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Studio Apartment in 15th Century House, Centre of Medieval Town

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Bardin Suite living area and bedroom area.

Bardin Suite living area and bedroom area. Bardin Suite, by bed white door goes to bathroom. Bardin Suite looking towards kitchen. Bardin Suite decorative fireplace in living/bedroom area. Bardin Suite kitchen. Bardin Suite looking towards living and bedroom area. Bardin Suite decorative old copper pots in kitchen. Bardin Suite decorative fireplace in kitchen. Bardin Suite bathroom, heated towel rack is to left of shower. Bardin Suite front door. Terrace Bardin Suite. View over looking La Charité-sur-Loire and the Loire River. View of La Charité-sur-Loire drawn by Merrian 17th Century. View of La Charité-sur-Loire taken from the ramparts. One of the many stained glass windows in the church. Old photo postcard of street view of La Charité-sur-Loire taken early 1900s.

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Last updated: 04/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

La Charite-sur-Loire apartment description

The studio apartment (50 square metre/500 sq feet) is comprised of recently remodeled suite of rooms, with a private outdoor patio, in a 15th century of medieval building. The studio suite is located within the remnants of the ancient walls of the medieval town centre.

We have made every effort to maintain the antiquity of this charming studio during renovation. In the same complex we also have a one bedroom apartment for rent up one flight of stairs, please ask us for further information about our other three two bedrooms apartments. Modern bathroom, kitchen and living room make the unit an ideal place to relax while exploring the region. The apartment is rented on either a weekly basis or a two night minimum stay.

While staying with us you will be a short walk to several bakeries, butcher shops, bars, restaurants and other amenities all within the medieval town centre. In addition to wine tasting and sightseeing you can spend your days walking or cycling the many trails in the area the best of which run along the Canal Lateral à La Loire. There is also the opportunity to travel down the Loire by kayak or canoe.

La Charité-sur-Loire is an hour and 45 minutes south of Paris. The owners live a two minute walk from the unit and are always on hand to answer any of your questions or if you need help with your French. Please see our website for more information of activities in the area.



Keywords: Studio, apartment, flat, condo, condominium,vacation rental, village rental, self catering, French rental, gîte, medieval town,

Property Type

  • On floor 0
  • 50 m²
  • 0 story
  • Apartment

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25 years old....moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

          • Convertible bed(s)

            ...moreless

          • Queen size Bed (1) 160cm x 200cm, Baby Cribs (1) Available on a first come first serve basis., Sleep Sofa 140cm x 180cm...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

            ...moreless

          • Enclosed shower with heated towel rack.

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            A child's highchair is provided on a first come first serve basis....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Salt and pepper...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            4...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Kitchen
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Refrigerator
          • Toaster
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils

          Amenities

          • Parking Off Street:

            There is free parking in front of the vacation rental and if it is not available there is free unlimited parking one minute away....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Bed linens and towels are provided and they are changed weekly on rentals of two weeks or more. Heated towel rack in bathroom....moreless

          • Living Room seats 4:

            A sofa bed that seats two people and two comfortable easy chairs....moreless

          • Heating:

            Electric heat....moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Washing Machine
          • Towels Provided
          • Hair Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • The Bardin Suite is in the centre of the old town and it is steps away from wonderful bakeries, cafes, restaurants and boutiques....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable:

                CNN, BBC News, plus many other languages...moreless

              • Books:

                A variety of English books....moreless

              • DVD Player:

                English and French DVDs...moreless

              • Television
              • Games

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                A 'pay and talk' cell phone is provided on a first come first serve basis....moreless

              • Mobile Phone:

                A pay and talk cell phone is provided upon request...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Bicycles:

                We have four bicycles and helmets for rent for 10 euro a day....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                A table and four chairs are provided on the private terrace....moreless

              Theme

              • Tourist Attractions
              • Historic

              Car

                  • Recommended

                  Activities

                  • Medical Services
                  • Kayaking
                  • Groceries
                  • Antiquing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Golf
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Museums
                  • Cinemas
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Churches
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Walking
                  • Shopping
                  • Scenic Drives

                  Other Activities

                      • Wine tasting, visit châteaux nearby. We have four bicycles for rent for 10€ per day each including helmets....moreless
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • Jim and Kay, Worthington, OH

                        Jim and Kay, Worthington, OH

                        • Guest Kay K. (Worthington, Ohio)
                        • Date of stay 09/21/13
                        • Review Submitted 10/29/13
                        What a wonderful, relaxing place to stay. Everything was so comfortable. The owners were most helpful and had thought of everything. A delightful little town to rest in, and served as a great base to explore much of the nearby region. We would definitely recommend this place.

