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Riverfront French Country Home -for Wine Gourmets, Near Paris

Pouilly-sur-Loire, France
  • Chateau / Country House2690 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

Chateau / Country House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible beds, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Staying in our Pouilly House is a wonderful experience, with families, friends, or for a romantic, cozy French country experience. This riverfront, fully furnished and equipped house is over 150 years old, originally built as a Tavern on the Loire river. Pouilly sur Loire is a lively town and 'vignoble' with wineries at a crossroads between central France and Burgundy. You'll thoroughly enjoy the comfort of this country home, the walkout gardens, the riverfront walks, and biking in the neighborhood or on the bike paths along the river natural reserves. Canoes and kayaks are available for day rentals--with pick up and drop off. There are over 40 Pouilly Fume wineries, a Friday farmer's market, 2 cafés as well as 2 incredible bakeries in less than 15 minute walk from the house.

Larger towns with festivals, historic sites, supermarkets and cinemas are 15 minute drives North or South on A77, including Cosne-sur-Loire and the beautiful medieval town--La Charite sur Loire.

In addition to the standard furnishing, the house has bikes for all sizes, barbeques, garden furniture, and wireless internet. It is a two level house, with upstairs and downstairs entrances. Both upstairs and downstairs enjoy walkout gardens with traditional stone wall enclosures and beautiful trees and flowers. Both upstairs and down have street access and parking as the house is on the corner and riverfront.

If you are ready for driving visits, Sancerre, Gien, Bourges, Orléans, Vezelay and Nevers are all great day visits--with wine tasting, cathedrals or basilicas, walking malls, and more. During the summer, another great day visit is to the medieval castle reconstruction site--Guedelon-- followed by Saint Fargeau's castle and nightly historical sound and light show. In the summer there are outdoor festivals, markets, fairs, and art exhibits all around the area--which are well documented with signage, at the tourism office, and in the local paper. A bit further long day trips or overnight trips can be made to Paris, the Chateau de Chenonceau, Les Hospices de Beaune and more. For more ideas and images, you can visit our website. The Paris airports are both accessible in a little over two hours by train or car.

The house is fully equipped with everything from outdoor dining furniture to wine glasses, TVs to salt & pepper shakers. Come with your family or friends and enjoy French country living and culture.

Pouilly House has independent upstairs and downstairs access. Please contact us for rates and details to rent just one level of this country home.

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About Vanessa

This family-friendly home and garden, has been renovated by my husband and his father, with decorative touches by my father. My kids feel at home here and love coming here, playing and riding bicycles. We spend time here every year as a family and with friends! It is a great vacation home in a wonderful region, which has numerous cultural events and festivals! We really enjoy it regularly and hope you will enjoy and care for it too.

Vanessa purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2007

Why Vanessa chose Couargues

Our family is franco-american, and we all wanted a place to share and enjoy and relax together. This beautiful, historical site, is also homey and comfortable with a natural setting, in a small yet very vibrant town near Paris. It is well situated only 2 hours from Paris, as well as within an hour or two of hundreds of historical and cultural sites in Burgundy and along the Loire river. It was a perfect choice for our family to grow and to share with new and old friends.

What makes this Chateau / Country House unique

Our family loves to come rest, relax and recover in this home, and relax on our terrace on the spectacular riverfront. The region is beautiful, including hundreds of amazing wineries, "chateaux" nearby, historic sites, festivals, cultural events, and "brocantes" every weekend for antique lovers. We garden, take long walks and bike rides, barbeque, swim in the river, walk into town for delicious wine tasting, coffees or hot cocoa or to the market on Fridays. Pouilly is a way of life!


