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15th Century Manor House and Country Home in the Heart of Loire Valley - France - Manor House

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Last updated: 09/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bourgueil chateau / country house description

Le manoir de Champfreau is a home of great comfort and character, furnished with a collection of antiques and fine art with all the the amenities of modern living. Within its 3 acres of wall gardens, partially moated, centred on 50 acres, enjoy the privacy this home offers. In summer its thick walls keep a welcomed coolness including a beautiful swimming pool, and, in winter, in front of a blazing fire, you will find contentment and serenity.
TWO beautiful homes are available for renting: the Manoir, sleeping 6 and Maison Louis Richard, a beautifully appointed country home, sleeping 2. Both may be rented sleeping a totoal of 9 people.
SPECIAL RATES FOR CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS WEEKS ESPECIALLY IF BOTH RESIDENCES BOOKED TOGETHER. Please contact Mr Guderian direct at or by telephone (note french answering service but leave message in any language) 0(33) 241 38 40 41 mobile: 0(33)679 33 68 82;

Set within the Loire valley Nature park, this area has recently been included on UNESCO's world patrimony list to preserve the spectacular scenery along 180 miles of the Loire, the last wild river in Europe. The Loire valley is famous for its many chateaux where kings and their courts built an impressive array of stately homes ranging from medieval times through every period and style to the second empire in the mid 19th Century. This area is also known for its wine: Chinon, Bourgeuil or the rich, sweet wine of Coteau du Layon or the sparklings of Saumur. 'Le Cadre Noir', the classical academic riding school is based in Saumur (8 miles away) and gives gala evenings from April to October. The 'Futureoscope of Poitiers' is only few hours drive away. So come and enjoy!

Christmas and New Year holiday rental available. During the holiday, the manoir is decorated with Christmas tree, evergreens, holly and misletoe. A swimming pool will be available in 2004.
Spring and autums mid-week and weekend rentals available.
American owned, English and French spoken.

Manor House: Bourgueil Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 639ha

Large and very comfortable and beautifully appointed with fine antiques, persian carpets, paintings and library. Off season minimum 2 nite stays possible. CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR WEEKS available and in addition to the MANOR HOUSE, MAISON LOUIS RICHARD (sleeps max of 3) may be rented in addition for total of 9 people. SPECIAL PRICES AVAILABLE FOR RENTAL OF BOTH RESIDENCES. Meals may be prepared by Bruce, an experienced New York Chef and he offers on site cooking classes.

Property Type

      • Chateau / Country House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


          • Catering Available
          • Breakfast - Booking Possible
          • Lunch - Booking Possible
          • Dinner - Booking Possible

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Daily Maid Service
          • Massage
          • Private Chef
          • Staff


          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Smoking Allowed
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • 4 POSTER: 1 king

            ENSUITE / LUX...moreless

          • FLORAL: 1 king


          • TAPESTRY: 1 king


          • 4 POSTER PURPLE VELVET BEDROOM--- Large antique 4 poster bed, new top quality mattress, ensuite shower and toilet. .Beautiful exterior view of back garden. Fine antique furniture and art. TAPESTRY / FLEUR DE LIS BEDROOM --- The TURRET / CHAPEL is the dressing room. Beautiful views of the formal courtyard. Antiques and fine art. FLORAL BEDROOM --- Fabric upholstered walls, beautiful view of courtyard and gatehouse, top quality large mattress. Tapestry and Floral bedrooms share a large bathroom with antique Lion Footed Bathtub, sink, toilet. Very comfortable and spacious....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • There is a large collection of CDs as well as an extensive library. We have installed a new sound system with IPOD PORT for your own music. Wood is provided for the imposing Gothic stone fireplace. Two beds are American queen size, the four poster is a double. Local markets offer the finest in cheeses, fresh meat and fish, fruit and vegetables. Lunches and Dinners and pick-nick baskets available with prenotice at suplimental prices. Large menu available to choose from. The SWIMMING POOL is for EXCLUSIVE use for the renters of the Manor House....moreless


              • Audio Tape Player
              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Music Library
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • Toys:

                board games, croquet, boulle...moreless

              • Video Library


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Luxury
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Arboretum
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Botanical Garden
              • Caves
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Forests
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Pond
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Theme Parks
              • Water Parks
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Rural
              • Village

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Hiking
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Ice Skating
              • Mountain Biking
              • Paragliding
              • Sailing
              • Skiing
              • Spelunking
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing


              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining Room
              • Seating for 10 people


              • Activities Guide
              • Alarm Clock
              • Basic Soaps
              • Bottled Water
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace
              • Firewood
              • Garage
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Safe
              • Shampoo
              • Telephone
              • Telescope
              • Thermos Bottle
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet


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

                Everything you could possible want and more. High quality everything....moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer
              • Grill
              • Kitchen:

                Large kitchen set up for experienced cooking skills. Set up by a New York Chef....moreless

              • Lobster Pot
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Stove
              • Toaster


              • Barbecue
              • Beach Chairs
              • Beach Towels
              • Bicycles
              • Binoculars
              • Deck / Patio
              • Fish Cleaning Table
              • Gated Community
              • Large Cooler
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Patio
              • Porch / Veranda
              • Small Cooler
              • Terrace
              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

              Pool / Spa

              • Outdoor Pool
              • Private Pool:

                A dark liner on this in-ground pool help to warm it nearly as well as a heated pool....moreless

              House Cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Optional

                  Property Descriptor

                      • Detached


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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      LOW SEASON
                      Sep 27 - Oct 31, 2014
                      2 night min stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • No additional mandatory fees
                      • Taxes Not included


                      Off season rates can be negotiated depending upon amount of days and number of guests.

