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La Boulangerie (former bakery) Large home in the village centre near ZooParc

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Large home in the village centre near ZooParc, Chateaux and Wineries

La Boulangerie is a charming townhouse situated in the middle of the medieval town of Saint-Aignan sur Cher in the famous Loire Valley.

Renovated to the highest standard, it features 3 large bedrooms (sleeping 7), a newly renovated kitchen and 2 bathrooms. It is well-furnished with stunning views over the market square and the 12th century romanesque collegiate church.

La Boulangerie has a well appointed kitchen with dishwasher and dining area for seven. Two large first floor bedrooms (one with a double bed and one with 3 full-size single beds) and a freshly renovated bathroom with shower. There is also a washing machine available on the first floor. A stunning top floor bedroom with another double bed has a large bathroom with shower and magnificent views over the 12th century romanesque collegiate church and the ancient roofs of Saint-Aignan.

The house is within walking distance of all of Saint-Aignan’s amenities and the weekly Saturday market sells every type of fresh produce from locally grown asparagus to oysters. Saint-Aignan has many bars, restaurants, shops, and the river Cher is only a couple of minutes walk. Saint-Aignan is an ideal place for those wishing to live the French experience with the village revolving around this magnificient market square in the heart of an amazing medieval town.

Located in the Loire Valley, Saint-Aignan is within very short driving distance to the best chateaux that France has to offer. Chambord, Chaumont, Chenonceau, Cheverny, Blois, Amboise, Valencay just to name a few. Situated in the heart of the Toraine wine producing area, there are plenty of winery tours and tastings within very close proximity.

There are plenty of activities for all types of visitors including the world-famous ZooParc de Beauval only a 5 minute drive. Cinemas, parks, water activites and the local indoor/outdoor swimming pool are all within walking distance.

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Calendar last updated:
11 March, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Shane and I and our daughter and her partner stayed at this beautifully presented town house in July. We had one of our best holidays ever. Exploring the Loire valley, the chateaux, the beautiful villages, watching the Tour de France pass by were all of course wonderful but the best experience was simply living in the town of St aignan: buying provisions at the Saturday market just out the front door, the daily baguettes obtained from a nearby bakery, our evening aperitifs at aux Cepages and several great restaurants. Rachael and Trent could not do enough to help us and the lovely Natalie from next door. Could not recommend La Boulangerie more highly.

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Jul 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint-Aignan in Loir-et-Cher

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please note that the house has a very steep staircase. Elderly, disabled or those with very young visitors should view photos before booking.
Location Type:
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Both bathrooms are spacious and well appointed with heated towel rail and radiator.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • The first floor bedrooms are light, spacious and have attractive views of the old town. The top floor has a wealth of exposed beams and spectacular views. Bedroom 1 contains a seperate bathroom. There is ample storage space throughout. There is a cot available that could fit into either bedroom 1 or 2.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
High-speed WiFi Internet access is available. Two three seater comfortable couches and a Versailles chair with coffee table,TV (with 150 channels), DVD, sound system are in the spacious exposed beamed living room . The dining area has a wood table and 7 chairs. The kitchen is well equipped with induction hob and extractor fan, electric oven, toaster, kettle, filter coffee maker, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, crockery, glasses and cooking utensils. There is a washing machine and drying rack. Linen and towels are provided. The house should be left as you would expect to find it, clean and tidy. Cleaning products are provided. We are happy to discuss special requests.


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La Boulangerie (former bakery) Large home in the village centre near ZooParc
average rating of 4.6296296 based on 29 reviews

Great stay!

  • 4 of 5

Very cosy, well located and enjoyable all around.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Muy limpio. Impecable

  • 5 of 5

Me ha gustado mucho la estancia en la Boulangerie porque la casa estaba muy limpia. Impecable. Los baños y la cocina estaban muy, muy limpios, circunstancia que no suele ser muy habitual. Una cosa que me ha gustado especialmente es que los utensilios de cocina eran muy nuevos y cocinar en casa era un placer. Al margen de esto, la casa está decorada con excelente buen gusto y los detalles de decoración estaban muy cuidados. La ubicación también era ideal porque estaba en la plaza principal del pueblo. En otro orden de cosas, también me gustaría destacar que el pueblo es de una belleza impresionante tanto arquitectónicamente como paisajisticamente. Una preciosidad. Un diez en todo. Para repetir.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The location was beautiful, the house was in the perfect location and was wonderful. We loved the house and Sainte Aignan! I highly recommend this location and the house.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Where to begin to review this fabulous home? I believe we contacted the owner more than 7 months before our trip. We were looking for a charming, comfortable home in which to stay for two months while we "pretended to be French." La Boulangerie met all of our criteria: great location from which to visit all of the Loire Valley; in a town where we could walk everywhere and hopefully make friends and feel a part of the community; comfortably furnished so we could really "live" there and completely furnished with modern conveniences. This property suited us perfectly. I emailed Rachael and she responded very quickly. We discussed dates and I made our reservation. I made a payment to guarantee the reservation and then had to wait many long months to actually stay there. Rachael and I emailed back and forth many times and even formed a bit of a friendship!

