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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Centre-Loire Valley reviews

  • One of a kind experience - do not miss this

    "We just returned from our second weeklong visit to Le Charmois (our first was in 2013). It is an amazing country estate. The inside of the home is comfortable, roomy, beautifully decorated, and contains every convenience you need. The outside is in a beautiful garden and forest setting that offers wonderful walks. The location is two hours from Charles de Gaulle, and serves as the perfect base for exploring the Loire valley. The best chateaus are easy drives - Chenonceaux, Chambord, Cheverny, Azay Le Rideau, Villandry, and Sully sur Loire are just some of the highlights. Same is true for some beautiful towns - Orleans, Bourges, Blois, Loches, Gien, and others. A number of wineries and other sites are also nearby. Le Charmois is itself next to the town of Chaumont Sur Tharonne, which is quiet and charming. If you decide against touring, and instead want to spend your stay enjoying the property, you will not be disappointed by the beautiful setting. But I imagine more people are likely to combine sightseeing with enjoying Le Charmois. The folks managing the property are outstanding and very helpful with whatever you will need. This includes the wonderful housekeeper, Catherine (who also cooks if you like), to the owners and other liaisons who offer remote support. All ages enjoy Le Charmois. We had grandparents, grandchildren, and the inbetween during our stays. Again, do not miss a chance to stay here!"
    Guest: Constantine A. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 7, 2014
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  • A very special holiday apartment

    "You are always a little nervous when you book a holiday home over the internet but you really have nothing to worry about with this lovely apartment. The booking process was easy with paypal for security and I also telephoned Veronique who spoke really good English and was able to provide lots of information. Etienne welcomed us to the apartment and was really helpful, providing us with information about where to visit eat etc and he even took us to his local garage and translated for us when we had car trouble. The apartment also has so many books about the local area and the Chateaux which were very useful. The apartment is truly lovely - we travelled with my daughter , son, and his girlfriend all in their late teens, early twenties and we were all delighted. The apartment is right beside the castle with lovely views from all of the bedroom windows of the castle and the loire. I spent quite a long time looking out of the windows admiring the view during the week. The rooms are all really spacious and the furnishings fit so well with this lovely old house. The bedding was also lovely and crisp. There are also 2 bathrooms and a separate loo which make it much easier for a large family. There is also a lovely little garden to enjoy the sunshine. My children also really enjoyed having wifi. The location of the apartment is also really good being just a few minutes walk from the lovely centre with all its cafe's restaurants and shops so after a day sight seeing it was easy to stroll to the centre for something to eat without having to worry about driving. There were restaurants also to suit all budgets. During the week we visited the Chateau in Amboise, Clos Luce ( home of Leonardo da Vinci), Chambord and Chenonceau and the lovely Beauval Zoo. There are so many places within easy reach you will have trouble choosing and the roads weren't busy even in the school summer holidays. We all feel really lucky to have found such a lovely place and have no hesitation in recommending it to you. Thank you Etienne and Veronique for sharing your lovely home with us."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 7, 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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  • Incredible experience

    "I cannot thank Diane enough for making this house available to my friends and me for our recent vacation. It is warm, welcoming and perfect as a base to explore the French countryside or to just sit and relax. It is well stocked with dishes and cooking supplies, towels, linens and everything you could need to have a six course meal or just cook up some scrambled eggs for breakfast. There were plenty of bedrooms and the beds were comfortable. It was great that we each could have our own bathroom. There is a great book she has prepared with recommendations about activities, restaurants and just general info. We were fortunate that Diane was in residence in her portion of the property so were able to spend some time with her. Her restaurant recommendations were superb, particularly L'Auberge de l'Ecole about 20 minutes away. We has an incredible meal served by a friendly and helpful staff. Meusnes is not a hotbed of activity but the nearby town, Selles Sur Cher has a lot to offer including a great weekly market, cafes and restaurants. From our base we took daily excursions to le Chateau de Chenonceau, the Zoo Beauval (not to be missed), Blois, Tours, and several other areas. The drive through the French countryside was beautiful and not to be missed. The house was easy to get to from Paris. We rented a car in Paris and drove down using the GPS I had brought from home. No problems, not hard getting out of Paris and a fairly easy 2.5 - 3 hour drive. This is a great house for friends to share or for a family or an extended family vacation. It would work well with multi generations. I would love to be able to stay for a month, hosting various friends to visit and really becoming part of the French country life. Maybe when I retire..... Thank you, Diane"
    Guest: Janet H. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 2, 2014
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