10 Minutes Chenonceaux - 20 Minutes Loches - Beautiful Village
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Blere cottage description
Imagine having seven acres of beautiful country scenery and still be able to walk to the village for fresh croissants in the morning. That's exactly why we fell in love with our place in Epeigne-les-Bois: our former watermill house is over 150 yrs old and situated on a beautiful, hilly property, but it is mere yards from the charming center of an 11th-century village. You'll be close enough to hear the church bells, but still experience the delights of a truly rural location. Epeigne-les-Bois features an 11th-century church, cafe, post office, and a small grocery store--excellent for fresh bread, croissants, and other basics.
The guest house overlooks the old millrace, which leads up to the main house, built in the early 1800's in the "Maison d'Maitres" style. Beyond the millrace is open field and woods. You may explore the property, which is bordered by a small river. Have coffee on your terrace in the morning, or simply enjoy the view from your elevated porch. Two barns and other interesting outbuildings offer a glimpse of French country life in another century.
Your house features a newly-refurbished full bath and kitchen. Cooks will be thrilled with the many local open-air markets; we particularly recommend Loches and Montrichard. For everyday needs, there are also two supermarkets nearby. Cultural activities abound, and the Loire Valley features many good local wineries and fromageries. Restaurants range from reasonably-priced and excellent pizzerias to fabulous chateaux.
Keywords: Gite, Self-Catering Home
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 3-5
- Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Ping Pong Table
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Horseback Riding
- Equestrian Events
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Botanical Garden
- Theme Parks
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- Winery Tours
- Chenonceux, the most-visited chateau in France, is ten minutes away by car. Montpoupon, a spectacular fortress chateau, is a fifteen-minute bike ride. Other chateaux within a half-hour's drive include Amboise, Cheverny, Chaumont-sur- Loire, Valencay, and many others. Parc Mini-Chateaux is great for kids (and adults). The whole area is great for biking, and bike rentals are available in Blere and Montrichard. ...moreless
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Great Location, friendly people
Great Location, friendly people
This is a great location as a base point from which to see much of the Loire Valley. I just finished a 2 week stay in October. The weather was pleasant and I ran into no crowds. As for the gite - I enjoyed it. It is located about 100 meters from a town sufficiently small that 100 meters away was outside of town. Although charming, the location has a few faults, such as no boulangerie or local grocery store. But it was easy enough to drive to both. I had a bit of a problem with the wifi, but with some help from the femme de chambre, her husband, and the local internet guru, we overcame that difficulty. I can't overstate how polite and friendly these people were - typical of residents of this area. Don't expect first class accomodations, that isn't what renting a gite is about. Its in a building which, if in the USA would probably have a historical marker outside. But it was entirely adequate. If you stay here and intend to do some cooking, start preheating the oven early since it takes a while. Typically French, the gite has a bathtub with a hand held spray. Should I ever get the opportunity to spend more time in the Loire Valley, I would certainly consider this place.
- Guest Gary A. (Silver Spring, MD)
- Date of stay 09/27/12
- Review Submitted 10/11/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Loved our "home" in the Loire
Loved our "home" in the Loire
We spent 8 days in this lovely setting in the Loire, close to all the major chateaux, amid lush green fields and charming small villages. The "gite" was spacious and comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped. We particularly enjoyed meeting our landlord, Mr. Gordon, who was extremely helpful with suggestions for touring around the area. He even supplied detailed maps and a Micheline Green Guide for our use. We recommend this rental highly, especially for those who want a good sense of what it is like to live in France.
- Guest Cynthia (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
- Date of stay 06/04/10
- Review Submitted 06/29/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing.
After a week in Paris, we delighted in our arrival in this small village and being guests of Monsieur Gordon! The gite was perfect: peaceful, nicely outfitted, and within close proximity to the castles of the region. Day trips are a pleasure, and you'll enjoy the day's end sitting on the terrace with the bottle of wine you purchased at a local winery. The mornings are a treat also: hearing the birds and roosters---taking a walk around the village lake is a must, especially after a full meal! Enjoy--We certainly did!!!
- Guest cristabel (st louis, usa)
- Date of stay 07/13/09
- Review Submitted 07/13/09
What a marvelous vacation spot! The countryside is beautiful; the gite was spacious, immaculate, and charming; the local residents were warmly receptive; and our hosts were fun, friendly, knowledgeable, and extremely helpful. There is much to see and do in nearby towns, and every day of our week's vacation offered an exciting new adventure. This was a dream vacation!
- Guest Susan Cahill (Sparta, New Jersey)
- Date of stay 08/19/08
- Review Submitted 08/19/08
We stayed at the Gite 3-9 August 2008 and had a lovely time. The rental property was clean and comfortable, with a terrific terrace from which we could view the pond, garden, and nearby meadow with our glasses of local wine. Our hosts were generous with knowledge of local activities and sights, plus good restaurants. The village is quiet, but near larger villages and convenient to Tours and Chateau de Chenonceau. We look forward to returning someday!
- Guest Tom Davis1 (New York City)
- Date of stay 08/10/08
- Review Submitted 08/10/08
Sep 15-Nov 15 .. €350/week Apr 15-Jun 14 .. €350/week Jun 15 Sep 14 .. €500/week Major credit cards accepted.
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Exterior of gite( guest house) looking to barn and village
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