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Charming Cottage in Medieval Cave Village with Stunning Views

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The cottage faces full south and offers spectacular views over the valley.

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Last updated: 01/17/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Troo cottage description

Perched high up on the hillside with full southern exposure, the Cave Yuccas property offers stunning views over the village, river and valley. Discover local farmers markets, chateaux, and vineyards, and explore this ancient troglodyte village along the Loir river by foot or bicycle. Nearby 12th century frescoed churches and hillside castles speak of the rich history of this area, once controlled by Richard the Lionheart. History buffs as well as seekers of the authentic French village experience will enjoy strolling around upper Trôo where remains of the surrounding fortified walls are visible, dominated by an ancient feudal mound and a splendid roman collegiate church.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered
          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6

          • Cottage Bedroom: 1 queen

            Bathroom attached...moreless

          • Living room: 2 sleep sofa /futon

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          • The cottage bedroom is on the first floor with its own entrance, queen bed, bathroom with bath tub and washing machine, and wood stove. A spiral staircase connects it to the cave house below and the living room and kitchen above. The living room has double doors leading out to the terrace, a long sofa that converts to a queen bed and a smaller sofa that converts to a small bed, nice for 1-2 kids....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Cottage Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • The cottage bathroom features a new elegant claw-foot tub with shower head, sink, toilet and washing machine. There is a clothes line on the terrace for drying clothes....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • One of the great things about this property is that it is built into the side of a hill, overlooking the river and valley, with no road in front of the house. As there is no car access to the Cave Yuccas, you must be fit enough to walk on foot paths and climb stairs with your luggage, groceries from the market, bottles of wine, etc. The property is terraced with internal and external stairs on three stories, so small children should be supervised. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • Books For Adults

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Caves
              • Churches
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Winery Tours

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Rural
              • Village

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Spelunking
              • Tennis

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Alarm Clock
              • Basic Soaps
              • Firewood
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Sofa Bed
              • Telephone
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator

              Outside

              • Balcony
              • Barbecue
              • Bicycles
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Terrace

              Property Descriptor

                  • Terraced
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.9
                  from 41 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  low
                  Dec 1 - Feb 28, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  €80 €95
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  €500
                  mid
                  Mar 1 - Jun 14, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  €95 €110
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  €600
                  high
                  Jun 15 - Sep 14, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  €700
                  mid
                  Sep 15 - Nov 30, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  €95 €110
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  €600
                  low
                  Dec 1 - Feb 28, 2016
                  3 night min stay
                  €80 €95
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  €500
                  My Standard Rate
                  7 night min stay

                  €600

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit €200
                  • No additional mandatory fees
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  A 200 € security deposit must be sent with the rental fee. It will be reimbursed within 15 days of your departure with a 50 € deduction for cleaning, in addition to the cost of any property loss or damage.

                  30% deposit of rental fee holds reservation and the balance is due one month before the arrival date. We accept payment in Euros via PayPal only.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 01/17/2015
                  Check availability
                  23 Available
                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
                  23 Selected dates
                   

                  Location

                  48 Kilometres
                  Nearest Airport
                  Tours
                  1 Kilometres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Le Cheval Blanc
                  20 Kilometres
                  Nearest Train
                  Vendome-Villiers TGV station
                  20 Kilometres
                  Nearest Motorway
                  1 Kilometres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Auberge du Chateau

                  Car: Necessary

                  La Cave Yuccas is an exceptional vacation rental in the Loire Valley, France. Located in the troglodyte village of Trôo, the property features a unique cave house and heritage museum with a beautifully restored cottage above the cave. Perched high up on the hillside with full southern exposure, the Cave Yuccas property offers stunning views over the village, river and valley. The origins of the ancient town of Trôo are lost in antiquity, but traces of its importance as a medieval 'city' can be seen today in the heights of the village where remains are visible -- a surrounding fortified wall, dominated by a feudal mound and a splendid roman collegiate church. The hillside, covered with greenery, reaches a height of 129 meters and was carved from rock in various layers, in which caves were dug to form many picturesque habitations. Discover this extraordinary river valley of ancient churches, castles and caves, and relish the delights of the farmers markets, restaurants, and vineyards.

                  Other Activities: Discover local farmers markets, chateaux, and vineyards, and explore this ancient troglodyte village along the Loir river by foot or bicycle

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2000

                  About the owner: Having lived in France and studied French my whole life, it seemed to be my destiny to live, at least part time, in France. I spend part of the spring and fall in Trôo and the rest of the time in San Francisco, California.

                  Why the Owner Chose Troo:
                  I simply became enchanted by Trôo whilst on a romantic vacation with my boyfriend in 2000. It was a combination of the charm of the cave village, the sheer beauty of the views from the property, and the amazing local food and wine. It's been over ten years since, and the enchantment has not yet worn off!

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  I come every spring and autumn, and there is never a dull moment. Farmers markets, brocantes (village swap meets), chateaux to explore, wine to taste, really, I feel like the best that France has to offer is right here in the Vallée du Loir. But with my incredible views spanning over the valley, I am happy to just stay at home, reading in the hammock or sipping wine with friends on the terrace.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english, french

                  Links to more information:

                   

                  Photos

                  • The cottage faces full south and offers spectacular views over the valley.

                    The cottage faces full south and offers spectacular views over the valley.

                  • The rose garden outside of the bedroom.

                    The rose garden outside of the bedroom.

                  • Terrace in the summer time with hammock

                    Terrace in the summer time with hammock

                  • Your reward for getting up for sunrise...

                    Your reward for getting up for sunrise...

                  • The wood stove keeps you warm & cozy on cool nights.

                    The wood stove keeps you warm & cozy on cool nights.

                  • A peek into the cave bedroom from the museum.

                    A peek into the cave bedroom from the museum.

                  • The property is located at the top of the hill overlooking the river and valley

                    The property is located at the top of the hill overlooking the river and valley

                  • C'est BEAU!  The ever-changing landscape as seen from the terrace.

                    C'est BEAU! The ever-changing landscape as seen from the terrace.

                  • Charming vacation home above with unique cave museum & cafe below!!

                    Charming vacation home above with unique cave museum & cafe below!!

                  • Everyone's favorite spot to sit and enjoy the spectacular view!

                    Everyone's favorite spot to sit and enjoy the spectacular view!

                  • The hammock awaits your arrival...

                    The hammock awaits your arrival...

                  • Terrace view in autumn

                    Terrace view in autumn

                  • Visit Chambord and the famed castles of the Loire Valley, less than an hour away

                    Visit Chambord and the famed castles of the Loire Valley, less than an hour away

                  €80 - €110 per night (EUR)
                  Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                  • Sleeps
                    6
                  • Bedrooms
                    1
                  • Bathrooms
                    1
                  • Property type
                    Cottage
                  • Reviews
                    41
                  Owner
                  Member since: 2009
                  Speaks: english, french
                  • Calendar last updated: 01/17/2015
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