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Charming quiet hillside rental central for Loire Valley castles and wineries

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 6 nights

About the property

2 bedrm 2 bathrm cottage in quiet village near Chenonceau central for chateaux

Beautiful stone cottage in the heart of the village offers fully equipped gourmet farmhouse kitchen; cosy living room with wood burning stove and door to the patio and garden, two double bedrooms, one with additional bed and baby cot for children; upstairs bathroom and downstairs shower room and separate WC. We bought the property in 1998 and fully restored this lovely house in 2004. There is a large garden with fruit trees and lawns. Our cottage is in the centre of Bourre on the hillside behind the main street; wonderful views across the Cher Valley.

The garden is shared with visitors to our one bedroom cottage Maison Requin which is separately let. There is a steep walk to the Boulangerie. We have baby equipment including cots. The cottage has a fully fitted and equipped gourmet kitchen, a luxurious bathroom and downstairs shower room, separate WC; 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 our cottage offers you a peaceful break with lots of interesting places to visit, a chance to taste the local wines and excellent restaurants nearby. The village has a shop, boulangerie and cafe. The market town of Montrichard is a few minutes drive, 10 minutes to the chateau at Chenonceau. We are centrally located for visiting the attractions of hte Loire Valley including castles, wineries and restaurants.

More Details

Property Manager
Ann Palmer
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 January, 2017

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 1998

Why Ann Palmer chose Loir-et-Cher

We bought this lovely place as we thought it ideal for our visitors. We already had the three cottages in Vrigny and had been running a lovely house in St Aignan; however we felt this house did not have the sitting out space which our visitors needed and so we set about searching for something with w/ view and with some garden space. Our properties in Bourre fit this completely; we have amazing views of the valley, excellent access to the river and village and privacy for our visitors. On top of that we have a neighbour who has taken us to heart and really looks after your visitors. She is amazing. Do come!

What makes this cottage unique

We are centrally situated for visiting the historic Loire Valley châteaux; near to Chenonceau the second most visited château in France. Away from it all location in quiet village with stunning views across the river and valley. Bourre is the village where they quarried the unique white stone to build the châteaux - floating the stones down the river on barges, Today the caves are used to grow mushrooms and make champagne; you can also see the old Troglydite houses in the village. The two cottages are quite different. Especially they are separate and you can spend your time here without seeing each other! or you can enjoy the company of another holiday maker and good friends have been made this way. Maison Requin is higher with a balcony and tremendous views. Maiso la Grange has a secluded terrace under the cherry tree (shade on hot days). There is a large garden shared by the two cottages. We are in the village but up the hill (a short steep walk down for your croissants) and just beyond the main road is the river Cher with its tow path where you can walk right along to Mnotricbard or St Aignan. Up the road are the woods. Along the road towards Chenonceaux (10 min drive) and Tours (half an hour) is Montrichard with everything you could need(excellent supermarkets, shops, market, restaurants. There are now two village restaurants - a steak grill and a posh château restaurant. We are central for the Loire Valley castles and for the vineyards. What more?


4.8/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

Charming quiet hillside rental central for Loire Valley castles and wineries
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Another great week

  • 4 of 5

We've stayed at this property many times and are always happy

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoy our cottage so much you come back again and again - home from home I think! Since your last visit we have upgraded the WIFI and this summer our guests have been entirely satisfied. The cottage is well located in a quiet position behind the village street and close to the bakery! Centrally placed for visiting Loire Chateaux and vineyards this little cottage is perfect for a couple as well as a family or two couples.
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Great place to stay in the Loire

  • 5 of 5

Warm, comfortable cottage within easy reach of many great Chateaux

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much we are delighted you have enjoyed tour winter holiday and look forward to seeing you again in the summer. Pleased to say the internet has been upgraded and now works well in both cottages!
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Maison Lagrange

  • 5 of 5

Lovely clean cottage with excellent kitchen and generally extremely well maintained. Very comfortable beds and high quality linen were much appreciated. The view from the garden was lovely and the sounds of birdsong, including a cuckoo, were a pleasure. Only slight quibble was that although the distance to the small shops in the village was relatively short, ie 500 metres, the narrow road was very steep and this meant that, in the heat, the older, non-driving member of our party was effectively unable to enjoy an independent stroll to the village.

Overall, however, this is a delightful holiday let - places to visit are too numerous to mention and there is an abundance of info re restaurants and the like in the guests' handbook. Fitting everything in is the problem!

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful week at La Grange

  • 5 of 5

This was a charming house in a great location. Very peaceful with bird song especially the cuckoo. House very clean and beds very comfortable. Ideal for touring the Chateaux country.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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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..."
Château de Loches
"Visit Loches on a Wednesday or Saturday it has a really interesting french market as well a..."
Chateau d'Amboise
"Pretty town on the river Loire, history pours out of this chateau, visit the Clos Luce, home..."
"Visit the local city of Tours which has a mediaeval Place Plumereau, Cathedral and lots of g..."
Château de Chaumont
"Lovely chateau on the hillside overlooking the river just 10 minutes drive from our cottages..."
Château de Cheverny
Chateau de Chambord
Chateau de Blois
Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Tours 30 km; Charles de Gaulle 150 km
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
200 Kilometres
Caen 4 hours, Calais 6 hours
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Chateau de Cheverny Golf & Country Club
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Tours St Pierre TGV from Paris, hire cars on site
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
A85 at St Aignan 5 mins and A10 at Blois 20 mins
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Montrichard (by the river)
Car: necessary

Centrally located in the Loire Valley castle and wine growing region ideal for visiting the major attractions. Lots of history and very interesting chateaux to visit - Chenonceau, Amboise, Chaumont, Cheverny, Chambord all wthin half an hour. We are also in the Touraine wine growing region and wine tasting, visits to wineries, champagne caves etc - Chinon, Bourgeuil, Saumur, Vouvay. Sancerre 1 1/2 hours. Great food and restaurants locally, good markets.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Bourré, Loir-et-Cher

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
7 Jan 2017 - 5 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
£70 **
£494 **
Early Summer
6 May 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
£86 **
£618 **
8 Jul 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
£96 **
£658 **
23 Sep 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
£86 **
£618 **
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
£96 **
£658 **
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Stay Tax £ 0 per person per night
Linen hire / person £30
Pet Fee £50
Terminal cleaning £50
Stay tax £0 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 1 years.

Prices include heating and light, cooking and water, but not bed linen and towels or terminal cleaning (both available to hire).Linen hire is available at £30 / couple, terminal cleaning £50. The property is always inspected before your arrival so you can be assured that it will be ready for you, we will do our best to rectify any problem.

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 Bourré in Centre

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Downstairs WC and broom cupboard
    Shower room - Shower Enclosure , The shower room is downstairs, with basin and shaver point
    Upstairs bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bidet , This room is shared between the bedrooms on the same floor
  • We have both a bathroom (upstairs) and a shower room plus additional WC (downstairs). These rooms are all shared between the two bedrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Gold Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Cosy room with tiny window looking across the valley
    Pink Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Room for a couple; situated at the front with lucarne window
  • Maison la Grange has 2 double bedrooms, one of which also has a folding bed and cot for children. Both bedrooms are upstairs and situated under the eaves; the bathroom is shared, there is a separate shower room downstairs also an additional WC
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis

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