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Romantic Hillside Village Cottage for 2 with Magnificent Views Across the Valley

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Balcony terrace at Maison Requin with river view


Last updated: 07/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Loire Valley village location central to castles and vineyards close market town of Montrichard, 2 independent cottages sharing a single large walled an enclosed garden plenty of parking. WIFI. Maison Requin is a romantic 1 bedroom with stunning views of the river, sun trap balcony terrace with outside table and chairs, BBQ; inside there is a large living room with open log fire, excellent fitted kitchen with washer drier; romantic bedroom with lovely views across the Cher Valley and large luxury shower room. This lovely cottage nestles into the hillside overlooking the beautiful Cher valley in the interesting and historic village of Bourré in the beautiful Loire Valley Region of France close to Chateau de Chenonceau, Amboise, Chateau Chambord and Montrichard, within 5 minutes walk of the village shops, and 5 minutes drive or 20 minutes walk from Montrichard. In the heart of Loire Chateaux country also for visiting the vineyards and great restaurants.


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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage
  • 72 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge


  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome:

    We do have a cot suitable for a baby up to 2 years; we can provide one or two folding beds for older childre. Note there are stone steps to the front doors so care with small children...moreless

  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

    folding single bed(s) available...moreless

  • This is a lovely romantic bedroom with superb views across the valley, just imagine waking in the mormning and lookinfg out at the sunrise with extensive river views! Our pine furnished romantic master bedrooms has a good double bed with superior matress, warm but light weight duvet and luxury shower room next door. Goose feather topper is available, cot for baby. We have a choice of feather and synthetic pillows and duvets is you suffer from allergies.. ....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, bidet

    next to bedroom...moreless

  • This is a lovely large south facing room with recently fitted large corner shower, bidet, wash unit next door to hte bedroom, upstairs right next to the bedroom....moreless

Other Amenities

  • This is a lovely old cottage which we restored when we bought it from M. and Mme Requin (hence the name). They had loved here for many years, in fact M. Requin's parents had owned the cottage. M. Requin used to grow his vegetables in the lovely sunny garde, primarily haricot beans. Downstairs there is one big room which has a kitchen on the right as you enter and a large fireplace with sitting area on the left. Today this lovely garden is nuturing a newly planted fig tree (we have had our first crop and they are so so sweet) and a large morello cherry tree in next ot hte patio of Maison la Grange. there is also a bug hazel-nut bush!. We have a walnut tree on a small piece of land higher up above the little raod which serves only us and our neighbours. We share a tiny approach road withb only three or four nearby people, there is no passing traffic so ideal for people whi want to get away from it all; it is though ionly a short walk down into the village nad river bank...moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


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


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    There is a large round table in the main room also a very nice outdoors dining table on the south facing terrace...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace:

    open wood burning fireplace...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    electrtic radiators in each room...moreless

  • Internet:

    orange live box / wi-fi in this cottage...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    white cotton sheets and duvet covers and pillow cases plus bath sheets and towels for hire £30...moreless

  • Living Room:

    large one room downstairs wioth sitting and dining and kitchen perfect for a couple...moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    plenty of space in front of the cottage, gates to close off the outside world...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    lots of space off street in front of hte cottage...moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone:

    orange live box / wi-fi in this cottage - telephone point available, mobile phones work locally...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    included in linen hire £30...moreless

  • Tumble Dryer:

    integral to wshing machine plus a whirligig in garden...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    orange live box / wi-fi in this cottage...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    yes as many as you are likely to need...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    We have a corner kitchen in the large main room woth built in electric hob and oven, washing machinme and fridge freezer, tiled work surface...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    some coffee, tea, alst, sugar is in the cupboard...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Boat:

    in Montrichard - you can travel to see Chenonceau by river...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Our terrace is sunny all day long and has magnificent views across the river Cher Valley...moreless

  • Gated Community
  • Golf:

    nearby famous course in Cheverny...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis:

    nearby in Montrichard...moreless

  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    excellent recently refurbished pool indoor and outdoor availlable in nearby Montrichard; there is also a beach on hte river...moreless

Property Descriptor

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Write a review 4.6
from 5 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2015
Jul 4 - Sep 18, 2015
4 night min stay
Autumn / wine making 2015
Sep 19 - Nov 27, 2015
4 night min stay
Early Winter 2015
Nov 28 - Dec 18, 2015
4 night min stay
Christmas/ New Year
Dec 19 - Jan 8, 2016
4 night min stay
Winter 2016
Jan 9 - Mar 4, 2016
4 night min stay
Spring / Easter 2016
Mar 5 - May 6, 2016
4 night min stay
Early Summer 2016
May 7 - Jul 8, 2016
4 night min stay
Summer 2016
Jul 9 - Sep 23, 2016
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee £50
  • Termina cleaning £50
  • Linen hire / person £30
  • Logs for the open fire £20
  • Taxes Not included
  • Stay Tax *

* This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.


