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The living room opens its two large french door on a leafy square

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Last updated: 07/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

On the first floor of a 19th century lime stone mansion protected by the National Monuments Chart your self-catering apartment opens its 4 large French doors on a quiet leafy square.

Entirely renovated in 2012, keeping in mind the historical aspects, the high ceilings with their molding, the plain oak floors, it now offers an elegant and modern comfort.

You enter into the living room, a bright & spacious room opening to the square with 2 French doors from which you might catch a glimpse at the slate- covered medieval house on the other side between the leaves.

To the right is the entrance of the Littre suite, which opens as well onto the square. From its French door it will be easier to see the lovely front of the “Ecole des Compagnons” followed by the St Saturnin’s church, the remains of the former convent and now a part time exhibit place, then the banks of the Loire river.

To the left, past the dining area, is the Balzac suite, while the kitchen is at the back.


Thanks to its floor plan, Les Carmes is the perfect location for either a family vacation or shared by two couples who can from each enjoy total privacy but still meet in the living room for a Scrabble game or in the kitchen with a glass of “Noble Joue”, a local wine,in hand.

The main room:

As you open the entrance door, the main room reminds you of the history of the mansion: Oak floors, mouldings and trim. The ceiling, over 3 metres up contributes to the feeling of space and freedom. On your right is the living room area with its convertible sofa and the two Archibald armchairs inviting to some relaxation. Modernity has not ben forgotten, with the digital TV and its 150 channels, the Wi-Fi, and a stereo as well. The house phone can as well be customized with your own Skype account. On your left, is the dining area across from the kitchen. On each side of the main rooms are the bedrooms suites.

The bedrooms:

The 'Balzac' bedroom, in honour of Honoré de Balzac, a XIXth century French writer who was born in the city and kept coming back all his life to find his muse, is 14m² (150 Sqft). Usually considered as the 'Parent's suite' it has a Queen size bed where you will sleep away the hard work of a tourist's day! By the window is the writer's desk where you will be able to write down your memories unless the Casanova armchair welcomes you for some reading times. From the bedroom you have a direct access to your private bathroom equipped with a bathtub and toilets.

The 'Littré' bedroom on the right of the main room, slightly smaller with its 12m² (130 Sqft offers the polyvalence of a king bed or two single beds. The room has its own private entrance if need be. The room has also its own bathroom equipped with a multi- function shower and a private toilet.

The kitchen:

Some people will tell you it's the most important room in a French home! This is probably why we spent some extra time in designing the room during the recent renovations. As a result you will find there all the modern equipment you can expect: Oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, induction stove,, dishwasher, washing machine... Breakfast was not forgotten either with its toaster, coffee maker and electric kettle. In the cabinets you will find all the utensils you may dream of to cook memorable meals.

The Private Courtyard:

Nothing too exciting there but it’s a safe place to park your bicycles for the night.



Thanks to its floor plan, Les Carmes is the perfect location for either a family vacation or shared by two couples who can from each enjoy total privacy but still meet in the living room for a Scrabble game or in the kitchen with a glass of “Noble Joue”, a local wine,in hand.

The main room:

As you open the entrance door, the main room reminds you of the history of the mansion: Oak floors, mouldings and trim. The ceiling, over 3 metres up contributes to the feeling of space and freedom. On your right is the living room area with its convertible sofa and the two Archibald armchairs inviting to some relaxation. Modernity has not ben forgotten, with the digital TV and its 150 channels, the Wi-Fi, and a stereo as well. The house phone can as well be customized with your own Skype account. On your left, is the dining area across from the kitchen. On each side of the main rooms are the bedrooms suites.

The bedrooms:

The 'Balzac' bedroom, in honour of Honoré de Balzac, a XIXth century French writer who was born in the city and kept coming back all his life to find his muse, is 14m² (150 Sqft). Usually considered as the 'Parent's suite' it has a Queen size bed where you will sleep away the hard work of a tourist's day! By the window is the writer's desk where you will be able to write down your memories unless the Casanova armchair welcomes you for some reading times. From the bedroom you have a direct access to your private bathroom equipped with a bathtub and toilets.

The 'Littré' bedroom on the right of the main room, slightly smaller with its 12m² (130 Sqft offers the polyvalence of a king bed or two single beds. The room has its own private entrance if need be. The room has also its own bathroom equipped with a multi- function shower and a private toilet.

