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Authentic French village experience on the river Loire. Explore famous vineyards

Bedrooms 2
Space 775 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bed, 2 shower rooms both with generous walk in showers. Sheltered gardens.

A delightful cottage in the centre of a village in the picturesque wine-growing area of Centre-Loire, best known for Sancerre and Pouilly-Fume wines. Mesves sur Loire is nestled between Pouilly sur Loire (6 kms) and La Charite sur Loire (7 kms). La Charite is a medieval town with an Abbey which is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town walls form part of the Route of Santiago de Compostela.

The cottage is spacious and has been extensively renovated and modernised during 2016. You enter the bright and modern accommodation via an open plan living and dining area. It has a comfortable sofa and chairs, with a dining table and chairs for candle-lit dining.

The separate kitchen has been equipped with quality appliances, washing machine, dishwasher, full-sized oven, four ring induction hob, extractor fan and fridge/freezer. There are plenty of pots, pans and china and some kitchen/food basics are provided to help you enjoy a meal at home should you wish to do so during your stay. A cool box and ice packs are also available to use for picnics.

The two bedrooms are large. The master bedroom has a super king-size bed, the 2nd bedroom has two single beds that can be pushed together if desired. Great care has been taken to ensure you have a good night's sleep the beds, mattresses and bed linen are all of excellent quality. The two shower rooms are fully tiled, each equipped with a basin, toilet, large walk in shower and heated towel rail.

A cot (please bring own linen) and high chair are available. Please inform us at the time of booking if you wish to use these.

The cottage has central heating throughout and also benefits from one metre thick stone walls keeping it cool in the summer and cosy in winter.

There is a garden/sitting area to both the front and rear. The east facing front garden is ideal for breakfast while the west facing rear garden catches the afternoon and evening sun, perfect for evening cocktails and dinner. Both front and rear gardens are equipped with a table and chairs to allow for leisurely outdoor dining. In the rear garden there is a large umbrella and BBQ. There are also sun-loungers for relaxation.

Mesves is a very friendly traditional French village with two bars and a well stocked shop which also sells bread and croissants. There is a weekly cheese van in the village square, a mobile pizza van, a chicken rotisserie on Sundays in the summer months and lots of lovely restaurants locally.

The area offers outdoor activities to suit a wide variety of tastes. These include wine and cheese tasting trips (a must), canoeing on the Loire, cycling along the velo route, fishing on the Loire, walking, horse riding, golf and visiting local chateaux along "La Route Jacques-Coeur", as well as the many beautiful gardens open to the public in the area. A detailed guide of things to do is provided.

The cottage has off street parking.

Weekly cleaning, bed linen, towels and tea towels are included.

There is a no smoking policy in the cottage.

We do not accept pets except guide and assistance dogs.

More Details

Jackie Chapelow
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, French through email
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018


Mesves-sur-Loire Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 775 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , cot and high chair are available on request
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The two bedrooms are large. The master bedroom has a super king-size bed, the 2nd bedroom has two single beds that can be pushed together if desired. Great care has been taken to ensure you have a good night's sleep; the beds, mattresses and bed linen are all of excellent quality. A cot and high chair are available on request.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • tennis
The area is famous for its wine. Vineyards nearest to the cottage are Pouilly Fume and Sancerre. Also nearby you will be able to sample the wines from Coteaux du Giennois, Mentou-Salon, Quincy, Reuilly, Chateaumeillant and of course Cotes de la Charite from La Charite. The vineyards are open six days a week for sales and tasting. The delicious goats cheese, Crottin de Chavignol, is produced locally and goes exceptionally well with the local wines. Chateaux and Gardens: We are in the middle of the chateaux route "La Route Jacques-Coeur" which offers 16 chateaux and historical sites; this together with the abundance of beautiful gardens available locally means you will never lack something to do. Fishing: the locals are passionate fishermen, so why not join them? There is a huge choice of picturesque spots along the Loire. Local towns: La Charite sur Loire, Sancerre, Vezalay, Bourges and Nevers are all beautiful towns well worth a visit.


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Authentic French village experience on the river Loire. Explore famous vineyards
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Fantastic property, location and host.

  • 5 of 5

Jackie our host went out of her way to ensure we had a wonderful stay over Christmas. The property is at a very high standard with a wonderful kitchen which we managed to cook a full xmas dinner. Bathrooms are lovely and the bedrooms are also very nice with quality beds and bedding.

Location is ideal to visit many areas within 15-25 mins drive and our village has a well stocked Proxi market.

