We stayed 6 nights in the Lodge house of the chateau grounds. The chateau is owned by Francois Brunault who is restoring it. He is very welcoming indeed and very happy for those staying in the gite to wander the grounds including around the chateau. The chateau sits in grounds of 12 hectares and is completely enclosed so we had no worries about our spaniel straying onto the road - though we did have to keep an eye on her when a deer and her kid appeared from the trees. There are two bathrooms - the ground floor has a lovely walk-in shower and the first floor bathroom has a bath with shower head over it. There is lots of space in the bedrooms and in the huge sitting/dining room downstairs. There is a DVD player and some french DVDs and lots of books (although I could only find one in English). Lots of dishes and pots, towels, pillows and duvets. Selle sur Cher is about a 5 minute drive away and has plenty of shops - try the cheese & wine shop - and bakeries and a very good Chinese restaurant. Chenonceau is about 40 minutes away - don’t miss it! Also we loved Amboise.
Town centre location with good public parking near-by. House very 'french' in character with two lovely private outdoor sitting areas - one well shaded.
Plenty of shops and cafes and restaurants close by.
Really good location for both town and access to good riverside cycling.