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Beautiful cottage with pool , LOIRE VALLEY close to ORLEANS .1 hour from Paris .

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

- 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms sleep 6 adults ( + 1 cot )

Loire Valley : only 1hour from Paris, the land of great Chateaux, the 'garden ' of France, and the country of sweet French way of life ...

This property is different it's your chance to experience France at its best! This is a spectacular house set in grounds so beautiful they have been used over the years as a film set (the 2 houses and gardens). This is 'real' France with a chance to live in peaceful tranquil surroundings created with loving care by generations of the owner's family (8). In a 17th century property, the cottage 'Le Pot Vert,' which used to be the vineyard's house, is located in a residential peaceful wooden area in a 10,000 sqm ground with a wood, large yarns, old century trees, pool, kitchen garden, with its separate entrance and parking, from Le Cormier, the main house where live the owners Remi and Frederique.

Pool and Gardens are Shared with the Owners .

SUCH A CONTRAST to the usual places that are just furnished for letting ...

The beautiful gardens and the pool (heated if necessary) close to the cottage is enclosed with a fence . The cottage is rented with self-catering breakfasts: homemade jams, coffee, tea, milk, juices and fresh bread and croissants for the 1st day with a first meal in the fridge, a well stocked pantry, and many, many special other attentions & unique extras (as drinks, wines, flowers, candles, books and guides in English, homemade drawing stationery, stamps, CD, DVD)


Most of the villages in the area have markets, and you are never far away from excellent and fancy restaurants .

There are 8 golf courses in and around Orleans , riding stables 5 kms away , canoeing or kayaking on the Loire and boat trips on the Canals ( Orleans and Briare ) Some marvellous walks and rides along the 2 paths by the River Loire ( Unesco World Heritage ) You can also take a gentle balloon flight and see the countryside and chateaux hidden among the forests from the air. Loire Valley wine road , by Cheverny, Chinon, Saumur, Sancerre etc...and Vouvray ( which produce the best sparkling wine outside Champagne )

NEW in JUNE 2012 : Opening of the TRAMWAY LINE easy going to ORLEANS City in 15 minutes .

More Details

Property Manager
Frederique Archambault
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
7 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint-Jean-de-Braye in Loiret

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Mezzanine - 2 Single Bed , for children
  • 1 room with one double bed, 1 room with 2 single bed, 1 baby crib, 1 mezzanine bedroom with 2 single beds( more suitable for children , no privacy )
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hunting
  • swimming
1 double bed : King Size , 2 twins can match in 1 double bed ,Queen Size, 2 twins beds on mezzanine bedroom .Cot on request . Wi Fi Internet Connection . Historical Places. Nespresso Coffee machine . A lot of FREE EXTRAS every week to our Guests : well stocked kitchen cupboard , a first dinner in the fridge, everything for your first breakfast ( with fresh croissants and baguette, home made jams etc...) Wines, alcools, soft drinks and so much more that you won't never find in any other place !


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Beautiful cottage with pool , LOIRE VALLEY close to ORLEANS .1 hour from Paris .
average rating of 4.84 based on 50 reviews

Wonderful way to experience French Life!

  • 5 of 5

Frederique and Renee provide a welcome worthy of Kings. Fully stocked cottage with all the comforts. Excellent accommodation in a park like setting that had hundreds of roses in bloom! You will not be disappointed. The perfume museum, La Parc floral, the maritime museum were all less than 30 minutes away and made for excellent day trips with picnics on the grounds. Enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect cottage

  • 5 of 5

Le Pot Vert is a beautiful, well-kept cottage, and a perfect little getaway from the city. Lots of little quaint little surrounding towns to visit, and only 1.5 hr drive from the Paris centre!

This is a place where you will really get to experience the French way of living -- from the house itself, to the chickens roaming the grounds, to the glorious produce you will find at the market, to the Michelin star restaurants to dine at.

Frederique was extremely helpful in the preliminary planning process. She would be very responsive, had great suggestions on restaurants and where to visit. You could tell she cherishes her home, and loves to share it with guests.

She also took the time to decorate the cottage with Christmas touches, and along with a wood burning fireplace, all of it really made the place feel like home.

The grounds itself is stunning in the winter, and I could only imagine how gorgeous the grounds are in the summer in full bloom.

