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4 star Douce Loire holiday cottage

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Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Chouzé-sur-Loire

Fisherman's stone house, view of the Loire, charming, very comfortable, Wifi

Unique points of interest exist, but it is very rare to find them all in the same place: The Douce Loire holiday cottage is one very special place: view of the Loire in a Unesco World Heritage listed region, in the regional Natural Park of Anjou Touraine, within the most prestigious Châteaux of the Loire Valley (Chinon, Saumur, Villandry, Langeais, Fontevraud Abbey, Azay le Rideau, Ussé and further east, Chenonceau, Amboise, Cheverny, Chambord, etc.

A bargeman's house, built on the bank of the Loire river, in the heart of the village of Chouzé sur Loire (choice land) with shops, doctors... but also located on the wine route (in the controlled designation origin vineyards of St Nicolas de Bourgueil and Bourgueil) Close to the Loire river by bike (from Port Boulet - 3 kms away) and near the hiking trails and footpaths.

Built in 1800, this fisherman's house, behind its modest façade, is decorated with care and taste, it is comfortable, small but with a charming private garden (30 sqm), balcony, terrace from which you can enjoy the view of the Loire. 50 metres away from the house, the Chouzé harbour, built when the seawalls were used to cultivate wicker, lines up old white and rose façades. It is a very special place, filled with a characteristic sweetness. You can ride your bike or go for a walk along the Loire River for several kilometres. No private parking at Douce Loire but parking nearby.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Elisabeth Minier
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 October, 2016

About Elisabeth Minier

In Cheillé, near Azay le Rideau, fifteen years ago, we opened a charming Bed&Breakfast called 'La Grande Bleue'. We really wanted to welcome guests in a house that could be theirs for a week or two or even more. Wish accomplished. At the end of 2011, we found the perfect place near Bourgueil in Chouzé sur Loire. It has been love at first sight with this beautiful house of the Loire region and environment. We did not happen to know that such a place existed in Touraine, this small harbour is stunning. In January 2012, we started restoring this very typical fisherman's house located 50 metres away (walking) from the harbour. The view of the Loire River from the balcony and the terrace, the beautiful spiral staircase dismantled in 1800, the old post office and the Loire River make this house full of charm a perfect place to stay. We have been working all year and also decided to get classified as a guarantee by a recognised organisation. We have been rewarded 4 stars for our holiday cottage! We are eager to know what you think of it!

Elisabeth Minier purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Elisabeth Minier chose Indre-et-Loire

The Loire Valley is full of history, terroirs... The Châteaux, the rivers (The Loire, the Indre, the Vienne), the forests, the growing of wine make it one of the most beautiful regions of France. The Loire is all at once majestic, charming and bustling. The dressed stones, typical of this region, reveal the colours that give the place light and character, right where the Loire and the Vienne meet. There are many activities to discover in the area around the Châteaux and other cultural visits for kids and adults: biking, hiking, nature, wine of the Loire Valley...

What makes this cottage unique

Advantages of this house: it is very well located:

- The Loire is 50 metres away and can be seen from the house

- In the heart of the Châteaux, vineyards and the wine route

- The Loire bike circuit and hiking trails nearby

- A Unesco World Heritage sites and natural park of Anjou Touraine

- All the comfort of a village with small shops and all facilities.

Moreover, it is an exceptionally charming house, authentic and fully equipped: Wi-Fi, beds made for your arrival, bathroom linen, phone card, baby care equipment, eco friendly household cleaning products.

We wanted this house to be environmentally friendly. Mattresses, covers and undersheets are treated with anti-acarid, vacuum filters...

Very comfortable bedding, appliances and leisure equipment (TV, DVD player, CD player, 2 bicycles...)


