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Loire Valley Authentic Country Cottage Built in 1584 Near Châteaux

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Façade with original mullion window and stone staircase

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Last updated: 06/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The gîte (self-catering accommodation) is on two floors, with two large double bedrooms upstairs, one with en-suite bathroom (bath tub with shower & toilet) and queen bed, second bedroom with double bed. There is a second bathroom downstairs (shower, toilet, washer/drier), a spacious living room downstairs with leather sofa & arm chair and large fully-equipped kitchen with dining area. Second living room with fire place upstairs and small kitchen. Authentic Henri II and French provincial furniture. Many historical features including cabochon from Chartres cathedral and bread oven. Very well appointed. Sheets, towels, bathrobes, kitchen essentials provided. Closed courtyard including parking and al fresco dining in front of the house surrounded by flowering trees and shrubs. Bikes available. For safety reasons, it is not suitable for children. Very quiet. Only the master bedroom is left open for 2 people. Please indicate if you wish to use the second bedroom, for which there is a supplement.
Maison renaissance soigneusement restaurée construite en 1584 en plein centre de la vallée de la Loire, bien située pour visiter tous les châteaux. Haut niveau de confort pour quatre personnes. Poutres apparentes, détails originaux, meubles anciens. Deux grandes chambres à coucher à l'étage dont une avec salle d'eau attenante (baignoire avec douche et toilettes). Deuxième salle de bain au rez de chaussée (douche, toilettes, machine à laver sèchante). Cuisine équipée. Salon confortable au rez de chaussée avec canapé en cuir. Deuxième salon à l'étage avec cheminée et petite cuisine. Grande cour pour dîner à l'extérieur. Parking intérieur. Vélos à disposition. Ménage soigné après chaque locataire. Ne convient pas à des enfants pour des raisons sécuritaires. Seule la chambre principale est disponible pour 2 personnes. Si vous souhaitez disposer de la deuxième chambre, veuillez l'indiquer. Un supplément est demandé.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 200 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Queen size or standard double bed. Extremely comfortable top-of-the-range bed, large wardrobe, chest of drawers, 2 bedside tables, 2 lamps....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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  • Shower/bath, wash basin, toilet, washing machine.

Other Amenities

  • American & Australian adaptors for electrical appliances, yoga mats, sewing kit, shoe polish kit, authentic wooden beams, central to the castles in the Loire Valley....moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Village:

    In a village setting on the outskirts of Blois, 5 k from the centre...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    In winter only. Extra charge for firewood....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking in courtyard...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Including bathrobes...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Filter + expresso including wand...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you could need...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped; nothing missing!...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Oil, balsamic, salt, pepper, herbs & spices, tea, coffee, sugar, flour, jam, aluminium foil, cling wrap, plastic bags, carry bag for shopping, cleaning products...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal provided...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$148
$934 $3,734

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning & linen $82.38
  • 2 people using 2 bedroom $43.93

Notes:

The price for wood is 70 euros per stere of wood used.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Last updated: 06/27/2016
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Location

12 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Villefrancoeur
5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Le Gabriel
4 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Golfe de la Carte Chouzy sur Cisse
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Blois
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
A10 motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
L'Embarcadère

Car: Necessary

Blois, just two hours from Paris by car or train (direct from CDG Airport), is central to the main châteaux in the Loire Valley: Chaumont: 15 K, Chambord: 20 K, Cheverny: 20 K, Chenonceau: 34 K, Amboise: 30 K, Vouvray: 44 K, Orleans: 70 K, Chinon: 110 K, Paris: 190 K. A car is necessary. Many restaurants and wineries. A deux heures de Paris par voiture ou train ; accès facile à tous les châteaux de la Loire. Voiture nécessaire. Beaucoup de restaurants et vignobles.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: Rosemary and Jean Michel are delighted to welcome you to their abode. Rosemary is Australian and has been living the French dream since 1975 and Jean Michel was born and raised in the Loire Valley in a converted windmill on top of a hill near Saumur. Our favourite pastimes are cycling, mushroom picking, walking, wine tasting, gardening and travelling and the house reflects these tastes.

Why the Owner Chose Blois, France:
We were looking for a retirement home in a location not far from Paris with a dynamic cultural and social life that would be attractive to both French and overseas visitors. We also wanted bike routes, a State forest for mushrooming, a river to fish in and vineyards to explore. The Loire Valley was a natural choice and a 400 year-old Renaissance house with all its wonderful history was the perfect solution.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We both fell in love with the house immediately. We loved its authentic features, its lovely garden, the wood behind, the many rooms, each with its own history.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, basic Spanish and Italian - email only

 

Photos

  • Façade with original mullion window and stone staircase

    Façade with original mullion window and stone staircase

  • Kitchen with its view of the woods behind and leadlight from Chartres cathedral

    Kitchen with its view of the woods behind and leadlight from Chartres cathedral

  • Living room with original stone sink and stone window bench

    Living room with original stone sink and stone window bench

  • Downstairs living room

    Downstairs living room

  • Bathroom with wash basin, shower, toilet and washing machine

    Bathroom with wash basin, shower, toilet and washing machine

  • Upstairs en-suite bathroom

    Upstairs en-suite bathroom

  • Pierre Ronsard roses on the front steps in June

    Pierre Ronsard roses on the front steps in June

  • A quiet street!

    A quiet street!

  • Main bedroom with en-suite bathroom

    Main bedroom with en-suite bathroom

  • Upstairs kitchen with dishwasher & espresso machine

    Upstairs kitchen with dishwasher & espresso machine

  • Blois Castle and Saint Nicolas reflected in the Loire

    Blois Castle and Saint Nicolas reflected in the Loire

  • Château de Chenonceau which spans the Cher River

    Château de Chenonceau which spans the Cher River

  • Kitchen taken from the dining area

    Kitchen taken from the dining area

  • Kitchen dining area with bread oven

    Kitchen dining area with bread oven

  • Upstairs living room with fireplace

    Upstairs living room with fireplace

  • Downstairs living room with cherry wood buffet

    Downstairs living room with cherry wood buffet

  • Upstairs mezzanine leading onto both bedrooms

    Upstairs mezzanine leading onto both bedrooms

  • Second bedroom

    Second bedroom

  • Bike and barbecue shed

    Bike and barbecue shed

  • Château de Chaumont 15 minutes by car

    Château de Chaumont 15 minutes by car

  • Other side of upstairs living room through to small kitchen

    Other side of upstairs living room through to small kitchen

  • Chambord Castle in summer, also very close

    Chambord Castle in summer, also very close

  • Chambord, the closest château, just 20 minutes away

    Chambord, the closest château, just 20 minutes away

  • Front gate and view taken from front porch

    Front gate and view taken from front porch

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Thursday, July 21, 2016

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