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Unique, Independent, Quality B&B Overlooking the Loire Valley

Bedrooms 1
Space 250 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Unique troglodyte experience. 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, (Sleeps 2-3).

A once in a lifetime troglodyte experience.

'The Paquerie' is an exclusive and renovated 19 century vineyard style country house 4 km from Amboise situated in a 2 acre wooded park with a panoramic view of the Loire Valley. Therese and Brian (Retired Airline Pilot) propose to accommodate you in a beautifully renovated independent room built into the limestone cliff in their courtyard.

Breakfast is included and is taken in the dining room INSIDE THE HOUSE. The house presents you with a subtle mixture of antique European and Asian furniture, Asian artifacts and modern paintings and photos - all reflecting the extensive travels of Brian and Therese.

For those who love calm and elegance this will be a delightful, peaceful experience that emphasizes nature and quality of life. Your private terrace enables you to relax in complete privacy. Your welcome is assured all year round, as this cave-bedroom remains cool in the heat of summer and snug with central heating in winter. Air circulation is provided by a continuously controlled system designed to permanently renew interior air.

This accommodation is designed for two people.

Amboise is famous for its royal chateau and the 'Clos Luce', the home of Leonardo de Vinci. We are a short drive from all the renowned chateaux of the Loire Valley and you can visit local markets, charming villages or participate in wine tasting.

PILOTS. The Loire Valley is an ideal stopover for visiting foreign pilots. Land at Amboise/Dierre (LFEF) and Brian, an experienced pilot, will ensure that all your tourist and aviation needs are satisfied.

The Loire Valley is well known for its numerous chateaux, quality wines and delicious food and also for its caves; that is, its 'troglodyte' history. Excavation for the stone ('tuffeau') for the construction of chateaux resulted in numerous caves some of which are still used for habitation.

There are no cooking facilities in your room; However, tea/coffee making facilities are provided.

Access by car from Paris via the A10 auto route, by high-speed train (TGV) from Paris or Charles de Gaulle Airport or by air (RyanAir) is without difficulty. English is spoken.

Renting a car is necessary so as to have access to Amboise (4 km) and also to visit the numerous tourist features of the Loire Valley. Convenient car rental is available at the TGV station in Tours (St Pierre des Corps). Our GPS coordinates are N47 26' 57.2' and E001 00' 52.5'.

Preferred guest arrival time is 5PM or later. However, an earlier arrival is certainly possible. An email or courtesy phone call to Therese +33 (0)2 4730 1041 is all that is required.

Guests comments are the confirming proof of our quality. Unsolicited comments can be found on this site and also - Europe Amboise Paquerie.

Keywords: Independent Gite

More Details

Brian and Therese MORGAN
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About Brian and Therese MORGAN

Therese is your charming English speaking French hostess. She and her Australian born husband Brian have restored this wine growers cottage that originally belonged to Therese's parents. Brian, a retired airline Captain, shares his love of photography and aviation with guests. Therese, a graphic artist and painter, charms you with her accent, her attention and the refined house decor that reflects their worldwide travels. Guests may visit her painting atelier.

Brian and Therese MORGAN purchased this estate in 1985

Why Brian and Therese MORGAN chose Limeray

This B&B is located in Therese's and Brian's home. Its charm lies in its view over the Loire Valley, its peacefulness, its completely independent nature and the fact that it is in a cave ! The location is close to all Loire Valley attractions but far enough away from the town of Amboise to ensure a quiet, peaceful holiday. Access by road, train or airline is easy and uncomplicated.

What makes this estate unique

Brian and Therese are convinced that 'satisfy the client' is the only principle that will ensure that their guests will enjoy their stay and that this principle will also provide them personally with the satisfaction of being international hosts. From their world travels they have an understanding of the travelers needs - his problems and concerns. Unlike other B&B's Brian will offer you an additional free service of helping you in the planning and organization of your holiday. Unconditional help is available at no charge.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you Thérèse and Brian for such a lovely few days. It has been great meeting you both. We have been very comfortable and well looked after. We love the cave ! There is so much still to see here ... We must come back.

With our warmest wishes ...
May 2018
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Limeray in Indre-et-Loire

Property Type:
  • estate
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Luxurious bathroom carved in the rock. Towel drying, handbasin, large mirrors, large shower area, bar fridge, coffee/tea facilities
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • High quality bedroom in luxury appointed cave. Has a Queen size Bed.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Brian is a photographer. He regularly conducts photographic classes for tourists, both beginners and serious amateur. Instruction could be done locally or during the guest(s) visit to a chateau or selected location. Email Brian for further details.


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Unique, Independent, Quality B&B Overlooking the Loire Valley
average rating of 4.9574466 based on 81 reviews
South Hadley

Away from the crowds

  • 4 of 5

My Fiancé and I enjoyed our stay at Theresa and Brian's cave dwelling apartment. It was comfortable and had everything a couple needs to enjoy their stay in the Loire Valley. Brian and Theresa have a wealth of knowledge of the local area that can make your visits to local attractions time well spent.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful relaxing getaway. Perfect location. Comfortable room and bed.

  • 5 of 5

Brian and Therese were gracious hosts - friendly, personable, and helpful. Both are talented artists. Enjoyed talking and learning about photography with Brian and experiencing Therese’s creative expressions in various media.

Breakfast was always a treat with Theresa’s homemade jams. Enjoyed sitting on the terrace with a bottle of wine and a beautiful view at the end of the day.

Everone should sleep in a cave at least once in their life!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely property, comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here. The room itself is very special and has everything you could possibly need. The owners are fabulous! Thank you, Brian and Terese!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Smart, well kept and colourful with beautiful gardens and trees. A little paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Thérèse and Brian were wonderful hosts! We loved our comfy cave which was so cleverly designed with every whim catered for. Breakfasts were a delight and our conversations wide ranging. Their sight- seeing recommendations were spot on as well as their restaurant suggestions. We would love to return.

Dilys and Howard Thomas

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Not your typical Airbnb or unique experience!

  • 5 of 5

A very private secluded room Tucktaway in a cave. It has all the modern amenities plenty of hot water for your shower, a towel warmer not expecting that, your own coffee and tea bar, robes and slippers, and just a few steps from the main house. You can make a request for your preferences at breakfast. Our host was very considerate and very helpful at booking reservations, and a very talented artist as well.

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation spot...

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at The Morgan home. Therese was a wonderful host. She made reservations for dinner for us at some fantastic restaurants. This is the perfect place to stay. It was very cool staying in a cave. We are sorry to have missed Brian during our stay. Thank you Therese for everything!!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Amboise; Tours Saint-Pierre des Corps TGV
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
A10 Autoroute
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
L'Auberge de Launay
Car: necessary

Nearby Chateaux - Amboise,Azay-Le-Rideau,Blois,Cheverny,Loches ,Chenonceaux,Chambord,Chaumont,Villandry.

Boat trips on the Loire or Cher rivers.

Bicycle rental, tours.

Extensive official walking paths visiting points of interest.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £17.89

Cleaning Fee €20
Cancellation Policy: Cancellation prior to 30 days before reservation date - complete refund of deposit. Cancellation between 30 days prior to and before the reservation date invokes loss of refund.

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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