The kitchen:

Some people will tell you it's the most important room in a French home! This is probably why we spent some extra time in designing the room during the recent renovations. As a result you will find there all the modern equipment you can expect: Oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, induction stove,, dishwasher, washing machine... Breakfast was not forgotten either with its toaster, coffee maker and electric kettle. In the cabinets you will find all the utensils you may dream of to cook memorable meals.

The Private Courtyard:

Nothing too exciting there but it’s a safe place to park your bicycles for the night.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 75 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Chauffeur
  • Daily Maid Service

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome:

    So is Baby! with his dedicated amenities including baby cot and full size anti allergenic mattress, play ground, high chair, food processor......moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

  • Balzac: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

    ...moreless

  • Littre: 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • The Balzac suite is 14m², it is more often considered as a parental suite with its large Queen bed in which you will recover from your long tourist days. At your leisure, you will also be able to write down your memories at the teak wood secretary or if you prefer take a book in the Casanova armchair. From the room, slide the door and you will access your private bathroom & toilet.. A walking closet and a sliding cupboard will provide enough space to feel at home. Slightly smaller, the Littre suite is still over 12m². It is equipped with two 90cm single beds which can either be used as separate beds or a large king bed. You just have to let us know in advance and we will arrange them for you. A two meters long closet should provide enough space for your stay. The anteroom will lead you to your private bathroom. All beds will be done when you arrive. They are set with multi- season duvets. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Salle de bains Balzac: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Salle d'eau Littré: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • The Balzac suite is equipped with a bathtub and shower, a towel heater and a large mirror, the toilet is hidden in the alcove. The bathroom in the Littre suite has also been entirely renovated it now offers a multifunction shower, a towel heater and a toilet. A large sink will allow the kids to get ready together. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • The Tv is connected to almost 200 channels including a majority of foreign programs. The Internet connection is a fast wired and WiFi unlimited access. However, we ask you to use it in the respect of the law. Each room has its telephone handset. It is connected to a land line and communication to 150 countries is free. For your stay you can also configure it with your own Skype account and keep in touch with your friends and family! All appliances are green! The cleaning is done before your arrival, however if you wish, a flexible additional cleaning option is available and can be purchased at booking time. All the linen is provided (beds, bath, table and kitchen). Detergents and cleaning products are provided. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    185 international channels....moreless

  • Toys

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Bowling Center
  • Disco Club
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking
  • Water Sports

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Lake
  • River
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet:

    Wifi high speed...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    All you need is your personal effects. Les Carmes has it all like your home away from home....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking:

    Along the streets within 50 meters or in a covered parking within 200 meters....moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    At Les Carmes phone calls to landlines in over 100 countries are UNLIMTED and FREE... ...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    A set of 3 towels per Guest plus a selection of complementary amenities....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    All you need to start cooking like French and fix great meals....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    More than you need to dine in style....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    As you can expect from a French kitchen fully equipped with top of the line appliance like induction cooktop, convection oven, multi function microwave, dishwasher and more......moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Multi function, convection, child safe...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Induction cook top...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Courtyard
  • Golf:

    10 minutes away by car...moreless

  • Pétanque Court

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional

Property Descriptor

  • Detached

Rental Charges

  • Discount For Longer Lets

Rental Charges Rb

  • Charges Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Automne 2016
Nov 1 - Dec 18, 2016
5 night min stay
$136
$813 $2,994
Hiver 2017
Jan 8 - Apr 30, 2017
5 night min stay
$136
$813 $2,994
Automne 2017
Nov 1 - Dec 17, 2017
5 night min stay
$136
$813 $2,994
Hiver 2018
Jan 8 - Apr 30, 2018
5 night min stay
$136
$813 $2,994
Automne 2018
Nov 1 - Dec 17, 2018
5 night min stay
$136
$813 $2,994
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$154
$916 $3,373
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Nettoyage $69.93 + tax
  • VAT Tax Rate 10%
  • Stay Tax *

* This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.

Notes:

La location saisonnière comprend :

- L'utilisation exclusive de l'appartement ;

- Le linge de maison (lits, toilette, table, cuisine) ;

- L'utilisation du WIFI dans le cadre légal ;

- L'eau, l'électricité et les charges annexes.

