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Le Loft : 18th Century Stone Country Farmhouse

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The Original Oak Beams frame the spacious & light Living Area.

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Last updated: 01/05/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
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  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Amboise farmhouse description

Yes, you CAN have it all! Experience the magic of the French countryside in this charming and roomy loft apartment in a 250 year old country, stone farmhouse. Located just 15 minutes away from Amboise, one of the most visited cities in France, it’s the perfect starting point for an enchanting discovery tour of France’s glorious historical past. The Loire flows majestically through this historical castle-studded valley, recently listed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Fields and forests are the views from your cozy nest. A separate entrance with a sturdy staircase takes you up to the spacious loft where you will marvel at the beautifully exposed, original, rough-hewn beams and stone walls. The large, dormer window, glassed entrance, and round oeil de boeuf window in the bedroom, flood the room with soft light and provide a pleasant view of the original 16th century well, garden, 14 century ruins, and the fields and valley view. The new and modern bathroom with its comfortable, large oval soaking tub/shower stands in harmony with the ancient beams and angled walls. We enjoyed searching high and low for the loft's antique furnishings. If you are here in the spring, summer or fall, you, too, can explore the local 'vide greniers' (community garage sales) or the many antique stores in the area. Treasures can be found!

Explore Amboise, only 15 minutes away, with it’s fortressed walls, ancient clock-tower, the Royal Chateau d’Amboise, and the special jewel, Clos Luce, the magnificent home where Leonardo da Vinci spent the last years of his life, now a museum and tribute to his genius. Just 30 minutes away by car or a delightful bike ride is Chenonceau, the darling of the Loire Valley Chateaux. Nearby, Chambord with its many turrets or Vilandry, with its amazingly beautiful ornamental gardens of colorful vegetables should be next on your agenda as they shouldn't be missed. Wine enthusiasts will also be delighted by the abundance of wine tasting cellars in the area-Vouvray, Chinon, St Nicolas de Bourgeuil, Sancerre, etc. Local wine estates welcome visitors.

If you’re the outdoor type, one of the longest and most picturesque bicycle trails in Europe as well as section of the Grande Randonnee (France’s answer to the John Muir Trail) pass through Amboise, for your cycling and hiking enjoyment. Bicycles can be rented from several locations in Amboise or if you bring your own, we can shelter it in our barn.

When Veronica's Organic Garden is producing, the vegetables and fresh flowers are a delight for the senses. You can visit the twice-weekly open-air market in Amboise, along the Loire, and pick up something delicious to eat. If you had your big meal in the afternoon, as the French do, you can enjoy a simple light meal at home, with a crusty baguette from our village bakery, that you've picked up fresh-baked in the morning, or you can purchase a sampling of Madame Bodet's chevre cheeses (our neighbor), which this region in France is known for, or buy sausages and other meats from the local animal reserve, Beaumarchais. Your meal will be complimented with a robust red wine or sparkling, slightly fruity Vouvray from one of the many local wineries. Feel like going out? Our village is the home of the Restaurant Auberge de la Brenne, renowned for it's gastronomical sampling of local specialties. There is also a plethora of restaurants in all price ranges from country casual to city elegant, within 20 minutes of the farmhouse and we’d be happy to recommend some to you. We have lived in France for over 25 years and are glad to offer our assistance by pointing you in interesting directions. We hope to make your stay not only one you will long remember but one you will long to return to, time and time again!

​Le BIS : additional bedroom/sitting room available -
For more space and privacy, you can opt to add on Le Bis, a large bedroom/living area attached to Le Loft, that has a King sized bed, living area with couch and 2 chairs, and desk near the 2 windows with views of the fields, forest and valley.
You would double the interior space, and have 2 separate bedrooms instead of 1.

Le BIS rates = add extra $20 night

Stopping in Paris? Please ask about renting one of our studios, one or two bedroom apartments in the Chic 16th or culturally rich Latin Quarter.