Couldn't recommend more highly.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am really glad you and your family enjoyed it Stitch.
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Gorgeous cottage in picturesque location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed four nights at this delightful cottage last week, and it surpassed all expectations. The cottage itself is pristine, with lovely spaces outside and inside to dine and really gorgeous decor. The village of Mesves is charming and rustic, with 2 bars and and good local shop. It is also walking distance to the river and we were lucky enough to swim in the Loire as the weather was sublime. With a car or bike (amazingly bikes were provided) you can explore neighbouring towns, La Charite was gorgeous as was St Sur (sorry if spelling is wrong!). We did a lovely bike ride along a river path as well as an afternoon of canoeing which I would really recommend and the current carries you along so gentle excercise! The town of Sancere is also worth a visit and close by with lovely cafes and wine shops. We definitely want to visit again, and next time will be sure to visit the many vineyards as recommend by the host but we ran out of time! Oh and before I forget they have a great BBQ at the house which was great for suppers outside. The host gave us loads of notes and recommendations for restaurants and things to do which were invaluable. All in all can't recommend this place more highly - and only a few hours from Paris makes it super convenient. We hope to return! Many thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am really glad you enjoyed your few days in Mesves and look forward to welcoming you back.
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Lovely house in quiet village

  • 5 of 5

Lovely quiet location, very comfortable sitting/dining area. Good sized bedrooms and small but excellent shower rooms with lots of hot water.

Pretty outside eating area. Useful welcome pack on arrival with bottle of local wine.

Good for tennis, cycling and walking. Lots of nice restaurants one within walking distance (about a mile).Although we had our own bikes the ones at the house looked good.

Well placed for wine tasting!

I would fully recommend a visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks, I am really pleased you and your party enjoyed your stay.
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Peaceful week near the Loire

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay, the welcome pack was a nice touch. The property felt new, lovely and clean and having two shower rooms with toilets was very handy, and the big bed was very comfy.

The village is quiet but very nice, and having access to the bikes meant we could take advantage of the local Velo routes.

La Charite a few minutes by car is lovely with bars, restaurants, etc.

Anyone staying here in this beautiful part of France will enjoy.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the review I am really pleased you enjoyed your week and used the bikes to explore the Velo route.
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Great property to enjoy the Val de Loire

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our three week stay in May/June 17. The further particulars give an accurate description of this well-equipped property which accommodates four people comfortably. We enjoyed the option of the two al fresco dining areas, enabling us to choose sun or shade, both providing a very pleasant setting to enjoy the excellent local wine.

The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable, each has its own well-equipped, modern shower/WC. The house remains refreshingly cool when outside temperatures are high. It was always a pleasure to arrive back after our various outings.

Mesves is a charming, sleepy village. There are a number of interesting walks from the house. The scenic, sandy banks of the Loire are easily accessible - lots to admire for nature lovers.

Pouilly and La Charité are interesting and attractive small towns only a ten minute drive away, with large supermarkets plus a 24 hour petrol station available at La Charité. There is a wide choice and variety of outings within easy reach to suit all interests, eg Nevers, Sancerre, Guédelon, Vezelay, and the picturesque village and gardens of Apremont.

The cottage provided us with an excellent holiday. Jackie, the owner, was very supportive. Many thanks to her for the thoughtful welcome pack, including wine, water, bread, butter, jam. The weekly cleaning was also first class. We have no hesitation in recommending this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay
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Highly recommend this perfect place

  • 5 of 5

I can start by writing " oh la la" but that would be a lame cliche for this lovely 2 bed maison nestled in a tranquil laid back village on the Loire. The cottage and its surroundings arouses all of one's senses. My four day stay flew by with so much to explore around Mesves. Each day offered numerous activities; walks along the river close to the maison listening to bird chorus, cycling to La Charite Sur Loire, walking along pilgrim paths to a magnificent Abbey, crossing the river on picturesque iron bridge, cycling or water rafting along the river and cycling along Roman road to the world famous Sauvignon Blanc -Pouilley Fume, tasting wine at the vineyards, driving through break taking clean crisp air alongside vineyards from Pouilly to Sancerre. My biggest and best highlight was discovering one of the best Gardens in Europe. Be sure to pop into the Office de Tourism de Pouilly for the wine tours and wine tasting and tastes the various cakes in the Boulangeries at La Chariste. Landlady Madame Chapelow had mentioned that the Boulangerie at the bottom of the street is the best but if you ask me they are both equally unique and offer the finest cakes and pasteries. Each evening the cottage was a warm comfort for tired feet and senses and felt like coming home to relax. I could write and write but I leave you to go visit this lovely cottage in Mesves. I am definitely going back in the autumn when the nearby Château de Chaumont hosts the International Garden Festival, which it does every year. Photo below. This year's theme is the 7 Deadly sins and I bet one of the sin is Pouilly Fume🍷

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Shamini and I am really glad you enjoyed your stay. Like you I love the area and am always surprised how relatively unknown it is to the British. Looking forward to welcoming you back.
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Nearest Airport
124 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
270 Miles
Nearest Golf
13 Kilometres
Golf du Sancerrois
Nearest Train
4 Miles
La Charite sur Loire
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Le Coq Hardi
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
river Loire


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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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