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Mr Fraser

Member since: 2008
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Speaks English, French, Chinese

Large 4 star rated house on chateau estate with swimming pool

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Loir-et-Cher - La Buanderie

280m2 Walled garden, secure pool, 40 acre park sleeps 10

Chateau estate living at a reasonable cost. A beautiful 19th century building with a modern interior. 2 spacious lounges (48m2 and 36m2), 4 large bedrooms, family bathroom and en-suite.

Modern well equipped Shaker style kitchen with dishwasher and washer dryer.

High ceilings on ground floor, over 3m. Note in the photos, the front door is over 3m high. This is a large house!

Tranquilly located in an oak forest. The 3000m2 walled garden was once the vegetable garden for the neighbouring chateau. The surrounding park is shared with the other properties and has pleasant tracks through the woods and paddocks.

40 acre private park: The property is part of a chateau estate. Rental includes walks in the 40 acre park which contains numerous historic buildings, including a chapel, stables and kennels. This park is shared with 5 other owners and a few horses, ponies and other pets. You will find it very tranquil and away from public roads. A plan of the park is available at the house indicating where the private zones are located.

The house has TV, DVD, CD players and iPhone (1,2,3,& 4) docks.

Numerous toys and games available, including badminton, petanque and croquet. Plenty of parking. Bar-B-Que.

Nice collection of rhododendrons, azaleas and camelias for visitors early in the year!

Facilities for very young children include 2 cots, high chair.

There are 2 double beds 4 single beds & a roll out bed.

The house has gas central heating.

It is 2km from local shops. 15km from Blois and Chaumont.

Close to many chateaux and wine producing areas.

Chateaux in the region include Blois, Chambord, Chaumont, Chenanceaux, Azay-les-Rideaux, Beauregard, Amboise, Cheverney and Clos-Lucé to name some of them.

Local wine regions include Vouvray, Torraine, Sancerre, and Chinon.

There are many local attractions including a museum and theatre of magic in Blois.

Please note: photography of neighbours and their homes is not permitted. Should you decide to stay in this unusual and charming setting, please respect their privacy and tranquility.

Some interesting events near by in 2014:

26th & 27th April Festival of Peonies, Botanical garden at the Priory in Orchaise


Late April to mid October (dates to be announced) International garden festival at Chaumont


Le Mans 24 Hour races in 2014:

14-15 June Cars

30-31 August Kart

20-21 September Moto

21 June Fête de la Musique


The festival de bande desinnée at Blois 21-23 November 2014


More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mr Fraser (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks English, French, Chinese

About Mr Fraser

This is my former home. I now live in central London but spend as much time as I can here.

Mr Fraser purchased this chateau / country house in 1993

Why Mr Fraser chose Loir-et-Cher

I bought this home to live in when I worked in the near by town of Blois. It is a very unusual and attractive location, which I am very attached to. It has been rated at the 4 star level under the new government standard for furnished holiday homes.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Tranquil setting on a private, historic chateau estate surrounded by an oak forest in a beautiful part of France with many chateaux to visit and other tourist attractions in this UNESCO listed region.


based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

Large 4 star rated house on chateau estate with swimming pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Easter visit 2015

  • 5 of 5

The house is absolutely stunning, spacious, clean and well maintained. We enjoyed a very relaxing week with plenty to do in the Loire region for a family of 6 with a wide age range of 7 through to 53.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
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A great house for all the family

  • 5 of 5

Arriving late at night we were not sure what to expect, but could not have been happier with what we found. The setting is very tranquil and the house provides plenty of space for a large group like ours. The children ranged from 6 to 15, but they all had fun playing in the pool or cycling to the local village and enjoying a game of tennis. We are used to having a view when holidaying in France, but the view here is the very pretty garden and delightful pool. We soon got very attached. Overall, great facilities if you want somewhere to relax and unwind. And if you are happy to jump in your car, some beautiful towns and chateaux are not so far away.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
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Beautiful Property set in the grounds of a Chateau

  • 5 of 5

We first visited the Loire valley back in 2001. It has always been on our wish list to revisit again with the intention of going back to some of our favorites.

The property description was very accurate and the location, layout, facilities were as described. When we arrived the property was clean and maintained.

On our arrival we were greeted by a call the following morning from Nigel to check everything was ok which was terrific as there is nothing worse than wishing you could speak to someone to ask a few questions. Great Customer service

We would definitely recommend the property to a friend/relatives who are looking for somewhere tranquil.

