Cosy Apartment with Garden in 17th C Historic Townhouse, Close to Chinon

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Last updated: 10/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

We offer a spacious self-catering accommodation perfect for couples in a 17th century historically important townhouse, 'Maison-des-Chevaliers.' Yet almost everything is outside your door; walk to cafés, shops, restaurants, banks, bakeries, pharmacie and a lively and colorful weekly farmer’s market.

Location: Loudun, close to Chinon, Tours area, Centre-Loire Valley (a UNESCO World heritage Site), France, Europe (nearby Chateaux & vineyards of the Loire). The furthest sites are no more than 1.5 to 2 hours away.

Accommodation: Part of our townhouse; upstairs, a superb, tastefully-furnished and well-equipped self-catering apartment : the bedroom has a large high quality bed, firm and new with fine linens, sitting room with comfortable sofa and armchairs, bathroom has a large modern shower and the kitchen is very well-equipped. On request additional sleeping accommodation available in adjacent studio for two adults or single person. There is a Broadband Internet ADSL connection and WiFi in the apartment as well.

You will enjoy the peace of this quiet town situated out of the crowded main roads and easy to park your car, all parkings are free of charge in Loudun. This is why so many guests from around the world have come to stay with us and find it hard to leave. Though the 'Maison-des-Chevaliers' is located in the very center of the old town, it is surprisingly tranquil, guests can relax in the large walled garden or enjoy their meals in the private patio garden.

Loudun is a pleasant town of 8,000 with ancient streets and five officially recognized historic monuments. Visited, but not overly-touristed, it is well situated for visiting the chateaux and vineyards of the region. Loudun is near Chinon, Saumur and Fontevraud (a royally-sponsored abbey complex associated with the Plantagenets). Please go to our website for more information about places to visit.

This old 15th/16th century house has recently undergone a major and thoughtful renovation. We incorporated high end improvements, especially in the kitchen and bathroom, yet preserved the essential original historic features of the house. A sundial that forms an integral part of the restored façade which overlooks the garden, bears the date of 1663. A massive restoration was made at that time by the owner; the Counselor and the Attorney General of the King Louis XIII and the King's Public Prosecutor of Loudun.

To-day, the English-speaking owners (Swedish/French couple who returned to the area after retiring) live in the main part of the house. If you wish, we can offer advice on any aspect of your holiday. Or, if you prefer, we can leave you in peace to explore the area in your own way.

Steps from your car is the apartment's private entrance. Walking up via the tower and the restored 350-years old stone staircase (just 16 steps), you enter the apartment's large and comfortably furnished sitting room and dining area. The fully-equipped kitchen is adjacent. The sitting room and the bedroom each have an exquisite original fireplace and are furnished with antiques. The very large, light and airy bedroom with it's south facing windows overlook the walled garden, the adjoining park and the rooftops of the old town. Guests are welcome to use the garden, garden furniture.

We have strived to provide not just the typical 'self-catering' or 'gîte' minimal accommodations, but to provide something like the 'comforts of home'.
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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 72 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    kids over 12 years old are welcome...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    smoking allowed only outside in the garden...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1


  • Other (See Description): 1 double


  • Double Beds (1) new high quality bedding (160 x 200)

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Broadband Access:

    DSL and WiFi available on the apartment and the 'studio apartment'...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room:

    35 m2, sofa & armchairs for 4 people...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Loudun golf 10 minutes drive...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    in the town at five minutes by walk...moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low season
Nov 1 - Apr 30, 2016
4 night min stay
May 1 - May 31, 2016
5 night min stay
Jul 1 - Sep 30, 2016
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $158.92
  • Taxes Not included


We accept payment in Euros by Credit card through PayPal to our email address.

All taxes are included in the rental cost. 25% on booking with remaining 75% to be paid 6 weeks prior to the rental period.

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 10/22/2015
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70 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Nearest Barpub
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Bourgueil or Saumur
Nearest Restaurant
150 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Les Sables d'Olonnes

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, swedish



  • view from garden

    view from garden

  • Spring Flowers

    Spring Flowers

  • Garden View

    Garden View

  • Salon/Living Room

    Salon/Living Room

  • Salon/Living Room

    Salon/Living Room

  • Bedroom


  • Kitchen


  • View of the Square Tower, Loudun

    View of the Square Tower, Loudun

  • Loudun at Night

    Loudun at Night

  • Garden entrance

    Garden entrance

  • private patio garden

    private patio garden

  • Stairway entrance to the Apartment

    Stairway entrance to the Apartment

  • Salon/Living Room

    Salon/Living Room

  • Bedroom


  • Bedroom


  • The Martry gate, Loudun

    The Martry gate, Loudun

  • Local Farmer's Market

    Local Farmer's Market

  • view of Chinon and river Vienne

    view of Chinon and river Vienne

VRBO #169331

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Thursday, November 19, 2015

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