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

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Last updated: 12/08/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Chinon apartment 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

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • 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

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Other (See Description): 1 double

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

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Entertainment

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

          Theme

          • Historic
          • Tourist Attractions

          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

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 4 people

          General

          • 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

          Kitchen

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

          Outside

          • 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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              7 night min stay

              €630

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit €150
              • Taxes Included

              Notes:

              Notice that the lettings for the Apartment is Saturday to Saturday (7 nights).

              For the Studio apartment the changeover day is flexible, we accept split of week or short breaks (min. 4 nights) from Euros 70/night for that accommodation, please contact the owner for rate and availabiliy.

              On booking 25%, remaining 75% to be paid 8 weeks prior to commencement of rental period. In addition a refundable deposit for EUR 150 to cover loss or damage, payable 8 weeks prior to the rental period. We accept payment in Euros by Credit Cards through PayPal.


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              Last updated: 12/08/2014
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              Location

              70 Kilometres
              Nearest Airport
              Tours
              Chinon
              Nearest Barpub
              Loudun
              15 Kilometres
              Nearest Golf
              Roiffé/Loudun
              18 Kilometres
              Nearest Train
              Chinon
              30 Kilometres
              Nearest Motorway
              Bourgueil or Saumur
              Chinon
              Nearest Restaurant
              Loudun
              150 Kilometres
              Nearest Beach
              Les Sables d'Olonnes

              Car: Necessary

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2003


              Contact us

              Speaks: english, french, swedish

               

              Photos

              • 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

                Bedroom

              • Kitchen

                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

              • 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

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              This listing was first published here in 2008.

              Date last modified - Friday, December 12, 2014

              €630 per week (EUR)
              10

              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 4

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              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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              Member since: 2008
              Speaks: english, french, swedish
              • Calendar last updated: 12/08/2014
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              + 33 5499 86113 (France)

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