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Historic Town Centre One Bedroom Apartment

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

The apartment (60 square metre/600 sq feet) is comprised of recently remodeled suite of rooms, with a private outdoor patio, in a 15th century medieval building. The suite is located within the remnants of the ancient walls of the medieval town centre.

We have made every effort to maintain the antiquity of this charming one bedroom unit during renovation. In the same complex we also have a studio apartment on the ground floor for rent, please ask us for further information about our other three two bedrooms apartments. Modern bathroom, kitchen and living room make the unit an ideal place to relax while exploring the region. The apartment is rented on either a weekly basis or for a two night minimum stay.

While staying with us you will be a short walk to several bakeries, butcher shops, bars, restaurants and other amenities all within the medieval town centre. In addition to wine tasting and sightseeing you can spend your days walking or cycling the many trails in the area the best of which run along the Canal Lateral à La Loire. There is also the opportunity to travel down the Loire by kayak or canoe.

La Charité-sur-Loire is an hour and 45 minutes south of Paris. The owners live a two minute walk from the unit and are always on hand to answer any of your questions or if you need help with your French. Please see our website for more information of activities in the area.

Keywords: Apartment, flat, condo, condominium,vacation rental, village rental, self catering, French rental, gîte, medieval town,

More Details

Owner
Byron and Kelly Harker
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 13, 2017

About Byron and Kelly Harker

Hello, we are Byron and Kelly Harker from Vancouver on the West Coast of Canada. We have had the opportunity to travel widely over the years, and have always enjoyed returning to France. In 2003 we decided to sell our home in Vancouver and move to France. We discovered the delightful town of La Charité-sur-Loire in Burgundy and immediately fell in love with the town and the area. In 2004 we opened the first of our vacation rentals and currently have five such rentals in the centre of this medieval town. We enjoy the many festivals in town and the area throughout the year. We are close enough to Paris to 'pop up' for the day. We enjoy sharing our love of the area with our guests from all over the world.

Byron and Kelly Harker purchased this apartment in 2003

What makes this apartment unique

La Charité-sur-Loire is south of the rain and north of the heat and as a result has very enjoyable weather. Our vacation rentals are in the centre of town and you are able to walk out your front door and enjoy the many bakeries, cafes, restaurants and boutiques. The Loire River is two blocks away and it has lovely beaches and walking paths along the riverbank. There is canoeing and kayaking on the river. We are close the wine areas of Sancerre and Pouilly-sur-Loire where you can meet the wine makers and enjoy tasting their wonderful wines. The castles of the Loire Valley are a two hour drive from us and make an enjoyable day trip. La Charité-sur-Loire is becoming an art, book and music cultural centre and as such there are many festivals throughout the year.

Amenities

La Charité-sur-Loire Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Heated towel rack.
  • Enclosed shower stall and heated towel rack.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Bed (1) Queen Bed is 160cm x 200cm, One sofa bed 140cm x 180cm.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Centre of town, steps away from amenities such as wonderful bakeries, cafes, restaurants and boutiques. Parking nearby. There is a telephone booth in the town square a three minute walk away.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.888889 based on 36 reviews
5

Wonderful stay!! Kelly and Byron are fantastic hosts!

  • 5 of 5

The Meneau suite has everything! It's a home away from home and very comfortable. Byron and Kelly go out of their way to ensure that your stay is perfect. They are gracious and thoughtful. I would recommend to anyone to spend some time in La Charite Sur Loire.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your stay in our Meneau Suite. We hope to see you both here again soon!
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Lawence, Kansas
4

La Charite is loaded with history and French charm.

  • 4 of 5

The property and the city were authentically French. we had trouble finding restaurants and ended up often buying semi-prepared meals from the grocery and eating in. Byron's walking tour of the town was very interesting and gave us a better appreciation for the local history. Over all, a memorable experience.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you enjoyed your stay in La Charité-sur-Loire and Byron's walking tour. In France in the small towns and villages restaurants are typically closed Sunday evenings, all day Monday and sometimes on public holidays. We are always available to give restaurant recommendations or opening times. We hope to see you here again.
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5

Excellent location, very comfortable and owners could not have been more helpful.

  • 5 of 5

Well located in historic centre of this lovely town. Very comfortable and with parking outside on the street. Easy to walk into the town and to reach the river Loire where there are long walks along the banks. Also easy to access the motorway to reach other towns and attractions.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you enjoyed your stay in our Meneau Suite. It was a pleasure to meet both of you. We hope to see you here again soon!
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5

perfect accommodation in a perfect old French town

  • 5 of 5

The accommodation, facilities and location were first class. A lot of money has been well spent on refurbishing this fabulously old house.

The guided tour by Byron was outstanding. He has some great in-depth knowledge of his town.

Will definitely stay here if we ever return (maybe in 2-3 years).

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wow! A perfect place to see a lovely part of France

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been more thrilled with the amazing restored apartment that we stayed at in Charite-Sur-Loire, a really lovely and special place in France. Our entranceway was a turret!!! How cool is that! And, despite the age of the building, it has been lovingly restored, so it has all the amenities of a modern home--dishwasher, washing machine, heated towel racks, etc. in a building that has been around for centuries and has kept its character. Kelly and Byron are fabulous hosts, willing to answer any questions and may even give a tour of the town. And, they speak English, being Canadians, which is helpful. We highly recommend this!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your stay in our Meneau Suite. It was a pleasure to meet both of you. We hope to see you here again soon!
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5

Well restored character "gite" in delightful town

  • 5 of 5

The Meneau suite was charming and being up a winding staircase in an old tower, up to the second floor meant it had lots of light in a tightly packed older section of La Charite. We particularly enjoyed the warm October sunshine on the wee terrace; a delightful place to poignantly reflect upon the end of summer's sunshine and the coming of shorter days.

We thoroughly enjoyed visiting with friends in a neighbouring gite and exploring the mellow countryside in full grape-harvest action🍷😀

Many thanks Kelly and Byron for planting Canadian hearts in the soul of France🇨🇦🇫🇷

Maureen and James, Vancouver, Canada

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
250 Kilometres
Charles de Gaulle
Nearest Barpub
Several in town within a short walk
Nearest Train
La Charité-sur-Loire
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Kilometres
A77
Nearest Restaurant
Several in town within a short walk
Nearest Beach
Loire River
Car: recommended

Wine tasting, châteaux (castles), we have four bicycles for rent for our guests for 15€ per day each including helmets.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.
Check-in is from 4pm to 6pm. No late check-in accepted after 10pm.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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