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16th Century Historic House In One Of The Most Beautiful Villages In France

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 1,560 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Sleeps 6. 3 Bedrooms. 4 Baths.

This is a quirky unique 16th Century house in one of the most beautiful villages in France. Montrésor offers full amenities: cafe, bakery, pharmacy and small super market. The house offers flexible accommodation 3/4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Choose between staying in a converted medieval cave, under the Chateau of Montresor, or double bedroom under ancient oak beams. Open plan kitchen, living room with open fireplace. Games rooms/ extra bedroom and children's bedroom with toilet. Courtyard for BBQ, and separate garden which extends to the river, where we have a small rowing boat.

The region offers a multitude of activities from the many chateaux of the Loire to visit, lively French market in Loches (17 km) Saint Aignan Zoo with France's only pandas (15km), wine tasting across the region; and, a boating lake with beach in Chemille (3 km), kayaking, cycling and great walking.

More Details

Sarah & Jean-Michel
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 September, 2017

About Sarah & Jean-Michel

We are a French/ British family and were living in Paris with our two small children when we discovered Montresor, one of France's most beautiful villages. Now we live in London and visit whenever we can.

Sarah & Jean-Michel purchased this house in 2004

Why Sarah & Jean-Michel chose Indre-et-Loire

We were captivated by the history of this picture perfect village. Our house is one of the oldest in the village and celebrated its 500th birthday in 2010! We have a statue of St Jean the Baptiste on the outside of the house which we think was hidden during the French Revolution when many statues where destroyed.

What makes this house unique

This is a truly quirky house, it was once a shop and was home to animals in courtyard. It was inhabited by troglodytes in medieval times and the 2 caves under the chateau (now a bedroom and bathroom) housed a wine press for the chateau's vineyard. The house is full of history, we even found an ancient cannonball in the cellar!


Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
St Pierre des Corps/ Tours
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Lac de Chemille
Car: necessary


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Montrésor in Indre-et-Loire

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1560 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , First Floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ground Floor
    Bathroom in Cave - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Washing machine in cave
    Top Floor - Toilet , Sink
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , First floor (other side of house), with shower room & toilet
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Top floor, with toilet and sink
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Bedroom on first floor with bathroom, fold-out cot
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bedroom in cave with bathroom, separate from house
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing


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16th Century Historic House In One Of The Most Beautiful Villages In France
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews
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Charming in every way

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Montresor was charming, and the town deserves the title of 'one of the loveliest' if France. The patisserie and restaurant are both amazing, as is the chateau and evening lights. We appreciated being in a small town, but being close to everything in the Loire valley we wanted to see. You have nice options to either simply relax or use as a home base.

The house itself is lovely, with plenty of space and the excitement of a cave bedroom. The host was very responsive before and during our visit. I would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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St. Augustine, FL USA

Charming town, nice house

  • 2 of 5

Montresor is a lovely village and a great base for exploring the Chateaux region. Nice restaurants in town, it was too bad they were only open for dinner on week-ends when we were there. We stayed in the bedroom above the garage. It was spacious. We did have to go up and down the stairs to the bathroom. Our friends choose the bedroom on the second floor (called first in France). It was attractive and spacious with an adjoining bath. Sadly, they felt the sheets had not been changed and the toilet had not been cleaned. But, a quick clean up and change of sheets made everything better. The cave bedroom is unusual. It was too cool and damp for us to use during our visit. It might be nice in July or August when it is really warm. It has a beautiful large window, but it might need curtains to keep out the daylight. The kitchen was cozy and had a dishwasher. Here, too, we had a bit of clean up work - dirty pots, crumbs under coffee maker and all over counter. Sarah did say we should have called about the problems. They would have had someone come and take care of the problems. I am sure they would have, but it should not have been necessary. They were always quick to respond to questions about the radiator. We were never able to start the one on the fireplace wall. Not too much of a problem, the outside temps eventually warmed up. We enjoyed lunch at l'entrActe in Loches, Auberge du Cheval Rouge in Chissseaus on the way to Chenonceau, L'Essentiale in Feings, near Cheverny and dinner at Cafe de Ville in Montresor. The Tourism Office in Montresor is helpful and friendly. It is great for gifts and information.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your feedback. We are sorry that you had issues with the cleaning. As you know we would have immediately sent someone around had you let us know. Sarah
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beautiful property, picturesque setting!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this beautiful property which was set in the most picturesque village of Montresor. The house had everything and more that we could have asked for and needed - perfect! Sarah and Jean-Michel have thought of everything including the helpful guide book on what to see and do. We all loved the cave, boating in the river and daily our trips to the patisserie. We would highly recommend a stay here!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Beautiful Loire Valley town