                      CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS weeks available at high season prices.

                      Meals may be prepared anytime of year for any amount of people.

                      Weddings are welcome as we have hosted and catered for many.

                      Thank you!

                      Both residences, the Manoir(6 people) and Maison Louis Richard (2 people) can be rented separately or together for a maximum of 8 people.

                      Tours to local vineyards for wine tastings and trips to the local fresh produce markets may be arranged with Steven and Bruce.

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                      Last updated: 09/25/2014
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                      85 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      1 Kilometres
                      Nearest Barpub
                      8 Kilometres
                      Nearest Golf
                      12 Kilometres
                      Nearest Train
                      12 Kilometres
                      Nearest Motorway
                      1 Kilometres
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      198 Kilometres
                      Nearest Beach

                      Car: Necessary

                      Varennes sur Loire is situated along the Loire river, 12 kilometres east of Saumur, mid distance between the towns of Tours and Angers in a UNESCO protected site.

                      DIRECTIONS: If you are approaching Saumur, stay on the north side of the Loire River. (Saumur proper is on the south side). You will travel east on the D152 from Saumur, in the direction of Tours for 12 km (10 minutes),then you will come to a large metal bridge crossing the Loire River, on your right. DO NOT CROSS THE RIVER. At this intersection the sign will show VARENNES -SUR-LOIRE on the right. Travel 1km into VARENNES and in the centre of the village, with the church on the right (this is a 'T' intersection), turn left (west) at the BAR COMMERCE onto rue des SABATIERS (this rue turns into rue de la Croix des Noues) We are at number 8. One half km out of the village you will see a wind mill on the left and then a large metal warehouse. Across from the warehouse is a large CRUCIFIX. This is the drive to the Manoir

                      Other Activities: Antique markets, local produce markets and wine tastings.


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2001

                      About the owner: Originally from Wisconsin and living for 25 years in New York City and worked in the hospitality business as Chefs and Party Organizers.

                      Why the Owner Chose Bourgueil:
                      We purchased our vacation home ! Having come to France for years, to Champfreau, we eventually purchased the home and upgraded it to a lavish holiday home.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
                      Dinners by Chef Bruce Riedner from NYC are available, we are on 17 hectares (53 acres) of organic land. It is serene and beautiful.

                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english, french



                      • The MANOIR (L.) MAISON LOUIS RICHARD (R.)

                        The MANOIR (L.) MAISON LOUIS RICHARD (R.)

                      • Gate house

                        Gate house

                      • MANOIR ENTERANCE HALL

                        MANOIR ENTERANCE HALL

                      • Kitchen of Manoir

                        Kitchen of Manoir

                      • FORMAL GARDENS AND COURTYARD

                        FORMAL GARDENS AND COURTYARD





                      • Manoir 4 poster bedroom which is ensuite

                        Manoir 4 poster bedroom which is ensuite

                      • Rose Room Manoir

                        Rose Room Manoir

                      • Manoir Swimming Pool

                        Manoir Swimming Pool

                      • Kitchen of Maison Louis Richard

                        Kitchen of Maison Louis Richard

                      • Grand Dining Hall for Weddings

                        Grand Dining Hall for Weddings

                      • The Manor House

                        The Manor House

                      • SWIMMING POOL FOR MANOIR

                        SWIMMING POOL FOR MANOIR

                      • MANOIR SITTING / DINING ROOM

                        MANOIR SITTING / DINING ROOM

                      • MANOIR ENTERANCE FOYER

                        MANOIR ENTERANCE FOYER

                      • MAISON LOUIS RICHARD (sleeps 2)

                        MAISON LOUIS RICHARD (sleeps 2)

                      • MAISON LOUIS RICHARD DINING ROOM

                        MAISON LOUIS RICHARD DINING ROOM

                      • Terrace of Manoir

                        Terrace of Manoir

                      • A wild animal at Champfreau

                        A wild animal at Champfreau

                      • 15th Century Entrance Gate and Dovecote

                        15th Century Entrance Gate and Dovecote

                      • Manoir Entrance Foyer

                        Manoir Entrance Foyer

                      • Maison Louis Richard Kitchen

                        Maison Louis Richard Kitchen

                      • Wedding Dining Hall in 15th Century Grange

                        Wedding Dining Hall in 15th Century Grange

                      €275 per night (EUR)

                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 09/25/14
                      Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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