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Riverfront French Country Home -for Wine Gourmets, Near Paris

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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chateau / country house
Minimum Stay
3 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Pouilly-sur-Loire - Pouilly

Chateau / Country House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Staying in the Pouilly House is a wonderful experience, with families, friends, or for a romantic, cozy French country experience. This fully furnished and equipped house is over 150 years old, originally built as a Tavern on the Loire river front. Pouilly sur Loire is a lively town and 'vignoble' with wineries at a crossroads between central France and Burgundy. You'll thoroughly enjoy the comfort of this country home, the walkout gardens, the riverfront walks, and biking in the neighborhood or on the bike paths along the river natural reserves. Canoes and kayaks are available for day rentals--with pick up and drop off. There are over 10 Pouilly wineries, a Friday farmer's market, as well as incredible bakeries in a 15 minute walk from the house.

Larger towns with supermarkets and cinemas are 15 minute drives North or South on A77, including Cosne-sur-Loire and the beautiful medieval town--La Charite sur Loire. In addition to the standard furnishing, the house has bikes for all sizes, barbeques, garden furniture, and wireless internet. It is a two level house, with upstairs and downstairs entrances. Both upstairs and downstairs enjoy walkout gardens with traditional stone wall enclosures and beautiful trees and flowers. Both upstairs and down have street access and parking as the house is on the corner.

If you are ready for driving visits, Sancerre, Bourges, Vezelay and Nevers are all great day visits--with wine tasting, cathedrals or basilicas, walking malls, and more. During the summer, another great day visit is to the medieval castle reconstruction site--Guedelon-- followed by Saint Fargeau's castle and nightly historical sound and light show. In the summer there are outdoor festivals, markets, fairs, and art exhibits all around the area--which are well documented with signage, at the tourism office, and in the local paper. A bit further long day trips or overnight trips can be made to Paris, the Chateau de Chenonceau, Les Hospices de Beaune and more. For more ideas and images, you can visit our website. The Paris airports are both accessible in two hours by train or car.

The house is fully equipped with everything from outdoor dining furniture to wine glasses, TVs to salt & pepper shakers. Come with your family or friends and enjoy French country living and culture.

Pouilly House has independent upstairs and downstairs access. Please contact us for rates and details to rent just one level of this country home.

Keywords: home, garden, family, friendly, vacation, rental, picturesque, French, country, natural reserve, river front, biking, kayak, canoe, get away, near Paris, outdoors, house, condo

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2016
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About Vanessa

This family-friendly home and garden, has been renovated by my husband, his father, with decorative touches by my father. We enjoy it regularly and hope you will enjoy and care for it too.

Vanessa purchased this chateau / country house in 2007

Why Vanessa chose Nievre

Our family is franco-american, and we all wanted a place to share and enjoy and relax together. This beautiful, historical site, is also homey and comfortable with a natural setting, in a small yet very vibrant town near Paris. It is well situated only 2 hours from Paris, as well as within an hour or two of hundreds of historical and cultural sites in Burgundy and along the Loire river. It was a perfect choice for our family to grow and to share with new and old friends.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Our family loves to come rest, relax and recover in this home, and relax on our terrace on the spectacular riverfront. The region is beautiful, including hundreds of amazing wineries, "chateaux" nearby, historic sites, festivals, cultural events, and "brocantes" every weekend for antique lovers. We garden, take long walks and bike rides, barbeque, swim in the river, walk into town for delicious wine tasting, coffees or hot cocoa or to the market on Fridays. Pouilly is a way of life!


based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

Riverfront French Country Home -for Wine Gourmets, Near Paris
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Family time

  • 4 of 5

We spent 9 days at this property in August with our children and grandchildren. The kids loved the swings and the fruit trees...we picked ripe prunes daily and were even able to make a gateau to the enjoyment of all. Lots of toys for the children to play with as well. The property manager was delightful and helpful. We enjoyed the wine tasting in the village and daily visits to the local bakeries.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Indeed, our house is perfect for families and for relaxing vacations! We too enjoy our annual visits and never tire of sipping Pouilly Fume and watching the Loire river and fruit trees from our patio.
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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Delightful- the house, the village, the owner

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks around Christmas and New Year's at this location with our two kids and their two kids each. In addition to plenty of toys at the house for the grandkids, there was a great playground just down the road. And then for the kids (and us) there was ample wine tasting (and buying) in the village. The views from the house are great and some sunsets were remarkable. Every shop in the village made one feel welcome. I highly recommend this location.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely stay in a great house...

  • 5 of 5

We spent a great week at this charming property, as a family. Myself, my wife our son (aged 2), my father and sIster and her family (a six year old and a 2 year old) and with plenty of space to enjoy the outside as well as inside, without being on top of each other.

