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Loire Valley Authentic Country Cottage for 2 Built in 1584 Near Châteaux

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Façade with original stone steps and mullion windows. Built in 1584.

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Last updated: 08/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Blois house description

The gîte (self-catering accommodation) is on the ground floor and has one very large bedroom (Queen-size bed) with an en-suite bathroom (shower, toilet, washing machine), a spacious living room with leather sofa & chair and large fully-equipped kitchen with dining area. Authentic Henri II and French provincial furniture. Manuy historical features including cabochon from Chartres cathedral and bread oven. Very well appointed. Sheets, towels, bathrobes, kitchen essentials provided. Closed courtyard including parking and al fresco dining in front of the house surrounded by flowering trees and shrubs. Bikes available. For safety reasons, it is not suitable for children. Very quiet.
Maison renaissance soigneusement restaurée construite en 1584 en plein centre de la vallée de la Loire, bien située pour visiter tous les châteaux. Haut niveau de confort pour deux personnes. Poutres apparentes, détails originaux, meubles anciens. Très grande chambre à coucher avec salle d'eau attenante et machine à laver. Cuisine équipée. Salon confortable avec canapé en cuir. Grande cour pour dîner à l'extérieur. Parking intérieur. Vélos à disposition. Ménage soigné après chaque locataire. Seul le rez-de-chaussée est loué. Les propriétaires viennent de temps en temps pour un ou deux jours (entrée séparée à l'arrière de la maison).

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Property Type

  • House
  • 100 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Limited Accessibility
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Not Suitable For Children
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

              • Bedroom 1

                ...moreless

              • Queen size Bed (160 cm x 200 cm) Extremely comfortable top-of-the-range bed, large wardrobe, chest of drawers, 2 bedside tables, 2 lamps....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1

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              • Shower, wash basin, toilet, washing machine.

              Other Amenities

                  • American & Australian adaptors for electrical appliances, yoga mats, sewing kit, shoe polish kit, authentic wooden beams, central to the castles in the Loire Valley....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • DVD Player
                  • Music Library:

                    Small music library...moreless

                  Theme

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

                  Attractions

                  • Arboretum
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Winery Tours

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  Location Type

                      • Village:

                        In a village setting on the outskirts of Blois, 5 k from the centre...moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Hot Air Ballooning

                      Dining

                      • Dining
                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 4 people

                      General

                      • Broadband Access
                      • Computer Available
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street:

                        Parking in courtyard...moreless

                      • Telephone:

                        Cell phone for local calls...moreless

                      • Towels Provided:

                        Including bathrobes...moreless

                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker:

                        Filter + expresso including wand...moreless

                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        Everything you could need...moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        Fully equipped; nothing missing!...moreless

                      • Freezer
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Pantry Items:

                        Oil, balsamic, salt, pepper, herbs & spices, tea, coffee, sugar, flour, jam, aluminium foil, cling wrap, plastic bags, carry bag for shopping, cleaning products...moreless

                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Bicycles
                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Large courtyard surrounded by trees and flowering shrubs...moreless

                      • Golf:

                        9-hole golf club 10 minutes away...moreless

                      • Lawn / Garden

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Included
                           

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                          3 night min stay
                          €120
                          €750 €3,000
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                          Last updated: 08/09/2014
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                          Location

                          12 Kilometres
                          Nearest Airport
                          Villefrancoeur
                          5 Kilometres
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Le Gabriel
                          4 Kilometres
                          Nearest Golf
                          Golfe de la Carte Chouzy sur Cisse
                          5 Kilometres
                          Nearest Train
                          Blois
                          8 Kilometres
                          Nearest Motorway
                          A10 motorway
                          3 Kilometres
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          L'Embarcadère

