About the property
- Cottage1076 sq. ft.
- Half Baths2
- Minimum Stay4 nights
3 Bedroom Cottage with garden in heart of Loire chateau and wine growing region
Situated in the beautiful Loire Valley just 4 minutes drive from the famous Chateau de Chenonceau, this is one of the original wine makers cottages in the hamlet of Vrigny
the original farmhouse close to the vineyards and just 4 minutes drive to the chateau. Maison de la Grandmere is a lovely restored wine makers farm cottage with 3 bedrooms (2 en suite) ideal for two couples with children. This cottage, which had been occupied by the grandmothern has been extended to provide first class accommodation for 6 people. The cottage has a fully fitted and equipped gourmet kitchen, we have luxurious bathrooms, beautifully appointed bedrooms with best quality bedding (we provide a linen service) and a cosy and comfortable living room. Fully electrically heated plus open log fire so great in winter as well as summer; insummer stone walls keep you cool in hot weather.This cottage is one of three at the Vrigny location. All cottages are separate and individual. We are 2 minutes from lovely vineyard walks and the river Cher and 5 minutes from village shops and restaurant in St. George’s sur Cher and Francueil. We are in the heart of the Loire Valley chateaux and wine growing region, close to great cycling routes along the river Cher (we provide bikes) and only 30 minutes to Beauval Zoo. The house has been restored to the highest quality whilst retaining the original features, with two en suite double bedrooms and a twin bedroom with additional children's bed and cot, there is also a shower room and two downstairs toilets one fitted with a razor point. Additional folding eds are available. Living room with open fireplace, settee and armchairs, TV / video and radio / CD player and table. Lovely big kitchen diner with ceramic electric hob and two ovens, fridge freezer and dish-washer. Separate utility room with washing machine. Own patio furniture and BBQ, large shared and enclosed orchard garden with children's swings.
Ann Palmer owner
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- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- May 15, 2018
About Ann Palmer owner
I am a private owner living in England but who loves France and the way of life. John and I spend up to three months a year at the cottages visiting several times a year to ensure all is going well and to have a lovely time there ourselves and with our family. I spend a lot of time painting while I am there and John looks after the maintenance. We are both retired doctors though when we bought the cottages we were very busy now we have more time to enjoy our lovely home.
Ann Palmer owner purchased this Cottage in 1989
Why Ann Palmer owner chose Saint-Georges-sur-Cher
John and I bought this lovely farmstead soon after we moved to the south of England in the 1980s; we wanted somewhere for our family to visit within easy reach of home. We chose Vrigny as it is in the country but not isolated and it is close to Chenonceau our favourite chateau, it is central for visiting all the castles in the Loire Valley and also the vineyards, our local wines are so good and being so close to the vineyards we can participate in the vendange (harvest). We developed the property over the years; the 3 cottages are independent and you can enjoy your own space, there is also the advantage you will meet some really interesting people - or bring your friends and share two or three cottages together.
What makes this Cottage unique
We love our home in Vrigny because it is close to the river and vineyards; it has a lovely large garden in which we grow fruit for everyone to enjoy, and we can sit in the courtyard and relax and let the world go by. Even better when we do decide to go out we are so close to Chenonceau (the most visited chateau after Versailles) that we have bought ourselves season tickets so we can enjoy the lovely grounds and beautiful setting as often as possible, The lovely walks in the vineyards and along the river really enhance any trip (it is possible to walk right along to Chenonceau and further to Blere or in the other direction to Montrichard and St Aignean).. We have a market to choose from every day of the week and our local restaurants are very very good. We enjoy exploring the lovely wineries and have chosen some of the best around to put on a list for our visitors. We will bombard you with information to help you enjoy your stay in our cottages.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A delightful French cottage
We were a party of 4 adults staying for 4 nights. Everything about this delightful cottage and its location, facilities, proximity to Loire Valley castles, walks and bike tracks, was exactly to our liking and as advertised. We enjoyed the ambiance of St Georges, a couple of nice restaurants, its Charcuterie and Patisserie, and its semi-rural surrounds.
One of our group enjoyed the opportunities to speak French with the very helpful Manager and several other locals. Being Australian, we appreciated the spacious outdoor areas of the cottage, with some delicious fig and apple fruits to eat and shady walnut trees, a place to park our car, and a sizeable relaxing place to while-away some hours with a good book, or a cup of coffee and a chat.
We would recommend this site to anyone wishing to spend a week or so visiting Chenonceau, Amboise, and other sites in the Loire region, then relaxing in a delightful 'home-stay'.
Lovely cottage in a beautiful area
Finding and booking the property was extremely easy thanks to the prompt and helpful emails from the owner. The property was quite clean, very tidy and well maintained. We chose to clean it ourselves on departure as we found the optional proposed cleaning cost a little steep.
Location was perfect for visiting many Chateau's in the area, especially Chenonceau, which was only 10 mins drive and beautiful.
The owner sent us very useful handouts with information on everything from supermarkets to restaurants in the area.
Unfortunately we didn't get to use the bikes provided as we had a baby with us, but this is a very useful facility provided.
I would definately recommend it to a friend.
The cottage is set on the outskirts of the village of St Georges and a few paces from the Touraine vineyards. We are central for visiting the Loire Valley chateaux (castles) and wineries. We are 4 minutes drive from Chenonceau the beautiful chateau with arches across the river where Henri 2nd kept his wife Catherine de Medici and mistress Diane de Poitier, 10 minutes from Amboise and 30 minutes from Chambord, Cheverny, Chaumont. The A85 route is a quick access to castles west of Tours including Azay-le-Rideau, Villandry and the mediaeval town of Chinon the original site of the French Parliament. Winery visits are a must with great vineyards including Vouvray (chenin) Chinon, Bourgeuil and Saumur (Cabernet Frabnc) and Oisly east to Sancerre and Pouilly (one and half hours) for sauvignons.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Non-refundable deposit of £100 per week required at time of booking, the balance must be paid 6 weeks before your holiday. Prices include heating and light, cooking and water, but not bed linen and towels (available to hire) or terminal cleaning. Prices include electricity and water including heating; logs for the wood burner are £20 a week.Linen extra £15 / person. Cleaning is £75