The troglodyte gite was built in the 18th century, but now it's a very comfortable and picturesque house, in a village near Tours, the main town of Touraine, La Rochelière is very well situated to visit Loire valley and the château of french Kings and wine cellars of the wine of the loire. In the village there are a baker, a butcher, and a grocer, near the church, a supermarket to Vouvray 3 km, in the village restaurants, and a Saturday market in the streets of the village, Sunday a market to Amboise (12 km).
- House1076 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
Troglodyte Gite near Tours, Loire Valley, France - Peaceful Location In A Picturesque Village Surrounded By Vineyards and near Loire river
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 14, 2018
I live in Rochecorbon since 12 years a picturesque village near Tours I am retired, my husband work he is chemist in industry, we have 2 girls and a son, they are married. I like walking in the vineyards which surround my village-, I like the cinema and to travel, to discover the other countries and to meet people and speak with us.I like treck abroad. I went in Cuba, Costa Rica, Birmanie, Nepal, Madagascar (by walk) from a village to another village, to meet people. In Rochecorbon and In Touraine I known many roads to walk. In june 2014 I walked along "chemins de Saint Guilem" during 12 days 254,300 KM with my husband, a friend, and a guide. It's was interesting to meet others personns along the road and the evening in the gites.
Annick purchased this House in 2000
Why Annick chose Rochecorbon
I rent a part of my property because, it is necessary to (preserve) the heritage built by our ancestors and I wish to make share to the tourists of passage the story of this particular house, typical in touraine, at first stone career to built chateaux then the cellars was to keep the wine, or to live into. I love Touraine for the quiet of this aera, the Loire river, it's a wild river, the châteaux of the kings of France, and the wines of Loire. Near the gîtes you can meeting a lot of producers and drink wines of Touraine.
What makes this House unique
The gite is very confortable, it's near Tours, and near the châteaux, you can walk in the vineyards, and along the Loire river, in Rochecorbon, you have butcher and baker, and very very good restaurants near the gite.
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A great experience in a totally unique type of dwelling
All mod-cons provided so really a home-from-home only in a cave! Secure off-road parking for the car and a property that is well-placed for easy daily trips out to the local Chateaux and a good walk from here into Tours (6kms round-trip) for the energetic. Plenty of local wineries, I can highly recommend Moncontour (thanks to Annick & Bernard). Our hosts were very attentive and always on-hand if needed. There are local shops for supplies especially bread and pastries, of course.
Characterful gite in a convenient but peaceful location
This was our first time in a Troglodyte gite and we enjoyed it! It is well equipped and has lovely large rooms as well as a private terrace with shade and garden furniture. It is close to vineyards and very convenient for Tours (bus stop nearby) and easy access to roads for other parts of the Loire Valley. Annick was very welcoming and we appreciated the complimentary local wine and tour of her cellars and insights into the lifestyles of the old vignerons!
Well equipped troglodyte gite.
The accommodation was comfortable although would not be ideal for every one. It was well equipped and spacious, however rather dated and not perfectly clean. The nature of the building meant it was dark inside with a slightly damp feel. The location is good for touring the Loire valley and visiting the chateaux. Rochcorbon is a small place with a couple of restaurants and shops also a cashpoint machine.
Cute and quiet spot in beautiful French village
We enjoyed a few lovely quiet days in Annick's gite- set into the rocky hillside, its like a cave, and therefore very cool and quiet. Its perfect for this family of misaphonics (noise haters). Annick was a friendly and helpful host/
We enjoyed walking around the nice little village, buying local foods, riding bikes by the river and through the quiet village streets and visiting the amazing Chateau Chamonceux.
Unique and wonderful rental
This is a wonderful rental that is a typical Troglodyte cave dwelling but with all the modern conveniences. Underneath the apartment is an old wine cellar that the owner Annick will show you. The owners live in the large house on the property and there is a private gate for security. The apartment is very large and well appointed. Rochecorbon is a beautiful small village and a great base for day trips. There are several nice restaurants in town and you can take a short boat trip on the Loire River. I would highly recommend this rental property.
We stayed for a week towards the end of July & the first thing we noticed was how blissfully cool it was inside the house! After a week of hot temperatures in Paris it was a soothing balm! The house was comfortable & spacious & had everything we needed. It also has a billiards table which we thoroughly enjoyed. Rochecorbon is a fabulous location if you dont want to be in the city & it is easy to get to chateaus & sites. Taller people do need to be mindful that some of the ceilings are a bit low & whilst sitting out on the front porch with a glass of wine in the evenings is bliss, insect repellent is a good investment! We warned that this area is more suited to smaller cars.
Special interest holidays:
You can visit châteaux of the Loire Valley and wine cellars near the gite, the Loire river is 500 meters and the stop bus also at 500 m to visit Loire Valley there is train or bus
airport is at 7 km
the station is at 6 km
from Paris to Rochecorbon by car 230 km
Tours 4km, Amboise 12km, Chenonceau 30km. Chinon 25km. Villandry 25km, Chambord 45km. Wine cellars near the gite to taste the Vouvray wine
near the gite a baker, a butcher, a grocer about 500 M 5 minutes by walk
super market at 3 KM
Restaurants 6 in Rochecorbon
4 at 500 M of the gite
Rates & Availability
Booking Notes: Changeover Day: Arrival Saturday and departure Saturday. but you could arrive every day of the week if the gite is available Notes on prices: The price included sheets, towels, linen house, taxes, electricity for heating, wi fi. If you want the house cleaning at the end of your stay, the price is 30 euros.