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Charming Cottage and Cave House in Medieval Village with Stunning Views

People5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
People
5
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Troo - La Cave Yuccas

Unique cave property with charming guest cottage offers 'wow!' panoramic views

Perched high up on the hillside with full southern exposure, the Cave Yuccas property offers stunning views over the village, river and 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 upper Trôo where remains of the surrounding fortified walls are visible, dominated by an ancient feudal mound and a splendid roman collegiate church.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Kate Kilbourne
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
7 October, 2016
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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 Loir-et-Cher

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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(46 traveller reviews)

Charming Cottage and Cave House in Medieval Village with Stunning Views
average rating of 4.826087 based on 46 reviews
5

Tranquil and beautiful cottage with real character.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Exactly what we were looking for

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Great place to enjoy

  • 4 of 5

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.

Joan Manel.

Barcelona (Catalonia)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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3

Delightfully cool in many ways

  • 3 of 5

Lovely spot with amazing views. My husband and 5 year old son had a great long weekend here keeping cool in the cave house.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Another wonderful vacation at Cave-Yuccas

  • 4 of 5

Cave-Yuccas was like coming back to our vacation home. This is our second stay and our third visit to the cottage. Everything you need is there. Loved going over to Blois (l hr. away) and seeing the chateau (art museum is inside) and by all means do not miss the Resistance Museum. Go to tourist office for directions.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
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5

Absolutely Wonderful Visit at Cave Yuccas

  • 5 of 5

We just enjoyed an absolutely fabulous visit at Cave Yuccas. It is so peaceful and quiet there. It almost feels like you have stepped back to a simpler time. The view is amazing and hanging out in the hammock with a glass of wine is not to be missed. Everything was clean and in perfect working order. It is great for families (we have 2 children). Alain was available for anything and always with a smiling face. We toured several of the castles in the area. It was wonderful to come "home" to the peace and quiet of Cave Yuccas and enjoy dinner outside with the sunset. I would not hesitate to recommend staying here. In fact, we are planning to return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
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Location

Nearest Airport
48 Kilometres
Tours
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Le Cheval Blanc
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Vendome-Villiers TGV station
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Auberge du Chateau
Car: necessary

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

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Troo, Loir-et-Cher

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
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1 Dec 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£202
for 3 nights
From
£67
£420
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£505
for 7 nights
£505
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £168

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Troo in Centre

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Cottage Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The cottage bathroom features a new elegant claw-foot tub with shower head, sink, toilet and washing machine. There is a clothes line on the terrace for drying clothes.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Cottage Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Bathroom attached
    Living room - 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The cottage bedroom is on the first floor with its own entrance, queen bed, bathroom with bath tub and washing machine, and wood stove. A spiral staircase connects it to the cave house below and the living room and kitchen above. The living room has double doors leading out to the terrace, a long sofa that converts to a queen bed and a smaller sofa that converts to a small bed, nice for 1-2 kids.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • caving
  • tennis
Notes:
One of the great things about this property is that it is built into the side of a hill, overlooking the river and valley, with no road in front of the house. As there is no car access to the Cave Yuccas, you must be fit enough to walk on foot paths and climb stairs with your luggage, groceries from the market, bottles of wine, etc. The property is terraced with internal and external stairs on three stories, so small children should be supervised.

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