Unique, Independent, Quality B&B Overlooking the Loire Valley

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'Le Paquerie', Brian & Therese Morgan


Last updated: 10/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

A once in a lifetime troglodyte experience.

'The Paquerie' is an exclusive and renovated 19 century vineyard style country house 4 km from Amboise situated in a 2 acre wooded park with a panoramic view of the Loire Valley. Therese and Brian (Retired Airline Pilot) propose to accommodate you in a beautifully renovated independent room built into the limestone cliff in their courtyard.

Breakfast is included and is taken inside the house or on the terrace overlooking the Loire Valley. The house presents you with a subtle mixture of antique European and Asian furniture, Asian artifacts and modern paintings and photos - all reflecting the extensive travels of Brian and Therese.

For those who love calm and elegance this will be a delightful, peaceful experience that emphasizes nature and quality of life. Your private terrace enables you to relax in complete privacy. Your welcome is assured all year round, as this cave-bedroom remains cool in the heat of summer and snug with central heating in winter.

This accommodation is designed for two people. An additional bed can be added at €40 extra cost. The guests should ensure that, by requesting the additional bed, they accept the additional limitations on space and convenience.

Amboise is famous for its royal chateau and the 'Clos Luce', the home of Leonardo de Vinci. We are a short drive from all the renowned chateaux of the Loire Valley and you can visit local markets, charming villages or participate in wine tasting.

PILOTS. The Loire Valley is an ideal stopover for visiting foreign pilots. Land at Amboise/Dierre (LFEF) and Brian, an experienced pilot, will ensure that all your tourist and aviation needs are satisfied.

The Loire Valley is well known for its numerous chateaux, quality wines and delicious food and also for its caves; that is, its 'troglodyte' history. Excavation for the stone ('tuffeau') for the construction of chateaux resulted in numerous caves some of which are still used for habitation.

There are no cooking facilities in your room; However, tea/coffee making facilities are provided.

Access by car from Paris via the A10 auto route, by high-speed train (TGV) from Paris or Charles de Gaulle Airport or by air (RyanAir) is without difficulty. English is spoken.

Renting a car is necessary so as to have access to Amboise (4 km) and also to visit the numerous tourist features of the Loire Valley. Convenient car rental is available at the TGV station in Tours (St Pierre des Corps). Our GPS coordinates are N47 26' 57.2' and E001 00' 52.5'.

Preferred guest arrival time is 5PM or later. However, an earlier arrival is certainly possible. An email or courtesy phone call to Therese +33 (0)2 4730 1041 is all that is required.

Guests comments are the confirming proof of our quality. Unsolicited comments can be found on this site and also - Europe Amboise Paquerie.

Keywords: Independent Gite

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Property Type

  • Estate
  • 250 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Bedroom 1


  • High quality bedroom in luxury appointed cave. Has a Queen size Bed (1). Additional single Bed (1) possible - available on request, €40 additional including breakfast...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Luxurious bathroom carved in the rock. Towel drying, handbasin, large mirrors, large shower area, bar fridge, coffee/tea facilities...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Extensive tourist library in bedroom,


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    Predominately classical music...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    External dining area in garden. Breakfast provided in owner's house...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    3 secure parkings available. Guests use parking in courtyard in front of B&B...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    €12/5kg for washer/dryer...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free no-password Wi-Fi in room and terrace...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils


  • Lawn / Garden


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from 32 traveler reviews
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Standard pricing
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $10.89
  • Taxes Not included


Additional single bed is + €40 per night, that is, a total of €130/night.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation prior to 60 days before reservation date - complete refund of deposit. Cancellation between 60 days prior to and before the reservation date invokes loss of refund.

There is NO room cleaning charge.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 10/25/2016
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30 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
3 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Amboise; Tours Saint-Pierre des Corps TGV
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
A10 Autoroute
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
L'Auberge de Launay

Car: Necessary

Nearby Chateaux - Amboise,Azay-Le-Rideau,Blois,Cheverny,Loches ,Chenonceaux,Chambord,Chaumont,Villandry.

Boat trips on the Loire or Cher rivers.

Bicycle rental, tours.

Extensive official walking paths visiting points of interest.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1985

About the owner: Therese is your charming English speaking French hostess. She and her Australian born husband Brian have restored this wine growers cottage that originally belonged to Therese's parents. Brian, a retired airline Captain, shares his love of photography and aviation with guests. Therese, a graphic artist and painter, charms you with her accent, her attention and the refined house decor that reflects their worldwide travels. Guests may visit her painting atelier.

Why the Owner Chose Limeray, France:
This B&B is located in Therese's and Brian's home. Its charm lies in its view over the Loire Valley, its peacefulness, its completely independent nature and the fact that it is in a cave ! The location is close to all Loire Valley attractions but far enough away from the town of Amboise to ensure a quiet, peaceful holiday. Access by road, train or airline is easy and uncomplicated. EXPECT A REPLY TO YOUR INQUIRY WITHIN 3 HOURS AND EVENTUALLY YOUR SIMPLE NO TAX SECURE PAYMENT BY PAYPAL.

The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast:
Brian and Therese are convinced that 'satisfy the client' is the only principle that will ensure that their guests will enjoy their stay and that this principle will also provide them personally with the satisfaction of being international hosts. From their world travels they have an understanding of the travelers needs - his problems and concerns. Unlike other B&B's Brian will offer you an additional free service of helping you in the planning and organization of your holiday. Unconditional help is available at no charge.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • 'Le Paquerie', Brian & Therese Morgan

    'Le Paquerie', Brian & Therese Morgan

  • Bedroom - View from Entrance Door

    Bedroom - View from Entrance Door

  • Your Breakfast

    Your Breakfast

  • "Your" Loire Valley

    "Your" Loire Valley

  • "The Calm" !

    "The Calm" !

  • Our Autumn

    Our Autumn

  • Bedroom & Bathroom Entrance

    Bedroom & Bathroom Entrance

  • Bathroom-Handbasin, Toilet, Shower (R-L)

    Bathroom-Handbasin, Toilet, Shower (R-L)

  • "La Paquerie"

    "La Paquerie"

  • Ballons viewed from house

    Ballons viewed from house

  • Guests' Private Terrace

    Guests' Private Terrace

VRBO #181438

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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