Rate is for 2 PERSONS ,double room breakfast included, ask for more persons
- english, french, spanish
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Our Enchanting stay at the Cottage at Le Belvedere in Blere, France
We enjoyed an exquisite week in Blere at Le Belvedere in this charming gite of what was once the stables for this beautiful 19th century property. The gite adjoins the main manoir, but is oh so private with its own side entrance and it is completely secluded by a hedgerow of trees, shrubs and walls, giving it such an intimate feeling although you are right in the middle of the delightful, picturesque French village of Blere. As for the accommodations, inside the renovated gite, the interior is spacious enough for a family or even 2+ couples traveling together. Upstairs, there are 2 big bedrooms with large, open window views of the courtyard or garden and a shared bath at the end of the hall. Downstairs at the entry, there is a big living room with TV (and sleeping accommodations for more guests if desired), a dining area, an Internet access desk, and a bookshelf of books and tourist brochures of the area. The kitchen is fully equipped with refrigerator, stove, microwave, toaster and coffee-maker as well as all utensils for cooking your fine, French, newly-inspired cuisine. Off the kitchen, there is a downstairs bath and laundry room combined. Outside, there is a lovely courtyard to this stable gite of old stone paving and rose gardens sprouting with fragrant, colorful blooms in the old stone horse troths. So picturesque to bask in the warm morning sun at the little French cafe table and chairs and enjoy a morning “petite dejeuner” of cafe au lait and fresh croissants with scrumptious homemade jams by Dominque. Or lounge in the chaise lounges under the umbrella with a cool glass of wine in the early evening after a tour of the many, many chateaux in the region – Chenonceaux (breathtaking – one of the world’s MUST SEES, in our opinion!), Villandry (the gardens are a visual feast of flowers and veggies!); Chaumont (artistic, fairy-tale enchantment gardens!); Amboise (the quaintest French Village you’ll ever visit with Clos Luce – the home and invention museum of Leonardo Da Vinci! – And don’t forget to get your chocolate fix at Bigot’s Chocolateer!) or Chambord (w/da Vinci’s amazing staircase) – there’s oh so many castles to visit in this region of France, known as “The Valley of 1,000 Castles!” You couldn’t find a more hospitable couple than Dominique and Jean-Renaud Guillomot to have as your hosts when choosing to visit this beautiful region of France. We even had an airplane tour w/Jean-Renaud! Their cottage was such a lovely place to stay on our trip!
Located in the heart of the famous Loire Valley chateaux: Chenonceau, Amboise, Tours, Chambord. Wineries, wine tasting, concerts, bracantes ( flea markets ), fresh food markets.
Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Miniature Golf, Hot Air Ballooning, Boating