We drove down through Le Mans and stayed the night at Mecure le Man which was perfect, had the most wonderful meal in a local restaurant Le Bistrot Sur le place in Le Mans, Superb, just what we needed, great food and a bottle of Chinon. On the way back we drove via Reims to stock up on Champagne. Great week, enjoyed by everyone.

Days filled with Horse riding, Visiting Chateaus, caves, lunching and relaxing by the pool.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
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Beautiful house, fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful long weekend here - the house was beautiful, very well appointed and the château estate is as peaceful and as picturesque as you would imagine. Blois, Chambord, Orleans, Amboise and Tours were all within easy reach by road and made for some excellent day trips. When we weren't out exploring the area we enjoyed exploring the estate on foot or simply relaxing by the pool - which gets plenty of sun and is set within the large, walled garden - it was nice not to be overlooked!

We've already been recommending the place to friends and family and would certainly like to return again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
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Perfect location in Loire area

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay, kids loved the garden & swimming pool. Close by all major Loire Castles. Owner very helpful & prompt reply!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
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A Simply Incredible Place To Stay.

  • 5 of 5

Our group stayed in the house for a week towards the end of August, the weather was wonderful and it allowed us to enjoy the house and the surrounding estate as much as possible; the whole area is beautiful and very tranquil, as well as being very private and away from busy areas - very relaxing! The house itself is very spacious, with more than enough room for the six of us in the four bedrooms, all of which were spacious and beautifully presented. The garden was lovely to spend time in, the weather even allowed us to spend some time in the pool as it was rather warm. For food, we both walked and cycled to the nearby supermarket in Herbault, which took about a quarter of an hour by foot and five minutes on bike. The house is also very well located to visit some of the larger towns of the Loire region.

In short, this is a wonderful place to stay; both private enough for an incredibly tranquil holiday as well as being not too far removed from the rest of the area to have an active holiday, if that's what you want to do.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Tours Val de Loire
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Orchaise or Herbault
Nearest Ferry
200 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Blois A10
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Herbault or Molineuf
Car: recommended

The domain is to the west of Blois, to the north of Chaumont, mid-way between Orleans and Tours in the Loire Valley, a UNESCO Heritage site, with a large concentration of chateaux. Many nearby attractions including botanical gardens, forests, lakes, museums, golf courses, and equestrian centres.

It is 15 minutes from Blois which is a small historic city.

Other Activities: badminton, canoeing, visiting chateaux and vinyards, eating!

Golf: The nearest golf course is at Chouzy-Sur-Cisse, approximately 15 minutes drive south of the property.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Loir-et-Cher, Centre

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
28 May 2016 - 24 Jun 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
25 Jun 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50
Stay tax £1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

£50 key return and use of telephone & pay per view movies deposit required.
In the low season the deposit increases to £250 to cover potential fuel use.
Cancellation charges apply as per booking form.
Saturday change over for Summer bookings.
Pillows and quilts included. Bed linen + bath towel service is available for an additional fee. £10 per person
Internet access is free

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Loir-et-Cher in Centre

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 280 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Master bedroom en-suite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Family bathroom off landing
    Ground floor toilet - Toilet , Off central hall
  • Contemporary design with exposed oak beams upstairs. Master bedroom has a spacious en suite shower room. Large shower ( 90x90) with glass door. Basin flanked by matching hard wood shelves. Bidet + WC. Teak floor. Family bathroom has a bath with shower over and a glass side screen. Basin + WC. Hot water is provided by the gas central heating boiler. There is a back up electric immersion heater.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 36m2 + en-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Spacious
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Spacious
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Spacious + pull out bed
    Closed landing - 2 Cot , Beds may be moved into bedrooms
  • Beautiful spacious master bedroom and a contemporary en-suite shower room All bedrooms have exposed oak beams and music facilities in them. They have curtains or blinds. The landing is divided in two with door. The closed area has 2 cots. In addition to the beds listed above there is an optional pull out bed in bedroom 4. All have wardrobe space. Furniture locations may differ slightly from the photographs on this site. Continental quilts and pillows are provided. A linen service is optional.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
There is a Tunturi exercise bike in Bedroom 4. Main garden is enclosed, mainly with a stone wall. Badmintoon, boule and croquet catered for. Swimming pool enclosed and has a safety cover. Bed linen & towel are an optional extra at £10 per person. There is a desk on the landing and in the main bedroom.

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