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Chatre, a Peaceful Country Cottage and Apartment in Touraine

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Last updated: 06/14/2014

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Descartes cottage description

Situated in rolling countryside 1 km from the medieval village of Ferrière Larçon, the cottage at Chatre is an ideal location for a peaceful relaxing holiday but with the Loire Chateaux, such as Chenonceau, a 45 minute drive away.

Martin and Denise, who look after our cottage, will do their best to greet you and show you around the property on arrival. They willingly share their local knowledge and advice with you and can be contacted in case of any problems.

The town of Liguel 4kms away has a market on Mondays and a small supermarket with almost everything you need. Descartes has a popular Sunday morning market, canoeing on the river and a water park. Loches 14kms away is one of the prettiest medieval towns in France. It also has a swimming pool with an innovative natural filtration sytem without chlorine. The vibrant city of Tours is a 45 minutes drive. There is even a 900m long sandy beach at Bellebouche near Meziere.

The Cottage is spacious with comfortable well-equipped living space including dishwasher and washing machine. Three bedrooms (1 double bed with en-suite bathroom, 2 twin bedded sharing large family bathroom with large bath) all located on the ground floor. There is also a sofabed available for 2 in the living room. Eco-friendly solar powered hot water system. Use of private patio including BBQ and garden furniture. TV,DVD,WiFi broadband available. Good mobile rec. Large garden.

The first floor self-contained studio is an ideal base for visiting Touraine. The spacious studio has a double and a single bed and a balcony overlooking countryside. The studio shares an entrance lobby with the cottage, but otherwise is completely independent and private. The studio has TV, WIFI, a DVD player and a well equipped kitchenette (hob, oven, microwave, fridge, washing machine). The bathroom has a apacious shower.

If rented together, the separate entrance doors may be kept open making a large 4 bedroom house.

Facilities: The garden is large (1800 m2) and is shared by the cottage and the apartment. The garden has cherry, plum and pear trees. If in season, you are welcome to enjoy the fresh fruit. It has a number of private corners.The cottage has its own patio with barbecue and garden furniture. We also supply a barbecue and garden furniture for guests in the apartment. In the shed, we keep 2 adult bicycles, a child's bicycle and a bike trailer for two small children, a football, goal posts, small slide and other children's toys, for shared use.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Chatre is great for families. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking in the house please...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets welcome but please check with owner....moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Level access is available from patio. Access to bathroom needs a reasonably narrow and manouvrable wheelchair. The en-suite is not wheel chair accessible. If in doubt please contact owner to discuss....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 9-11

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

    en suite...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    available on request...moreless

  • Living room: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    available on request...moreless

  • There is a sofa bed in the living room. Linen can be provided for this on request. There is a connected studio apartment that can be rented separately or as an extra, sleeping 3 people (included in the 11 max). A child cot is also available on request...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    With studio...moreless

  • Bathroom 2 is the en-suite bathroom. Bedrooms 2 and 3 share the family Bathroom 1. Both bedrooms also have their own washbasins in the room. Bathroom 3 is part of optional studio....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Kids' splash pool, toddler slide and toys available Bicycles and football (ball and net) provided. Enjoy an afternoon siesta in the hammock. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    We have a selection of books to read...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    A selection of board games are available...moreless

  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys:

    For younger children including table and chairs, slide, tent, wheel barrows and spades, ...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Table extensions are available on request for larger parties...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Basic Soaps
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of dishes and utensils are provided to cater for most circumstances...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles:

    2 adult bikes. 2 children's bikes (age 10 and 6 approx). Bike trailer for two small children....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Shed
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
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Shorter periods available please e-mail
Rates quoted are for studio apartment (sleeps 3).

Cottage rate (sleep 6 or 8 with sofabed) $741 weekly late summer, $556 autumn winter.

Discount available if renting both together.




We also accept payments in Euros and Pounds (prices available on request)

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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Location

195 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Paris
200 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Caen
47 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Saint Pierre des Corps (Tours TGV station)
17 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Saint Maure de Touraine
30 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Various lakes eg Bellebouche, Saint Cyr

Car: Necessary

Peaceful rolling countryside ideal for those wanting to get away from it all, yet within easy reach of the main attractions of the Loire Valley. Scratch the surface and there is much to do locally. Loches has a unique naturally cleaned swimming pool, there is tennis at Ligueil, chateaux and vinyards to visit. Sandy beaches at Bellebouche, the beach in the heart of France, Montresor and St Cyr Lake. Medieval Loches is an attractive tourist destination close by. Tours is a popular medieval city with a renowned university. Futuroscope, the amusement park is at Poitiers, a similar distance away.

Travelling around the local area, you see a wealth of medieval churches, chateaux and other buildings. Troglodyte buildings, half building and half cave are common, enjoy a pizza in a troglodyte pizzeria in Loches. Enjoy the local produce, goats cheese from Saint Maure, home pressed apple juice from Sepmes. See stunning fields of sunflowers in July. Enjoy local soft fruits from July onwards. Look out for each town's summer festival.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: We are a family with two young daughters based in the UK.

Why the Owner Chose Descartes:
We knew the previous owners and their family for many years and had spent many happy times at Chatre with them. When they retired to Loches and were selling the farm, we took the opportunity to buy the holiday cottage on the farm.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We love the rural peace and quiet of Chatre and the French quality of life. Coming from a busy town, it is a delight to sit out on a warm evening with no sound except the crickets calling and the ducks from the wood across the fields. With almost no neighbours, you get a great view of the stars on a clear night. In the big garden and without traffic worries, the children enjoy the hammock and toys we leave there including a splash pool. Although rural, there are plenty of activities within easy reach as well as exploring the chateaux and history of the Loire valley, so you are never bored.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish

Links to more information:

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • Chatre cottage

    Chatre cottage

  • Chatre cottage patio

    Chatre cottage patio

  • View of garden with fruit trees

    View of garden with fruit trees

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom

    Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom

  • Bedroom 3

    Bedroom 3

  • Entrance door to cottage and apartment

    Entrance door to cottage and apartment

  • Cowslips in the field margins

    Cowslips in the field margins

  • Enjoying the splash pool

    Enjoying the splash pool

  • Enjoying a game of football

    Enjoying a game of football

  • Extra apartment room available on request

    Extra apartment room available on request

  • Celebrate Christmas and New Year at Chatre with friends and family

    Celebrate Christmas and New Year at Chatre with friends and family

  • Chatre across the fields

    Chatre across the fields

  • Playing in front of the patio

    Playing in front of the patio

  • Family day in the garden

    Family day in the garden

  • Living area and kitchen

    Living area and kitchen

  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom 2

  • Family bathroom

    Family bathroom

  • Ripe pears in the garden in late August

    Ripe pears in the garden in late August

  • Wifi internet access available throughout the house for all ages!

    Wifi internet access available throughout the house for all ages!

  • A shaded hammock is perfect for an afternoon siesta

    A shaded hammock is perfect for an afternoon siesta

  • Apartment balcony (does not overlook cottage patio area)

    Apartment balcony (does not overlook cottage patio area)

  • View from the apartment balcony

    View from the apartment balcony

  • Chatre in the snow

    Chatre in the snow

  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    11
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Property type
    Cottage
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish
  • Calendar last updated: 06/14/2014
Email owner

+44 177 272-7115

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