Le tarif de location s'entend TTC et comprend la TVA de 10%

Appartement non fumeur.

Tarif dégressif dès la deuxième semaine (non cumulable avec une autre offre).


Owner's cancellation policy:

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Location

7 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Tours St Symphorien (TUF)
100 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Multiple. You are in a lively part of town
6 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Golf de la Gloriette
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Tours (TGV: Paris, CDG Airport , Bordeaux)
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
A10 Aquitaine
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Multiple. You are in a lively part of town

Car: Not Necessary

Just under an hour away from Paris by TGV train and a tad more from London, Dublin, Porto, and many more, in the middle of the « Garden of France » The Touraine region is a welcoming place well known because the Kings of France built there over 200 Royal Castles since the Renaissance The mild climate all year long is also a reason why the area is the third best wine region in France.

More precisely, it’s in the medieval district of Tours almost at the junction of two major rivers, the Loire and the Cher that we welcome you in our vacation rentals. You might be travelling with your family or coming for business, be it a couple of days or weeks, we will find a suitable and memorable housing solution for you .

“Look up and admire” is written on a plaque at the beginning of Blanqui street. The streets in Tours are like a history book. From the RomanBaths, to the medieval brick and timber houses, often leaning forward or sideways, then further to the lime stone houses, a regional tradition, each step will take you on a journey at leisure.

In the midst of the medieval town, a stone throw away from the lively “Place Plumereau” or the busy “Rue du Commerce” the Carmes square is a secluded area. The square itself is a history lesson: Initially a convent, then a fish market it is now a quiet square tucked away in a leafy shell. The mansion where your self-catering apartment is located is from the 19th century, it is surrounded by another lime stone mansion to the right, now home of the most prestigious craftsmanship school in France (“Les Compagnons du Devoir”), a medieval slate-covered house the North and another 19th century mansion to the left.

Once you have crossed the square , it will take you a few steps before you get to the banks of the Loire river. The city has worked hard to make it a pleasant place where it feels good strolling along after a gastronomic meal. In the recent years, a “guinguette” even started entertaining people. Take a book with you, have a drink or just look at people, another favorite activity of French people. The banks are also a start for some of the numerous bike tracks, over 800km in the area. They will take you between nature and history at your pace.

By now, you know! Tours and its region of the Loire valley is a place where you will always find something to do regardless of the season. People might rush to the Royal Castles or the wineries but do not miss the hidden treasures. For that you can count on us, we will be more than happy to guide you in this region where we have lived for several decades.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011


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Speaks: english, french

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Photos

  • The living room opens its two large french door on a leafy square

    The living room opens its two large french door on a leafy square

  • Tea time at Les Carmes

    Tea time at Les Carmes

  • French touch

    French touch

  • So many memories and much more to come...

    So many memories and much more to come...

  • The Balzac in suite bathroom

    The Balzac in suite bathroom

  • French touch

    French touch

  • Littre suite and its extra long king size bed

    Littre suite and its extra long king size bed

  • Top chef fully equiped kitchen

    Top chef fully equiped kitchen

  • Cooking in France is an art

    Cooking in France is an art

  • Place des Carmes at night

    Place des Carmes at night

  • Wondering around in Tours, the Cathedral

    Wondering around in Tours, the Cathedral

  • Wondering in the country

    Wondering in the country

  • Tea time at Les Carmes

    Tea time at Les Carmes

  • Dining in Style at Les Carmes

    Dining in Style at Les Carmes

  • Suite Balzac

    Suite Balzac

  • French touch

    French touch

  • Your comfort is everything for us

    Your comfort is everything for us

  • Littre's suite prepared with two double bed

    Littre's suite prepared with two double bed

  • The in suite Littre's bathroom and it's multi jet shower

    The in suite Littre's bathroom and it's multi jet shower

  • The breakfast corner

    The breakfast corner

  • Les Carmes sits on the 1st floor of a Limestone mansion

    Les Carmes sits on the 1st floor of a Limestone mansion

  • At the corner of Les Carmes History is evrywhere

    At the corner of Les Carmes History is evrywhere

  • A must : Chenonceau and it's unforgetable canoe ride on the Loir river

    A must : Chenonceau and it's unforgetable canoe ride on the Loir river

  • The Loire a perfect setting for a outdoor lunch on the grass.

    The Loire a perfect setting for a outdoor lunch on the grass.

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