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Nice gite rated 4 **** in the Loire Valley w/ spa for 5 pers & pool for 6 pers

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,130 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

The attractions of the countryside combined with the comfort of spa & pool

This very beautiful accommodation is rated 4 **** and is located in the Natura 2000 area in the Loire Valley with 105 sq.m. living space and charming 'countryside style'. It is equipped for 6 persons in the old wing of an agricultural estate specialized in organic agriculture, semi-detached with the Hortensias gite and next to the owner's house, entirely non overlooked. The property is located 10 minutes away from the exit 17 of the A10 highway, in the direction of Chartres.

On the ground floor, there is a large living-dining room, an equipped open plan kitchen, a shower room, and a separate toilet.

On the 1st floor: spacious grise (grey) bedroom (1 bed of 160 cm, 1 cot, toilet area), taupe (dove grey) bedroom (1 bed of 140 cm, toilet area), griotte (red) bedroom (2 beds of 90 cm, bathroom).

Green areas of 1000 sq.m., swing frame. Terrace and private parking.

Spa and Jacuzzi for 5 persons available as well as heated swimming pool (from April to September) on the property.

Central heating included.

Sheets, bathroom linen and final cleaning included.

Free Wifi Internet.

Tourist tax added.

More Details

Philippe Gandon or Francine Gandon
Member since: 2004
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 March, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Averdon in Loir-et-Cher

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1130 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mezzanine
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Bath with Shower
    Toilet - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • 2 Double beds, 2 single beds, 1 baby cot.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Courtyard
  • Terrace
  • Garden Chairs
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • Bowling center
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Nice gite rated 4 **** in the Loire Valley w/ spa for 5 pers & pool for 6 pers
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews

Lovely welcome and a very well appointed gite. Most enjoyed the wisteria covered terrace.

  • 4 of 5

Very well cared for and comfortable. We had our own car and provisions but for those who fly some basic dry stores i.e. Tea and coffee might be of help.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Odiham, Hampshire

A beautiful and peaceful gite with excellent facilities in a wonderful part of the Loire Valley

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely 2 week stay with Francine and Philippe. The gite was absolutely lovely and finished in a wonderful French rustic style which was perfectly suited for the surroundings. The facilities on site were brilliant, we were blessed with absolutely incredibly warm weather during our stay and the swimming pool was a godsend for cooling down and was definitely our sons favourite part of the stay! The gite is perfectly situated for exploring some of the regions most famous chateaus including Blois and Chambord which are both less than 15 minutes drive away.

Francine and Philippe were absolutely wonderful hosts and we cannot fault a thing. We will definitely be back and with much improved French next time!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing place to stay for families in the Loire Valley!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing weeklong stay at Champouteau (4 adults, two small children). The house is very comfortable and the pool is fantastic. Their location is ideally suited for day trips to castles, small towns and the Zoo Beauval. Francine is a delightful and attentive host. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An Oasis in the Golden Farming Fields of the Loire Valley

  • 5 of 5

Bonjour! Philippe & Francine Gandon’s vacation home in the Loire Valley is a wonderful place to stay while visiting the many nearby châteaus. It is about 2 1/2 hour drive from Paris.The vacation home that we rented is wonderfully appointed and very clean with three full bedrooms on the second floor in this refurbished former farm workers accommodations that easily accommodated the six of us. Each bedroom had a sink and very comfortable beds. The one bathroom is downstairs and there is a shower on each floor. The upstairs shower also includes a bathtub. The hosts were most gracious and the compound has a wonderful pool and an indoor hot tub as well as an outdoor area for dining, attached to the house we rented. There is also a swing set and play area fully used by our two grandsons. It has a full functioning kitchen and a Weber barbecue for some outdoor cooking.

As noted, the compound is surrounded by golden wheat fields and is a working farm so bring mosquito repellent. It is a short 10 min. drive from Blois with a Target type store to purchase necessary supplies for your stay and 30 min. to the major châteaus of Chambord and Cheverny. There is also a wonderful château in Blois and on the Place du Château, there is an outdoor cafe to sit and have a glass of wine or beer while watching the dragons come out of the windows of Maison de la Magie. This show is free and repeats every 30 minutes. There is also a nice 25 minute carriage ride that travels the streets of Blois and near the Loire river. Wonderful!.

I would highly recommend this location to friends and relatives that may include children or not. If you do choose to rent, I would brush up on your basic French to enhance the stay. Merci beaucoup Philippe and Francine , Ed & Sue Dee Shenk, Napa, California

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Très beau gite spacieux, décoré avec beaucoup de goût. Un très bel espace aussi bien intérieur qu'extérieur en plein milieu de la campagne, mais très proche de Blois et des commerces. Une très belle piscine et un jacuzzi sont accessibles et très apprécié par très beau temps.

Une voiture est obligatoire. De nombreuses visites de châteaux et de caves sont à proximité.

Francine est très attentive au bien être de ces hôtes.

Je recommande ce gite.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Schönes Haus in perfekter Lage für Ausflüge ins Loire Tal

  • 5 of 5

Das Haus befindet sich außerhalb von Blois auf einem Bauernhof. Bis Blois und dem nächsten Supermarkt sind es ca. 10 bis 15 min mit dem Auto.

Als Ausgangspunkt zur Besichtigung von Schlössern liegt es gut.

Das Haus selbst ist sehr liebevoll eingerichtet. Selbst für einen Aufenthalt mit einem Baby oder Kleinkind ist mit Kinderbett, Kinderhochstuhl, Treppengitter und Wickeltisch an alles gedacht. Es war sehr sauber. Die Küche war komplett ausgestattet und es war ausreichend Geschirr vorhanden.

W-Lan ist vorhanden.

Im Innenhof gibt es einen recht großen Pool. Dieser wurde auch von den Vermietern und den Bewohnern des benachbarten Ferienhauses genutzt. Auch der Poolbereich war sehr gepflegt und wurde täglich gereinigt.

Zu den Vermietern hatten wir einen sehr netten Kontakt.

Alles in allem war es ein sehr schöner Urlaub. Wir konnten die Zeit für Besichtigungen nutzen, konnten uns aber auch gut in unserem Haus, am Pool oder auf der Terrasse aufhalten. Für Kinder ist es gut geeignet. Es gibt im Außenbereich auch einen kleinen Spielplatz.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Train
13 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
A10, sortie 17 BLOIS
Car: necessary

Close to

Blois: 13 km

Oucques: 12 km

Shops: 10 km

Town centre: 13 km.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Averdon, Centre

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
13 Jan 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
31 Mar 2018 - 2 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
3 Apr 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
30 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
14 Jul 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
18 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
5 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax £1.03 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Tarif court séjour basse et moyenne saison (500 € pour 2 nuits et 75 € par nuit supplémentaire).
Tarif court séjour fin d'année (640 € pour 2 nuit + 110 € par nuit supplémentaire).
Conditions sur demande pour les semaines incomplètes de 5 ou 6 nuits ou les arrivées et départs décalés.
Un contrat type CLEVACANCE est mis en place.
L'acompte est payé au moment de la réservation.
Le solde de location est réglé lors de l'entrée dans les lieux.
Le dépôt de garantie de 300 € est versé également à l'entrée dans les lieux et restitué à la sortie.
Une remise de 10% sera appliquée sur la deuxième semaine de location consécutive.

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Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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