                        Owner response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you. We hope to see you here again soon!

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                      • What a treat!

                        What a treat!

                        • Guest GypsyGeri (Marina del Rey, CA)
                        • Date of stay 10/06/13
                        • Review Submitted 10/19/13
                        We had been meandering in France for a month, moving on every night or two, when we noticed the listing for Kelly & Byron's gites, and decided to settle down for a week in La-Charite-sur-Loire in a part of Burgundy we had not been before. Bardin suite was just our size, and probably the most comfortable place we have stayed of our many European vacation rentals through the years, and maybe the only one that was exactly as represented. They've thought of everything. The comfortable bed, the nice towels and linens, the easy chairs, the well furnished kitchen, the rain shower bath, and even more importantly to us, the good reading lights -- combined with Kelly's graciousness to make us grateful that we had found such a warn, pleasant place. The Harkers are such nice people, and we really enjoyed their hospitality. Byron's enthusiasm for his very interesting adopted town is infectious, and his local anecdotes and tidbits bring its history to life. Parking is right in front, and there is much to see and do within an hour or two. We liked it so much that we wanted to stay longer, so we did!

                        Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, people with disabilities, sightseeing, age 55+.

                        Owner response: We are happy to hear you enjoyed our Bardin Suite and La Charité-sur-Loire. It was a pleasure to meet you! We hope to see you here again soon.

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                      • Superb Apartment

                        Superb Apartment

                        • Guest Anonymous
                        • Date of stay 09/07/13
                        • Review Submitted 09/16/13
                        This was our first experience booking with vrbo. and a very positive one. Communication was prompt and exact. When we arrived in La Charite the weather was cool and wet and Kelly was extremely welcoming and escorted us to our suite in no time. Kelly went to great measures to ensure we were warm and very comfortable, heater was on in the living area and already set as was the heated towel rails. The suite, was much larger than I imagined from the website and has been exceptionally restored and decorated. Both Byron and Kelly go to great lengths in imparting their knowledge of the town and area, of which they quite obviously love and are very proud. We especially enjoyed Byron's afternoon walk and his enthusiastic talk on the history of some of the very old buildings. The use of the bikes is also a very positive extra with the apartment. We were able to experience the Loire countryside along the velos and canals. One can easily cycle along designated velos north and south of the bridge for as far as you wish. There is an amazing amount to do and see around La Charite. Thank you Byron and Kelly for a memorable week in your Bardin Suite. We will be definitely recommending your apartments to any friends and relatives visiting France.

                        Recommended for: Sightseeing.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • Superb Apartment

                        Superb Apartment

                        • Guest Anonymous
                        • Date of stay 09/07/13
                        • Review Submitted 09/16/13
                        This was our first experience booking with vrbo. and a very positive one. Communication was prompt and exact. When we arrived in La Charite the weather was cool and wet and Kelly was extremely welcoming and escorted us to our suite in no time. Kelly went to great measures to ensure we were warm and very comfortable, heater was on in the living area and already set as was the heated towel rails. The suite, was much larger than I imagined from the website and has been exceptionally restored and decorated. Both Byron and Kelly go to great lengths in imparting their knowledge of the town and area, of which they quite obviously love and are very proud. We especially enjoyed Byron's afternoon walk and his enthusiastic talk on the history of some of the very old buildings. The use of the bikes is also a very positive extra with the apartment. We were able to experience the Loire countryside along the velos and canals. One can easily cycle along designated velos north and south of the bridge for as far as you wish. There is an amazing amount to do and see around La Charite. Thank you Byron and Kelly for a memorable week in your Bardin Suite. We will be definitely recommending your apartments to any friends and relatives visiting France.

                        Recommended for: Sightseeing.

