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Le Plessis-Le Lierre - Loire Valley-Amboise, 18th Century Farmhouse

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

1 king bed + 1 double bed + 1 convertible sofa + 1 full bathroom

Yes, you CAN have it all! Experience the magic of the French countryside in this charming, roomy, lofty apartment in a 250 year old country, stone farmhouse. Located just 15 minutes away from Amboise, one of the most visited cities in France, it’s the perfect starting point for an enchanting discovery tour of France’s glorious historical past. The Loire flows majestically through this historical castle-studded valley, recently listed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Fields and forests are the views from your cozy nest.

A separate entrance with a sturdy staircase takes you up to the spacious 2 bedroom loft (900 sq feet), where you will marvel at the beautifully exposed, original, rough-hewn beams and stone walls.

The large, dormer window, glassed entrance, and round oeil-de-boeuf window in the bedroom, flood the room with soft light and provide a pleasant view of the original 16th century well, garden, 14 century original farmhouse, and the fields and valley view.

This bedroom has a double bed, and is separated from the salon and kitchen area by French doors.

The second bedroom has a California King sized bed, and includes a sitting area, with couch and arm chairs, a desk, and 2 windows looking over the Valley.

The spacious living area includes 2 sofas (one becomes a double bed), an arm chair, and flat screen TV.

The new and modern bathroom with its comfortable, large oval soaking tub/shower stands in harmony with the ancient beams and angled walls. We enjoyed searching high and low for the antique furnishings.

The functional kitchen is equipped with a table large, and

2 electric burners, microwave, drip coffer maker, toaster that also grills, compact refrigerator, and all you'll need to create meals from the fresh meats and produce found in the local, open markets.

There is access to a full sized washing machine and dryer.

This lofty apartment is equipped with WiFi and Free Long Distance phone calls.

If you are here in the spring, summer or fall, you, too, can explore the local vide greniers (community garage sales) or the many antique stores in the area. Treasures can be found!

Explore Amboise, only 15 minutes away, with it’s fortressed walls, ancient clock-tower, the Royal Chateau d’Amboise, and the special jewel, Clos Luce, the magnificent home where Leonardo da Vinci spent the last years of his life, now a museum and tribute to his genius.

Just 30 minutes away by car or a delightful bike ride is Chenonceau, the darling of the Loire Valley Chateaux.

Nearby, Chambord with its many turrets or Vilandry, with its amazingly beautiful ornamental gardens of colorful vegetables should be next on your agenda as they shouldn't be missed.

Wine enthusiasts will also be delighted by and abundance of wine tasting cellars in the area-Vouvray, Chinon, St Nicolas de Bourgeuil, Sancerre, etc. Local wine estates welcome visitors.

If you’re the outdoor type, one of the longest and most picturesque bicycle trails in Europe as well as section of the Grande Randonnee (France’s answer to the John Muir Trail) pass through Amboise, for your cycling and hiking enjoyment.

Bicycles can be rented from several locations in Amboise or if you bring your own, we can shelter them in our barn.

You can visit the twice-weekly open-air market in Amboise, along the Loire, and pick up something delicious to eat.

If you had your big meal in the afternoon, as the French do, you can enjoy a simple light meal at home, with a crusty baguette from our village bakery, that you've picked up fresh-baked in the morning, or you can purchase a sampling of Madame Bodet's (our neighbor) chevre (goat) cheeses, which this region in France is known for, or buy sausages and other meats from the local animal reserve, Beaumarchais.

Your meal will be complimented with a robust red wine or sparkling, slightly fruity Vouvray from one of the many local wineries.

Feel like going out ?

Our village is the home of the Restaurant Auberge de la Brenne, renowned for its gastronomical sampling of local specialties.

There is also a plethora of restaurants in all price ranges from country casual to city elegant, within 20 minutes of the farmhouse and we’d be happy to recommend some to you.

The charming French owners of this historic, stone farmhouse, Muriel & Michel, are glad to offer assistance by pointing you in interesting directions.

They hope to make your stay not only one you will long remember, but one you will long to return to, time and time again !

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Please ask about renting one of many unique Paris rentals : studio, 1 bedrooms, 2 bedrooms, and a 4 bedroom.

More Details

Owner
Steven & Veronica Oliver
Member since: 2003
Speaks English, French, German, Polish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 September, 2017

Location

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Tours
Nearest Barpub
15 Kilometres
Amboise
Nearest Train
14 Kilometres
Amboise
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
A10 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Auberge de la Brenne, in the village
Car: necessary

The famous Chateaux of the Loire Valley, many with summer sound and light shows, Amboise, Chenonceau, Chambord, Blois, Chaumont, Azay-le-Rideau,Villandry, to name a few, Leonardo da Vinci's home/museum in Amboise and numerous museums, monuments, and open-air markets in Tours, There are many recreational attractions as well, the aquarium, the mini-chateaux, Fantasy Forest (a children's amusement park), a wild-life park and horseback Riding, and swimming within fifteen minutes of the house, Dining out becomes a fine art with many nearby restaurants in all price ranges, from the deliciously simple to the gastronomical splurge, In the heart of Vouvray Wine country as well as all the different varieties of Loire Wine--Chinon, Bourgeuil, Sancerre, etc., For the shoppers, there are many gift and specialty shops, as well as antique shops in town, Check the activity calendar for special town fairs with their parades, medieval jousts, and the wonderful vide-greniers (village-wide flea markets) during Spring, Summer and Fall.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Nouzilly in Indre-et-Loire

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • village ...
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Convertible sofa-bed - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Gazebo
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • Hot Air Ballooning
Notes:
Regular cleanings can be provided for long stays.