Frederique was more than gracious, generous and just overall wonderful. This is a vacation we will always remember!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Le Pot Vert is a lovely cottage about 60 miles from Paris, very near to Orleans. Our hosts provided a fridge full of foods, in addition to spirits, wines, coffee, tea, croissants and breads from a local bakery. There is a very nice pool and relaxation area, but we were there in October 2016, so it was too cool to swim. The grounds of their property were very beautiful. Would love to see them in the spring when everything is in bloom!

They also had a book with directions for everything in the cottage and suggestions of places to eat and visit. Lots of maps are also available.

There are several nice restaurants in the area, but you will need to drive to them.

We would highly recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a VRBO outside of Paris.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your nice review and your recommandation ! We are so happy when our Guests appreciate all our personal attentions and all our generous extras : Le Pot Vert is the house that I would like to find when I rent a place in France or all over the world ...but I never find such an accommodation .
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Great place to stay in France

  • 5 of 5

This was a great property. They had 2 bedrooms upstairs that worked great for 2 couples. Plenty of space to spread out. Beautiful property.

I would highly recommend. Good tram to city.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fairy Tale Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is very much the French Way of Life! -arched doors,windows kissed with grape vines,a charming swimming pool,sunny skies, flower gardens and paths to walk.A delightful dog and cat coming to greet us as we eat outside listening to classical music.

We feel we were in a joyous dream a bubble of a child's fairy tale.

We dream of coming back soon,for after traveling some 300 kilometers by bike this cottage was a secret garden for our refuge.

Frederique and Remi were our gracious hosts

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your poetic review, hoping to seeing you back some day in le Pot Vert ! Take care ! Frédérique et Rémi .
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Homely, spacious, outstanding gardens and pool

  • 5 of 5

As a busy family of five, we were looking for a relaxing holiday in a well-appointed cottage with access to a good pool - we found this and more at Le Pot Vert.

The owners are charming and committed to helping you have a great holiday - the layout of the grounds around the cottage provides plenty of space and lovely views over the garden. The pool is long enough for swimming or volleyball and provides a peaceful and private spot for sunbathing. The kitchen has everything you would expect at home and the fridge was generously filled on arrival. Bathrooms are spotless and bed mattresses are firm. Clean linen and plenty of towels are provided. Wifi works fine, so you can stay as connected to the outside world as you wish:) There are some good local options for dog walking, including a riverbank walk in St Jean de Braye and a local parkland area.

We would recommend the cottage to friends and would love to return one day. Thanks to Frederique and her family for their patience with our dog and all their support and care during the week. A bientot! Phil & Annabel

NB The cottage best suits two couples or a young family, as the two single beds are on the landing outside the master and second double bedroom.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review , we hope to seeing you back some day in the Pot Vert . Yes the cottage is perfect for a family with 2, 3 or 4 children , or 2 couples , it happened that we had 3 couples, in this case we have an extra large ensuite bedroom on the first floor of a separate building , close to the cottage ...
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Nearest Airport
175 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
270 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Orleans North
Car: necessary

The name of Orleans is inseparably linked with that of Joan of Arc and there is evidence of her everywhere: in satues, her life history depicted in the cathedral's stained glass windows, the house where she stayed in 1429. The city, on the beautiful and wild River Loire, is also the centre of its own wine producing area and the town has more than enough to keep a visitor happy, in particular the old part, which has many fine buildings. Some of the greatest chateaux of the Loire are within reasonable driving distance and the cottage is ideally placed for a day in Paris or Versailles. Fontainebleau on the outskirts of Paris is only 85 kms. Chartres magnificent cathedral is 70 kms.

Other Activities: Many historic places to visit : the great Loire chateaux, etc

Golf: 8 golf courses in the area.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saint-Jean-de-Braye, Centre

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Peak Season
30 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
low season
30 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £446.43
Cleaning £71.43

950 -1850 Euros/weekly.
950 Euros weekly from October 1st to April 30
1250 Euros, weekly in May, June , September .Mid season .
1100 Euros weekly or 1900 € fortnight XMAS HOLIDAYS , with Xmas tree, Xmas ambiance and very special treats .
1850 Euros weekly in JULY and AUGUST .Peak season

DURING the SEASON : from May 1st to September 30 :
For 2 people occupancy : - 10 % on these

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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