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Upstairs Loft
        1 queen
      • Library
        1 sleep sofa /futon
      • The house is on 3 levels. The downstairs has 2 bedrooms which walk out to the garden and riverfront one with a King size bed and one with a Queen size bed, as well as a livingroom with kitchenette and foldout couch. The main floor as a large master bedroom with California King bed, and a library with a foldout couch, a living room with another foldout couch and a kitchen and bathroom. There is also a loft, with beautiful views, and a queen bed.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, tub
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower

        Location Type

          • Monument View
            We can see the historic bridge, buildings and a church from our house and garden.
          • Rural
            Our neighbors are kind. There are many small Pouilly Fume wine cellars and vineyards in and around town. There are open markets every Friday in our town, Saturdays in La Charite and Sundays in Cosne.
          • Village
            Pouilly sur Loire is a wonderful river-front, wine producing and exporting village 2 hours South of Paris. Pouilly has bakeries, grocery store, butchers, market, and several bars & restaurants.
          • Water View
            Loire River is visible from the house, the garden and makes wonderful evening walks! We are at the middle of the Loire, which has beautiful bike trails along it for many kilometers in both directions
          • Waterfront
            On the Loire River, natural reserve for birds, fish, wildlife


              • Adventure
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Parking
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Central gas heating in the house.
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet
                        with an access code
                      • Wood Stove


                          • Microwave
                            Both upstairs and downstairs.
                          • Coffee Maker
                            We are coffee lovers!! we have 3 coffee makers, and a coffee grinder.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Fully equipped with everything you could need for cooking and eating!!
                          • Dishwasher
                            In the upstairs kitchen.
                          • Kitchen
                            The kitchens are fully equipped with the larger kitchen upstairs.
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            Everything you could need and more
                          • Oven
                            Full Oven in upstairs kitchen
                          • Pantry Items
                            We have basic spices in the house for cooking.
                          • Refrigerator
                            The larger full size refridgerator is upstairs. Downstairs is a half-size.
                          • Stove
                            Both upstairs and downstairs
                          • Toaster
                            Both upstairs and downstairs.


                              • Dining
                                There are two dining areas in the kitchens downstairs (for 6 people) and upstairs (for 5 people). However, we prefer to eat outside on the terrace most of the time (with tables and chairs for 12)!
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 5 people


                                  • Books
                                    Adult and children's books in French and English.
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                    We have cards and several games, plus many children's books and toys.
                                  • Music Library
                                    Huge library of CDs
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                    We have 2 TVs, 2 hooked up to DVDs and cable channels.
                                  • Toys
                                    We have bins of toys for children from 3 to 9 years old.
                                  • Video Library
                                    Several adult and children's DVDs available


                                      • Bicycles
                                        We have about 10 bikes for all ages!!
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        We have a huge beautiful patio or terrace, and a large garden, upstairs, and downstairs a walkout garden area both with spectular views and shade.
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        Available all up and down the Loire with reservations!
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Huge garden all around the house with beautiful fruit and flowering trees.
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        We have 2 grills which can be used upstairs on the terrace, or downstairs.


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible


                                              • museums
                                              • churches
                                              • festivals
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • cinemas
                                              • playground
                                              • restaurants
                                              • ruins
                                              • theme parks
                                              • winery tours

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • photography
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • boating
                                                  • eco tourism
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • cycling
                                                          • equestrian events
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • swimming


                                                              • There are 10 Bikes for all sizes, with river front bike paths run for miles in both directions, including to historic towns and wineries. There are paths for walking. Some seasons we can walk out and swim in front of our house in the Loire river! There are bakeries, grocery shops, post office, tabac, bars and many wineries in short walking distance. There are Canoe and Kayaking rentals in town and neighboring towns. There is a golf course 20 minutes away (near Sancerre), as well as a large indoor pool and spa in another town 25 minutes away (Bellevue).

                                                                15 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Nice and big house in a charming village.

                                                                wenche k.Norway

                                                                We enjoyed our stay very much.

                                                                We will be back!

                                                                Grete L.

                                                                We loved it!

                                                                Absolutely Delightful! Our family will cherish this trip for years!

                                                                Walter W.

