Chateau | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 12
The Chateau de la Chauviniere is situated in the Loire Valley midway between Vendôme (on the Loir) and Tours (on the Loire). It is set in the middle of 200 acres of secluded grounds; formal french and english gardens, rose garden, glass house, overlooking its lake ( fish, ducks ,swans and herons) in a park with centuries old trees, shadowed romantic paths.
Inside luxuriuos decoration, antique furniture. Video, hifi, numerous CD's and DVD's, french and english books. WiFi everywhere in house.
A large swimming pool (14x6 m) is enclosed and protected by old walls with climbing roses and plumbagos. The farm of the property provides eggs from the poultry, a vegetable garden, fruit trees, sheep. Cats, dog, 2 horses.
Croquet, badmington, ping pong, pétanque, boating on the lake.
Outside nice little towns with churches and frescoes, medieval castles ruins overlooking the Loir. good restaurants, royal castles, vineyards with wine tasting along the Loire
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 7 bedrooms|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Tours 20 km, Nearest railway: Tours 30 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Boat available|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Fax machine, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (5), Double beds (4), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
The interior is comfortable and tastefully decorated with antiques and paintings. Library with english books, hi fi and video equipments, games etc.
|Further details outdoors|
Beautiful gardens with rose garden, french garden, glass house. Vegetable garden. Park with century old trees, shaded paths with bench overlooking the lake, gazebo etc
More than 200 acres of private land.
Farm animals: poultry, ducks, gooses, sheep.
2 horses, cat, dog.
Large swimming pool (14x6 m)
The Loire Valley region
The Loire valley is renowned since roman times and the kings of France choosed it at the renaissance to build there fastuous castles (Chambord, Blois, Amboise, Chenonceaux, Villandry, Ussé, Azay-le- rideau). It is nice and mild climate most of the year. Famous wines grow there (Vouvray, Bourgueil, Chinon).
Small towns and churches, nice landscapes have inspired some of the greatest french writers (Ronsard, Rabelais, Balzac)
Local activities include wine tasting in the numerous spots of the Vouvray valley, visiting Tours, Vendôme with their splendid cathedrals and charming old quarters, strolling along the banks of the river Loir with its charming small towns (Montoire and Lavardin )or the river Loire with its famous royal castles.
There are a lot of music festivals in season, classical, world folklore and jazz.
Several magnificent gardens are to visit too: Villandry, Sasnières, Chaumont 's festival of gardens.
Helicopter tours are also a local treat .
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