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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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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.
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.
Speaks: english, french
Primary:+33 6 75 41 99 43Check you are using French time.