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Les Arches de Muschamp - Loire Valley holiday homes in style and tranquility - The Two Arches - spacious accommodation for larger groups

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,485 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights



The Two Arches - spacious accommodation for larger groups

Two charming houses which are side by side, thus allowing the possibility to use them as one large property, but still retaining two kitchens and living areas. There is an interior door between the two buildings that can be opened for this purpose making an extremely adaptable property.

It sleeps from 8 to 10 people (or 12 including children) and is an ideal place to stay for two families or two different generations of a family or a large group of friends.

There are two spacious well equipped kitchens and two living/dining areas. They are both sufficiently large that you can dine either together or separately.

There are 3 large double bedrooms and one smaller bedroom with twin beds. One of the large bedrooms is also available with single beds. Added to this there are in total two sofa beds and three modern and very comfortable 'air beds'.

The outside areas are charming and welcoming. There is plenty of space to accommodate the larger group, with two gas barbecues.

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About the property

Adaptable, Recently Renovated, High Standard Property

Les Arches de Muschamp are lovingly restored original stone buildings set in gently rolling countryside between the historic towns of LOCHES and CHINON. The property is on the edge of a small hamlet just 1 km from the typically french village of CUSSAY. Having undergone a total restoration in 2013 MUSCHAMP ARCHES has kept all its original charm but has been designed with utmost comfort in mind. Attention to detail is the key and in these properties you should find everything you need in a rental home, done in a style that 'makes you smile'! Even the lighting has been well thought out, so that you can 'enjoy' at whatever time of day.

Outside space is also most important when you are on holiday. The terraces and outdoor areas are superbly equipped. Upmarket comfortable outdoor furniture including tables, chairs, gasbarbeque, parasols and sun loungers have all been positioned in the private walled gardens. Plus modern patio heaters are positioned for the cooler evening.

Rental includes no extra hidden charges, all bed linen and towels are provided so on arrival your beds are made up, all you have to do is put down your bags and relax.

The properties have underfloor heating for the cooler months and Angel's Arch has a wood burning stove for cosy autumn/winter evenings. The outdoor patio heaters prolong the outdoor living and there are electric fans if you need to cool off in very hot weather.

Comprehensive guest notes help you quickly find all the local interest sites including recommended restaurants and local festivities. If you need any help to organise a day out, book a restaurant or just generally finding your way around, no problem. There is always assistance available! The owners, Janet & Stephen Scollay, have been living in CUSSAY for some ten years, speak fluent French and have an excellent knowledge of the local area.


Private parking spaces

Free Wifi

Television, DVD player and mini hi-fi .

A safebox for valuables large enough to store tablets & small laptops

Cot, highchair, play-pen, baby bath and stair gates

Toys, games and a library of books.


Dogs accepted upon request

Evening baby-sitting may be available *

Use of fully equipped on-site professional gym *

*available by prior arrangement

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Janet Scollay
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 November, 2017

About Janet Scollay

We have been living permanently in France for the last 10 years. My husband and I both speak very good French. We actually run a horse breeding farm just 1 Km away from the property where the holiday homes are situated. So we are very familiar with the area and are happy to recommend local restaurants, vineyards, chateaux & interesting places to visit as well as local events. We can recommend a personal itinerary and gourmet food and wine tours by request

Janet Scollay purchased this house in 2006

Why Janet Scollay chose Cussay

Cussay is a great location as there is so much to do and see in the area for adults and children alike. We have put alot of time and effort as well as love into the renovation of our property to ensure that it is really comfortable for you and has every modern amenity, but at the same time it retains its unique charm so special in the Loire Valley!

What makes this house unique

We love the area because it has a good feel about it. People in the shops and villages always say Bonjour and the countryside is always beautiful to the eye, whether it be spring, summer, autumn or even winter. It is so conveniently situated. Close enogh to the larger towns and near to all the wonderful Chateaux of the Loire Valley and other attractions. It is so easy to fill a week or two with things to do. You will never run out of things to do or places to visit! Plus it's only one hour to Tours and you can get to Paris from Tours in 55 minutes on the fast train. Tours airport is only 50 minutes drive from CUSSAY. We like the very light evenings (light until 11pm before the longest day of the year) and the 'big' skies are just breath taking. The weather is good too!! The stone built homes that we live in have a charm about them, so all in all it's a great place to be!


Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
315 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Ste Maure de Touraine
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
A1O Exit 25
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
200 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Car: necessary

Set in the gently rolling countryside of the southern Loire Valley the region is perfect for a complete break. Yet there is so much to do in the area. Just 20 minutes from the bustling medieval town of LOCHES and within one hours drive of the wonderful Chateaux of the Loire Valley. But if you want to just enjoy the countyside there is plenty of possibilities to walk or cycle with footpaths and quiet lanes starting from the house.

Major chateaux and wine areas are within one hour's drive. Plenty of wine tasting opportunities.(Tutored wine tasting groups can be arranged).

The local village of Ligueil with its Monday morning market, has a varied programme of outdoor fetes and attractions from brocantes (those wonderful French fêtes) to music festivals and outdoor theatre. It also has a well landscaped public park and outdoor swimming pool with tennis courts. Restaurants, cafés, supermarket, bread and butcher's shops, newsagents, bank and chemists can all be found here.

The medieval village of Loches, with its large bustling market on a Wednesday and Saturday has a plethora of cobbled back streets and little squares where you can enjoy a coffee or lunch on the terrace and watch the world go by. There is an excellent selection of small shops/boutiques and restaurants as well as a fascinating chateau with a 'real' dungeon. (Fascinating for the children!)

Chinon, just half an hour by car is set near the confluence of the river Loire and the Vienne and has a dominating fortress (recently restored), which looks down onto the picturesque town with many shops and eating possibilities in the pretty squares and lanes.

Tours, 50 mins, is called the mini Paris because its architecture and boulevards are in a similar style and is a great shopping or cultural day out.The old town (Vielle ville) is a fabulous area to visit with many eating places and wonderful cafés with sun terraces lining the tiny cobbles streets. From here you can take the TGV to Paris and be there in 60 minutes, plenty of trains every day.

The Brenne which is a bird spotter's and nature lover's paradise is just over an hours drive, here you can either delve into the bountiful wildlife or relax on a sand beached lake.

There is a wide range of children's activities in the area including small themed parks, adventure centres, various zoos of which Zoo Parc de Beauval (one hours drive) is an extremely well run example of a wonderful zoo which boasts two giant pandas. It is set in immense grounds and offers daily displays that will fascinate and amaze. The world renowned Futuroscope is 45 mins away and is just as interesting for adults as for children.

La Rochelle and Ile de Ré are the nearest seaside resorts, 2.5 hours drive. Ile de Ré is very pretty with its green shuttered cottages and fishing ports houses many second homes for the rich and famous - property prices reflect this!

Nearby activities include tennis, horse riding, canoeing, fishing, swimming, horse riding.

In fact if you like horses the owners of Les Arches de Muschamp have a stud farm breeding horse just five minutes drive from the property. You can watch the young horses doing their daily training and see lovely mares and foals!

There is also a good golf course nearby.

You can visit a troglodyte village, lots of markets and summer festivals,vineyards and see the wonderful Chateaux of the Loire Valley.

For those who like fine dining there are two Michelin star restaurants nearby, notably La Promenade (Jackie Dallais chef) in Petit Pressigny whose wine lists is renowned for being one of the most extensive in France. (Prices for a Michelin * restaurant are very reasonable). In additon there are many wonderful places to wine and dine. A list of which can be found in the gites.

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There is an additional tourist tax to pay during your stay. 0.80 € per adult per night payable on arrival.


Accommodation and facilities for The Two Arches - spacious accommodation for larger groupsin Cussay in Indre-et-Loire

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1485 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , the ground floor bathroom has wheelchair access
  • Two en-suite bathrooms and one large bathroom with bath/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
  • There are four bedrooms in total. Each one can be varied in the number of beds we provide. Please contact the owner to discuss if you are a large group
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 8 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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