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Romantic & Tranquil Cottage close Chenonceau, Amboise nr Loire Valley chateaux

Bedrooms 1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Superb 1 bed romantic garden cott in close vineyards & river nr chateau / castle

This tranquil and romantic little cottage, surrounded by our large fenced orchard garden, is set on the outskirts of St Georges village which has all amenities, in the midst of the Touraine vineyards, 6km from Châteaux de Montpoupon and 2 km from Chenonceau, 12 km from the mushroom caves at Bourré, 20 km from Amboise (Château et Clos Lucé home of Leonardo da Vinci) and 25 km from the mediaeval Royal City at Loches and the ZooParc de Beauval, come and stay in our romantic cottage for 2 near Chenonceau in the historic Loire Valley, visit the chateaux of the French Kings, taste the local wines, great restaurants. Our cottage is in a secluded and quiet situation in the garden at Vrigny with a private terrace. The cottage has recently been renovated with a new kitchen, refurbished shower room and romantic bedroom in the mezzanine. We are well equipped for gourmet chefs with a first class SMEG electric hob. We have bicycles for you to enjoy they extensive cycle routes and tracks across the vineyards and along the river Cher to Chenonceau or to St Aignan.

Property Manager
Ann Palmer owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Ann Palmer owner

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. One of our fasvourite pastimes is to go to Chenonceau for lunch in the Orangerie a first class restaurant set in the chateau grounds with magnificent views of the castle.

Ann Palmer owner purchased this cottage in 1989

Why Ann Palmer owner chose Saint-Georges-sur-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

3 well equipped cottages all rented individually - 3 bedroom cottage with 2 en suite master bedrooms, one twin, a 2 bedroom cottage and a 1 bedroom cottage; sleep up to 16 people and can be rented as a whole or individual units. There is a large garden with fruit trees and lawns. We have baby equipment including cots. Each cottage has a fully fitted and equipped gourmet kitchens, luxurious bathrooms, beautifully appointed bedrooms with best quality bedding (we offer a linen service and cleaning). We are located in the village near the river and vineyards and offer wonderful walks and cycling A holiday in one of our cottages offers you a peaceful break with lots of interesting places to visit, a chance to taste the local wines and excellent restaurants nearby

Guestbook comments from the manager

Le gîte est particulièrement bien équipé, avec décoration et mobilier de qualité. Il est situé à des distances raisonnables de plusieurs châteaux de la Loire (Chenonceau à 3kms) et du zoo de Beauval (30kms). Le jardin avec la balançoire a été très apprécié des enfants.
Apr 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint-Georges-sur-Cher in Loir-et-Cher

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Well equipped shower room is downstairs.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Romantic room - 1 Double Bed , English bed and pillows, duvet
  • One lovely mezanine room set in the eaves it is a romantic setting. The bed has wonderfully comfortable feather bedding, we have received compliments on our bedroom comfort
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 12 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
We are situated in the heart of the famous Loire Valley castle and winery region, most attractions are within half and hour's drive. Our location is special as we are very close to Chenonceau, you can take the bikes or car to the river and walk along the bank through the trees and past this lovely castle. Our cottage is situated in the hamlet of Vrigny on the outskirts of the village of St Georges where you have shops, boulangerie, bar and small restaurant within walking distance. Our road is quiet with only local traffic and is close to the vineyards with lovely walks and cycle rides, we have bikes for your use. We are 4 minutes drive from the chateau at Chenonceau and are within half an hour of the major attractions of the Loire Valley - chateaux, vineyards; restaurants are in the next village and Chenonceau both only a few minutes drive.


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Romantic & Tranquil Cottage close Chenonceau, Amboise nr Loire Valley chateaux
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 20 reviews

The Barn @ Vrigny

  • 4 of 5

The Barn is lovely and cosy with a good private patio. The bikes are an added bonus as there are many good attractions within easy reach. A great location and good accommodation. The pre-arrival information we were sent was very informative and detailed - very much appreciated! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2008
  • Date of Stay: June 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Barn is a lovely conversion, a romantic place for two located near Chateau de Chenonceau in the heart of castle country and the Touraine vineyards. We provide bikes also there are lovely walks. The cottages are our own so we take care they are well looked after and well appointed. We have been letting for nearly twenty years now and enjoy very much hearing that our guests have enjoyed their stay. We look forward to welcoming you to Vrigny or Bourre or our new cottage in Francueil.
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A very comfortable and well-equipped cottage

  • 5 of 5

We got off to a bad start by forgetting to bring the directions for the house but the local florist and supermarket assistant went out of their way to be helpful allowing us to access the internet from their shop computer which quickly pointed us in the right direction; many thanks to both of these ladies!!

Good cycling country and a very pleasant local market with friendly stall holders. Went to Chenonceaux but very crowded so didn't go into the chateau.

