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Gamekeeper's cottage overlooking Indrois river, in delightful grounds

People3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Pretty cottage set in the grounds of one of Montrésor's finest houses.

Pretty cottage set in the grounds of one of Montrésor's finest houses. Overlooking the Indrois river. The cottage has 1 double bedroom, and a double bed on a mezzanine floor overlooking the living room, fully fitted kitchen, and dining area, shower room and 2 toilets. The house is set in extensive grounds with several caves to explore and a fire pit which you are welcome to use, whilst watching the sun set over the magical chateau.

The medieval village of Montrésor is one of the most beautiful villages in France. Views from the cottage to the chateau are stunning. The village has all the essential amenities, bakery, cafe, supermarket, pharmacy, bank, tabac and tourist office.

More Details

Owner
Sarah & Jean-Michel
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
2 November, 2017

About Sarah & Jean-Michel

We are a French/ British family living in London. We fell in love with the village of Montrésor when we lived in Paris and visited on holiday. We have owned property in the village ever since and come back as often as we can.

Sarah & Jean-Michel purchased this cottage in 2014

What makes this cottage unique

The Gamekeeper's cottage is wonderfully secluded, by the banks of the river and set in lovely grounds. Only a few minutes' walk from the heart of the village, you will have the perfect view of medieval village of Montrésor and feel as though you have stepped back in time.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Mezzanine floor above the living room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

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Gamekeeper's cottage overlooking Indrois river, in delightful grounds
average rating of 4.4117646 based on 17 reviews
5

Fantastic setting and cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time in the cottage. The setting was perfect and the warm welcome by Sarah and Jean Michel helped us settle in.

The village and surrounding area was beautiful and the selection of tourist information in the cottage ideal for making the most of our time.

Highly recommended and will go back for longer next time

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks. Late Spring in the Loire is certainly a special place to be! We look forward to welcoming you back again. Sarah & Jean-Michel
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Victoria, BC, Canada
3

The village of Montressor is delightful and very convenient to see the Chateaus.

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in the "Game's Keepers Cottage". The village of Montressor is a delight with the Chateau of Montresor on your doorstep, the beautiful old cathedral and all of the amenities, the local market, patisserie, information for tourists and two wonderful restaurants. The cottage itself was comfortable, full of character and provided for our basic needs. The owners had returned to London and the larger home on the property was shut up for the winter, giving us the entire property to explore and enjoy. There were a few essential items missing when we first arrived but an email to the owners rectified that, within the same day their housekeeper delivered what we requested. There are a couple of things that could use some work, we had read in a previous review about the complaint of the smell of "mold and mildew". When we first arrived and opened the door the smell was overwhelmingly strong and the first thing we said was "that really smells like a mold problem". We live in coastal British Columbia, we have a lot of rain in our winter months and mold and mildew problems are not uncommon, so we recognize the smell (we don't have that problem in our own home). Mold does not have to be visible, it can be between walls, in an attic, etc. The other reviewer was correct, it does present a health hazard. The building can be tested for it's presence and it can be treated.

The other issue was cleanliness. The old wooden beams, many corners, window sills, etc, had cobwebs with dead insects caught up in them. It quite honestly looked like neglect, there is absolutely no reason that cannot be cleaned . It did not add to the character. We are currently staying in another old stone cottage in the Dordogne region of France, it is larger with old wooden beams and braces everywhere, guess what(?), no cobwebs or spiderwebs. I asked the owner how they kept them clean, she said vacuuming and a long duster.

These critiques are intended to help not to be nasty, you have a beautiful property and with more attention it will sparkle!

Cynthia and Howard

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

ruhig und romatisch, Erholung pur!

  • 5 of 5

Wunderschönes Cottage mit perfekter Raumnutzung! Das Haus liegt am Hang, daher gibt es mehrere Wohnebenen. Küche und 1 Schlafzimmer im unteren Bereich sind verbunden mit dem Wohnraum im mittleren Bereich. Über ein mittig perfekt konstruiertes Treppenhaus erreicht man das im Dach gelegene 2. Schlafzimmer von dem man einen Blick in den Wohnbereich hat. An kühleren Abenden freuten wir uns über ein Kaminfeuer und ein gemütliches Beisammensein.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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UK resident
5

Very well appointed and well cared for character property in picturesque location.

  • 5 of 5

Very enjoyable stay in a modernised character property in an excellent situation. Very close to the village, the chateau and the river. Well appointed and looked after by an owner who is keen to ensure guests have all they need for an enjoyable holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review, we are so pleased you had a lovely stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Loire again! Sarah & Jean-Michel
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Mold & Mildew Infested

  • 1 of 5

Stay was nearly unbearable due to the level of mold and mildew in the place; reached out to owners and they merely accuse us of finding fault. We are very experienced travelers and know the signs of Mold: peeling paint, old water marks and shower doors that will not close. We tried to reach out kindly but the owners who by the way are absent (always a bad sign for us as we find active owners who are near have much nicer places..we call them absentee landlords in the US) but rather than taking offered critique they choose to attack us in their email. Not pleasant at all. Even with all windows open the top level was still unusable and we were of course exposed to bugs instead of mold; by the time we returned at end of day house again was rampant with mold and mildew smells; not good for asthma sufferers; Also as long as we are accused of being renters looking for issues: place was dirty as well, dust and cobwebs everywhere. They try to make up with cheap jam, cookies, coffee and bread but even the Italian coffee maker was severely dirty and molded. Could not imagine this place in the heat of the summer. TOWN was amazing though go to the Cafe DeVille most friendly people and where the town's 'royalty' goes.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. Frankly I'm at a loss to know how to respond as your comments are so at odds with the experiences of all our other guests. I can only think your perspective on the world must be very different. I would just like to reassure our guests that there is no mould or mildew in the cottage and there never has been - I don't know how you came to that conclusion. Jean-Michel
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
4

Sublime location, great support when a few issues eventuated

  • 4 of 5

Both Sarah and her partner were overseas during our stay. The location is magical as is the village. We experienced a few issues at the cottage which were resolved quickly despite the owners being away, as their housekeeper lives locally. Sitting in the wonderful garden after a long day sipping bubbly was a highlight as was eating at the very rustic restaurant in the next village, Chemille. We're from Sydney Australia and a very long way from home, however we'd love to come back again. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Tours
Nearest Barpub
Café de Ville
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
Ste Pierre des Corps, Tours
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A85
Nearest Restaurant
Café de Ville
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Chemille Lake
Car: necessary

There is a wonderful chateau in the village and the many famous Loire Valley chateaux are within 45 minute drive: Chenonceau, Amboise, Valençey, Villandry, Azay-le-Rideau... to name a few.

Clos Lucé, Leonardo da Vinci's last home is excellent (in Amboise). The zoo Beauval in St Aignan is world class and has giant pandas, the only ones in France.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Montrésor, Centre

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£312
for 3 nights
From
£76
£574
£1,857
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
Cleaning £71.25
Government visitors tax £13.36
Stay tax £0.71 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

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