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15th Century Manor House and Country Home in the heart of Loire valley - France - Maison Louis Richard

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Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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1 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Varennes-sur-Loire - LE MANOIR DE CHAMPFREAU

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps a maximum of 6 to 9 with Maison Louis Richard

Le manoir de Champfreau is a home of great comfort and character, furnished with a collection of antiques and fine art with all the the amenities of modern living. Within its 3 acres of wall gardens, partially moated, centred on 50 acres, enjoy the privacy this home offers. In summer its thick walls keep a welcomed coolness including a beautiful swimming pool, and, in winter, in front of a blazing fire, you will find contentment and serenity.

TWO beautiful homes are available for renting: the Manoir, sleeping 6 and Maison Louis Richard, a beautifully appointed country home, sleeping 2. Both may be rented sleeping a totoal of 9 people.

SPECIAL RATES FOR CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS WEEKS ESPECIALLY IF BOTH RESIDENCES BOOKED TOGETHER. Please contact Mr Guderian direct at stevenguderian@aol.com or by telephone (note french answering service but leave message in any language) 0(33) 241 38 40 41 mobile: 0(33)679 33 68 82;


Set within the Loire valley Nature park, this area has recently been included on UNESCO's world patrimony list to preserve the spectacular scenery along 180 miles of the Loire, the last wild river in Europe. The Loire valley is famous for its many chateaux where kings and their courts built an impressive array of stately homes ranging from medieval times through every period and style to the second empire in the mid 19th Century. This area is also known for its wine: Chinon, Bourgeuil or the rich, sweet wine of Coteau du Layon or the sparklings of Saumur. 'Le Cadre Noir', the classical academic riding school is based in Saumur (8 miles away) and gives gala evenings from April to October. The 'Futureoscope of Poitiers' is only few hours drive away. So come and enjoy!

Christmas and New Year holiday rental available. During the holiday, the manoir is decorated with Christmas tree, evergreens, holly and misletoe. A swimming pool will be available in 2004.

Spring and autums mid-week and weekend rentals available.

American owned, English and French spoken.

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Details for holiday apartment Maison Louis Richard, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, 1 Bathroom

MAISON LOUIS RICHARD is a large luxurious one bedroom home, sleeping 2 as B & B nightly rental or weekly as a gite. Located on the ground floor (east and west views), flooded with sunlight, appointed with fine antiques and art, extremely comfortable seating and large Gothic working fireplace. Extensive libraries of books and CDs. Decorated in sumptuous French taste with huge crystal chandelier.

Spacious, well appointed kitchen with all amenities. Laundry service available free of charge. Wireless broadband internet access. Terrace overlooking formal courtyard and exterior seating to the east with garden furniture, tables and BBQ.

This rental does not include use of the swimming pool.

This is an EXTREMELY ROMANTIC space for 2 people.

  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Steven Guderian
Member since: 1997
Speaks English, French
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Calendar last updated:
7 December, 2016
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About Steven Guderian

Originally from Wisconsin and living for 25 years in New York City and worked in the hospitality business as Chefs and Party Organizers.

Steven Guderian purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Steven Guderian chose Maine-et-Loire

We purchased our vacation home ! Having come to France for years, to Champfreau, we eventually purchased the home and upgraded it to a lavish holiday home.

What makes this apartment unique

we are situated on 17 hectares (53 acres) of beautiful, serene and organic land. For four or more, dinners my be prepared by Bruce, a New York chef, 2 days in advance.


Maison Louis Richard
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Amazing period property

  • 5 of 5

My wife and stayed here 5 days in Jan/Feb. Heating for this time of the year was excellent in the 5 rooms plus bath (about 1500-2000 square feet) Richard Louis. Nice operational fireplace in the living room with wood provided. I think I can best describe the decor/feel as right out of a "Ralph Lauren" photo shoot. My wife and I have stayed at maybe 25 period European properties and without a doubt this was the most authentic and most comfortable. The kitchen is better equipped than at our home. The sourroundings of the old "fortified farmhouse" are right out of a history book. The bathroom is not large by luxury hotel standards but more than functional with a shower. Highly recommended, just treat it with respect as we want it to be in the same condition next time we come.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
198 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Varennes sur Loire is situated along the Loire river, 12 kilometres east of Saumur, mid distance between the towns of Tours and Angers in a UNESCO protected site.

DIRECTIONS: If you are approaching Saumur, stay on the north side of the Loire River. (Saumur proper is on the south side). You will travel east on the D152 from Saumur, in the direction of Tours for 12 km (10 minutes),then you will come to a large metal bridge crossing the Loire River, on your right. DO NOT CROSS THE RIVER. At this intersection the sign will show VARENNES -SUR-LOIRE on the right. Travel 1km into VARENNES and in the centre of the village, with the church on the right (this is a 'T' intersection), turn left (west) at the BAR COMMERCE onto rue des SABATIERS (this rue turns into rue de la Croix des Noues) We are at number 8. One half km out of the village you will see a wind mill on the left and then a large metal warehouse. Across from the warehouse is a large CRUCIFIX. This is the drive to the Manoir

Other Activities: Antique markets, local produce markets and wine tastings.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Varennes-sur-Loire, Maine-et-Loire

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Mid autumn
3 Sep 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Christmas/New Yr
21 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 10 years.

The rental rate of 1000 euros per week high season(July and August) and is 900 / wk the rest of the year.. Holidays such as Christmas WEEK, New Year's WEEK are 1000 euros per week. Thanksgiving, Valentines and Easter are available at low season rates.. Rental of BOTH residences together results in a reduction of rates for both. Maximum possibility 9 people. See Manoir for details and contact us direct for special reduction for both residences. AVAILABLE CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR WEEKS. Short term and long term stays. B & B ACCOMODATIONS available. Dinners and lunches may be provided for an added charge. Inquire about off season specials and discounts. A certified in-house masseur is available. Check in time is any time after 5PM (17:00) and check out is 10:00 AM, please.

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Accommodation and facilities for Maison Louis Richardin Varennes-sur-Loire in Pays de la Loire

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Functional and comfortable shower, large with seat built in. Unlimited hot water. Sink, toilet, piles of towels, bath mats, unlimited TP, well lit for makeup. Alabaster chandelier. Bathroom ensuite to bedroom and very warm in winter.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • ENSUITE BEDROOM - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Very comfortable bedroom with new firm mattress and lovely linen. large and appointed with fine antiques and art. Wonderful lighting for reading in bed. The Ensuite bathroom has large shower stall, sink and toilet. Very well lit and beautifully appointed. Bathroom linen included. FOR MANY MANY BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS, PLEASE CONTACT OWNER at stevenguderian@aol.com or by phone 0(33)241 38 40 41 Special prices available for rental of both this home and the Manor house; total of 9 people. thank you
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Yard
  • 8 bicycles
  • 14 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Housekeeping
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
To view many many beautiful PHOTOS, please contact Mr. Guderian to see 40 photos at: stevenguderian@aol.com or tel: 0(33)241 38 40 41, mobile: 0(33)679 33 68 82 Steven can give you the website details or you can go to Youtube and put in Le Manoir de Champfreau for a full photomontage. Please not that this home is both rented as either a B&B or as a gite, weekly, or as a long term rental at substantial discount. Thank you !! We except one night rentals with Continental Breakfast included. AVAILABLE FOR CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR WEEKS. Beautiful Baby Grand Piano in Library/Salon and WIFI internet connection.

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