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Riverfront French Country Home -for Wine Gourmets, Near Paris

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Pouilly is a wonderful house for vacations with families and friends

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Chateau / Country House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Chateau / Country House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible beds, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Staying in our Pouilly House is a wonderful experience, with families, friends, or for a romantic, cozy French country experience. This fully furnished and equipped house is over 150 years old, originally built as a Tavern on the Loire river front. 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 10 Pouilly wineries, a Friday farmer's market, as well as incredible bakeries in a 15 minute walk from the house.

Larger towns with 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.

If you are ready for driving visits, Sancerre, Bourges, 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 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.

Keywords: home, garden, family, friendly, vacation, rental, picturesque, French, country, natural reserve, river front, biking, kayak, canoe, get away, near Paris, outdoors, house, condo
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Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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  • Upstairs Loft: 1 queen

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  • Library: 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • 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. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 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 int he Loire river! There are bakeries, grocery shops, post office, tabac, bars and 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)....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Adult and children's books in French and English....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    We have cards and several games, plus many children's books and toys....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Huge library of CDs...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    We have 3 TVs, 2 hooked up to DVDs and cable channels....moreless

  • Toys:

    We have bins of toys for children from 3 to 9 years old....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Several adult and children's DVDs available...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    We can see the historic bridge, buildings and a church from our house and garden....moreless

  • 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....moreless

  • 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....moreless

  • 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...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    On the Loire River, natural reserve for birds, fish, wildlife...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming

Dining

  • 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)!...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central gas heating in the house....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    with an access code...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    We are coffee lovers!! we have 3 coffee makers, and a coffee grinder....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you could need...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped with everything you could need for cooking and eating!!...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    In the upstairs kitchen....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchens are fully equipped with the larger kitchen upstairs....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Both upstairs and downstairs....moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    We have basic spices in the house for cooking....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    The larger full size refridgerator is upstairs. Downstairs is a half-size....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Both upstairs and downstairs....moreless

Outside

  • 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. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Huge garden all around the house with beautiful fruit and flowering trees....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    We have 2 grills which can be used upstairs on the terrace, or downstairs....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
May 1 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$130
$800
Holiday Season
Dec 15 - Jan 15, 2018
3 night min stay
$140
$800
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$120
$775

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Management Fee $100
  • Pet Fee $250
  • Supplement Extra Guests $85
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

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.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

220 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Roissy Charles de Galles or Orly
500 Metres
Nearest Barpub
short walk into town center
18 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
near Sancerre
500 Metres
Nearest Train
Pouilly s/ Loire or more go to La Charite s/ Loire
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
A77
500 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Le Coq Hardi
8 Metres
Nearest Beach
La Loire

Car: Recommended

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!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Pouilly-sur-Loire, France:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
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!


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Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

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  • Pouilly is a wonderful house for vacations with families and friends

    Pouilly is a wonderful house for vacations with families and friends

  • Views of the Loire from the house are spectacular all year round

    Views of the Loire from the house are spectacular all year round

  • Upstairs living room with comfy sleeper sofa; looks out onto Loire river

    Upstairs living room with comfy sleeper sofa; looks out onto Loire river

  • Dining area adjoins upstairs kitchen, with view on the Loire river.

    Dining area adjoins upstairs kitchen, with view on the Loire river.

  • Gardens are peaceful and large; space to BBQ, relax, and play badminton or foot

    Gardens are peaceful and large; space to BBQ, relax, and play badminton or foot

  • Downstairs Kitchen and Dining Area--with Walkout to Garden & Riverfront; TV/DVD

    Downstairs Kitchen and Dining Area--with Walkout to Garden & Riverfront; TV/DVD

  • Downstairs Bedroom with Walkout to Terasse and Riverfront

    Downstairs Bedroom with Walkout to Terasse and Riverfront

  • This panoramic shows the beautiful views to be enjoyed by all ages!

    This panoramic shows the beautiful views to be enjoyed by all ages!

  • This wonderful house has 3 bedrooms, a loft, 2 living rooms, library, 2 kitchens

    This wonderful house has 3 bedrooms, a loft, 2 living rooms, library, 2 kitchens

  • Library with garden views and space to read, work, think is wonderful

    Library with garden views and space to read, work, think is wonderful

  • 3rd floor loft, queen bed, quiet gettaway; skylights views Loire river

    3rd floor loft, queen bed, quiet gettaway; skylights views Loire river

  • Downstairs bedroom with walkout to Garden

    Downstairs bedroom with walkout to Garden

  • Vinyard and Pouilly Steeple View from Upstairs Garden and Terasse

    Vinyard and Pouilly Steeple View from Upstairs Garden and Terasse

  • Both upstairs and downstairs walk out to the large gardens

    Both upstairs and downstairs walk out to the large gardens

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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