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Charming gite between Tours and Amboise, in a winegrower property

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Space 150 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Charm and authenticity

Charming property on the hillside, of several construction periods, over time with extensions. Part of this winegrower house is made of freestone, and the other part is troglodytic, overall allowing a natural comfort and well-being: soundproofing and air-conditioning are guaranteed by construction materials like freestone (the stone of the Loire Valley castles), slate and wood everywhere. The courtyard is fenced by walls, giving privacy and peace, the swimming pool and the leisure equipments will give you the relaxing stay in summer so sought after by adults and children, families and friends. During winter, the large fireplace will warm reunions and dinners in the dining room.

Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
28 March, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Noizay in Indre-et-Loire

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Raclette Machine
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • - Toilet
    Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , The shower room opens on the garden
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite to bedroom 2
  • Baby bathtub available. The house has a separate laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer, 1 toilet + a summer shower. The annexe summer kitchen boasts a large gas stove electric oven (90 cm, SMEG), chip pan and gas plancha.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , Upstairs
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Ground floor with access to garden
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Wardrobe, shower, toilets, wash basin
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Washbasin and wardrobe
  • All the bedrooms are south-facing, 4 bedrooms upstairs (including 2 in troglo) + 1 large bedroom with garden access that can accommodate 1 baby cot + an extra bed of 70 (mattress, sheets, duvet provided).
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Child's Swing
  • Courtyard
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 5 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • surf fishing
  • tennis
In each room, the house has a smoke detector complying with the norms + a carbon monoxide detector. The swimming pool is protected by a perimetrical alarm with laser beams in accordance with existing regulation on the private pools. Our furry friends are allowed if they do not make any nuisance indoors and outdoors. Non-smoking house.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

Charming gite between Tours and Amboise, in a winegrower property
average rating of 4.8 based on 39 reviews

A great week!

  • 4 of 5

We spent a fabulous week in this charming, calm site, where there was a lot of space inside. All 12 persons felt well - age from 15 months to 76 years. We enjoyed the wonderful vast garden where we could find both sun and shadow and where we could relax or play football, ping-pong or do other activities.We used the pool extensively. One of the children - 5 years old - learned to swim there. We were enchanted by the country village, where we bought fresh croissants and different baguettes every morning in the épicerie and where we could buy wine nearby in a cave. We made excursions with our personal cars to the châteaux with their parks and the cities, such as Amboise with the highly interesting Clos Lucé, Villandry and Chambord with its historical spectacle. We visited the town Tours ​several times, also at night. We were lucky, because of the night spectacle, a sort of Son et Lumière on the front of the church. Muriel Gardillou, the owner, was very reliable, discreet and friendly and she gave us tips what to do. Sometimes, she sent us information about interesting things to happen in Tours.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely review! it was so kind to meet you and your group was really respectful with the house . .. hope to see you again ! Muriel
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Exactly what we were looking for

  • 5 of 5

My wife, three daughters (ages 14, 12 and 8) and I had a wonderful 6 night stay this spring in Amboise. The location was wonderful. We took short drives to many different chateaus and small towns scattered throughout the Loire Valley. We were able to enjoy all of charm of provincial France, including wonderful (and affordable) local wine, fantastic cheese from the farmer's market and the hospitality of the locals (even though any of us barely speak any French).

The home itself looks as it does in the photos. We found it very unique as it really is carved into the side of a mountain. That did keep it nice and cool, although a bit moist as well. The weather wasn't quite warm enough in early June for us to swim in the pool much (although my daughters took a few quick swims), but it was still nice to sit next to when enjoying afternoon wine and cheese. The sleeping areas are divided on each side of the living area, so if you are traveling with another family you can each have some privacy.

Muriel was a wonderful host and was very responsive to our questions and needs before and after the trip. We forgot a toy helicopter that we had purchased in London and she was able to find it (I had hidden it under a bed) and mailed it to us quickly. Her local manager, Lydie, was also very sweet and helpful. She did some grocery shopping for us before we arrived and, for a reasonable price, prepared two meals for us (wine included of course). This was especially helpful on our arrival day as we knew we would be getting in late and everyone would be tired and hungry. It was so nice to have a homemade French meal waiting for us!

Overall we had a wonderful time and would love to return.

Merci Muriel and Lydie!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Chris for your kindly feed-back ! we appreciate that our guests feel a real well-beeing at the cottage Coeur de Loire. Hope to see you again in our beautiful country !
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Stunning home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

This property was just wonderful, more beautiful in person than in the photos- and the photos are just stunning! I am so glad we had the opportunity to stay here and recommend coming here highly. Next time, we'll go for summer and use the wonderful pool!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Heather for you kindly feedback, it was a pleasure to meet you and hope to see you next year for sommer time !
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Super week end entre amis

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passés un trés bon week-end entre amis dans ce charmant gite.

Nous avons été très bien acceuilli à notre arrivée et le gite dispose de tout le necessaire.

Nous avons même pu profiter de la piscine entre les gouttes de pluie.

Bref je recommande ce gîte, dans lequel vous passerez assurément un bon moment.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Maison magnifique et très agréable. La décoration est faite avec beaucoup de goûts et notre hôte, Muriel, fut très sympathique et serviable. Je recommande ce lieu sans aucune hésitation.

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Excellent week end de Pâques

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons passé un magnifique we prolongé,la maison est très accueillante, bien entretenue,et bien prévue pour les grandes familles.Un petit bémol qui concerne la salle de bains principale, par laquelle il faut passer pour rejoindre 3 des chambres. Le temps très clément, nous a permis de profiter de la table de ping-pong (tournoi familial!) et du badminton.. Merci aussi à Lydie pour son accueil. A une prochaine fois très certainement ...

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci de votre gentille appréciation, très heureuse que vous ayez pu profiter de votre long weekend par ce temps printanier! A trés bientôt ...
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Noizay, Centre

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
5 Jan 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
29 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
10 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
AUTOMNE septembre
27 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
automne 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
hiver 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
6 Jan 2018 - 23 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1ER MAI 2018
27 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
8 MAI 2018
4 May 2018 - 7 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
9 May 2018 - 13 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
18 May 2018 - 21 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
22 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

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 18 years.

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
22 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Rochecorbon or Chateaurenault
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Property located in the heart of the Loire Valley Castles area, within the Val de Loire, entered into the World Heritage List by Unesco. It is a site protected for its fauna and flora, and particularly sought after for its heritage. Close to Tours, Amboise and Blois, 3 royal castles emblematic of Val de Loire, the property is also in the heart of a vineyard labelled AOC (Controlled Designation of Origin) Vouvray and AOC Montlouis. Diversity of activities: visit of the Loire and Cher Valley Castles, the parks and gardens of Villandry in Angers, sailing on the royal river.

Life is sweet in the 'garden of France', as we used to call this region, and the weather is favourable to the discovery of its gastronomy and vineyards: Montlouis, Vouvray, Touraine Amboise, Azay de Rideau, Chinon and Bourgueil... as much vineyards as typical villages. The department includes a few villages rated as the prettiest of France: Candé-Saint-Martin, Crissay-sur-Manse and Montrésor. The property, partially troglodytic, is located on the hillside, overhanged by a vineyard: contemporary equipment in a setting of authenticity! One hour away by road from the Futuroscope and Center Park Sologne theme parks.


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