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Loire Chateaux, Zoo Beauval, Free Off Road Parking, Comfortable Accomodation

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Last updated: 05/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Barn
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom accommodation, ideal for family or 2 couples sharing.

The Stables were converted into an apartment in 2009. It is mainly of stone construction, with some brick ornamentation. The bedrooms have vaulted ceilings and original beams. Each has a private bathroom. The fixtures and fittings are of high quality and are tastefully assembled. There are views of the river and Town Bridge from both rooms. Bedroom 1 has a surface area of 30 m², Bedroom 2 has 21.5 m².
On the ground floor there is a large sitting room/ kitchen, ( 27.6 m²). Two walls are of stone, one of which is tuffeau, the names of the horses which one time lived here remain on the wall. The ceiling has the original beams.There is a television which can be adjusted to receive British or French programmes. The kitchen has a fan assisted oven and induction hob.The building has double glazing throughout and is well insulated.
Outside there is a gated courtyard for parking and an enclosed garden/ terrace.


Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/28/2017

Property Type

  • Barn
  • 120 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    We can welcome maximum of 2 children in addition to 4 adults, at a weekly cost of 10 euros per child. We have available folding beds and/or baby beds....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Sorry, the property is completely inaccessible to wheelchair users as both bedrooms and bathrooms/toilets are on 1st floor....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 baby crib


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 child bed, 1 baby crib


  • Bedroom 1 : Surface area 20.20 m2. Large ( 200x 160 ) double bed. Vaulted ceiling, original beams. Oak flooring. Door to private bathroom, view of river and Town Bridge Bedroom 2: Surface area of 29.25 m2. Double bed 140 cm wide. Vaulted ceiling, original beams, and oak flooring. Door to private bathroom. View over courtyard, garden, and river / bridge....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Both bathrooms surface area 7.8 m2. The shower enclosures measure 1m2. All fixtures and fittings are clean and modern. Towels are provided at no extra charge.Automatic extractor fan....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Various activities are available in Saint-Aignan during summer months, including horse riding, canoeing, tennis, fishing, and pétanque....moreless


  • Books:

    Various books are available...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    We have a selection of CDs from Rolling Stones, through John Coltrane to Mahler > Verdi...moreless

  • Radio
  • Stereo:

    C.D Player...moreless

  • Television:

    British T.V BBC 1,2&4, ITV1,2, Film 4, Channel4, Channel5, and some others. French TV chaine Du 1 au 23 c'est à dire TNT...moreless

  • Video Library:

    We do not have DVDs except my Dad appearing in an ancient film. Very much doubt you would be interested. Suggestion : bring your own....moreless


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Town
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    2 electric heaters in every room. Regulate the temperature you desire....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All bedding is provided, and changed on weekly basis...moreless

  • Living Room:

    The benefits included in the living room include corner sofa, British/french television, CD player with a selection of CDs, double door access to garden/parking. Access to small private courtyard....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking:

    Free, secure parking in our courtyard. Closed at night....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking is a big issue in Saint-Aignan, and we are one of very few properties with off road private parking...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Adequate toweling is provided in both bathrooms....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    The washing machine is situated in the sous-sol (basement) of the house, ( about 20 steps from L'écurie). You are provided with a key....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Filter coffee machine provided...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full range of dishes and utensils supplied. If you require something not provided, tell us, we are not far away....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is 'coin cuisine', see photos....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electric fan assisted oven...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Induction hob, relevant materials supplied...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden:

    There is outdoor space,rarely available in Saint-Aignan. Children can play in security when supervised. Dine outdoors, or enjoy a glass or two of wine whilst watching the world go by....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    We have a barbecue, and many people use it in the garden, or in small courtyard....moreless

  • Terrace

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


from 16 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
low season
Jan 10 - May 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$654 $1,253

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest

High season
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$763 $1,961

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $32.68
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $108.95
  • Taxes Not included

Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/28/2017
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40 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
50 Metres
Nearest Barpub
330 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Metres
Nearest Restaurant

Car: Necessary

The Stables, situated on the banks of the river Cher, and in the historic town of Saint-Aignan, is an ideal base for exploring the ' Valley of Kings'. Within 30 mins drive you can visit the chateaux of Chenonceau, Valençay, Loches,Chambord, Cheverny, Amboise, and many others. The beautiful city of Blois, with it's fine chateau, restaurants and bars and eclectic shops, is also within A little further afield (40 min) you will find Amboise, it's chateau,and large twice weekly market and to the west, the fascinating city of Tours.

If you do not wish to drive, Saint-Aignan offers plenty to see and do. The Collegiale (church) dates back to the 11th Century, and has fresco's in the crypt dating from that time, you are free to enter and see for yourself.

Wine-making has been going on in and around Saint-Aignan for centuries and many vignerons have caves open to the public for tasting and purchase of their products.

Saint-Aignan is home to the world renowned 'Zoo Park Beauval', It's white tigers, and giant pandas are especially interesting, a great family day out.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2010

About: Brenda and I are both originally from London, but have moved around quite a bit. We came to France in 2003, having retired from our soft furnishing/decorating business. I have enjoyed participating in sport over the years, in particular rowing and climbing. Brenda is the creative one, and was highly regarded for her interior designs, and sound advice to customers over many years, first in her family business, and later when she struck out alone.

Why Saint-Aignan, Loir-et-Cher, France:
We were intrigued by this property when we found it was for sale. It's location on the banks of Le Cher, and proximity to the most famous chateaux of the Loire, made it very interesting to us. The building was a challenge, and demanded much of our energy and resources to renovate, especially L'ancienne écurie ( stable ), which was a wreck but of which we are now very proud.

The Unique Benefits at this Barn:
We love this property because of it's position on the river front, and with the back drop of the castle, chateau, and church on the skyline behind us. Viewed from the river it is a site protected by 'Patrimoine de France', ( listed ). The stable block is an interesting building, mainly of stone construction, but with ornamental features in red brick. The oak beams supporting the roof are much in evidence in the bedrooms, and are of interesting design. There is a courtyard which provides off road parking about 8 metres from the entrance. There are several restaurants close by, 2 are within a minutes walk.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/28/2017

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Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Parking area and façade

    Parking area and façade

  • Living & kitchen area

    Living & kitchen area

  • kitchen area

    kitchen area

  • Bedroom 1

    Bedroom 1

  • Bathroom


  • Bedroom - vaulted ceiling

    Bedroom - vaulted ceiling

  • Beams


  • Bathroom


  • Bedroom


  • Wider view from island

    Wider view from island

  • View from island

    View from island

  • Sunset from bedroom

    Sunset from bedroom

  • Living area

    Living area

  • Kitchen area

    Kitchen area

  • Landing


  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom 2

  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom 2

  • Bedroom


  • Bedroom


  • Bathroom


  • Stables façade

    Stables façade

  • View from bedroom

    View from bedroom

  • River Cher in front of gite

    River Cher in front of gite

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