elegant stripes. It's all very French. We have a choice of tables and lounge areas in the garden outside our door, and though Marie-Claude is just a stone's-throw away it's been very private because her primary entry and exit are beyond our view. We only see her when she drops by to make sure everything is going well.

There's enough WiFi for basic connection, but don't push it with streaming video or attempting to connect an Apple TV device!

Cooking is always a bit of a challenge in holiday homes. You'll find all the basics here ... two hobs, a microwave that doubles as an oven, essential cookware. And you will want to cook, because one of the few drawbacks of the location is that there is almost nothing in walking distance. Fondettes is essentially a sleepy suburb of Tours rather than a village in its own right, so you'll need a car for groceries and restaurants.

If you are coming from the UK or the US, remember that French rentals are less inclusive than in other countries. You'll need to bring sheets and towels (unless you arrange to hire them from Marie Claude), the cupboards will be bare (not even salt & pepper) and you'll need to pay for the heat you use. The last can be very expensive in France; worth keeping in mind if you're on a budget.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Quiet cottage close to Tours

  • 4 of 5

Lovely quiet rustic cottage next door to a very friendly hostess. Well equipped kitchen and comfortable bed. WiFi. Extra costs for electric and housekeeping were reasonable. Nice restaurants nearby in Tours for dining. Close to chateaus and other attractions. Loved our short visit.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect little cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Marie-Claude's little cottage was perfect in every way. The house is very cute and homy and the garden is simply gorgeous. Marie-Claude was the perfect host. The location close to Tours (10 min drive) and to smaller towns like Amboise (40 min drive) is great as well. I would recommend staying here to all my friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful location, loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Madame Marie's guest house for two nights. The location is stunning and the house was quaint, tidy and comfortable. Mme. Marie was very accomodating and we had little difficulty communicating with her regardless of the language barrier. We traveled with our two small children and this is perfect for a family to stay. The cottage is close to many sights as well as many wineries. Thank you for our lovely stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Maison très agréable et bien située en Touraine

  • 5 of 5

Nous (3 enfants et 1 adulte) avons passé une superbe semaine dans cette maison très agréable à vivre et bien équipée.

Avant toute chose, je confirme les avis unanimes sur la propriétaire : Mme Jacques est disponible (dès la réservation), flexible, charmante et aime beaucoup sa région. Nous avons été très bien accueillis.

La maison est pleine de charme et le calme règne tout autour. Le jardin est également très agréable. Une grande place de parking est réservée pour la voiture et l'accès à la maison y est direct. Sur le plan "pratique", il y a une grande surface à à peine 10 min en voiture.

Cette maison est très bien située (c'est une des raisons pour laquelle j'avais fait ce choix) : moins d'une heure de route pour le Zoo de Beauval, le Futuroscope et plusieurs châteaux magnifiques comme Ussé, Langeais, Amboise / Le clos Lucé ou Chenonceaux. Du coup, on peut rester une semaine avec ou sans enfant, il y en a pour tous les goûts et toutes les curiosités qui conviendront à tout le monde. La région regorge de trésors historiques. Nous aurions pu rester 1 semaine supplémentaire sans problème. Nous n'avons même pas eu le temps de visiter Tours.

C'est donc une très bonne adresse pour découvrir la Touraine et plonger dans l'Histoire de France.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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4

Idllysches Häuschen mit Charme

  • 4 of 5

Das Häuschen von Mme Marie Claude Jacques befindet sich neben dem Wohnhaus der Eigentümerin in einer sehr ruhigen Hanglage. Es hat einen Eingang im Obergeschoss, das sich mit der Straße auf einer Ebene befindet und ein darunter liegendes Erdgeschoss. Von den insgesamt 3 Terrassen befindet sich eine vor dem oberen Stockwerk, die beiden anderen in Höhe des Erdgeschosses.

Durch die Hanglage bietet sich ein Blick auf das Loiretal, der allerdings durch einen alten Baumbestand etwas eingeschränkt wird.

Das Haus bietet alles, was der Urlauber so braucht. Die Einrichtung ist zusammengewürfelt, hat aber einen angenehmen Charme. Alle technischen Geräte funktionierten einwandfrei und als beispielsweise dem Feuerzeug zum Anzünden des Gasherdes das Gas ausgegangen war, sorgte Mme. Jacques unverzüglich für Ersatz. Sie ist eine sehr warmherzige Person, die stets interessiert und hilfsbereit war.

Hätte man eine Liege im schönen Garten gehabt, wäre alles perfekt gewesen.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bien Chers vous deux, Merci pour votre appréciation et votre description des lieux, je voulais juste vous apporter une réponse quant à la table qui serait la bienvenue dans le jardin eh bien il y en avait une jusqu à maintenant (sous le sequioa) que je viens de retirer car aucun hote n en n avait vu l utilité !!!!! dommage il suffisait de me la demander et aussitôt vous auriez eu la possibilité d en profiter !!!! Je garde un très bon souvenir de vous 2. Avec mon bon souvenir et mon amitié. Marie Claude
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Location

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
TOURS
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
FONDETTES CENTRE
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
GOLF DE LA GLORIETTE
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
TOURS CENTRE
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
A 10 ET A 85
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
AUBERGE PORT VALLIERES
Car: recommended

LOCATED IN THE HEART OF castles of the Loire (CLASS AT THE UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE) VINEYARDS AND WINERY TASTING VISIT REGION ENABLING THE BIKE (BIKE LOIRE) GOOD TABLES ZOO BEAUVAL (WITH ITS PANDAS) FUTUROSCOPE DIRECT SCHOOL RIDING BLACK FRAME Saumur ETC ...

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Fondettes, Centre

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
moyenne saison
2 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£108
for 2 nights
£379
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
haute saison
1 Jul 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£417
for 7 nights
£417
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
moyenne saison
1 Oct 2017 - 1 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£101
for 2 nights
£354
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
basse saison
2 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£77
for 2 nights
£270
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
moyenne saison
23 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£95
for 2 nights
£333
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £252.66
Stay tax £0.84 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

Le ménage est en supplément d un coût de 50 € ou gratuit si fait par vous-même, le gite devra être rendu dans l état impeccable qu il était lors de l arrivée.
La taxe de séjour est de 1 € par jour et par personne au delà de 12 ans.
Le linge de lit est facturé au prix de 10 € la paire (lit de 160cm).

Le pack de serviette de toilette au prix de 5 €
La consommation electrique est facturée au-delà 10kwh avec relevé de compteur à l arrivée et à la sortie.
Animaux autorises - 5 EUR par jour / demander au propriétaire

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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