About the property
- House861 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
80 square meters quiet house, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-5)
Experience the charm of a French small town in a 19th century village house which used to be the stable for the nearby Belvedere. Stay in 'a town in the country', everything is within walking distance, shops as well as river banks and countryside. There are the best butchers, bakers and pastry shops! Located 10 minutes from Amboise - by car - one of the most visited cities in France, recently listed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites.
A separate entrance - from a cobblestone yard - takes you to your French nest.
Although you can cook at home, meals are a special treat in the area! You can help yourself from twice-weekly open-air market and local shops.
Many of our guets find it easier to travel to the Loire Valley by train and hire a car at Saint Pierre des Corps station where you have high speed trains (TGV) from Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport.
Keywords: Step in from the parking and discover 'La Chevalerie', hidden from the street,self-catering 19th century village house, with a private cobbelstone yard, quiet, sunny.Just walk to shops, market and restaurants or have meals in the yard.
What a luxury : walk to the baker's - a stone throw! - to buy fresh baguette and croissants in the morning
Public heated swimming pool in the village: 10minutes away
NEW! English and other languages TV channels
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, french, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 13, 2018
About Dominique Guillemot
Dominique, after a busy life in Paris, a former flight attendant has moved to the next door family house in Bléré. She is a prominent member at the local tourist office, speaks English fluently, and will be delighted to help you in the planning and organization of your holiday.
Dominique Guillemot purchased this House in 1958
Why Dominique Guillemot chose La Croix-en-Touraine
Best location in the Loire Valley: major famous chateaux and points of interests, vineyards, villages within 10 minutes drive and 1 hour. The river banks - Cher - are down our street ( 300 meters ) Restaurants are within walking distance. Multi languages TV
What makes this House unique
Stay 'downtown' Blere and and feel you are in the country.It's so quiet!
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:30 PM
Check-out: 10:00 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.
Nice property, super location, designated parking place for our rental car.
Dominique Guillemot, owner, lives nextdoor. Dominique provided helpful info about Blere, shopping, visiting chateaus, good places to eat. Blere is the perfect place to stay - everything (banks, bakeries, butchers, grocery stores, etc.) is a 5 minute walk for the property. Not many tourists in this town. We enjoyed going out for fresh bread and bakery items every morning. We forgot one of our IPADs when we departed at the end of the week stay. Dominique knew we were going to stop at a museum in Amboise on the trip to Paris. She drove to Ambiose to make sure we had the missing IPAD.
We would stay here again.
Lovely visit in a quaint town and a well appointed home.
Our family had a very pleasant time in the Loire-Cher area staying at this carriage house in Blere. The location is lovely. Our host was welcoming and helpful and the home was clean and had everything we needed. The only thing that I would recommend improving is the internet signal, which doesn't reach some of the rooms.
Very comfortable cottage in the heart of chateaux country
This villa is very comfortable and convenient. Dominique is a helpful host who speaks English very well and can guide you in your chateau and winery choices. The kitchen is very well furnished and the beds comfortable. Please note the 2 bedrooms are upstairs with one bath up and one bath down, both with showers. There is a washing machine and products to use for laundry. We really enjoyed the private courtyard with seating and the off-street parking. The village has all you need including banks, bakeries and grocery in walking distance. The town is located on the Cher river with walking/biking paths very nearby. We will definitely return to this property.
Charming home in Blere
We recently stayed in this charming home in Blere for 4 nights. We enjoyed our stay and the home was very well stocked with everything we could need and very clean. Dominique was very accomodating and even picked us up in Tours after we had to return our car early. It was a great location for visiting the chateaus and the beautiful towns of the Loire. We would definitely recommend this house to friends and family.
Great location for visiting Loire chateaux
We very much enjoyed our stay at the Chevalerie. We found that the property matched the listing description. It was clean, well-maintained and spacious for our family of four (two adults and two children, aged 12 and 10). We found it to be very quiet -- we didn't hear any road noise. We were able to use one of the two parking spaces adjacent to the property that the hosts reserve for their guests.
The kitchen is small and is minimally equipped (I'd recommend bringing a sharp knife or two from home if you plan to cook), but we knew from the listing what to expect. We weren't planning to prepare meals from scratch during our visit, and the kitchen was fine for reheating foods from the wonderful boucherie one block over. It met our needs for our stay. Everything was in good working order.
The bedrooms were cheerfully decorated and spacious, and the beds were comfortable.
One evening we went for a lovely stroll along the river, which is just a 5-minute walk from the property. We watched some fly fishermen fishing in the river and saw a number of families enjoying a riverside playground.
The property made an excellent home base for our excursions to several of the chateaux in the region. When we were visiting in May, we felt like we were the only tourists staying in Bléré (unlike the chateaux, which were packed with visitors like us). We loved being able to walk down the street to the boulangerie for our morning baguettes and to the boucherie. By the end of our four-day stay, I was starting to feel almost like a local at the shops (aside from my terrible French accent, of course!). Staying at the Chevalerie gave us a nice taste of small-town life in France.
We would definitely recommend this property to anyone looking for a comfortable, quiet home base from which to explore the Loire Valley.
Thank you so much for your review which will give a good idea of La Chevalerie to future guests.
I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay here.
Sorry for the "sharp" knife, there used to be one, I shall check!
Four Australian seniors
This property is in an excellent position to visit the many Chateaux and wineries in this area. The cottage is very comfortable for two couples with two bathrooms and very spacious bedrooms with comfortable beds.The stairs could be a problem for less able people. The courtyard is a delight on warm evenings. To be able to walk to the village in two minutes for banking, fresh bread and meals is perfect. Car parking is available off street. The owner is next door and very helpful welcoming us with a bottle of local wine. We had a most enjoyable comfortable stay.
Possible to organize hot air ballons flights
Dominique can help you for your visits as she really knows the area. She can also tell about restaurants and wine tasting
Massages are available on the spot( previous booking)
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed Heating is not included A deposit is required to confirm your booking, final payment either on arrival - cash- or before via VRBO or Paypal, you'll be charged half of their commission Damage deposit has to be cash in €, dollars, or any currency we accept or via VRBO online payment