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Charming Cottage in Chinon - Pool and Air Conditioning in Heart of Loire Valley

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Last updated: 07/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Chinon cottage description

This charming self-catering cottage in the heart of the Loire Valley in Chinon, France is perfect for independent travellers who wish to explore the area’s many châteaux and vineyards. The house is a 15-minute walk to the centre of historic Chinon and all services. The area boasts miles of foot and bike paths along the Vienne and Loire rivers as well as throughout the countryside.

On the ground floor, a spacious living room looks out onto a sunny terrace that leads to the private 22-meter lap pool, a shower and toilet are adjacent to the stone-walled kitchen and a library with a sofa bed provides sleeping for two as well as access to the Master Suite via a spiral staircase. The master bedroom is equipped with air conditioning and a Tempur-Pedic memory foam mattress for your comfort after a long day of exploration, and the en suite spacious bath boasts a modern steam shower, an antique bathtub and a double sink.


A Day Out in Paris: Chinon is a 35-minute drive from Tours (train service also exists) and Paris is just an additional hour away on the high-speed TGV (train de grande vitesse) which makes it more than possible to head to Paris for a day's shopping or sightseeing. TGV service also links Tours to Disneyland Paris, Charles-De-Gaulle (Roissy) International Airport, Lille, Poitiers and Bordeaux, as well as London, England and Brussels, Belgium.
If driving to Paris, please allow 3 hours.

Chinon and the Area: Chinon is a town rich in both culture and history. The old town – la vielle ville – is nestled in between the Château on top of the hill and the river Vienne. For many generations, it was the home of kings and the seat of the government. Interestingly, it was the home of the Plantegenet Kings (yes, of England). Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine resided in and kept the Royal Treasury in Chinon. Their son, Richard the Lionhearted, was also born here. Westminster Abbey houses all but these two English Monarchs (and it is said that they occasionally ask for them). The Royal Abbey of Fontevraud, approx 30 km from Chinon, houses their life-sized 'gisants.' This 12th centuray abbey, to which Eleanor retired, is well worth the visit. If you want to get a feel for Chinon and this period of its long history, see the film 'Lion in Winter' with Katherine Hepburn.

Rabelais: Chinon was the birthplace of François Rabelais (1494-1553), renaissance man, monk, doctor, philosopher and writer. You can visit his country home, La Devinière, which is just a few miles away. Rabelais made Chinon famous by using it as the centre of his Picrocholine War with his gigantic heroes Gargantua and Pantagruel.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 100 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Not Suitable For Children:

            The pool is not equipped with steps; one has to climb a ladder to exit the pool....moreless

          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Pets Considered
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4

          • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

            Tempur-Pedic mattress, and a wardrobe....moreless

          • Library: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Sleeps two....moreless

          • Please note that while there is a TV monitor in the bedroom which is equipped with a PAL/SECAM DVD player and a multi-system VCR which reads both US and European tapes, it is not equipped for regular TV viewing at this time. (Regular French TV channels are available via the internet). There are tapes and DVD's on-site for guests' use....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Downstairs Shower & WC: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • Master Suite: toilet, tub, shower

            double sink...moreless

          • There is a shower downstairs for people coming in from the pool (or sleeping in the library) as well as a WC for day-to-day use....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Please note that while there is a TV monitor in the bedroom which is equipped with a PAL/SECAM DVD player and a multi-system VCR which reads both US and European tapes, it is not equipped for regular TV viewing at this time. (Regular French TV channels are available via the internet). There are tapes and DVD's on-site for guests' use....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Video Library:

                There is a modest collection of DVDs and VHS tapes available....moreless

              • Television:

                Yes, BUT, the television is ONLY suitable as a monitor for DVD and VHS use. ...moreless

              • Books
              • Piano
              • VCR
              • Radio
              • CD Player
              • Audio Tape Player
              • DVD Player
              • Books For Adults

              Theme

              • Historic
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Forests
              • Museums
              • Coin Laundry
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Winery Tours

              Leisure Activities

              • Horseback Riding
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing

              local services and businesses

              • Medical Services
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • ATM/Bank

              Location Type

              • Town
              • Village

              sports and adventure activities

              • Golf
              • Paragliding
              • Roller Blading
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Equestrian Events
              • Hiking

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Heating:

                    The house has a variety of forms of heat. An antique Godin woodstove for the main area, radiators in kitchen and bathroom, and the Air Conditioning upstairs is 'reversible' ... ...moreless

                  • Living Room
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Air Conditioning is in the Master Suite only....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Firewood
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Telephone
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Internet
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Parking

                  Kitchen

                  • Kitchen
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Grill
                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Freezer
                  • Oven
                  • Microwave

                  Outside

                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Terrace
                  • Barbecue
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Patio

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Outdoor Pool

                  property descriptor

                      • Detached
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
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                      Summer 2014
                      May 31 - Aug 29, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      €1,050

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Autumn 2014
                      Aug 30 - Nov 1, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      €900

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      Reservations are complete upon receipt of a Deposit. The balance is due 60 days before arrival.


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                      Last updated: 07/23/2014
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                      Location

                      65 Kilometres
                      Nearest Airport
                      Tours
                      295 Kilometres
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Caen
                      3 Kilometres
                      Nearest Train
                      Chinon
                      12 Kilometres
                      Nearest Motorway
                      A85
                      200 Kilometres
                      Nearest Beach
                      Backyard (pool)

                      Car: Recommended

                      This self-catering cottage is just a short walk from the center of Old Chinon and the Chateau. Chinon is only a short drive to numerous other châteaux, including Azay-le-Rideau, Chenonceau, and the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud (now the Cultural Center for the West). The Cadre Noir equestrian centre is a short drive away in Saumur. The area is also rightly famous for the quality of its wines and the many vineyards are well worth the visit. Chinon, Bourgueil, Vouvray are just a few of them. Chinon is in the middle of a UNESCO protected area and there are hundreds of miles of trails for hiking. On a more practical note, there is food shopping within easy reach as well as a movie theatre, cafés, restaurants, banks, post offices, Tourist Information Centre and lots of little shops (Thursday is Market Day) - all conveniently at hand.

                       

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                      Photos

                      • 22-meter lap pool

                        22-meter lap pool

                      • Roses

                        Roses

                      • Sitting area

                        Sitting area

                      • Master bedroom

                        Master bedroom

                      • Chez Tim

                        Chez Tim

                      • Patio

                        Patio

                      • Kitchen

                        Kitchen

                      • Dining area

                        Dining area

                      • Sunny Chinon

                        Sunny Chinon

                      • Steam shower

                        Steam shower

                      • Bath

                        Bath

                      €900 - €1,050 per week (EUR)
                      4

                      1 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

                      View calendar: Updated 07/23/14
                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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