                        Owner response: We are happy you enjoyed your stay in our Bardin Suite and La Charité-sur-Loire! We hope we will be welcoming you back soon.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                      • Beautiful Bardin Suite

                        Beautiful Bardin Suite

                        • Guest Rebecca (Sydney, Australia)
                        • Date of stay 06/29/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/27/13
                        What a wonderful property - all the character of an old house of the area nicely renovated with everything that you'll need. Kelly and Byron are fantastic hosts and very helpful with lots of good information and advice. We loved it so much that we extended our stay. Charite sur Loire is a fantastic location with access to the Loire bike path as well as its own amazing history. You can spend days roaming around the town taking in the history - and maybe an aperitif or two. The restaurants in town are great as is the local produce so it is easy to cook up a storm or let someone else do it for you. We didn't have a car and didn't need one - everything was easy to get to and with Byron meeting us at the train station there was no need to worry about luggage or finding the location. The train station isn't far and is an easy walk if you did want to go farther afield whilst staying here.

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing, age 55+.

                        Owner response: We are delighted your enjoyed your stay in our Bardin Suite and La Charité-sur-Loire. We offer to pick up our guests when they arrive by train, as it is easier for them rather than walking from the train station with their luggage. We hope to see you here again soon!

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                      • Bardin Suite

                        Bardin Suite

                        • Guest Ralph (Surrey, B.C. Canada)
                        • Date of stay 09/15/12
                        • Review Submitted 10/18/12
                        A very warm and comfortable studio apartment. It was very clean and everything was in good working order. There is a nice sitting area in the main room and the kitchen is quite separate and has it's own table and chairs. Another plus is that this studio is on the main floor, as a result there are no stairs. There is also a nice private area to sit outside. You can walk to the shops in a few minutes and there is a nice bakery on the first corner of the main street. For two people an ideal spot to stay in this beautiful French village.The owners were very friendly and most helpful in regards to where to shop and where to eat. They also gave us many good ideas on what to see in this area of France. We also rented two bikes from the owners and found some great cycling on dedicated cycling pathways. I will recommend this place to all my friends and relatives.............

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, tourists without a car, people with disabilities, sightseeing, age 55+.

                        Owner response: We enjoyed having you stay with us. Thank you very much for recommending us to your friends and family! We hope to see you here again soon.

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                      • Great experience

                        Great experience

                        • Guest Deb and Lyle (Saskatoon, SK, Canada)
                        • Date of stay 09/03/12
                        • Review Submitted 10/03/12
                        We enjoyed our completely modern renovated suite while still experiencing the ambience of the 16th century. Kelly and Byron's attention to detail provided us with all the comforts of home. They also made an extra effort to make sure that we were well informed about the town, the area and French customs. We found their ability to speak English extremely helpful. They were available to answer any questions that came up. The suite was great value and we would have no hesitation in recommending it.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.

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                      • beautiful place in charite sur loire

                        beautiful place in charite sur loire

                        • Guest steph (montreal canada)
                        • Date of stay 07/28/12
                        • Review Submitted 08/05/12
                        we had the pleasure to stay in this gite for 6 days and we loved it. the hosts are super the place is very clean and very comfortable very well equipped and located close to everything in town. the bardin suite with it's little private patio outside was perfect for us to be able to read and relax do not hesitate to rent from byron and kelly as they will make your stay as comfortable as they can thank you again guys see you next time stephan and bonnie

                        Recommended for: Sightseeing.

                        Owner response: We are happy you enjoyed your stay in our Bardin Suite. We hope to see you both again here soon!

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                      • Beat our expectations

                        Beat our expectations

                        • Guest Rod and Didi (Whiterock .B.C Canada)
                        • Date of stay 04/24/12
                        • Review Submitted 05/20/12
                        This character french gite is in a great location in a beautiful Burgundy village.The owners have covered all the bases to ensure a very comfortable stay ,the hosts were very helpful and a great source of information.It is a place we would love to return to.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.

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                      • Outstanding!

                        Outstanding!

                        • Guest Erin and Dave (Vancouver, B.C. Canada)
                        • Date of stay 04/05/12
                        • Review Submitted 04/19/12
                        My husband and I stayed here for five days in April during our honeymoon. I cannot recommend it highly enough! Both the accommodation and the town itself. The Bardin Suite was perfect. Immaculately clean and well stocked with kitchen equipment. The Harkers are exemplary hosts. They were so welcoming. And the town was our favorite in all our travels. A great place to relax and enjoy the French country life. We will definitely stay here again. Thank you Byron and Kelly for providing a spot that we will always cherish!

