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

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Last updated: 10/04/2014
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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

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Not Suitable For Children:

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

          • Pets Considered
          • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          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

              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • DVD Player
              • Piano
              • Radio
              • Television:

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

              • VCR
              • Video Library:

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

              Theme

              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

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

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Rural
              • Town
              • Village

              Sports & Adventure Activities

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

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

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

              • Broadband Access
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Firewood
              • Free Local Calls
              • Hair Dryer
              • 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

              • Internet
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Telephone
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Stove

              Kitchen

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

              Outside

              • Barbecue
              • Deck / Patio
              • Deck Furniture
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Furniture
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Patio
              • Porch Furniture
              • Terrace
              • Yard

              Pool / Spa

              • Outdoor Pool

              Property Descriptor

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Autumn 2014
                  Aug 30 - Oct 31, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  €900
                  Winter
                  Nov 1 - Mar 27, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  €700
                  Spring 2015
                  Mar 28 - May 29, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  €900
                  Summer 2015
                  May 30 - Sep 4, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  €1,050
                  Autum 2015
                  Sep 5 - Oct 30, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  €900
                  Winter
                  Oct 31 - Apr 1, 2016
                  7 night min stay

                  €700
                  Spring 2016
                  Apr 2 - May 27, 2016
                  7 night min stay

                  €900
                  Summer 2016
                  May 28 - Sep 2, 2016
                  7 night min stay

                  €1,050

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • No additional mandatory 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: 10/04/2014
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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

                  €700 - €1,050 per week (EUR)
                  5

                  1 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

                  View calendar: Updated 10/04/14
                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                  • Calendar last updated 10/04/2014
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