Beautiful Cave Property with Guest Cottage offers 'Wow!' views over Loire Valley
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About Kate Kilbourne
Having lived in France and studied French my whole life, it seemed to be my destiny to live, at least part time, in France. I spend part of the spring and fall in Trôo and the rest of the time in San Francisco, California.
Kate Kilbourne purchased this Cottage in 2000
Why Kate Kilbourne chose Troo
I simply became enchanted by Trôo whilst on a romantic vacation with my boyfriend in 2000. It was a combination of the charm of the cave village, the sheer beauty of the views from the property, and the amazing local food and wine. It's been over ten years since, and the enchantment has not yet worn off!
What makes this Cottage unique
I come every spring and autumn, and there is never a dull moment. Farmers markets, brocantes (village swap meets), chateaux to explore, wine to taste, really, I feel like the best that France has to offer is right here in the Vallée du Loir. But with my incredible views spanning over the valley, I am happy to just stay at home, reading in the hammock or sipping wine with friends on the terrace.
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A Week in Trôo in the Loire Valley
This is a lovely cottage on top of a cave, on the side of a hill of troglodyte caves, many of which have been turned into quaint homes and rentals. There is no street to the cottage. Instead, you park at the church at the top and walk down a path. It is very private, with a beautiful yard overlooking the Loir River and Loire Valley. We first stayed here as a getaway from Paris in the spring of 2010, and the fields were covered in a gorgeous yellow crop of rapeseed. This fall the scenery was lush green. The cottage is a delight, very well equipped kitchen, good wifi, and very clean, with comfortable bed and seating. The bedroom and bath are on the lower level, and a pull-out sofa and love seat on the top level in the great room. Garden furniture is comfortable, and since the property is fenced, our dog could lounge outside during the day. (This is a great place for a well-mannered dog!) I should add that in lieu of using the circular staircase, which our large golden retriever couldn't maneuver, you can access the bedroom/bathroom level by walking down a few garden steps to the bedroom's exterior door.
There are lovely walks along the hillside and up to the top and down to the river. A few good restaurants are around, our favorite being Auberge St. Catherine. Kate the owner is very accommodating and easy to reach with any questions. She has stocked the cottage with many brochures of things to do in the area. Having done a lot of sightseeing the first time we were there, we mostly enjoyed sitting in the yard reading and enjoying the fall weather. But you could keep yourself very busy with sightseeing.
Since we now spend most of the year in SW France, we look forward to returning in years to come.
Charming cottage very comfortable-it was sad to leave..
We fell in love with Kate’s cottage above cave Yuccas. The view from the terrace of the Loire, the town and green pastures is breathtaking. The kitchen is well supplied and a pleasure to cook in. We highly recommend Kate’s place.
Cozy and tranquil
This small house was an ideal place to relax in the evenings and take short daytrips during the week. We didn't come close to exhausting the things we had wanted to do during our seven day stay yet we never travelled more than 50 miles away from Troo. And once we returned to Cave Yuccas, we plopped ourselves down outside and enjoyed the views until the sun went down.
Charming old world cottage
Tranquil and beautiful cottage with real character.
I would recommend Cave Yuccas and Troo to anyone who is looking for tranquility, beauty and historical interest. We were impressed with the whole area as well as the lovely accommodation. Alain who manages the accommodation on site was very helpful. We would love to return. Very dog friendly as well.
Exactly what we were looking for
This was just what we wanted. The property has that cosy feel and within a few steps to the garden you've got a view that just lets your mind drift away from the hustle and bustle back home. The property is clean and well maintained throughout. Troo is a great little place to walk around and to wine and dine. We enjoyed getting in the car and exploring the Chateaux's, wine tours and the markets. A great holiday.
La Cave Yuccas is an exceptional vacation rental in the Loire Valley, France. Located in the troglodyte village of Trôo, the property features a unique cave house and heritage museum with a beautifully restored cottage above the cave. Perched high up on the hillside with full southern exposure, the Cave Yuccas property offers stunning views over the village, river and valley. The origins of the ancient town of Trôo are lost in antiquity, but traces of its importance as a medieval 'city' can be seen today in the heights of the village where remains are visible -- a surrounding fortified wall, dominated by a feudal mound and a splendid roman collegiate church. The hillside, covered with greenery, reaches a height of 129 meters and was carved from rock in various layers, in which caves were dug to form many picturesque habitations. Discover this extraordinary river valley of ancient churches, castles and caves, and relish the delights of the farmers markets, restaurants, and vineyards.
Other Activities: Discover local farmers markets, chateaux, and vineyards, and explore this ancient troglodyte village along the Loir river by foot or bicycle