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“La Petite Vigne” is ideally located in the historical center of Amboise just up the street from Leonardo Devinci’s “Clos Luce”, and walking distance to the Castle of Amboise and the renowned outdoor farmer’s market along the banks of the Loire river. The cozy cottage offers a private, independent structure with a large 450 square meter landscaped and enclosed garden, and a large deck overlooking the forest of Amboise. The deck faces South and is perfect for relaxing in the warm sunlight, reading, painting, yoga or just enjoying the view. If you are looking for “French Countryside” in the heart of the historical village, we believe you will be very happy at “La Petite Vigne”.
The wooden cottage was completely renovated in the end of 2011 and the gardens were professionally landscaped (a work in progress!) in the Spring of 2012. Amenities include modern appliances (dishwasher, oven, vetro-ceramic stovetop, refrigerator/freezer, washing machine), queen size (160cm) canopy bed, comfortable/convenient sofa-sleeper (140cm), modern bathroom with glass hydro-massage shower, LED flatscreen TV with 100+ including CNN, DVD Player (multi-zone), IPAD/IPOD speaker/dock and free internet WIFI and telephone calls to the U.S.A, Canada, and Europe.
The house measures 35 square meters and is an open “loft” layout with a comfortable bar type kitchen with four stools for rainy days. It is perfect for a couple or a small family, but we remind you that there is no separate sleeping area. It is full of sunlight and modestly decorated in white and natural colors lending a feeling of space and elegance. The main attraction of the property is the large enclosed garden and 42 square meter deck that surrounds the house with a Weber gas BBQ, table for four with umbrella, rocking chairs, sail awning, and plenty of space to enjoy the fresh air and magnificent view of the valley below.
Parking is available on the street in front of the house. A secured “cave” or storage area is available upon request for bikes (and wine!) on the street level. There is a narrow staircase to access the property. Therefore, we do not recommend “La Petite Vigne” for anyone who has difficulty climbing stairs.
Modern Bathroom, Hydromassage Glass Shower, Heated Towel Rack, Towels provided...moreless
Hydro-massage Glass Shower, Sun Deck., Iron & Ironing Board, Extra blankets & Pillows, Electric Heating (Quick and Safe)., Backgammon, playing cards, dominos, checkers. FREE UNLIMITED INTERNET SERVICE INCLUDING FREE TELEPHONE USE TO THE U.S.A., CANADA & EUROPE, 100+ TELEVISION CHANNELS INCLUDING CNN....moreless
Mid Season Fall Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2015 3 night min stay
My Standard Rate 1 night min stay
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Special rates for long stays in August. Winter 3 month rates are available to teachers and students.
30% deposit upon booking and balance due 14 days prior to arrival. Paypal invoiced.
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Amboise is centrally located in the heart of the Loire Valley with easy access to the numerous castles, parks, forests and sites of the region. We highly recommend the Festival of Gardens in Chaumont (15 minutes by car) May-October, and site seeing on horseback at Les Ecuries du Pray just 10 minutes by bike.
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: We are a Franco/American family and all communications, indications and instructions can be communicated in French, English or Italian.
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Why the Owner Chose Amboise: We fell in love with this land and view. The cottage is full of light all day long. It's very calm and quiet all the while being on a main street leading to the Castle. This is very difficult to find in the historical center of Amboise!
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: La Petite Vigne is quite special due to the fact that it offers a large private, enclosed garden with an outstanding view over the Amboise Forest and at the same time it is situated in the heart of the historical center just 200 meters from the Clos Luce and 500 meters to the Castle of Amboise. Parking in front of the house allows guests to easily enter/exit Amboise and tour the surrounding area and castles by car or bike. The cottage is situated on a plateau overlooking the valley with easy access to numerous bike routes connecting villages throughout the Loire Valley. We are also just 10 minutes by bike to a wonderful Equestrian center, Les Ecuries du Pray, that we highly recommend for horseback riding throughout the region.