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Ann Palmer

Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French

Historic cott in Loire Valley close vineyard walks, river, Chenonceau & Amboise

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Loir-et-Cher - 3 bedrm cottage nr Chenonceau

3 Bedroom Cottage with garden, close vineyard & river great for walks & cycling

Lovely restored farm cottage with 3 bedrooms (2 en suite) ideal for two couples with children. This cottage has recently been extended and restored to provide first class accommodation and gourmet kitchen facilities. Fully heated plus open log fire so great in winter as well as summer; stone walls keep you cool in hot weather.This cottage is one of three at the Vrigny location. All cottages are individual. We are 2 minutes from lovely vineyard walks and the river Cher and 5 minutes from village shops in St. George’s sur Cher / Francueil. Situated in the beautiful Loire Valley just 10 minutes drive from the famous Chateau de Chenonceau, this was the original farmhouse occupied by the grandmother. Restored to the highest quality whilst retaining the original features, with two en suite bedrooms and a twin bedroom, shower room and two downstairs toilets one fitted with a razor point. Living room with open fireplace, bed-settee and armchairs, TV / video and radio / CD player. Lovely big kitchen diner with recently installed electric hob and two ovens. Utility room with fridge/freezer, washing machine. Own patio furniture and BBQ, large shared and enclosed garden.

  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Ann Palmer (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French

About Ann Palmer

I am a private owner living in England but who loves France and the way of life. John and I visit the cottages several times a year to ensure all is going well and to have a lovely time there ourselves and with our family. I spend a lot of time painting while I am there and John looks after the maintenance. We are both retired doctors though when we bought the cottages we were very busy now we have more time to enjoy our lovely home.

Ann Palmer purchased this cottage in 1989

Why Ann Palmer chose Loir-et-Cher

John and I bought this lovely farmstead soon after we moved to the south of England; we wanted somewhere for our family to visit within easy reach of home. We chose Vrigny as it is in the country but not isolated and it is close to Chenonceau our favourite chateau, it is central for visiting all the castles in the Loire Valley and also the vineyards, our local wines are so good and being so close to the vineyards we can participate in the vendange (harvest). We developed the property over the years; the 3 cottages are independent and you can enjoy your own space, there is also the advantage you will meet some really interesting people - or bring your friends and share two or three cottages together.

What makes this cottage unique

We love our home in Vrigny because it is close to the river and vineyards; it has a lovely large garden in which we grow fruit for everyone to enjoy, and we can sit in the courtyard and relax and let the world go by. Even better when we do decide to go out we are so close to Chenonceau (the most visited chateau after Versailles) that we have bought ourselves season tickets so we can enjoy the lovely grounds and beautiful setting as often as possible, The lovely walks in the vineyards and along the river really enhance any trip (it is possible to walk right along to Chenonceau and further to Blere or in the other direction to Montrichard and St Aignean).. We have a market to choose from every day of the week and our local restaurants are very very good. We enjoy exploring the lovely wineries and have chosen some of the best around to put on a list for our visitors. We will bombard you with information to help you enjoy your stay in our cottages.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Ann , we are now back in the uk and very much enjoyed our stay in your cottage, which I have to say was very well equipped and most comfortable, especially the double bed above the kitchen. What a great set of linen, what a wonderful duvet, we slept very well indeed. Kind regards & Happy New Year
Dec 2012
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2 holidaymaker reviews

Historic cott in Loire Valley close vineyard walks, river, Chenonceau & Amboise
average rating of 4.0 based on 7 reviews

A delightful French cottage

  • 4 of 5

We were a party of 4 adults staying for 4 nights. Everything about this delightful cottage and its location, facilities, proximity to Loire Valley castles, walks and bike tracks, was exactly to our liking and as advertised. We enjoyed the ambiance of St Georges, a couple of nice restaurants, its Charcuterie and Patisserie, and its semi-rural surrounds.

One of our group enjoyed the opportunities to speak French with the very helpful Manager and several other locals. Being Australian, we appreciated the spacious outdoor areas of the cottage, with some delicious fig and apple fruits to eat and shady walnut trees, a place to park our car, and a sizeable relaxing place to while-away some hours with a good book, or a cup of coffee and a chat.

We would recommend this site to anyone wishing to spend a week or so visiting Chenonceau, Amboise, and other sites in the Loire region, then relaxing in a delightful 'home-stay'.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Lovely cottage in a beautiful area

  • 4 of 5

Finding and booking the property was extremely easy thanks to the prompt and helpful emails from the owner. The property was quite clean, very tidy and well maintained. We chose to clean it ourselves on departure as we found the optional proposed cleaning cost a little steep.