The cottage was well equipped, comfortable and had plenty of attractive outdoor space. We brought our own bikes but the owner provided lots of well-maintained bikes for all ages.. a very nice gesture. The adjacent cottage was empty so we were able to enjoy the whole garden without interruption.

We would recommend this cottage to friends.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so pleased you have enjoyed your stay in our lovely cottage. Sorry to hear you had problems finding us, we are of course well known locally so pleased to hear that the shop was so helpful. Many of our guests enjoy the lovely cycling opportunities in the vineyards and along the river to Chenonceau - its a great place for cycling. Hope to see you again - Ann
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A Pleasent Quiet Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in "The Barn". The Cottage is small but is very well equipted with Dishwasher, Washing machine, Microwave, TV, DVD Player, Radio, etc. There are also plenty of bikes.

The village does not have much too offer, so a car is needed, even to get fresh bread in the morning.

The area is very quiet with plenty of space to sit outside.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you I am so pleased you have enjoyed your stay in our lovely little cottage. Whilst small it had a new kitchen last year with lots of special extras including the dishwasher ad electric ceramic hob and oven. It is secluded from the other cottage in our garden and ideal for a romantic stay. We have bikes for those who love cycling and great local routes through the vineyards and along the river to the chateau. We hope you will come again!
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Cozy Place For Two

  • 5 of 5

Lovely little Barn conversion, ideal for a couple. Not overlooked and felt very private even though there is another cottage next door in the compound. Very well equipped with everything we needed. Oodles of instant hot water for everything. We were only there for five days, three of which were quite wet, so the underfloor heating was much appreciated as it kept the house warm and dry. Just beware of leaving your wine boxes on the floor or you can end up with mulled wine!

Some nice walking even round the back roads up the hill, a more interesting route into the centre of St Georges than along the main road.

The Chateau de Chenonceau is a comfortable 50min (just over 4km) walk away.

We also took the train from Chenonceau to Tours for Lunch, leaving the car at Chenonceau station.

The owners were very welcoming and provided lots of useful information, both written and verbal.

Wish we could have stayed longer. It would be nice to try in summer when the terrace could be experienced, Would definitely come again.

Many thanks,

Peter L

Twickenham GB

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in our cottage. It was lovely to meet you. Vrigny is a great place to stay at any time of year, we have good heating and warm beds for winter breaks, and in summer we have a large garden and great walks in the vineyards. All the year round there is a lot to see and do with the chateaux and wineries, great markets and really good restaurants. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Very relaxing location

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time here. If you like walking and cycling then it's definitely for you. If you like to walk out for dinner then there's not many choices, but the BBQ is a good option!

The cottage is very pleasant and has everything you need.

Lots of things to do in the local area, but you need a car.


  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: April 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you we are so pleased you have enjoyed your stay in our cottage. We are located in the country just a few minutes from the vineyards with extensive cycling tracks, and the river which has a tow path right along to the Chateau at Chenonceau. We do provide excellent cooking facilities, but for those who don't mind a short drive there are excellent restaurants within 5-10 minutes. Ann
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The Barn

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for a week in The Barn. Well-equipped comfortable, cottage for 2 and everything worked well. Peacefully situated in an excellent location for exploring the Cher and Loire valleys. The information pack provided by the owners after booking allows you to tap into their local knowledge and the information on places to eat and, also, of local wine-growers, is particularly helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks we are so pleased you have enjoyed your stay, we do everything we can to ensure you enjoy our cottage and the lovely Loire Valley chateaux within half an hour of the cottage, we are only 4 minutes drive from Chenonceau, you can cycle or walk there along the river. Now taking bookings for 2014, I look forward to hearing from you. Ann
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Chateau de Chenonceau
The second most visited castle in France and 10 minutes drive from the cottage this is a mus...
Great place just 15 minutes from our cottages visit hte chateau, le Clos Luce home of Leonar...
Château de Chaumont
Lovely chateau on the hillside overlooking the river just 10 minutes drive from our cottages...
Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Tours 30 km; Charles de Gaulle 150 km
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
St Georges sur Cher centre also Franceuil nearby
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Cheverny 30 minutes
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
St Pierre des Corps, Tours
Nearest Motorway
5 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

We are situated in the heart of the Loire Valley chateaux (castles) region just 4 minutes drive from Chenonceau.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
6 Jan 2018 - 4 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
£96 **
£671 **
Early Summer
5 May 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
£111 **
£776 **
7 Jul 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
£126 **
£791 **
Autumn / Wine Harvest
22 Sep 2018 - 23 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
£96 **
£671 **
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
£111 **
£676 **

Additional pricing information

Stay tax £ 0.8 per person per night
Stay tax £0.50 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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