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The Blue Bee - *** house - 4/6 people - Azay-le-Rideau

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Detached house with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in a charming hamlet.

Located in the Regional Natural Park Loire-Anjou, between Tours and Chinon, 5 km from Azay-le-Rideau and 12 km of Langeais, between the forest of Chinon and the Indre valley, our house is a rural house independent of 80 m2 on closed ground. Passionate about nature or cultural outings, its location will delight you.



Country house ground floor and floor

Central heating

wireless Internet


Living room / Kitchen (new or recent appliances):

- traditional oven

- induction cooking plate

- microwave oven

- fridge Freezer

- dishwasher

- wood stove (wood available)

Living room :

- TV - DVD / Blu-ray

- sofa bed type BZ 160 (mattress bedding daily)

Shower room DRC:

- Italian shower

- washbasin

- wall-mounted hair dryer

- WC corner

- washing machine

Bedroom :

- 1 bed 180 x 200 label "Beautiful bedding"

Mezzanine bedroom:

- 2 beds of 90 x 200 label "Beautiful bedding"

Shower room floor

- shower cabin

- washbasin

WC floor

Baby equipment:

- reclining baby chair recliner

- cot with mattress (mattress and fitted sheet provided)

- bathtub

Bed linen, towels provided (beds made on arrival).



- garden furniture

- barbecue

Large enclosed relaxation area

- Ping pong table

Three Star Rating (May 2016)

More Details

Didier et Patricia
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Cheillé in Indre-et-Loire

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    - Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 2 Single Bed
    - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • The beds are made on arrival vacationers.
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • limited accessibility
  • caves
  • forests
  • museums
  • ruins
  • winery tours


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(18 traveller reviews)

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The Blue Bee - *** house - 4/6 people - Azay-le-Rideau
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Absolutely perfect property in every way.

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful property in lovely countryside. The gite was very comfortable with everything you could possibly need for a stay. The beds were comfortable and the bathrooms clean with great showers. It was lovely to be able to sit out in the garden for supper or a drink and watch the chickens. I would highly recommend the Blue Bee as a place to stay. In addition Patricia and Didier were absolutely charming and very welcoming. The bottle of wine and jar of home made jam were very welcome. Thank you a lovely break.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kevin is a charming person, who shares very naturally his amazing experience and expertise in tasting wines. Kevin is a great teacher, but not only. He is a very friendly person. With Kevin, Amanda and Stephanie, we haved lived great moments. Thank you very much Kevin, you'll be welcome when you'll come back eitherwhere in France.
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Country charm, peaceful elegance

  • 5 of 5

Four American friends, one couple from California and one from Alaska, traveling together to the Loire chose this charming place by the photos and reviews. Neither does this lovely home justice. Didier and Patricia are so kind and hospitible we immediately felt welcomed as if we were old friends. The house was immaculate and fully equipped. When we arrived, we had had car trouble, and Didier was so helpful in translating our phone calls to the rental company. We could not have done it without him! Patricia showed us around her lovely gardens. We enjoyed our coffee in the morning on the patio, to the sound of birdsongs. If you are looking for a really first class experience enjoying the Chateaux of the area, this is the place to stay. Merci beaucoup Didier and Patricia. We hope you come to visit us in California and Alaska!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Joan, Your stay was brief, however, we sympathized immediately! With Will, Jim and Stephany, you form a team of irresistible friends! We hope that you managed to obtain a new vehicle to continue comfortably your trip in France. Thank you for the care which you brought to the holiday cottage ; we are very happy that it satisfied yourselves. If we go to California or Alaska, that is for sure, we shall try to contact you. Didier and Patricia
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This is a very well appointed and cared for property

  • 5 of 5

Everything in the property is new and clean and of good qualitywith a definate ecological bias

It is beautifully positioned in a quiet hamlet in an lovely rural area close to the river Loire and chateaux which we enjoyed greatly

The owners who live next door could not do enough for us

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's so easy to welcome persons as friendly as Simon and Oksana! We lived a very pleasant moment with you and we'll keep a very good memory of you. Thank you very much for the care brought to our holiday cottage and to have left it so clean. Nous espérons vous revoir bientôt.
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  • 5 of 5

Small house, ideal for 2 couples, but beds for 2 more people available. Tastefully decorated, well furnished and equipped. Small secluded garden, excellent for sitting/eating out during good weather. Friendly and helpful owners who live close by. The house is situated in a small hamlet, away from any major road, but there are shops and a superb boulangerie a mile away in Cheille (Commune St. Blaise--not the main village) and Azay-le-Rideau. Terrific central location for visiting chateaus and vineyards. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gordon, thank you for your kindness, for the quality of the relations that you demonstrated with us and of the care brought to our holiday cottage. It has been a great pleasure to meet you, your wife and your friends and to receive you at the blue Bee.
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More than we expected!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this gorgeous cottage. It had been renovated the previous year to exacting specifications with only the best applications and beautiful handmade furniture (made by Didier). We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with hens running about in the garden. There is a wonderful fire that Didier provided wood and Patricia had left some beautiful home made jam, some wine and freshly grown tomatoes!

The beds were comfortable with there was nothing more that we could have wanted.

Joan and Brian

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joan and Brian are a lovely couple and we address them a great THANK YOU because they took care of blue Bee as their own house. When they left the Touraine, the home was perfectly clean. Brian used the wood stove and this made us happy to see that equipment is useful and appreciated by our guests. It is a real pleasure to welcome persons so pleasant.
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lovely stay with the family

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at The Blue Bee. The house has been lovingly restored and is equally beautiful and functional. Our hosts were welcoming, kind, and very helpful. We especially appreciated suggestions as to what to do with our children (10 and 13) in the region. The fortress and medieval village at Montbazon was a great success, as was the visit to the nearby and newly renovated chateau at Azay-le-Rideau. Would recommend without any hesitation!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were very happy to receive Karin and Andrew with their two lovely daughters. They have a very warm and friendly attitude, and know how to take advantage of the lodging and its equipment (barbecue, ping pong) and leave it in perfect condition. And we are very pleased of that ! Karin, Andrew, Catherine and Theresa, if you come back in France, please take a moment to have a drink with us !
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Cheillé, Centre

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Printemps 2018
7 Apr 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Eté 2018
7 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Automne 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Hiver 2018-2019
3 Nov 2018 - 2 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £262
Stay tax £0.79 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Le tarif inclut le chauffage et l'électricité. Les lits sont faits à l'arrivée des hôtes.
Le propriétaire se réserve le droit de demander une contribution de 50€ pour le ménage, s'il le juge utile.
En été le gîte est loué en semaines complètes, du samedi 17H au samedi suivant 10H.

Rappel : les animaux ne sont pas acceptés

Owner'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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