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Unique, Independent, Quality B&B Overlooking the Loire Valley

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'Le Paquerie', Brian & Therese Morgan


Last updated: 01/01/1990

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Amboise bed and breakfast description

A once in a lifetime troglodyte experience.

'The Paquerie' is an exclusive and renovated 19 century vineyard style country house 4 km from Amboise situated in a 2 acre wooded park with a panoramic view of the Loire Valley. Therese and Brian (Retired Airline Pilot) propose to accommodate you in a beautifully renovated independent room built into the limestone cliff in their courtyard.

Breakfast is included and is taken inside the house or on the terrace overlooking the Loire Valley. The house presents you with a subtle mixture of antique European and Asian furniture, Asian artifacts and modern paintings and photos - all reflecting the extensive travels of Brian and Therese.

For those who love calm and elegance this will be a delightful, peaceful experience that emphasizes nature and quality of life. Your private terrace enables you to relax in complete privacy. Your welcome is assured all year round, as this cave-bedroom remains cool in the heat of summer and snug with central heating in winter.

This accommodation is designed for two people. An additional bed can be added at €70 extra cost. The guests should ensure that, by requesting the additional bed, they accept the additional limitations on space and convenience.

Amboise is famous for its royal chateau and the 'Clos Luce', the home of Leonardo de Vinci. We are a short drive from all the renowned chateaux of the Loire Valley and you can visit local markets, charming villages or participate in wine tasting.

PILOTS. The Loire Valley is an ideal stopover for visiting foreign pilots. Land at Amboise/Dierre (LFEF) and Brian, an experienced pilot, will ensure that all your tourist and aviation needs are satisfied.

The Loire Valley is well known for its numerous chateaux, quality wines and delicious food and also for its caves; that is, its 'troglodyte' history. Excavation for the stone ('tuffeau') for the construction of chateaux resulted in numerous caves some of which are still used for habitation.

There are no cooking facilities in your room; However, tea/coffee making facilities are provided.

Access by car from Paris via the A10 auto route, by high-speed train (TGV) from Paris or Charles de Gaulle Airport or by air (RyanAir) is without difficulty. English is spoken.

Renting a car is necessary so as to have access to Amboise (4 km) and also to visit the numerous tourist features of the Loire Valley. Convenient car rental is available at the TGV station in Tours (St Pierre des Corps). Our GPS coordinates are N47 26' 57.2' and E001 00' 52.5'.

Preferred guest arrival time is 5PM or later. However, an earlier arrival is certainly possible. An email or courtesy phone call to Therese +33 (0)2 4730 1041 is all that is required.

Guests comments are the confirming proof of our quality. Unsolicited comments can be found on this site and also on TripAdvisor web site - Europe Amboise Paquerie.

Keywords: Independent Gite

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 250 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Bed And Breakfast


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

          • Bedroom 1


          • High quality bedroom in luxury appointed cave. Has a Queen size Bed (1). Additional single Bed (1) possible - available on request, €40 additional including breakfast...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1


          • Luxurious bathroom carved in the rock. Towel drying, handbasin, large mirrors, large shower area, bar fridge, coffee/tea facilities...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            External dining area in garden. Breakfast provided in owner's house...moreless

          • Refrigerator:


          • Coffee Maker
          • Seating for 2 people


          • Parking:

            Secure parking available in courtyard in front of B&b...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Guest carpark in courtyard...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            €12/5kg for washer/dryer...moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Wood Fireplace
          • Linens Provided
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Towels Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Extensive tourist library in bedroom,


              • Music Library:

                Predominately classical music...moreless

              • Stereo
              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Video Library


                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Free Wi-Fi in room and terrace...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    View over Loire Valley. See photos....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden


                  • Romantic
                  • Away From It All
                  • Historic

                  Location & View


                      • Zoo
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Swimming
                      • Hiking
                      • Cycling
                      • Tennis
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Medical Services
                      • Laundromat
                      • Hospital
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Kayaking
                      • Shopping
                      • Walking
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Antiquing
                      • Boating
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Ruins
                      • Cinemas
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Churches
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Restaurants
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Golf


                      Write a review 5
                      from 18 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Taxes Not included


                      Additional single bed is + €40 per night, that is, a total of €130/night.

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                      30 Kilometres
                      Nearest Airport
                      25 Kilometres
                      Nearest Train
                      Amboise; Tours Saint-Pierre des Corps TGV
                      12 Kilometres
                      Nearest Motorway
                      A10 Autoroute
                      3 Kilometres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      10 Kilometres
                      Nearest Golf
                      3 Kilometres
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      L'Auberge de Launay

                      Car: Necessary

                      Nearby Chateaux - Amboise,Azay-Le-Rideau,Blois,Cheverny,Loches ,Chenonceaux,Chambord,Chaumont,Villandry.

                      Boat trips on the Loire or Cher rivers.

                      Bicycle rental, tours.

                      Extensive official walking paths visiting points of interest.


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1985

                      About the owner: Therese is your charming English speaking French hostess. She and her Australian born husband Brian have restored this wine growers cottage that originally belonged to Therese's parents. Brian, a retired airline Captain, shares his love of photography and aviation with guests. Therese, a graphic artist and painter, charms you with her accent, her attention and the refined house decor that reflects their worldwide travels. Guests may visit her painting atelier.

                      Why the Owner Chose Amboise:
                      This B&B is located in Therese's and Brian's home. Its charm lies in its view over the Loire Valley, its peacefulness, its completely independent nature and the fact that it is in a cave ! The location is close to all Loire Valley attractions but far enough away from the town of Amboise to ensure a quiet, peaceful holiday. Access by road, train or airline is easy and uncomplicated. EXPECT A REPLY TO YOUR INQUIRY WITHIN 3 HOURS AND EVENTUALLY YOUR SIMPLE NO TAX SECURE PAYMENT BY PAYPAL.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast:
                      Brian and Therese are convinced that 'satisfy the client' is the only principle that will ensure that their guests will enjoy their stay and that this principle will also provide them personally with the satisfaction of being international hosts. From their world travels they have an understanding of the travelers needs - his problems and concerns. Unlike other B&B's Brian will offer you an additional free service of helping you in the planning and organization of your holiday. Unconditional help is available at no charge.

                      Contact us

                      Speaks: french, english

                      Links to more information:

                      Guestbook comments from the owner

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                      • 'Le Paquerie', Brian & Therese Morgan

                        'Le Paquerie', Brian & Therese Morgan

                      • Bedroom - View from Entrance Door

                        Bedroom - View from Entrance Door

                      • Your Breakfast

                        Your Breakfast

                      • "Your" Loire Valley

                        "Your" Loire Valley

                      • "The Calm" !

                        "The Calm" !

                      • Our Autumn

                        Our Autumn

                      • Bedroom & Bathroom Entrance

                        Bedroom & Bathroom Entrance

                      • Bathroom-Handbasin, Toilet, Shower (R-L)

                        Bathroom-Handbasin, Toilet, Shower (R-L)

                      • "La Paquerie"

                        "La Paquerie"

                      • Ballons viewed from house

                        Ballons viewed from house

                      • Guests' Private Terrace

                        Guests' Private Terrace

                      VRBO #181438

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                      This listing was first published here in 2008.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

                      €90 per night (EUR)

                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 3

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                      Speaks: french, english
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