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Charming Guesthome (with Private Pool) near Chateau-2 BR/BA Sleep 5 free Wifi

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 full Bathrms, sleeps 5, private pool (heated on request-add'l chg)

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Charming guest home renovated from a 19th century gardener's residence. Guest home is located on the magnificent grounds of the 100 acre Chateau de la Briche in the Loire Valley. Guest home is located within a privately enclosed orangerie (apple,fig,plum,cherry trees,berries, vineyard), private pool (newly renovated pool terrace), greenhouse(lettuce,tomato,herbs, ) Stroll or jog through specular forest on paths carved out over 150 years ago. Fish at the lake on the grounds. Bike (adult and child bikes) on the grounds or on scenic roads nearby; ride to nearby grand chateaus within 3-15 miles in different directions. New refrig., oven, sink, dishwasher. Television in living room (satellite) and downstairs bedroom, Nearby (biking): grocery store, boulangeries, restaurants, bars, markets, banks, post office, medical services.. Water activities, parks, golf, horse riding, tennis, museums, historical buildings, charming villages, famous medieval castles, all within short distance.

Upon arrival you will have a welcome basket with Chateau wine, fruits of the season, basic cleanning products. Prices includes all charges and services. Exception: If you require maid services during your stay the price is $100 per week.

More Details

Roland Colton
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

Why Roland Colton chose Hommes

The family is devoted to multi-culturalism and loves what France has to offer: rich history, breathtaking scenery, world-class cuisine, classic architecture, beautiful language and literature. The Loire Valley, in particular, embodies the best of France. The kings of France built their summer palaces in this beautiful valley.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A post card given to our caretaker Thierry from Canadian guests:

July 7, 2012

Dear Nahid and Roland, Cher Thierry,

Merci beaucoup!

We have enjoyed our visit very much...the calm and beauty have been just what we needed!


Anne, Leslie, Dorothy, and Mathew
Jun 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hommes in Indre-et-Loire

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Pool Bathroom has shower, two sinks and toilet and a lot of closet space. Bathroom next to the downstairs bedroom has a bathtub, sink and toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Downstairs bedroom sleeps two; upstairs bedroom sleeps two; large daybed (comfortable night mattress) in living room sleeps one. Television (with satellite) in downstairs family room, TV in downstairs bedroom. Air conditioning in all rooms. Screens on windows in bedrooms.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Caretaker on the property is available to assist with any special needs or local information. Maid services available ($100/week). Pool fence can be installed for families with children that are not able to swim. Please request at time of booking so the caretaker can install prior to your arrival.


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Charming Guesthome (with Private Pool) near Chateau-2 BR/BA Sleep 5 free Wifi
average rating of 4.904762 based on 22 reviews

Perfect location for visiting Loire chateaux. Comfortable home with spacious private grounds.

  • 4 of 5

Great central location for a home base from which to visit your choice among the 90+ chateaux along the Loire River. The guest house looks out onto a swimming pool and a HUGE private garden of the Chateau de la Briche. The guest house main room is expansive, with high ceilings. The kitchen has all the appliances and utensils one could need. In addition, there is a laundry room with both a washing machine and a dryer (dryers are extremely rare in Europe). The nearby town of Homme has a wonderful restaurant (Le Boeuf Tard) offering home made pates, local Chinon wines, and an English speaking waiter. We appreciated the bowl of fruit, cheese, a baguette, juice, coffee and spices. We appreciated the personal welcome from on site staff and fully enjoyed our stay. Just a caution is that the stairs to the loft bedroom could be a bit precarious for young children or seniors.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical setting, exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

The setting in the grounds of a beautiful chateau is very special and it was an absolute delight walking and cycling through the woodlands and gardens. Very private setting and great pool which was used daily. A warm welcome greeted our arrival and the fruit bowl and starter groceries were an unexpected, but much appreciated, surprise. Excellent communication with the owners - we would highly recommend staying here, especially if you want a relaxing break in the French countryside.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Little Paradise

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived in "La Briche" my first thought was "This is paradise...". We (my husband, me and our 3 children - 9, 6 and 2,5 years old ) spent wonderful three weeks there. It is a place full of peace, quietness and nature.

We made several excursions to the famous Loire-châteaus (i.e. Ambroise, Chambord, Chenonceau, Villandry, Ussé..) or to the lovely cities Tours, Chinon etc. All those destinations are easily to reach by car. But we also enjoyed staying entire days in "La Briche" with its forest, its lawn and - of course - the wunderful pool... :-) We also made some bicycle tours which was a pleasure, too.

By chance, the American landlords were also there, spending some weeks in their châteaux La Briche, which is a two-minutes-walk away from the guest house we rented. This was a great fortune! They gave us helpul information (and interesting information about La Briche) and our children played with their children (although they had no common language...). They even invited us to a dinner in their châteux, which was certainly one of the highlights of our stay there!!

We all would love to come back again sometime.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Wonderful Place

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the most charming places we could imagine. The house is so well equipped, the surroundings so enchanting and the area so interesting that we were thrilled with the entire experience. The house was in immaculate condition when we arrived, and the owner was very responsive and helpful in our prior discussions.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely respite in the chateau region of France

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks in this charming property. The house was well-equipped for all of our needs and the pool was perfect for relaxing with children after visiting various chateaux. The house is situated on approximately five acres in the Orangerie (a walled orchard).

Beyond the Orangerie lies the larger property, a beautiful expanse of land perfectly suited for explorations and sparking the imaginations of children, both young and old.

The owners were knowledgeable about the area, friendly and accommodating to our every need. In fact, the one need we couldn't have anticipated was our children's desire for friends their own age during a long stay in a foreign country. Even that need was met by the owners' two sweet girls who were approximately the same age as our children. Such luck!!

Overall, a memorable stay where we made many fond family memories.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet and relaxing stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in the cottage. The pool was huge! Plenty to do with fishing in the lake and biking around the property. It's very safe for children as the main gate was kept locked while we were there. It is very rural but the Super U just 5 mins away had everything. Thierry and Maria were very friendly and checked on us to see that everything was okay. The bedrooms have separate air conditioning. The one in the lounge wasn't working but it was sorted out quickly and really wasn't a problem. Nice breezes and extra fans were fine. Wifi and English TV were a bonus for the children. We made a new friend as well with the goat next door. We had a lovely time - thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Airport Charles de Gaule
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
le Bouff'tard Hommes
Car: recommended

Beautifully situated in the heart of the Loire Valley, this charming guest house is located within the grounds of a stunning 19th century chateau on a 100 acre estate, with magnificent forest, meadows and small lake. Fishing, biking, swimming, jogging are available on the grounds. Numerous activities nearby, including street festivals, horseback riding, art, music, open air concerts/theatre, lake sports, kids' parks and activities, and sight-seeing. In the shadow of other magnificent chateau (many biking distance) including Langeais, Villandry, Gizeux, Azay-le-Rideau and others. Guest house located in orangerie (orchard) with garden, fruit trees, vineyard, animal farm (chickens, goats), and private swimming pool. Sample wine and fruit juices bottled from the chateau vineyards and fruit trees. Caretaker on-site will assist with any services needed. 1/2 hours from Tours. Tours is 1 hr. from Paris by TGV (2 hrs. by car); 1:40 min from airport Charles de Gaule by TGV.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Hommes, Centre

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1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Nov 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

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