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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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; OFF SEASON 2 NIGHT MINIMUM RENTAL AVAILABLE. THANK YOU
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 home, beautifully appointed with fine antiques, persian carpets, paintings and library. Off season rental as B&B and weekly during summer. 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.
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
Both bathrooms are very functional and warm. Large tiled shower and large deep claw footed bath tub. Great lighting for make up. Unlimited hot water, soft high quality towels and plenty of them !...moreless
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
All linens provided such as bath towels, hand towels, face towels, wash cloths, bath mats, sheets ( top & bottom), douvet, tea towels, cloth napkins and placemats....moreless
Large spacious LR with floor to ceiling 15th cent. fireplace. Down and leather custom made furniture, reading lamps, lovely sound system with unlimited library of music, french doors onto terrace...moreless
High season Jun 27 - Aug 28, 2015 7 night min stay
Mid season Aug 29 - Sep 25, 2015 7 night min stay
Low-mid Sep 26 - Oct 30, 2015 7 night min stay
Low season Oct 31 - Apr 29, 2016 1 night min stay
Low-mid Apr 30 - Jun 3, 2016 7 night min stay
Mid Jun 4 - Jul 1, 2016 7 night min stay
High season Jul 2 - Sep 2, 2016 7 night min stay
Mid Sep 3 - Sep 30, 2016 7 night min stay
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* This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival.
Does not apply to children under 12 years.
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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.
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.