The day finally arrived and we flew to Paris and then easily took the train to Saint Aignan. We then took a taxi to LaBoulangerie and was met by the House Manager, Nathalie. Nathalie is a true gem and saw to our needs and answered any and all questions that we had. She even recommended her favorite wine bar which we managed to visit most every night while we were there.

The house is gorgeous and charming and unique. It was very clean and looks exactly like the photos except that since we were there, new floors were installed in the kitchen and a shower door was installed on the shower on the 3rd floor. The kitchen has everything you could ever want to cook, make coffee, or just sit around the table enjoying people's company. It even has a dishwasher which was very nice. There were plenty of plates, cups, wine glasses, pots and pans -- everything! Very well stocked.

The location of La Boulangerie is excellent. Directly on the main square with good restaurants nearby and also a supermarket and an incredible cheese store within a very short walking distance. On Saturday mornings there is a fresh market on the square and it is literally just outside the door. We took advantage of it and shopped there every Saturday.

We did not want to rent a car while we were there and we utilized the train or bicycles for our travel. (Nathalie kindly rented us bicycles!). Generally we walked to the train station -- about a mile and 1/2 walk. You can then take the train to see all of the chateaus in the region and one is more beautiful than the next. Not to be missed!!!

Stay here!!!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely slice of village life

  • 5 of 5

The building is definitely old - but has been beautiful renovated. There are a few oddities, as you might expect for a bakery converted to a holiday home. However, these do not affect the quality of the stay.

This house is right on the square in the centre of town. Finding it on the first day is a real challenge, even though we had instructions from Rachael. Subsequently, we parked just outside the old area, and walked in. Once oriented, not a problem any more.

Being right on the square was excellent on market day - literally right outside the door is a fabulous village market, with seafood, meats, cheese, produce. Wonderful.

Being right on the square was not so great one night when the restaurant opposite (Amarena) had guests with children running around the square playing very loud games until 2 am.

The house itself is very spacious, well maintained, and provided with plenty of equipment for up to 7 people. We only had 4 in our party, and enjoyed the extra room.

Main issue in the house is the lack of curtains in the bedrooms. The top bedroom has none, while the other double has very thin curtains. In summer, this means the rooms remain very light until very late! An eye mask is definitely helpful to get some sleep.

Overall though, the house is very comfortable and is an excellent base from which to explore the region.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

La Boulangerie is a gem. The apartment is spacious and nicely decorated. The owner has done an amazing job in restoring an old bakery and turning it into a warm comforting home. I would say it is one of the best rental apartments we have had: centrally located at a picturesque village, tastefully decorated with comfortable beds and sitting areas, beautiful views and a lovely kitchen. The weekend market at the square was a nice surprise, not to be missed if you want to some fresh French produce for a home-cook meal. The part we liked best is the evening strolls along the river.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Saint-Aignan / Noyers sur Cher
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
A85 / E604
Nearest Restaurant
5 Metres
Car: recommended

Saint-Aignan sur Cher built on the River Cher is a medieval town and has many fascinating buildings and cobbled streets. There are shops, bakeries, bars, restaurants, and the 12th century romanesque collegiate church. In the heart of the Touraine wine area there are hundreds of vineyards. The local swimming pool is 5 mins walk and there the world-famous ZooParc de Beauval is only 5 minutes drive. Centrally placed to visit all the Chateaux of the Loire: Chenonceau, Chambord, Amboise (home of Leonardo da Vinci ), Chaumont (which has an internationally famous garden festival ), Villandry and its renowned decorative vegetable gardens, Azay-le-Rideau, Valencay and many more. During the year there are music and other festivals including Son et Lumieres. You can enjoy walking, horse riding, canoeing, cycling and fishing .

Saint-Aignan is only 2.5 hours drive from Paris, 4 hours drive from Caen or Le Havre, and 5 hours from St Malo or Cherbourg. Saint-Aignan's train station is only 3 km's away and the closest airport is in Tours only 50km's away. Plane and train connections are easy with Ryanair flying direct to Tours and Eurostar/TGV taking you directly to St Pierre-des-Corps (Tours).


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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £177.73

The advertised rate is all inclusive. Rates include water, electricity, heating, linen, cleaning and high-speed wifi internet. Heating included for the winter months.

A €200 security/damage deposit must be paid in cash on arrival, with receipt provided. The deposit is refunded following an inspection at the end of your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.