Charming Character Cottage, Superb Location, Heated Pool and Services and More!

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Last updated: 10/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

'Les Hortensias' is in the heart of the Loire Valley, between Blois and Tours, just 2 miles from the River Loire. Most of the major Royal Castles are located within a 20-30 minute drive of the property and the International Garden Festival at Chaumont-sur-Loire is just 10 minutes away, cycling distance!
'Les Hortensias' is located on the outskirts of the village of Monteaux, just a 10 minute walk or a two minute bike ride from the village centre with its traditional bar/café, boulangerie, general store, butcher's, post office and hairdressers: ideally positioned for tranquility and practicality.
To the front of the property there is ample parking for up to two cars and an outdoor area reserved for the property.
The cottage comprises: a good-sized lounge-diner, a fully equipped kitchen a downstairs cloakroom and access to the rear of the property to the main and pool.
Upstairs there are two bedrooms, one with a double bed, the other with two full size single beds, a bathroom with a vanity unit, a shower room with a vanity unit and a separate toilet between the two.
To the front of the property there is a private area for outdoor eating with a wooden table and chairs, large parasol and bar-b-que. New for 2015! Direct access to the large main garden with the heated swimming pool (10m x 5m), open from mid-May until the end of September. There are various outdoor games to entertain all age groups - badminton, boules, croquet.


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 65 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • South-facing with double bed, bedside tables, chest of drawers and hanging space. Air-cooling unit Twin room with beds suitable for adults. Fan....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Bath tub with shower and vanity unit in bathroom 1 and large shower and vanity unit in bathroom 2...moreless


  • Books:

    books in english...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Foosball


  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Village:

    Monteaux village is just a 10 minute stroll or a three minute bike ride away. There's a café, an excellent boulangerie, a grocer's, a butcher's, a hairdressers and a post office. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    character room with 200 year old beams, fireplace, flagstone floor. Comfortable settee and two armchairs, large flat screen TV ...moreless

  • Parking:

    parking for up to 2 cars infront of the property (courtyard)...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    well equipped...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items


  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool


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Low Season
Mar 26 - May 27, 2016
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

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  • Taxes Not included


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100 euros refundable damage protection.

All linen included.

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Last updated: 10/30/2015
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
250 Miles
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Chouzy sur Cisse
2 Miles
Nearest Train
Veuves and Onzain
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
250 Miles
Nearest Beach
Pornic/La Rochelle

Car: Recommended

We are just 2 miles from the River Loire and at a leisurely 10 minute walk or a 2 minute cycle ride (you are welcome to borrow our bikes) from the village centre with its café (and excellent croissants, boulangerie), butcher, grocer, post office and hairdresser.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1991

About the owner: Julie and Jeremy Kolbé, the English owners, are very much involved in tourism and will be happy to offer advice on how best to make the best use your stay in the area, should you require it. Jeremy is a driver-guide and Julie, who worked as a tour organizer in the UK, is now English teacher. We have two children, Tom and Emma, 25 and 23 years old. Tom works in Paris as a webmaster, and Emma is a trainee lawyer and lives in Orleans. We also have a very friendly dog Banjo (6 years old) that all our visitors just fall in love with and 3 hens that provide tasty eggs. We like growing our own fruit and vegetables and have a fair-sized vegetable patch now. Jeremy and I love traveling ourselves and try to fit this in during the winter months.

Why the Owner Chose Chaumont-sur-loire:
Julie and Jeremy spent 9 months travelling between the Loire Valley, Brittany and the Vendée, before choosing Monteaux 20 years ago. Why? Because of its central location, excellent road and rail links. There's a main railway station just a few minutes up the road from where you can take a train to Paris (2 hours) and the main Paris-Bordeaux motorway is just 20 minutes away. The property offers the best of both worlds: calm and relaxation in the beautiful one acre grounds and the accessability to towns and attractions (Amboise, Tours and Blois). Amboise, just a 15 minute drive away, has a fantastic Sunday morning market where you can find virtually anything from food (wonderful local fruits and vegetables), plants, clothes, hardware to furniture - and lots more. The castle and the Clos Lucé (Leonardo de Vinci's last home) are centrally located and there's a wonderful choice of cafés, bistros, restaurants in the town centre. In July and August, enjoy the wonderful sound and light (son et lumière) shows in the grounds of the castle. Amboise also boasts the largest freshwater aquarium in Europe and on the Loire you can rent canoes and kayaks. The currant takes you effortlessly downstream and is an experience you'll never forget. You'll soon realise why the Loire Valley is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Location, location, location and lots of extras (services and facilities) thrown in!

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Speaks: english, french, german



VRBO #450879

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, November 19, 2015

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