Manor House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Castel du Plessis Gerbault is in a very picturesque site located slope side of the left bank of the river Vienne.
It faces the old fortress of Chinon. It overlooks a hamlet consisting in part of the chapel seignorial in a vineyard at 2km from Chinon.
Chinon is a lovely medieval town where you can find all shops : food stores, decoration shops, clothing and also excellent restaurants. A market is held in the city every Sunday and Thursday morning.
You enter the Castel at ground floor, in a large lounge/dining room, in the centre of which is a monumental carved fireplace. The lounge is furnished with a comfortable sofa and armchairs. Two great buffets are in the dining room as well as the TV and the HIFI system.
There is a barbecue and a garden furniture outside on the lawn by the pool.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Bretany 200 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Tours airport 50 km, Nearest railway: Chinon 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Safe|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors||
The kitchen is fully equipped with a stove, oven and microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine, coffee maker, kettle, toaster and a separate toilet.
The 1st floor consists of 2 bedrooms : the blue room with 2 single beds and the yellow room with 1 double bed and 1 single bed. A bathroom with bath, shower and dry towels, a separate toilet.
On the 2nd floor, is the guest room with a double bed and a shower room.
|Further details outdoors||
For sports, you can play tennis, bowls and billiard at Chinon. You can go fishing or biking or canoeing. Less than 20km you can play golf, go horse riding or climbing trees.
At last, you can go visiting the Loire Chateaux like Chenonceaux (45mn) that Henri II gave to his favourite Diane de Poitiers. Azay-le-rideau (15mn) real renaissance museum and of course Chamborg (1 hour) most remarkable for its huge size and its central staircase.
The Loire Valley region
Loire valley is a very mild climate that is why French kings built their châteaux around. Loire valley is famous for its châteaux, its food and its wine so lots of foreigners come here to visit.
You will find a lot of places of interest such as: all the châteaux, famous people houses : Leonard de Vinci (amboise), Honouré de Balzac ( Saché), Rabelais (Chinon) ect.
To enjoy your meal you will have plenty of nice restaurants,French people loving to eat most of all!
The medieval fortress of Chinon is an extraordinary place to visit for it's been just rebuilt and the view on the old town and the river is so amazing. The "battellerie" museum as well as the " musée animé du vin" will show you the boats of the river and the wine of Chinon.
You will find a cinema, a dancing and of course a few bars. Different kind of restaurants, traditionnal French food, Italian, Chinese, fish restaurant are waiting for you.
On the first week end of August, a medieval market takes place with inhabitants dressed up in medieval clothes and showing medieval activities around the town.
At mid august the ancient market is here to show old cars with people again dressed up in old clothes. There is also an old fashion parade with fancy cars and lovely barouches. A guide with all interesting site to visit is waiting for you at the Castel.