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four thoroughly enjoyed our time at this beautiful home in Montresor! So much character and a great place from which to explore all the Loire Valley has to offer. Sarah and Jean Michel were amazing hosts and made our stay so enjoyable. Don't miss the Cafe de Ville in Montresor and market day in Loches!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kent, UK

Exceptional - the great reviews are right

  • 5 of 5

Our experience mirrored the other fabulous reviews. The house is spacious and well equipped as well as having hundreds of years of history in every room. The house was beautifully clean and presented and a real balm after a day's drive. We enjoyed a paddle in the boat and the little gardens on the riverbank. The information at the house was really helpful too.

The village is superbly supported with its excellent boulangerie, well stocked supermarket and helpful pharmacie. We were there for the evening illuminations along the river which were a wonderful surprise we will always remember.

Sarah and Jean-Michel have been fantastic hosts - from the booking process, the lead up to the visit and even after - going out of their way to help us recover the charger we accidentally left behind.

We hope to return for a longer stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your comments, we are thrilled you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Sarah & Jean-Michel
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Séjour inoubliable au pied du château

  • 5 of 5

Quel magnifique endroit, qui mérite bien sont titre de 2e "plus beau village de France"!! Pittoresque, charmant, les gens y sont sympathiques et les balades magnifiques le long de l'Indrois. C'est parfait pour de jeunes enfants (les nôtres ont 9 mois et 2 ans) avec ses berges ombragées et tables à pique-nique . Il y a tout ce qu'il faut dans le village: café-bistro, épicerie (boucher très sympa), maison de tourisme (vin, produits et cadeaux) et une boulangerie avec un pain excellent et où il faut ABSOLUMENT goûter leurs macarons!

La maison est littéralement au pied du château. Elles est chaleureuse, authentique, ont s'y sent chez soi dès que l'on franchi le pas de la porte. Endroit idéal pour décrocher, se reposer, se ressourcer. Il y a tout ce qu'il faut, même une chambre d'enfants et quelques jeux. Les escaliers pour se rendre à l'étage dans la partie principale sont très a pique (tremblements de jambe la première journée), mais on s’habitue très vite et ça fait parti du charme. Belle cour charmante à l'arrière, intime et sécuritaire, qui donne aussi accès à une chambre-salle-de-bain troglodyte magnifique. Verre de vin de la région, petit confit de canard et musique de fond typiquement française, vous n'aurez rien à envier aux plus belles scène de films que vous avez vu.

Il faut aussi visiter le zoo de Beauval qui vaut le détour surtout avec des enfants. Petit truc "bouffe"...il y a beaucoup plus de choix à proximité du parc aquatique des otaries (baguettes, salades, croque monsieur...) que en haut dans la nouvelle section où il n'y a que des burger-frite.

Bref pour un séjour dans la région réussi, pensez à vous arrêtez chez Sarah et Jean-Michel :)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vos commentaires nous font un grand plaisir. On est ravis que vous avez passé un si bon séjour. Cordialement, Sarah et Jean-Michel
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Montrésor, Centre

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £79.15

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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