We will certainly bear it in mind for future visits to France and I would recommend this property to anyone that is looking for a great holiday, to help them relax, unwind in a self-contained property with a large garden, as well as potential to enjoy the surrounding area and of course the local food and wines!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect family rental

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 (including 2 grandchildren 5 and 11) spent a delightful 2 weeks at this lovely home. We were most pleased with the accommodations when we arrived, which were more complete and nicer than we had expected. The home is ideal for a family, with easy and comfortable amenities, and well located within easy driving of many lovely chateaux and vineyards . . . and the spectacular archeological site, Guédelon ... not to be missed (google it!!). A perfect example of what vrbo can do to unite a thoughtful and competent owner with willing and adventurous travelers. Thanks.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Burke, VA

Fabulous French Cottage Stay!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed in this home over spring break and we absolutely loved it! With 3 kids under 15 yrs old, the property and location was perfect! The view is beautiful! It has a HUGE yard (the property is completely fenced in) with willow trees and large bushes--great for the kids' imagination! The house is located next to a river and bridge. The kids loved to go down to the river and play. Wonderful bakeries in town. My Hubby and I went to a Wine tasting and we all visited castles and vineyards all within 30 miles from the house. A small grocery store and market are in town to meet all your daily essentials. The house has ALL you need (washer and dryer, kitchen and supplies, bed and bedding, even internet!).

If you are looking for a Great French experience, immerse yourself into the real deal! We did and had a blast! I Highly recommend this particular place...Especially for a large family.

So come one..come ALL...Enjoy your stay in the Fabulous Pouilly Wine Country! Rent this location and you won't be disappointed! Toodles!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House on the river!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for one week, and it was fabulous. Great location, with biking trails, sandy beaches on the river, many castles a short drive away.

I love the local restaurants and wines.

Our family will come again. Thank you for sharing your home with us.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
220 Kilometres
Roissy Charles de Galles or Orly
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
short walk into town center
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
near Sancerre
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Pouilly s/ Loire or more go to La Charite s/ Loire
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Le Coq Hardi
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
La Charite sur Loire
Nearest Point of Interest
Port Aubry, Crottin de Chavignol Goat Farm
Nearest Point of Interest
Horse Riding Stables
Nearest Point of Interest
Ferme des Auberges, home made Foie Gras
Car: recommended

Our house is equipped for family vacations with 7 adult and 3 children's all terrain bicycles, BBQ, fruit trees, and a beautiful walk-out patio and garden with views of the majestic Loire river! Great walking paths, riding trails, canoe and kayak rentals....! More than 15 delicious wineries in walking distance! Wonderful weekly markets in town, and in the nearby towns of La Charite sur Loire and Cosne sur Loire! Delicious restaurants can be found within 1-20 kms--including 2 in Pouilly: Chez Memere and Le Coq Hardy. Nearby is La Ferme des Barreau in Herry--for great duck breast and foie gras! In Cosne sur Loire there is a great goat farm 'La Ferme de Port Aubry' to visit and buy authentic, farm-made Crottin de Chavinol, as well as the pictoresque cycle-rail tracks for a great family ride through the country-side. 45 minutes Northwest is wonderful the medieval castle construction demonstration at Guedelon--worth a day trip! Of course in nearby Charite sur Loire, there are musical festivals and events all summer long; as well as medieval cathedral and city fortress; and the best Specialty Hand-made Chocolates around!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Pouilly-sur-Loire, Nievre

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Holiday Season
14 Dec 2016 - 14 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £206
Property Damage Protection £65
Refundable Damage Deposit £247
Management Fee £82

Rental Fee for Long Weekends (4 days) is 450 Euros; and full weeks are 750 Euros. All rentals also pay a management fee of 65 Euros. Rental includes sheets, towels and cleaning upon departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Pouilly-sur-Loire in Burgundy

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The house is on 3 levels. The downstairs has 2 bedrooms which walk out to the garden and riverfront one with a King size bed and one with a Queen size bed, as well as a livingroom with kitchenette and foldout couch. The main floor as a large master bedroom with California King bed, and a library with a foldout couch, a living room with another foldout couch and a kitchen and bathroom. There is also a loft, with beautiful views, and a queen bed.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 10 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
There are 10 Bikes for all sizes, with river front bike paths run for miles in both directions, including to historic towns and wineries. There are paths for walking. Some seasons we can walk out and swim in front of our house int he Loire river! There are bakeries, grocery shops, post office, tabac, bars and wineries in short walking distance. There are Canoe and Kayaking rentals in town and neighboring towns. There is a golf course 20 minutes away (near Sancerre), as well as a large indoor pool and spa in another town 25 minutes away (Bellevue).

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