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

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Last updated: 09/17/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Bourgueil bed and breakfast 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.

Maison Louis Richard: Bourgueil Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 639ha

MAISON LOUIS RICHARD is a large luxurious one bedroom home, sleeping 2. Located on the ground floor (east and west views), flooded with sunlight, appointed with fine antiques and art, extremely comfortable seating and large Gothic working fireplace. Extensive libraries of books and CDs. Decorated in sumptuous French taste with huge crystal chandelier. Spacious, well appointed kitchen with all amenities. Laundry service available free of charge. Wireless broadband internet access. Terrace overlooking formal courtyard and exterior seating to the east with garden furniture, tables and BBQ. This rental does not include use of the swimming pool. This is an EXTREMELY ROMANTIC space for 2 people.

Property Type

      • Apartment

      Accommodation Type

      • Bed And Breakfast
      • Bed & Breakfast


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

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Optional
      • Private Chef


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

      Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3

      • ENSUITE BEDROOM: 1 king, 1 twin/ single


      • Very comfortable bedroom with new firm mattress and lovely linen. large and appointed with fine antiques and art. Wonderful lighting for reading in bed. The Ensuite bathroom has large shower stall, sink and toilet. Very well lit and beautifully appointed. Bathroom linen included. FOR MANY MANY BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS, PLEASE CONTACT OWNER at or by phone 0(33)241 38 40 41 Special prices available for rental of both this home and the Manor house; total of 9 people. thank you...moreless

      Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

      Other Amenities

          • To view many many beautiful PHOTOS, please contact Mr. Guderian to see 40 photos at: or tel: 0(33)241 38 40 41, mobile: 0(33)679 33 68 82 We except one night rentals with Continental Breakfast included. AVAILABLE FOR CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR WEEKS. Beautiful Baby Grand Piano in Library/Salon and WIFI internet connection....moreless


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


          • Romantic
          • Luxury


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

          Leisure Activities

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

          local services and businesses

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

          Location Type

          • Rural
          • Village

          sports and adventure activities

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

          Arrival Day

              • Saturday

              breakfast meal type

                  • Booking Possible

                  catering options

                      • Catering Available


                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 6 people

                      dinner meal type

                          • Booking Possible


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

                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional


                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Toaster
                              • Blender
                              • Coffee Grinder
                              • Lobster Pot
                              • Pantry Items
                              • Stove
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Freezer
                              • Stove
                              • Oven
                              • Microwave
                              • Grill
                              • 4 Ring Stove

                              lunch meal type

                                  • Booking Possible


                                  • Patio
                                  • Bicycles
                                  • Beach Towels
                                  • Binoculars
                                  • Large Cooler
                                  • Small Cooler
                                  • Fish Cleaning Table
                                  • Lawn / Garden
                                  • Terrace
                                  • Barbecue
                                  • Outdoor Grill

                                  property descriptor

                                      • Semi-Detached


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                                      The rental rate of 900 euros per week high season and is  700 low season.  Holidays such as Christmas WEEK, New Year's WEEK are  900 euros per week.  Thanksgiving, Valentines and Easter are available for rental also. Rental of BOTH residences together results in a reduction of rates for both.  Maximum possibility 9 people.  See Manoir for details and contact us direct for special reduction for both residences.  AVAILABLE CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR WEEKS.  Short term and long term stays.  B & B ACCOMODATIONS available. Dinners and lunches may be provided for an added charge.  Inquire about off season specials and discounts. A certified in-house masseur is available.

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                                      Last updated: 09/17/2014
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                                      85 Miles
                                      Nearest Airport
                                      12 Kilometres
                                      Nearest Train
                                      12 Kilometres
                                      Nearest Motorway
                                      198 Kilometres
                                      Nearest Beach
                                      1 Kilometres
                                      Nearest Barpub
                                      8 Kilometres
                                      Nearest Golf
                                      1 Kilometres
                                      Nearest Restaurant

                                      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 Bed And Breakfast:
                                      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: french, english



                                      • Gate house

                                        Gate house

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

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

                                      • MANOIR ENTERANCE HALL

                                        MANOIR ENTERANCE HALL

                                      • Kitchen of Manoir

                                        Kitchen of Manoir

                                      • FORMAL GARDENS AND COURTYARD

                                        FORMAL GARDENS AND COURTYARD

                                      • MAISON LOUIS RICHARD DRAWING ROOM - LIBRARY

                                        MAISON LOUIS RICHARD DRAWING ROOM - LIBRARY

                                      • MAISON LOUIS RICHARD ENSUITE BEDROOM

                                        MAISON LOUIS RICHARD ENSUITE BEDROOM

                                      • 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


                                      1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                                      Sleeps 3

                                      View calendar: Updated 09/17/14
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                                      +33 241384041

                                      Speaks: french, english
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