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Nestled in a quiet and charming classified village, a perfect base in Touraine

Bedrooms 2
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Classified 3 *** house in Touraine soul, 100 meters to all amenities

On the Loire Valley (classified Unesco World Heritage), in Semblançay, in the heart of a charming village whose church and castle are historical monuments, we welcome you to our fully restored cottage 'Little House' , soul Touraine (tufa, beams, floor tiles and fireplaces).

Its location will make the perfect base to discover Tours, the castles of the Loire, the cellars and many other things ...

In the morning you will feel the smell of fresh bread, opening the shutters, because at 100 meters from the house met all the village shops. Enjoy the crackling of Touraine and other regional specialties at our butcher (awarded for several years), a grocery store 'Vival' is open every day. Also ready: barber, doctor and pharmacist.

It is better to have a car if you want to explore the region from our house. However, a transit morning, afternoon and evening runs between Semblançay and Tours.

This cottage is fully equipped and furnished:

- Kitchen with cooker hob / Oven / Microwave / Coffee Maker / kettle / toaster / Tableware...)


- Hi-Fi

- WIFI Internet

- 'Baby Kit' on demand (Cot / highchair)

- Private parking ...



- All shops and amenities within 100m of the house: Boulangerie-Patisserie / Grocery / Butchers / Hairdresser / Pharmacy / Doctor / Post

- Tennis (indoor and outdoor courses)

- Hiking (3 circuits: 3.5km, 5,5kms and 18,5kms)

- Restaurant 'mother Hamard' 150m (Gastronomic 'Touraine Gourmande')

- Scénoféerie 'Legend of the source' (from late June to mid-August)



- Airport 14kms

- Castles of the Loire: Azay Le Rideau (38kms), Chaumont (55kms), Chinon (50kms) Langeais (25kms), Chambord (80kms), Chenonceau (45kms), Blois (62kms) Rigny-Ussé (38kms) Villandry (27kms) Gizeux (32kms), Amboise (38kms), Clos lucé (38kms)...

- The Loire by bike

- Riding 4kms (Haras sun)

- Swimming 12kms

- Golf 5 km

- Sailing / Canoeing 17kms

- Wineries / Wine tasting (Vouvray (24kms), Montlouis (26kms), Bourgueil (39kms), Chinon (50kms) ...

More Details

Stubbe Xavier
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 September, 2017


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Raclette Machine
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Machine washing machine is in the bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    - 1 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed
  • Room 1 and Room 2 are one above the other. A staircase from the ch1 to go to the ch2 and bathroom. Ch2 is equipped with a bed 'Nesting', so two separate beds which can be pushed together or not. This house should therefore perfect for a couple where only one or two children. It is also possible to separate the two lower beds since another small room between ch2 and bathroom can be used to separate beds.
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Nestled in a quiet and charming classified village, a perfect base in Touraine
average rating of 4.818182 based on 14 reviews

Great Place to Stay

  • 4 of 5

My brother and I stayed here a week while touring the Loire region. What a great little house this is! But a bit unconventional. There are two floors, the main floor and a lower floor partially under ground. The bathroom is in the basement and is accessed through the second bedroom in the basement. If you can live with that for those inevitable late night trips, then you can get along with this house. (There is also a low arch that you will have to bend your head to go under – see photos. If you make the trip in the dark, don’t forget. The surface your head will connect with is quite hard!) The kitchen is adequate for simple meals. The wifi reaches out to the patio, a great place to catch up on your wine sipping. It is somewhat hard to believe that the tiny street outside is two-way, but you will see the occasional car pass in either direction. The location is good, but you want to avoid driving through Tours during the morning rush (as my GPS wanted us to do each morning). My brother and I were able to tour two chateaux a day – and we didn’t run out of things to see during a one week visit. I have nothing but positive things to say about my stay at La Petite Maison. I would certainly consider returning. (I gave the place 4 stars instead of 5 just because I like to reserve a perfect score for uniquely perfect rentals.)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palm Beach County

Fit our needs perfectly.

  • 5 of 5

We used this nice house for our base while making day trips to Chambord, Amboise, Chenonceau, and at Corrine's suggestion Langerais. The town of Saint-Emilion and the rest of the Loire Valley were wonderful as well. Especially liked the radio station that the living room radio was set to. Take the time to listen to Corrine & Xavier's vocals on the CD in the jacket of the children's book that Xavier wrote. Talented couple. They, and their daughter, were quite helpful. Wish we had more time to spend with them. We're happy we made that choice and not a place in the city of Tours where we had originally planned. As previously stated, car is a must.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My Little House in the village

  • 5 of 5

Corrine and Xavier are outstanding hosts. My husband and I stayed at this beautiful little house, with everything you need. Very ,Very comfortable, clean and just perfect. Corrine and Xavier are a great help and very good hosts. Corrine even dried and folded my cloths when we had a small dryer problem. The kitchen was wonderful and the fireplaces great. I wish we had stayed longer so I could savor the petite back yard and weber grill. You do need a car, but if you jus want to stay in the village there is restaurants and groceries in the village.We traveled in France an additional two months after our stay , but i wish I had stayed in the area longer to enjoy this little piece of Loire Valley heaven. Thanks again to our hosts Corrine and Xavier.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet home in a quiet town

  • 5 of 5

Excellent house for a family that 'd like to see Loire valley castles. Comfortable premises equipped with all necessary appliances, hospitable landlord(s), bonhomous aura

Corinne and Xavier, thank you very much

Note for future travellers : car is a must

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Casi perfecta

  • 5 of 5

Situada en un pueblo muy tranquilo y un sitio estratégico para visitar los castillos del Loira. La casa tiene todo lo que se puede necesitar para pasar unos días de vacaciones y relax (electrodomésticos, vajilla, menaje de cocina, wifi, todo en abundancia y en perfecto estado de uso). La cama del dormitorio principal enorme y bastante cómoda. La dueña, Corinne, muy agradable (desde aquí le agradezco su amabilidad y disposición y la botella de vino de la zona con la que nos obsequió a nuestra llegada). La casa es casi perfecta, fresca y acogedora, el único inconveniente, la escalera de paso obligatorio hacia el aseo. También sugeriría la colocación de una agarradera para ayudar a salir de la ducha, pues los bordes son amplios y la ducha resbala cuando está mojada. Desde luego, para nosotros ha sido el sitio ideal para descansar de las jornadas casi maratonianas. Muchas gracias a Xavier y a Corinne, hemos pasado cuatro días fantásticos.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superbe gîte

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons été très bien accueillis par Corinne. Le gîte a tout ce qu'il faut pour passer un bon séjour. Les commerces à proximité sont un plus et les gens sont très accueillant. A recommander sans hésitation. Si nous devons revenir dans la région, il ne fait pas de doute que nous y retournerons ! Nous sommes venus pour visiter les Châteaux de la Loire et la situation de Semblançay est parfaite selon nous car à peu près à égale distance de tous les châteaux aux alentours (Chenonceau, Azay le Rideau, Langeais, ...).

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Kilometres
Tours Loire Valley
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Le petit café
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Golf d'Ardrée
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
A28 Neuillé-Pont-Pierre
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
La Mère Hamard
Car: recommended

- All shops and amenities within 100meters from the house (Bakery-pastry, Groceries, Butcher-delicatessen, hairdresser, pharmacy, doctor, post office).

- Scénoféerie Semblançay (from late June to mid-August)

- Châteaux of the Loire


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Semblançay, Centre

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Jour de l'An
31 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Pendant la période d'automne-hiver, nous demandons une participation de 30€ pour le chauffage. Cette somme est à régler sur place et non comprise dans le tarif du site.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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