Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
We have owned and have been renting this property every year for the past 20 years. Based in the Chateau village of Azay-le-Rideau in the heart of the Loire valley, the village and the area offers a wealth of interesting and exciting places to visit and things to do. Fully equipped and furnished, 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6. Telephone with Wifi and broadband access. Fully equipped Kitchen, Dishwasher, Microwave, Washing machine, Tumble dryer. Large lounge with DVD Player and Television with main English Channels BBC1, BBC2, ITV, Ch4 and Ch 5. WiFi and fixed telephone, Pets welcome. Highchair and cot available. Downstairs WC and separate upstairs toilet. Courtyard garden for outside eating. Linen and towels included. Private Pool. Secure off road parking. Open fire. Tiled bathroom with bath and shower. Walking distance of village and all amenities.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Tours 30 km, Nearest railway: Azay-le-Rideau 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The Lounge - Some French would argue that the kitchen is the heart of a French house for others its the living room or the sejour. Our living room has an open fire and a large fireplace. We have retained the original beams and this together with the curtains and the shutters at night adds to a warm and comfortable environment.
There is a three piece suite and a range of coffee tables to help you enjoy that evening glass of wine. In one corner is a writing bureau beside the Livebox where you can access the phone or the broadband or both. In another corner is the large dining table and two wooden settles that makes for a fun family dining experience.
There is a CD player, DVD, video and the TV offers over 1,000 channels but most importantly the main English Channels of BBC1, BBC2, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5. If you are technical and want to know exactly what channels you will be able to watch the satellite is aimed at Astra 2. French TV is also available. We have also left a full range of children’s and adult videos and books for you to enjoy.
The Kitchen - We love cooking and thus have ensured that the kitchen is fully equipped to meet all your requirements to cook up that perfect French meal, or a frozen microwaved dinner if you prefer. The kitchen is fully equipped for your holiday with all the necessary cutlery, crockery, pots, pans and cooking utensils. There is a modern four ring electric cooker, a free standing fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, tumble dryer and microwave. Coupled with the rather ancient but working cassette player in the corner it makes for a very pleasant French cooking experience. There is an excellent Hypermarket no more that 5 minutes drive from the house on the main road to Tours and also a typical French market in the village every Wednesday and Saturday. There are two Boulangeries in the village as well as butchers, cake shops and delicatessens. Even English newspapers are available at the Newsagents
The Bedrooms -
There are 3 bedrooms in the house. All have exposed beams, curtains and mats on the recently tiled floors. There are extensive plugs throughout as well as a bedside lamp beside every bed. The bedding includes mattress covers as well as duvets and bedspreads. Our linen pack includes 2 sheets and pillowcases.
All furniture is pine and all bedrooms have double glazing as well as external shutters.
|Further details outdoors|
The lower garden level is an enclosed gravel courtyard. The higher garden level, accessed via steps and a gate, has a private enclosed swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 1.2m) surrounded by high walls on two sides and with security fencing on other sides, providing a real sun-trap for sunbathing and relaxing.
External table and chairs, sun umbrellas and sun loungers.
The Loire Valley region
The lake with sailing school at Joué-les-Tours is a 15 minute drive. See the famous ‘Sleeping Beauty’ château at Ussé and amazing terraced gardens of Villandry, both a 15 minute drive. Stroll in the medieval streets of Tours with its range of shops, or enjoy a relaxing short river cruise on the Loire, 35 minutes’ drive. Within one hour’s drive of other famous Loire châteaux, such as Chenonceaux and Amboise.
Azay-le-Rideau is a beautiful and typical French village which is around 10 minutes’ walk along a level and very quiet road with a footpath.
Whilst dominated by the beautiful Chateau, the village is very lively and vibrant. There is a wide and varied selection of high quality restaurants and more traditional French cafés to suit all tastes and budgets. There is a large variety of shops from Pharmacies to souvenir shops and wine merchants.
However Azay-le- Rideau is not just a tourist venue but also a working town and that means there is the range of genuine French shops. There is an excellent Hypermarket no more that 5 minutes drive from the house on the main road to Tours and also a typical French market in the village every Wednesday and Saturday. There are two Boulangeries in the village as well as butchers, cake shops and delicatessens. Even English newspapers are available at the Newsagents.