Non-refundable deposit of £100 per week required at time of booking, the balance will be paid 6 weeks before your holiday. Please e mail me for a booking form. Prices include heating and light, cooking and water, but not bed linen and towels (available to hire) or terminal cleaning. We offer secure payment on line. Stay less than 4 nights will be charged as 4 nights

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Last updated: 07/23/2015
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Paris Charles de Gaulle / Orly or Tours (Ryan Air)
0.1 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Bourre village
200 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Calais or Caen
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
A85 St Aignan or A10 Blois
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Montrichard or Pontlevoy
100 Miles
Nearest Beach
La Rochelle / Iel de Re

Car: Recommended

Self catering rental near Loire Chateaux / Castles and wineries and river; village location in the heart of Loire Valley Castle (chateaux) country (Chenonceau, Amboise, Villandry, Chambord etc.) and the Touraine vineyards (Vouvray, Chinon, Saumur in the village of Bourre - famous for its tuffeux from which the lovely white chateaux were built - set in the hillside overlooking the valley of the River Cher - east of Tours and south of Blois. We are a short drive (30 minutes walk) from Montrichard a busy little market town with good shopping an d restaurant facilities.

Other Activities: Visit the historic Loire Chateaux or Touraine vineyards; mediaeval villages

Golf: Golf available in Cheverny, a renowned golf course.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1997

About: I am a private owner living in England but who loves France and the way of life. John and I visit the cottages several times a year to ensure all is going well and to have a lovely time there ourselves and with our family. I spend a lot of time painting while I am there and John looks after the maintenance. We are both retired doctors though when we bought the cottages we were very busy now we have more time to enjoy our lovely home. Our lovely next door neighbour Catherine looks after our guests when we are away in England.

Why Pontlevoy:
We bought this lovely place as we thought it ideal for our visitors. We already had the three cottages in Vrigny and had been rinning a lovely house in St Aignan; however we felt this house did not have the sitting out space which our visitors needed and so we set about searching for soemtihng with w view and with some garden space. Our propeorties in Bourre fit this completely; we have amazing views of the valley, excellent access to the river and village and privacy for our visitors. On top of that we have a neighbour who has taken us to heart and really looks after your visitors. She is amazing. Do come!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We are centrally situated for visiting the historic Loire Valley chateaux; near to Chenonceau the second most visited chateau in France. Away from it all location in quiet village with stunning views across the river and valley. Bourre is the village where they quarried the unique white stone to build the chateaux - floating the stones down the river on barges, Today the cabves are used to grow mushrooms and make champagne; you can also see the old Troglydite houses in the village. The two cottages are quite different. Especially they are separate and you can spend oyur time here without seeing each other! or you can enjoy the company of another holiday maker and good friends hasve been made this way. Maison Requin is higher with a balcony and tremendous views. Maiso la Grange has a seclided terrace under the cherry tree (shade on hot days). There is a large garden shared by the two cottages. We are in the village but up the huill (a short steep walk down for your croissants) and just beyond themain road is the river Cher with its tow path where you can walk right along to Mnotricbard or St Aignan. Up the road are the woods. Along the road towards Chenonceaux (10 min drive) and Tours (half an hour) is Montrichard with everything you could need(excellent supermarkets, shops, market, restaurants. There are now two village restaurants - a steak grill and a posh chateau restaurant. We are central for the Loire Valley castles and for the vineyards. What more?

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Speaks: english, french

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  • Balcony terrace at Maison Requin with river view

    Balcony terrace at Maison Requin with river view

  • Maison la Grange is next door

    Maison la Grange is next door

  • Maison Requin sitting room

    Maison Requin sitting room

  • Dining table from Stairs - Maison Requin

    Dining table from Stairs - Maison Requin

  • Maison Requin showing balcony

    Maison Requin showing balcony

  • Maison Requin from the garden in Spring

    Maison Requin from the garden in Spring

  • River Loire from nearby Amboise chateau

    River Loire from nearby Amboise chateau

  • Chateau de Chambord is only half an hours drive

    Chateau de Chambord is only half an hours drive

  • Verandah Maison Requin - spectacular valley views

    Verandah Maison Requin - spectacular valley views

  • Bourre Labotiere - cottages from hillside above - lovely views of the village

    Bourre Labotiere - cottages from hillside above - lovely views of the village

  • Living room with corner kitchen Maison Requin

    Living room with corner kitchen Maison Requin

  • Bedroom Maison Requin

    Bedroom Maison Requin

  • The garden at Bourre

    The garden at Bourre

  • Nearby Mnotrichard Market

    Nearby Mnotrichard Market

  • Nearby Chateau de Chenonceau

    Nearby Chateau de Chenonceau

  • Our vineyards in October - ready to pick!

    Our vineyards in October - ready to pick!

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