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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: 08/18/2014
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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.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage
  • 72 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Concierge


              • 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
              • Low Allergen Environment

              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


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


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


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

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  local services and businesses

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

                  Location Type

                  • Rural
                  • Village

                  sports and adventure activities

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

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                      • 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
                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Seating for 4 people

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card


                          • Linens Provided:

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

                          • Clothes Dryer:

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

                          • Towels Provided:

                            included in linen hire £30...moreless

                          • Fireplace:

                            open wood burning fireplace...moreless

                          • Parking:

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

                          • Telephone:

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

                          • Heating:

                            electrtic radiators in each room...moreless

                          • Internet:

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

                          • Wireless Internet:

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

                          • Parking Off Street:

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

                          • Living Room:

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

                          • Mobile Phone
                          • Activities Guide
                          • Firewood
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Local Maps
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Sunbed
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Shampoo


                          • 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

                          • Dishes & Utensils:

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

                          • Ice Maker
                          • Pantry Items:

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

                          • Grill
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Toaster
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Oven
                          • Microwave
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer


                          • Bicycles
                          • Lawn / Garden
                          • Terrace
                          • Barbecue
                          • Gated Community
                          • Patio
                          • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                          • Beach Chairs
                          • Walkway To Water
                          • Balcony
                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • Porch / Veranda
                          • Tennis:

                            nearby in Montrichard...moreless

                          • Golf:

                            nearby famous course in Cheverny...moreless

                          • Deck / Patio:

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

                          • Boat:

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

                          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

                                  • Detached


                                  Write a review 4.6
                                  from 5 traveler reviews
                                  Rental basis: Per property
                                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                  Summer 2014
                                  Jul 5 - Sep 26, 2014
                                  4 night min stay
                                  £116 £116
                                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                                  Autumn 2014
                                  Sep 27 - Nov 28, 2014
                                  4 night min stay
                                  £87 £87
                                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                                  Easry winter
                                  Nov 29 - Dec 19, 2014
                                  4 night min stay
                                  Christmas / New Year 2014
                                  Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2015
                                  4 night min stay

                                  Additional information about rental rates


                                  • Pet Fee £50
                                  • 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

                                  Wehave on line payment through my Secure Trading account. There is a £100 deposit which is deductable fro the full amount when the final payment is made 6 weeks before oyur holiday.

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                                  Last updated: 08/18/2014
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                                  20 Miles
                                  Nearest Airport
                                  Paris Charles de Gaulle / Orly or Tours (Ryan Air)
                                  200 Miles
                                  Nearest Ferry
                                  Calais or Caen
                                  20 Miles
                                  Nearest Train
                                  8 Miles
                                  Nearest Motorway
                                  A85 St Aignan or A10 Blois
                                  100 Miles
                                  Nearest Beach
                                  La Rochelle / Iel de Re
                                  0.1 Kilometres
                                  Nearest Barpub
                                  Bourre village
                                  15 Miles
                                  Nearest Golf
                                  2 Miles
                                  Nearest Restaurant
                                  Montrichard or Pontlevoy

                                  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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                                  • 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 08/18/14
                                  Minimum stay: 4 nights
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