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Recent Centre-Loire Valley reviews

  • Absolute heaven in the Loire Valley

    "I cannot find the words to express the magic of our holiday at Chateau des Grotteaux. We assembled a group of 33 family and friends here and our only disappointment was having to leave. Pierre Antoine, the owner, was very responsive leading up to our arrival and was helpful in recommending caterer and bike rentals, among other things. Our group spent the majority of our time eating and lounging by the large and beautiful pool as the weather was perfect all week, ranging from low 60s in the mornings to around 80 late in the day. We organized bikes to be delivered to the chateau and biked from there to Blois, Cheverny, and Chambord, with wine tasting stops in the surrounding countryside, all on the extensive bike trail system that covers the area. Tennis tournaments were arranged for the tennis court, which is accessed by a short walk through the enchanting forest. We also arranged for two formal dinners to be served in the large dining room which easily accommodated our large numbers. The caterer provided a simple breakfast each morning, which we supplemented with fruit and cereal. Fresh vegetables were ordered from the neighboring farm. We also used the pool kitchen for several big, collaboratively cooked meals. The kitchen is well stocked, and the huge grill (supplied with charcoal) is fantastic! The kitchens could use a few better knives and some roasting pans, though they were never lacking in plates, cutlery, glasses and serving dishes. The master bedrooms are sumptuously decorated and everything was well cleaned and cared for. The Norma suite of rooms made a perfect kid den and Pierre Antoine brought in several extra beds to accommodate the large number of kids we had between us. There are three sound systems supplied, in the living room, basement cafe and pool area, as well as a large AV system in the living room for showing DVDs or presentations. Thank you to Pierre Antoine for caring for our every need and providing such a beautiful place for us. Truly a chateau of fairy tales!"
    Guest: Katherine R. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 5, 2014
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  • Beautiful and Well Situated Accommodation

    "We couldn't have been more pleased with our accommodations at this lovely house in May. Although we did not meet the owners in person, Rosemary was just an e-mail or phone call away and she was extremely helpful in recommending sites to see and places to eat and visit. The garden is lovely in May, the house was spacious and comfortable, and the location is perfect for visiting the chateaux of the Loire Valley. The owners left a bottle of wine in the fridge, cozy terry cloth robes in the bathroom, and a computer and cell phone for us to use while we were at the house. We felt that we were personal guests of the owners. The town (and castle) of Blois are just a few minutes away. We would definitely recommend this house!"
    Guest: NW and COS Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: July 7, 2014
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  • Summer in France from Canada

    "Had a great time at the cottage with family (4 of us - 7 and 10 year old) in the French countryside. Very central location to explore the Loire Valley. Really enjoyed viewing each chateau from near by Azay le Rideau to Usse to Chenonceau. The Chinon wine is sneaky good - wishing we brought back more. Anne was very friendly, and the pictures shown here are true to the cottage experience. I would stay here again, as this was one of the highlights from our summer trip."
    Guest: Michael P Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: December 13, 2014
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  • Outstanding location!

    "We stayed in this pretty little cottage to tour several Chateaus/Castles. The location is outstanding. The home where Di Vinci lived the last years of his life (it looks like a castle) is located a short walking distance right at the end of the street from the cottage and is a must see. Several interesting and gorgeous Castles are within driving distance. The town of Ambosie is lovely and has a wonderful open market. It also has everything you need (restaurants, post office, shops etc) and is walkable, quaint, interesting and friendly. Within a short drive there is a large super market and gas station. There are local small markets and restaurants that are listed in a booklet the owner has kindly provided. The owner was easy to work with and responded quickly to our inquiries via email. The cottage is nicely decorated and clean! It is comprised of one room with a separate bathroom. Within the one room is a well stocked kitchen, a comfortable bed for two and a couch/sofa that converts to a bed. There are several stairs that lead up to the cottage as it sits up on a small hill and from the back patio has an expansive beautiful and peaceful view of a valley full of birds and trees. We especially enjoyed the rocking stairs on this patio that allowed us to enjoy the surrounding beauty and listen to the wonderful chorus of birds in the morning and wine in the evening. In our future we look forward to another stay in this pretty little cottage!"
    Guest: SmallWorld Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 13, 2014
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