                        Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing, age 55+, pet owners.

                        Owner response: We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your honeymoon in our Bardin Suite. We hope to see you here again soon!

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Mid Season
                      Mar 1 - May 30, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      €70
                      €325
                      High Season
                      May 31 - Sep 26, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      €80
                      €375
                      Mid Season
                      Sep 27 - Oct 31, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      €70
                      €325
                      Low Season
                      Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      €60
                      €275
                      Holdiay Season
                      Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      €70
                      €325

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      A 25% deposit of the balance is required upon reservation. The remaining balance is due 6 weeks before your arrival date. If you cancel before 6 weeks your deposit is refunded.

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                      Last updated: 04/15/2014
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                      Location

                      • Nearest Airport: Charles de Gaulle at 250 Kilometres
                      • Nearest Train: La Charité-sur-Loire at La Charite-sur-Loire
                      • Nearest Motorway: A77 at 0.25 Kilometres
                      • Nearest Beach: Loire River at La Charite-sur-Loire
                      • Nearest Barpub: Several in town at La Charite-sur-Loire
                      • Nearest Restaurant: Several in town at La Charite-sur-Loire
                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2003

                      About the owner: Hello, we are Byron and Kelly Harker from Vancouver on the West Coast of Canada. We have had the opportunity to travel widely over the years, and have always enjoyed returning to France. In 2003 we decided to sell our home in Vancouver and move to France. We discovered the delightful town of La Charité-sur-Loire in Burgundy and immediately fell in love with the town and the area. In 2004 we opened the first of our vacation rentals and currently have five such rentals in the centre of this medieval town. We enjoy the many festivals in town and the area throughout the year. We are close enough to Paris to 'pop up' for the day. We enjoy sharing our love of the area with our guests from all over the world.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                      La Charité-sur-Loire is south of the rain and north of the heat and as a result has very enjoyable weather. Our vacation rentals are in the centre of town and you are able to walk out your front door and enjoy the many bakeries, cafes, restaurants and boutiques. The Loire River is two blocks away and it has lovely beaches and walking paths along the riverbank. There is canoeing and kayaking on the river. We are close the wine areas of Sancerre and Pouilly-sur-Loire where you can meet the wine makers and enjoy tasting their wonderful wines. The castles of the Loire Valley are a two hour drive from us and make an enjoyable day trip. La Charité-sur-Loire is becoming an art, book and music cultural centre and as such there are many festivals throughout the year.


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                      Speaks: french

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                      Photos

                      • Bardin Suite living area and bedroom area.

                        Bardin Suite living area and bedroom area.

                      • Bardin Suite looking towards kitchen.

                        Bardin Suite looking towards kitchen.

                      • Bardin Suite kitchen.

                        Bardin Suite kitchen.

                      • Bardin Suite decorative old copper pots in kitchen.

                        Bardin Suite decorative old copper pots in kitchen.

                      • Bardin Suite bathroom, heated towel rack is to left of shower.

                        Bardin Suite bathroom, heated towel rack is to left of shower.

                      • Terrace Bardin Suite.

                        Terrace Bardin Suite.

                      • View of La Charité-sur-Loire drawn by Merrian 17th Century.

                        View of La Charité-sur-Loire drawn by Merrian 17th Century.

                      • One of the many stained glass windows in the church.

                        One of the many stained glass windows in the church.

                      • Bardin Suite, by bed white door goes to bathroom.

                        Bardin Suite, by bed white door goes to bathroom.

                      • Bardin Suite decorative fireplace in living/bedroom area.

                        Bardin Suite decorative fireplace in living/bedroom area.

                      • Bardin Suite looking towards living and bedroom area.

                        Bardin Suite looking towards living and bedroom area.

                      • Bardin Suite decorative fireplace in kitchen.

                        Bardin Suite decorative fireplace in kitchen.

                      • Bardin Suite front door.

                        Bardin Suite front door.

                      • View over looking La Charité-sur-Loire and the Loire River.

                        View over looking La Charité-sur-Loire and the Loire River.

                      • View of La Charité-sur-Loire taken from the ramparts.

                        View of La Charité-sur-Loire taken from the ramparts.

                      • Old photo postcard of street view of La Charité-sur-Loire taken early 1900s.

                        Old photo postcard of street view of La Charité-sur-Loire taken early 1900s.

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