Location was perfect for visiting many Chateau's in the area, especially Chenonceau, which was only 10 mins drive and beautiful.

The owner sent us very useful handouts with information on everything from supermarkets to restaurants in the area.

Unfortunately we didn't get to use the bikes provided as we had a baby with us, but this is a very useful facility provided.

I would definately recommend it to a friend.

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Tours 30km, Charles de Gaulle 2 hours train / car
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
St Georges sur Cher centre also Franceuil nearby
Nearest Ferry
200 Kilometres
Caen 4 hours, Calais 6 hours
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Chateau de Cheverny Golf & Country Club
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Tours St Pierre TGV from Paris, hire cars on site
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A85 at Blere 10 mins and A10 at Blois 30 mins
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
St Georges sur Cher 1km; Cheval Rouge Chissay 2 km
Car: necessary

The cottage is set on the outskirts of the village of St Georges and a few paces from the Touraine vineyards. We are central for visiting the Loire Valley chateaux (castles) and wineries. We are 4 minutes drive from Chenonceau the beautiful chateau with arches across the river where Henri 2nd kept his wife Catherine de Medici and mistress Diane de Poitier, 10 minutes from Amboise and 30 minutes from Chambord, Cheverny, Chaumont. The A85 route is a quick access to castles west of Tours including Azay-le-Rideau, Villandry and the mediaeval town of Chinon the original site of the French Parliament. Winery visits are a must with great vineyards including Vouvray (chenin) Chinon, Bourgeuil and Saumur (Cabernet Frabnc) and Oisly east to Sancerre and Pouilly (one and half hours) for sauvignons.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saint-Georges-sur-Cher, Loir-et-Cher

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Summer 2016
7 May 2016 - 8 Jul 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
£106 **
£788 **
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2016
9 Jul 2016 - 23 Sep 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
£120 **
£874 **
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
Autumn / Wine Harvest
24 Sep 2016 - 25 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
£106 **
£788 **
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
Early winter
26 Nov 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
£86 **
£648 **
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
Christmas / New Year
21 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
£106 **
£788 **
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
£120 **
£874 **
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Terminal cleaning £75
Stay Tax £ 0 per person per night
Linen hire / person £60
Pet Fee £50
Stay tax £0 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.

Non-refundable deposit of £100 per week required at time of booking, the balance must be paid 6 weeks before your holiday. Prices include heating and light, cooking and water, but not bed linen and towels (available to hire) or terminal cleaning.
Prices include electricity and water including heating; logs for the wood burner are £20 a week.Linen extra £15 / person. Cleaning is £75

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Loir-et-Cher in Centre

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Pink Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bidet , This lovely bathroom is en suite with the pink bedcroom
    Shower room - Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Downstairs shower room with bidet and basin, WC next door
    Toilette - Toilet , Downstairs WC and basin equipped with shaver point
    Downstairs toilet - Toilet , WC only next to the shower room
    Green bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bidet , This lovely bathroom en suite and private to green bedroom
  • There are two bathrooms en suite with the master bedrooms, plus a shower room and 2 separate WCs downstairs. The cottage is old and the bedrooms are in the 'grenier' or old hay lofts. There is a bathroom en suite with green bedroom with corner bath, bidet, basin and toilet this room is private to the bedroom. The children's room is equipped with two singles beds and a baby's cot; there is also a cot in the pink bedroom. The green bedroom and pink bedroom have good height ceilings, the children's bedroom is lower; it can be used by a couple and the beds zip together, however the bathroom is en suite with the pink bedroom and the shower room is downstairs.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Pink Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Double room with en suite bathroom
    Childrens room - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Next to Pink bed/bathroom. Beds can be zipped together
    Green Bedroom - Double en suite room above the living room, own staircase
  • We have 3 bedooms - 2 are en suite double bedded rooms and one is a twin room with cot suitable for children or a couple. The twin room is across the landing from the pink bedroom and bathroom. The green bedroom has its own staircase and bathroom. There is a downstairs shower room and two downstairs WCs. The green bedroom is a lovely double en suite room above the living room with large windows and en suite bathroom. This room is a 'mezanine' totally private but with a railing above the living room so the light can filter into the room below; you have your own staircase and door to the bedroom. There is a lovely comfortable double bed with duvet and English pillows. The Pink Bedroom is through the bathroom so you have your own suite, opposite the pink bathroom is the twin room ideal for children or it can be used by a third couple (the beds will zip together to make a large double).
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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