2 holidaymaker reviews

4 star Douce Loire holiday cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Adorable et confortable maison, idéalement située

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons été formidablement accueillis par Mme Minnier dans ce très joli gîte. La maison est décorée avec beaucoup de goût et d'attention, d'éclairages doux et indirects et de très jolis tableaux. La cuisine est fort agréable et très bien équipée. Les petits extérieurs adorables et très appréciables. La terrasse du haut avec vue sur la Loire et un lieu magnifique de tranquillité très carte postale. La maison était impeccable. Les chambres très agréables. Nous avons passé un très agréable séjour avec nos 3 enfants. La situation est très agréable, le bord de Loire de cette petite localité est magnifique. Nous recommandons très vivement cette location.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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charmante location pour un week end de mai

  • 5 of 5

Beaucoup de charme pour cette maison de pêcheur décorée avec goût et atypique. Les propriétaires sont très attentionnés et leur accueil est chaleureux. Le descriptif est très précis et fidèle à ce que nous avons trouvé. La location était très propre et l'équipement est bon. La literie est moelleuse et les chambres spacieuses. Un jardinet fleuri, une terrasse ensoleillée, à 50m: le quai des sarrazins et la "Loire à vélo".

Les commerces sont à 30m (boulangerie, boucherie...)

Nous avons un agréable week end en famille et recommandons cette location.

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chers hôtes , Vos commentaires nous encouragent et nous touchent également. Un grand merci à vous tous (petits et grands), ce fût un plaisir de vous accueillir à Douce Loire. Cordialement, Elisabeth et Pascal
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
250 Kilometres
Ferry in Caen
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Golf course in Loundun St Hilaire and Saumur
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Port Boulet /Bourgueil
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A 85 highway, exit at 'Bourgueil'
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
500 m when La Loire River is low
Car: recommended

Unesco World Heritage sites : Châteaux of the Loire Valley, Chinon, Villandry, Langeais, Azay le Rideau, Saumur, Fontevraud Abbey and Bourgueil, Abbey, Ussé ... and further east : Amboise, Chenonceau, Cheverny, Chambord etc. Biking in the Loire region, hiking, wine route because it is located in the controlled designation origin vineyards of Bourgueil St Nicolas de Bourgueil and near Chinon, Saumur, Saumur Champigny, Azay le Rideau, Vouvray, Montlouis...

Home of writers such as Balzac, Rabelais, Ronsard...

Among the parks and the Loire Valley gardens (Villandry, Chaumont sur Loire, la Chatonniere, le Riveau and many others...)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Chouzé-sur-Loire, Indre-et-Loire

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
19 Oct 2016 - 2 Nov 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
3 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
17 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £178
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.

Tarif week end =380 euros(2 nuits samedi/dimanche ou vendredi/samedi )
Tarif midweek = 420 euros(3 nuits entre le lundi et le jeudi )
réduction pour très longs séjours(voir conditions avec les propriétaires)

le solde est à verser 1 mois avant le début du séjour .

La caution de 200 euro est demandée à l arrivée .

Un relevé de compteur électrique a lieu à l arrivée et départ de nos hôtes au tarif appliqué par EDF Heures creuses et heures pleines à la charge du locataire

Un forfait ménage en fin de séjour vous est proposé pour un montant de 50 euros , non obligatoire.

une taxe de séjour de 1 euro /j/pers est imposée par la commune du 1er avril au 31 octobre( réductions à partir de 3 enfants de - de 18 ans)

les vélos vous sont prêtés gracieusement
Les enfants de moins de deux ans ne sont pas pris en compte dans la capacité, et n ' occasionnent aucun supplément.
Le matériel bébé est à votre disposition, lit bébé,chaise haute , pot,baignoire bébé , gracieusement également.
Le chauffage est un chauffage central.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Chouzé-sur-Loire in Centre

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • lake
  • river
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , One toilet on ground floor and one toilet detached from show
  • The shower room is on ground floor, walk in shower, hand basins, separate WC, 1 on ground floor and the other with sink on the first floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 140x190
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 90x190
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 140x190
  • 3 bedrooms, one on the ground floor: Bedroom 1 overlooking the balcony, view of the Loire, garden access on ground floor Bedroom 2 overlooking the terrace, view of the Loire, first floor Bedroom 3 street side, first floor
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Baby equipment: baby cot, high chair, baby bath DVD library, CDs, books and games for children, flat screen TV, DVD player and radio CD Wi-Fi Non-private parking nearby Playground along the Loire 500 m away from the house (climbing frame, slide, playing field, pic nic area...) Nice walk to the playground alongside the Loire with no cars nearby.

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