La Roche d'Enchaille
Farmhouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
The accommodation is the old farm to the Châteaux de Cussay, this dates back to 1268 when the first record of the châteaux can be traced as being sold to Guy the Doyen of St Martin. The main West-facing wall is formed from the original châteaux ramparts and vestiges of these are present through out the grounds as well as entrances to caves and tunnels. The locals swear there is a tunnel linking La Roche d’Enchaille with the Church in the centre of Cussay some 5 km away. The châteaux had several roles during its long history, including operating as a mint striking coinage back in the 16th century and more recently as a “Relais de Post'.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Chemile 40 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||7 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Tours 50 km, Nearest railway: Port de Piles 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (3), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
There is also a single bed come sofa on the large galleried landing.
The ground floor double bedroom is immediately next door to the shower room
The main bathroom is fitted with a Victorian style bath with shower attachment. One of the shower rooms is en-suite to the master bedroom and has a large open shower enclosure with glass screens,as does the ground floor shower room, both have level access.
There is also a separate laundry room located adjacent to the games area.
Large living area, with a fully equipped American style kitchen with dishwasher, gas cooker, sink and fridge There is a utility room which houses the central heating boiler and washing machine. The dining area has a long antique pine table, which can seat 10 people comfortably. The lounge is fitted with quality sofas, and has French doors leading out on to the raised terrace.
There are some spectacular sunsets to be enjoyed from here.The first floor comprises the master bedroom with en-suite shower room and there are 2 twin bedded rooms one of which has a double and a single bed. There is also a large bathroom fitted with a Victorian style bath complete with shower attachment. These all lead off of a landing area, which has a sofa and games console, etc., for the kids amongst us. The Hi Fi has an I pod dock. There is also a high speed ASDL Internet connection. The sports room has ping pong & darts outside there is a boules court.
|Further details outdoors|
There are extensive grounds to explore and plenty of room for ball games as well as a Boule court.
The Loire Valley region
There is a large choice of restaurants in the area ranging from the in expensive 12€ for a 4 course lunch including wine to the Michelin starred Le Promenade at Petite Pressigny which is 20 min away and everything in between.
•Châteaux - This is an excellent area for châteaux, there are several local to the immediate area as well as the more famous including Chinon, Loches, Amboise, Azay le Rideau, Chenonceau, Villandry, Langeais, Blois, Chambord, Rigny Ussy (the inspiration for 'Sleeping Beauty'), Valencay and Montresor. Some châteaux also perform Son et Lumiere shows during certain evenings of the holiday season.
•Tours - Tours, the Touraine capital city, is full of history and art and the old town boasts cobbled streets and charming medieval buildings. For those of you who like to shop, the new part of the city has plenty of choice. It also has an interesting old quarter full of pavement restaurants. Even a day visit to Paris is possible as it is only 55 minutes. For wine lovers there is a large choice of producers all nearby including Chinon, Vouvrey, Saint Nicholas de Bourguiel, Saumur.
Cussay it self has a Boulangerie, Post Office, Childrens play area, fishing lake and an excellent Tennis Court. There are regular boule competitions open to all and several fetes held through out the year. The nearest chateaux is at Le Chatelier and is one of the few in France which still has its original moat and draw bridge still in tact. There are several local markets notably Sunday morning at Descartes
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8 Oct 2012
My husband and I stayed at La Roche d'Enchaille for three whole months during the spring and early summer of 2009, during a career change. We booked our stay based only on a listing on holidaylet… More
24 Oct 2011
I really struck gold with this Gite - WOW.
I visited this gite in October with my father, we both needed a relaxing break and this place certainly ticked all the boxes. The Gite is situated in a beautiful location, it has everything you could possibly want and then some. The hosts have really gone the extra mile in decorating and providing a real home from home (well actually I would willingly swap my home for this one!!) There is an excellent internet connection for those who want it. The kitchen is fitted out with everything you could need. The rooms are inviting and comfortable with lovely little touches and it was so clean. It would be great for a family with kids of all ages or a trip with friends and family, everyone is accommodated for here.
As for the surrounding area - it is beautiful - lots of things to do and see.
I have already booked to return with my partner and can't wait.
16 Oct 2011
What a great place to stay. Accommodation was fantastic. Garth and Elizabeth were always ready to provide assistance if required and their local knowledge of the area was very much appreciated.… More
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