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Property Type

      • Farmhouse

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Large Bathtub for two people with dimmer lights for romantic soak or cozy shower for two, VCR with Extensive Video Library, DVD player, Stove-top and Refrigerator in kitchen equipped for light meals, Linens, Gas Grill (BBQ) with Outdoor Table and Chairs, Gazebo under Old Oak, Iron and Ironing Board, and Plenty of Fresh Air! Village offers Fine Dining, fantastic Boulangerie, Goat Cheese producers, and Horse Riding Stables. For more space and privacy, you can opt to add on Le Bis, a large bedroom/living area attached to Le Loft, that has a King sized bed, living area with couch and 2 chairs, and desk near the 2 windows with views of the fields, forest and valley. You would double the interior space, and have 2 separate bedrooms instead of 1--Please ask for more information and rates....moreless

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable:

                Satellite TV with several English channels--BBC, CNN, etc....moreless

              • Stereo

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Theme Parks
              • Water Parks
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Hunting
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              General

              • Broadband Access
              • Clothes Dryer:

                shared...moreless

              • Linens Provided
              • Parking Off Street:

                Lots of space on property...moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Telephone:

                Local call only...moreless

              Kitchen

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Kitchen:

                2 electric burners, microwave, small counter top oven, toaster, coffee maker, electric kettle...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio:

                Use of gazebo under old oak tree, covered patio and lounge chairs...moreless

              • Gazebo:

                Gazebo under large oak, near woods and covered eating area over looking Vero's Garden...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              Payment Type

              • Amex
              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Year round
              Jan 2 - Dec 31, 2015
              4 night min stay
              $120

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Le Bis (extra per night) $20
              • Cleaning Fee $90
              • Taxes Included

              Notes:

              Add another bedroom/sitting room (called Le Bis) - for an extra $20 per night.

              Discounts offered for stays of 7 nights or more : please contact Manager/Owner.

              Deposit of 30% of Rental Fees required to hold reservation.

              Balance, plus cleaning fees, are due 30 days before arrival.

              Applicable security deposit by credit card hold.

              We accept Credit Cards : Visa, MasterCard and Discover.


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              Calendar

              Last updated: 01/05/2015
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              Location

              25 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Tours Nord
              10 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Amboise
              15 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Blois
              10 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Amboise
              3 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              A10 Paris - Bordeaux
              1 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Auberge de la Brenne

              Car: Necessary

              The famous Chateaux of the Loire Valley, many with summer sound and light shows, Amboise, Chenonceau, Chambord, Blois, Chaumont, Azay-le-Rideau,Villandry, to name a few, Leonardo da Vinci's home/museum in Amboise and numerous museums, monuments, and open-air markets in Tours, There are many recreational attractions as well, the aquarium, the mini-chateaux, Fantasy Forest (a children's amusement park), a wild-life park and horseback Riding, and swimming within fifteen minutes of the house, Dining out becomes a fine art with many nearby restaurants in all price ranges, from the deliciously simple to the gastronomical splurge, In the heart of Vouvray Wine country as well as all the different varieties of Loire Wine--Chinon, Bourgeuil, Sancerre, etc., For the shoppers, there are many gift and specialty shops, as well as antique shops in town, Check the activity calendar for special town fairs with their parades, medieval jousts, and the wonderful vide-greniers (village-wide flea markets) during Spring, Summer and Fall.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2001


              Contact us

              Speaks: english, french, german, polish

               

              Photos

              • The Original Oak Beams frame the spacious & light Living Area.

                The Original Oak Beams frame the spacious & light Living Area.

              • Warm & inviting Bedroom with warm wood & round, farm window

                Warm & inviting Bedroom with warm wood & round, farm window

              • Large shower/soaking tub with light dimmer to renergize after Chateaux visiting

                Large shower/soaking tub with light dimmer to renergize after Chateaux visiting

              • 220 Year Old, Stone Farmhouse with Forest & Pastoral Views

                220 Year Old, Stone Farmhouse with Forest & Pastoral Views

              • Stairs up to your cozy Loft apartment

                Stairs up to your cozy Loft apartment

              • Veronique's Garden

                Veronique's Garden

              • The view of the valley

                The view of the valley

              • Vintage furnishings, wood accents, French doors to Bedroom, exposed stone!

                Vintage furnishings, wood accents, French doors to Bedroom, exposed stone!

              • Modern Bathroom blends with stone wall and beams.

                Modern Bathroom blends with stone wall and beams.

              • Equipped Kitchen to enjoy Local Delicacies found at Open Market

                Equipped Kitchen to enjoy Local Delicacies found at Open Market

              • Stone Farmhouse Water Pump at entry

                Stone Farmhouse Water Pump at entry

              • Outdoor dining area for our guests

                Outdoor dining area for our guests

              • The entrance to our Farm

                The entrance to our Farm

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              Date last modified - Monday, January 26, 2015

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              Minimum stay: 4 nights
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              • Sleeps
                4
              • Bedrooms
                1
              • Bathrooms
                1
              • Property type
                Farmhouse
              • Reviews
                31
              Owner
              Member since: 2003
              Speaks: english, french, german, polish
              • Calendar last updated: 01/05/2015
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              +33 6 5102 4777 (France)

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