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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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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • 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.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome:

            Chatre is great for families. ...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            No smoking in the house please...moreless

          • 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

          • Pets Considered:

            Pets welcome but please check with owner....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

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          • 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

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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          • 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

              • Video Library
              • Games:

                A selection of board games are available...moreless

              • Toys:

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

              • Television
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • Radio

              Theme

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

              Attractions

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

              Leisure Activities

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

              local services and businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Medical Services

              Location Type

                  • Rural

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Hiking

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Dining:

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

                      • Seating for 6 people

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          General

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

                          Kitchen

                          • Kitchen
                          • Stove
                          • Dishes & Utensils:

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

                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Grill
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Freezer
                          • Oven
                          • Microwave
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Toaster
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Stove

                          Outside

                          • Bicycles:

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

                          • Shed
                          • Patio
                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Barbecue
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          High Summer
                          Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2014
                          2 night min stay

                          $441
                          Autumn
                          Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2014
                          2 night min stay

                          $397

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Pet Fee $25
                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          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)


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                          Last updated: 06/14/2014
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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.


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                          Speaks: french, spanish, english

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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

                          $57 - $63 per night (USD)
                          7

                          3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 11

                          View calendar: Updated 06/14/14
                          Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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