                                                                I just can't say enough about the house and the area. We spent 10 days here with our parents, my sister's family and my family. It was a full house but there was ample room for everyone and it never felt crowded. My 12 year old son's highlight was catching a cat fish on the river, which we cleaned and grilled in the back yard. My highlight was the wine tours, my dad loved the dinner at the duck farm which we went to on bikes. My niece fell in love with the goats at a nearby village. My mom loved the village church and weekly outdoor market. And, my husband thought the bikes on the railroad tracks were too fun, especially with all the black berries you can eat along the way. Do your research ahead of time, as there are sooo many things to do. I highly recommend renting a car, so you can visit places like Guedelon (a 20 year project where they are building a castle using 13th century techniques).

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                We hope to have more great guests like you! Come again soon-- This year is the anniversary celebration of the famous Pouilly Fumé wines! Every summer is full of wonderful festivals and antique sales all around the region.

                                                                Family time

                                                                Silvia H.

                                                                We spent 9 days at this property in August with our children and grandchildren. The kids loved the swings and the fruit trees...we picked ripe prunes daily and were even able to make a gateau to the enjoyment of all. Lots of toys for the children to play with as well. The property manager was delightful and helpful. We enjoyed the wine tasting in the village and daily visits to the local bakeries.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Indeed, our house is perfect for families and for relaxing vacations! We too enjoy our annual visits and never tire of sipping Pouilly Fume and watching the Loire river and fruit trees from our patio.

                                                                Delightful- the house, the village, the owner

                                                                William B.Ann Arbor, Michigan

                                                                We spent two weeks around Christmas and New Year's at this location with our two kids and their two kids each. In addition to plenty of toys at the house for the grandkids, there was a great playground just down the road. And then for the kids (and us) there was ample wine tasting (and buying) in the village. The views from the house are great and some sunsets were remarkable. Every shop in the village made one feel welcome. I highly recommend this location.

                                                                A lovely stay in a great house...


                                                                We spent a great week at this charming property, as a family. Myself, my wife our son (aged 2), my father and sIster and her family (a six year old and a 2 year old) and with plenty of space to enjoy the outside as well as inside, without being on top of each other.

                                                                We will certainly bear it in mind for future visits to France and I would recommend this property to anyone that is looking for a great holiday, to help them relax, unwind in a self-contained property with a large garden, as well as potential to enjoy the surrounding area and of course the local food and wines!


                                                                Pouilly-sur-Loire, France

                                                                Our house is equipped for family vacations with 7 adult and 3 children's all terrain bicycles, BBQ, fruit trees, and a beautiful walk-out patio and garden with views of the majestic Loire river! Great walking paths, riding trails, canoe and kayak rentals....! More than 15 delicious wineries in walking distance! Wonderful weekly markets in town, and in the nearby towns of La Charite sur Loire and Cosne sur Loire! Delicious restaurants can be found within 1-20 kms--including 2 in Pouilly: Chez Memere and Le Coq Hardy. Nearby is La Ferme des Barreau in Herry--for great duck breast and foie gras! In Cosne sur Loire there is a great goat farm 'La Ferme de Port Aubry' to visit and buy authentic, farm-made Crottin de Chavinol, as well as the pictoresque cycle-rail tracks for a great family ride through the country-side. 45 minutes Northwest is wonderful the medieval castle construction demonstration at Guedelon--worth a day trip! Of course in nearby Charite sur Loire, there are musical festivals and events all summer long; as well as medieval cathedral and city fortress; and the best Specialty Hand-made Chocolates around!


                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Rental Fees are quoted in dollars but can be paid in any currency. Long stay rates are available and include reductions. The extra guest supplement is applied for more than five guests. Rental includes fully equipped house, sheets, towels and cleaning upon departure. Renters are met with the keys and explanations for house appliances, wifi, TVs, etc.

                                                                15 Reviews
                                                                Excellent 4.7/5
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