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Romantic Hillside Village Cottage Near Chenonceaux in the Loire Valley

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Balcony terrace at Maison Requin with river view


Last updated: 12/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Pontlevoy cottage 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
                  • Clothes Dryer:

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

                  • 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

                  • 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

                      Forms Of Payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          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
                              Christmas / New Year 2014
                              Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2015
                              4 night min stay
                              Winter 2014
                              Jan 3 - Mar 6, 2015
                              4 night min stay
                              Mar 7 - May 1, 2015
                              4 night min stay
                              Early summer 2014
                              May 2 - Jul 3, 2015
                              4 night min stay
                              Summer 2015
                              Jul 4 - Sep 18, 2015
                              4 night min stay
                              Autumn / wine making
                              Sep 19 - Nov 27, 2015
                              4 night min stay

                              Additional information about rental rates


                              • Termina cleaning £50
                              • Logs for the open fire £20
                              • Pet Fee £50
                              • Linen hire / person £15
                              • Taxes Not included


                              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

                              We have on line payment by credit / debit card through my Secure Trading account. There is a deposit of £100 which is deducted from the full payment; the balance is due 6 weeks before your holiday. Should you need to cancel your holiday we shall do everything we can to re-book the property; if we can re-book there will be an administration fee of £50 and the balance can be refunded.

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                              Last updated: 12/15/2014
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                              21 Unavailable
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                              23 Selected dates


                              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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                              Guestbook comments from the property manager

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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!

                              £56 - £116 per night (GBP)

                              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 3

                              View calendar: Updated 12/15/14
                              Minimum stay: 4 nights
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                              Member since: 2008
                              Speaks: english, french
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                              • Calendar last updated: 12/15/2014
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