2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps up to 6, plus cot, open plan living room/kitchen
- English, French, Speaks English and tentative French!
About Kate Collom
Speaks English and (tentative!) French
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
A Wonderful Sojourn in the Loire Valley
Our stay in Chatillon-sur-Cher was wonderful. The renovated property far surpassed our expectations. We like to do most of our own cooking and the kitchen in this beautiful home was excellent. The location is perfect for touring the Chateaux and for shopping for our meals. The beautiful garden was a relaxing spot for us after a day of touring and the local wineries provided some excellent refreshments. Andrea and Nigel were the perfect hosts.
Great place to stay, lovely and very clean cottage, large garden for kids to play, Kate and her parents make you feel comfortable.
We had some Gites in France, but this one was by far the cleanest. We highly recommend to stay there, when you want to spend time in the Loire Valley area.
très confortable, propre et bien équipée
Un très bon accueil de kate et de ses parents. La maison est spacieuse, tout est neuf et très propre et fonctionnelle avec tous les équipements nécessaires. La literie est très confortable, la chambre parentale énorme et la déco est agréable. Ils pensent à tous les détails ; la cuisine est équipée de tout le nécessaire, sel, poivre, thé etc...On est tout prêt du zoo de beauval. Il y a un jardin dehors avec des balancoires et une petite cabane que nos enfants ont bien appréciée ! A préciser que le jardin est commun avec les propriétaires qui habitent dans la maison mitoyenne.
We enjoyed an outstanding holiday at Chez Chèvre. The buildings have been impressively and sympathetically restored using traditional techniques to provide an immaculate, comfortable, well-equipped base for exploring the central and eastern Loire Valley. We received the warmest of welcomes from the Collom family. Nothing was too much trouble throughout our two-week stay.
Our two (small-ish) dogs seemed to enjoy the house and the huge garden almost as much as we did. We went out and about every day, finding the property a perfect base for walks and for exploring the region. St Aignan, just down the road, is a lovely little medieval town. Try the restaurant on the bridge as you enter the town - good food at a fair price. Another favourite was Le Café de la Gaieté at nearby Chémery: only 12 Euros for a three-course lunch (incl. wine) of good, traditional cooking.
The show-stopper chateaux are of course a must-see: Chambord (magnificent, if pompous), Chenonceaux (a total delight) etc. etc. But what we especially enjoyed were the smaller, rather run-down houses that are struggling to make ends meet. Rather like so many houses in England before the National Trust stepped in. We learned that Selles-sur-Cher is being rescued by Chinese money (how the world turns!), while Chémery is making a precarious and unlikely living through bed-and-breakfast. Chémery is worth the price of admission if only to read the owners' vituperative notes castigating obstructive local councillors and officials as 'viperish' incompetent idiots. Pure 'Clochemerle'!
I could go on but I'll spare you. In summary, if you are considering Chez Chèvre for a stay, don't hesitate - just do it! You won't find better.
Alison and Chris Day
Très agréable gîte !
Nous avons eu la chance de profiter de ce gite pendant un court séjour de 3 nuits et cela s'est fort bien passé. Le gîte est bien conçu et on y trouve tout le nécessaire ! De plus, le jardin est très agréable même si la météo ne nous a pas permis d'en profiter réellement !
Nous y reviendrons avec plaisir !
Très bon séjour à recommander
Location très propre avec tout le nécessaire. Très bon accueil et disponibilité des propriétaires. Séjour à renouveler
The gîte is situated in the Loire-et-Cher area of France about 5 kilometres from the picturesque medieval town of Saint Aignan-sur-Cher. The gîte enjoys the peace and quiet of the surrounding countryside with many walks through the adjoining vineyards, nearby forests and lakes. The village of Chatillon-sur-Cher offers a bakery, butchers, grocery, bar/restaurant, post office, hairdresser, church, and the usual amenities associated with village life.The Loire Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site,is a region with a wealth of Châteaux, some world famous and others less well known but worthy of a visit. St.Aignan has the nearby Zoo de Beauval, ranked among the 15 most beautiful zoos in the world, and now with a new Chinese area, and two giant Pandas. There is also a regular food market, swimming pools, restaurants,and railway station. Activities include canoeing, sailing, horse riding, cycling, fishing,wine tasting,golf & hot air ballooning.
Other Activities: Canoeing, canal barge and river trips, hot air ballooning and wine tasting