Reviews

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Le Plessis-Le Lierre - Loire Valley-Amboise, 18th Century Farmhouse
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5

French Country Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I stayed at one of the manager's great Paris apartments first, before opting for a French Country experience. Our stay in this huge apartment, over what was once the stables, was paradise. The tall ceilings, the amazing beams, and exposed stone. It was historic, but modern, with fast Internet, free calls to Canada, and English T.V. channels.

We were minutes from Amboise, a town with lots to see, including DaVinci's home, the Royal Palace, and the open market. There was a yummy bakery in the small town, and a very upper end restaurant too - delicious!

The owners of the farm were so nice and helpful, and the grounds well kept. We especially enjoyed feeding our left over bread to the friendly sheep in their field, and relaxing under the oaks, after visiting a chateau per day.

We highly recommend this rental to families who want to discover the Loire Valley, and experience the best of the French countryside

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Australia
5

Paradise in the French countryside.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in Le loft for a week last year and couldn't have been happier.It was everything we had ever dreamed of and even more! I'm writing this so late because I thought I had written a review but then realised I had only written in the guest book at Le Loft when we left. Everyone should know how wonderful this place is!

We had just finished a fairly hectic 5 week tour of the UK, followed by visiting World War 1 and World War 2 sites in France so we were really in need of a rest. We found the place quite easily , thanks to Steven's very good directions and with help from our sat nav. We were greeted warmly by Steven, but Veronica wasn't there as she was away and not coming back until that night. When she did arrive she had the flu and was sick the whole time we were there for which she was very apologetic but she really needed to rest, which of course, we understood.

Le Loft itself has all mod cons whilst being a very old farmhouse. The bed was comfortable, it was peaceful and quiet, beautiful views from the balcony---everything you could ask for in farmhouse accommodation. We had a great thunderstorm one night that went on for hours with lightning constantly flashing through the forest next door--it was wonderful.We even had visits from green tree frogs because it was quite humid and even hot some days we were there. Thank heavens for the ceiling fans!

We were able to get our washing done there which was piling up after so long on the road without stopping for more than one night and Steven kindly helped with the washing machine and dryer. He was also most helpful with things to do in the surrounding areas and we only managed to cover a fraction of what he suggested! We did go to the local famous top class restaurant, Auberge de la Brenne which he recommended and we had an amazing meal there. There is just so much to see in this area and Le Loft is a perfect base, much better than staying in a hotel in a city. Just go there and see for yourself---you will never regret it! it's perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A country retreat in the Loire Valley

  • 5 of 5

The loft was a perfect retreat after the bustle of Paris. So quiet and loved driving along the country lanes to get to the chateaux. A long soak in the bath with a glass of wine after walking all day did the trick. Great hosts you made sure we had everything we needed and more even grapes picked right off the pergola. You must have dinner at Le Flueray restaurant as impeccable.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Seattle, WA, USA
5

Everything we'd hoped

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here and it was fantastic. When one thinks of a farmhouse loft in the French countryside, one thinks of a place like this. A beautiful location and so much nearby! Plenty of space to go for walks in the day, easy access to Amboise and the many castles of the Loire Valley.

The hosts are very gracious and extremely helpful. The loft is absolutely wonderful--spacious and clean. The amenities were perfect; "normal" plumbing (for an American) and enough media access to get connected the few times we needed to.

Just a wonderful place and a wonderful experience. I can't imagine that there's anything better.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adelaide, SA Australia
5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed for 4 nights in September. Found it a little hard to find but what a treasure when you do! A beautifully furnished and clean apartment/loft, beautiful surroundings - better than the photos. Veronica and Steven were very kind, more than helpful in answering questions/concerns. Loved the delicious fresh tomatoes from the garden which Veronica kindly let us pick, also raspberries, chard and beetroot. It is a little out of the way, about 15 mins from Amboise, but a pleasant drive. Lots to see and do, 4 nights wasn't long enough. Absolutely recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Melbourne Australia
5

Gorgeous country getaway after glamorous Paris!

  • 5 of 5

My partner and two children, 9 and 11 stayed here for close to a week in July this year. Veronica and Steven were charming, warm and fabulous hosts. It was more than we expected. The French countryside is beautifully picturesque and the farmhouse doesn't disappoint. We loved the openness, the fresh air, the green fields and forests and Adem especially loved climbing the huge weeping tree in the front yard. Veronica's hospitality is as sweet as her raspberries and green plums and we're desperate to go back.Thank-you for a wonderful time, it was perfect and I wished we'd stayed longer in Amboise (a gorgeous village with it's own river and Chateau) and the farmhouse! Till next time xx

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Nouzilly, Centre

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
2017
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£289
for 3 nights
From
£74
 
 
2018
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£363
for 4 nights
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£74
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£363
for 4 nights
From
£74
 

Additional pricing information

Discounts offered for stays of 7 or more nights : please contact Manager/Owner.
Deposit of 25% required to hold reservation.
Balance due 30 days before arrival.
We only accept payment in US dollars, and only by Credit Card : Visa, MasterCard and Discover.

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.
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