About the property
- Cottage1200 sqft
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Beautiful Cave Property with Guest Cottage offers 'Wow!' views over Loire Valley
Get off the beaten path and experience the unique beauty of this lovely cave village in the Loire Valley -- without the hordes of tourists!
Perched high up on the hillside with full southern exposure, the charming Cave Yuccas property offers stunning views over the village, river and valley. The one bedroom one bath cottage sleeps up to 5 people. With a well-equipped kitchen and BBQ, you will enjoy cooking at home and dining on the terrace offering a magnificent panoramic view over the Loire Valley.
Discover local farmers markets, chateaux, and vineyards, and explore this ancient troglodyte village along the Loir river by foot or bicycle. Nearby 12th century frescoed churches and hillside castles speak of the rich history of this area, once controlled by Richard the Lionheart. History buffs as well as seekers of the authentic French village experience will enjoy strolling around Trôo where remains of the surrounding fortified walls are visible, dominated by an ancient feudal mound and a splendid roman collegiate church.
Within a 15 minute drive are the nearby castles of Lavardin, Poncé, and Courtanvaux, as well as the lovely manor house where poet Pierre de Ronsard was born. Within an hour's drive are the major touristic sites of the châteaux at Cheonceaux, Chambord, Amboise, Blois, Cheverny, and the city of Tours.
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- within a few hours
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Kate Kilbourne
Having lived in France and studied French my whole life, it seemed to be my destiny to live, at least part time, in France. I spend part of the spring and fall in Trôo and the rest of the time in San Francisco, California.
Kate Kilbourne purchased this Cottage in 2000
Why Kate Kilbourne chose Troo
I simply became enchanted by Trôo whilst on a romantic vacation with my boyfriend in 2000. It was a combination of the charm of the cave village, the sheer beauty of the views from the property, and the amazing local food and wine. It's been over ten years since, and the enchantment has not yet worn off!
What makes this Cottage unique
I come every spring and autumn, and there is never a dull moment. Farmers markets, brocantes (village swap meets), chateaux to explore, wine to taste, really, I feel like the best that France has to offer is right here in the Vallée du Loir. But with my incredible views spanning over the valley, I am happy to just stay at home, reading in the hammock or sipping wine with friends on the terrace.
Sports & Adventure Activities
Cozy and tranquil
This small house was an ideal place to relax in the evenings and take short daytrips during the week. We didn't come close to exhausting the things we had wanted to do during our seven day stay yet we never travelled more than 50 miles away from Troo. And once we returned to Cave Yuccas, we plopped ourselves down outside and enjoyed the views until the sun went down.
Charming old world cottage
Tranquil and beautiful cottage with real character.
I would recommend Cave Yuccas and Troo to anyone who is looking for tranquility, beauty and historical interest. We were impressed with the whole area as well as the lovely accommodation. Alain who manages the accommodation on site was very helpful. We would love to return. Very dog friendly as well.
Exactly what we were looking for
This was just what we wanted. The property has that cosy feel and within a few steps to the garden you've got a view that just lets your mind drift away from the hustle and bustle back home. The property is clean and well maintained throughout. Troo is a great little place to walk around and to wine and dine. We enjoyed getting in the car and exploring the Chateaux's, wine tours and the markets. A great holiday.
Great place to enjoy
We spent a week on vacation with family and wanted to visit the castles of the Loire area, but it was impossible to resist the charm of the place and to stay there a couple of days just enjoying the village, the quiet, lunch in the small garden with stunning views of the area. Highly recommended.
Delightfully cool in many ways
Lovely spot with amazing views. My husband and 5 year old son had a great long weekend here keeping cool in the cave house.
La Cave Yuccas is an exceptional vacation rental in the Loire Valley, France. Located in the troglodyte village of Trôo, the property features a unique cave house and heritage museum with a beautifully restored cottage above the cave. Perched high up on the hillside with full southern exposure, the Cave Yuccas property offers stunning views over the village, river and valley. The origins of the ancient town of Trôo are lost in antiquity, but traces of its importance as a medieval 'city' can be seen today in the heights of the village where remains are visible -- a surrounding fortified wall, dominated by a feudal mound and a splendid roman collegiate church. The hillside, covered with greenery, reaches a height of 129 meters and was carved from rock in various layers, in which caves were dug to form many picturesque habitations. Discover this extraordinary river valley of ancient churches, castles and caves, and relish the delights of the farmers markets, restaurants, and vineyards.
Other Activities: Discover local farmers markets, chateaux, and vineyards, and explore this ancient troglodyte village along the Loir river by foot or bicycle
Additional pricing information
A 200 € security deposit must be sent with the rental fee. It will be reimbursed within 15 days of your departure with a 50 € deduction for cleaning, in addition to the cost of any property loss or damage. 30% deposit of rental fee holds reservation and the balance is due one month before the arrival date. We accept payment in Euros via PayPal only.