                          Car: Necessary

                          Blois, just two hours from Paris by car or train, is central to the main châteaux in the Loire Valley: Chaumont: 15 K, Chambord: 20 K, Cheverny: 20 K, Chenonceau: 34 K, Amboise: 30 K, Vouvray: 44 K, Orleans: 70 K, Chinon: 110 K, Paris: 190 K. A car is necessary. Many restaurants and wineries. A deux heures de Paris par voiture ou train ; accès facile à tous les châteaux de la Loire. Voiture nécessaire. Beaucoup de restaurants et vignobles.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2012

                          About the owner: Rosemary and Jean Michel are delighted to welcome you to their future abode. Rosemary is Australian and has been living the French dream since 1975 and Jean Michel was born and raised in the Loire Valley in a converted windmill on top of a hill near Saumur. Our favourite pastimes are cycling, mushroom picking, walking, wine tasting, gardening and travelling and the house reflects these tastes.

                          Why the Owner Chose Blois:
                          We were looking for a retirement home in a location not far from Paris with a dynamic cultural and social life that would be attractive to both French and overseas visitors. We also wanted bike routes, a State forest for mushrooming, a river to fish in and vineyards to explore. The Loire Valley was a natural choice and a 400 year-old Renaissance house with all its wonderful history was the perfect solution.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          We both fell in love with the house immediately. We loved its authentic features, its lovely garden, the wood behind, the many rooms, each with its own history.


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                          Speaks: english, french

                           

                          Photos

                          • Façade with original stone steps and mullion windows. Built in 1584.

                            Façade with original stone steps and mullion windows. Built in 1584.

                          • The spacious bedroom with en-suite. Extremely comfortable queen bed.

                            The spacious bedroom with en-suite. Extremely comfortable queen bed.

                          • Kitchen with traditional bread oven furnished with Henri II provincial furniture

                            Kitchen with traditional bread oven furnished with Henri II provincial furniture

                          • Kitchen with bread-making utensils

                            Kitchen with bread-making utensils

                          • Living room with original stone sink and stone window bench

                            Living room with original stone sink and stone window bench

                          • Kitchen appliances with stained glass window from Chartres cathedral

                            Kitchen appliances with stained glass window from Chartres cathedral

                          • View of bedroom taken from bed

                            View of bedroom taken from bed

                          • Bike and barbecue shed

                            Bike and barbecue shed

                          • A quiet street!

                            A quiet street!

                          • Hydrangeas in bloom in July

                            Hydrangeas in bloom in July

                          • Chambord Castle in summer, also very close

                            Chambord Castle in summer, also very close

                          • Château de Chaumont 15 minutes by car

                            Château de Chaumont 15 minutes by car

                          • Pierre Ronsard roses on the front steps in June

                            Pierre Ronsard roses on the front steps in June

                          • The half-timbered tower that used to contain the staircase

                            The half-timbered tower that used to contain the staircase

                          • Fully-equipped kitchen with traditional bread-making baskets, kitchen essentials

                            Fully-equipped kitchen with traditional bread-making baskets, kitchen essentials

                          • Living room with comfortable sofa and chair. Henri II furniture.

                            Living room with comfortable sofa and chair. Henri II furniture.

                          • Authentic mid-19th century Henri II provincial furniture.

                            Authentic mid-19th century Henri II provincial furniture.

                          • Corner of bedroom opposite bed with empire chest of drawers

                            Corner of bedroom opposite bed with empire chest of drawers

                          • Bathroom with wash basin, shower, toilet and washing machine

                            Bathroom with wash basin, shower, toilet and washing machine

                          • Front gate taken from house looking towards the Loire River. Quiet area.

                            Front gate taken from house looking towards the Loire River. Quiet area.

                          • Nearby forest

                            Nearby forest

                          • Beautiful Château de Chenonceau, one of France's most visited monuments

                            Beautiful Château de Chenonceau, one of France's most visited monuments

                          • Blois seen from the Loire

                            Blois seen from the Loire

                          • Blois with its castle

                            Blois with its castle

                          VRBO #422048

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                          This listing was first published here in 2012.

                          Date last modified - Saturday, December 13, 2014

                          €120 per night (EUR)
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                          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 2

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                          Minimum stay: 3 nights
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