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Le Poulailler


Very Good 4/5 Score from 2 reviews

southern facade and garden

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 250 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Charrming rustic stone cottage in southern Touraine. Very private setting!

Situated 4 kms from the medieval town of Loches( open market days on Sat/Wed mornings), 2 kms from the 9 hole "Verneuil" Golf course! Full courses are within 60 minutes drive! Property overlooks the Indre river and the picturesque village of St Jean and it's unusual 12(th century church with portico!.

¤Swimming at the municipal pool in Loches, fishing, biking and hiking trails abound in the forêt de Loches.

¤ Within easy driving are most of the major Chateaux de la Loire eg: Amboise, Blois, Chenonceau,

Azay-le-Rideau, Chinon, Langeais, et al! Excellent restaurants, amusement and fun parcs such as

Futuroscope are within an hour's drive while sophisticated city activities and shopping are available in Tours!

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Noirmoutiers 250 km
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Tours 44 km, Nearest railway: Loches, Tours, St Pierre des Corps 5 km
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Located within the former boundaries of a chateau overlooking the village of St Jean and the Indre river (check out), property consists of a two story cottage flanked by two small utility buildings! An inner stone-walled courtyard with gravelled paths surrounding grass with fruit trees give total privacy for sun bathing. Another smaller courtyard just outside the kitchen provides cool summer dining!

Upstairs, there are two bedrooms ( one with balcony) and a full modern bathroom with tub/shower and toilet. The ground floor consists of an entrance hallway with a toilet under the stairs, a salon/dining area and open kitchen with an oak bar!

We can sleep 4 comfortably in the two double beds ( 160/180) which if needed, can be easily separated into four singles. Also there is a very comfortable pullout sofa bed in the salon for another guest and if needed we could supply a cot or crib. The beds are very comfortable with lathed frame and latex mattresses. Bed linen and towels are provided.

Further details outdoors

Garden furniture consists of marble and iron tables and chairs, chaise-longue deck chairs, a gas-fired barbecue, and a working wood-burning bread/pizza oven.

Further details

Welcome pack upon arrival: a bottle of local wine. (Complete kitchen staples are provided, ei- flour, sugar, coffee, tea, spices et al); supermarkets and shops are open Sat; til 7 PM, and one supermarket in Loches is open on Sunday morning. Upon request, special shopping bag of groceries can be provided prior to arrival on Saturday afternoon.

Loches has a full market on Wednesday and Saturday mornings!

The Loire Valley region

Touraine, the residence of preference of French Royalty and nobility! With Chateaux and manoirs at nearly every corner, the gently rolling countryside has been known as the "garden of France" for its agreeable lifestyle, epicurean delights and world class wines!

¤Within an hour's drive are found the historic towns of Amboise, Blois, Tours, Langeais, Chinon,

Azay-le-Rideau,Chenonceau as well as others. Parc de Beauval, the world's 5th largest ZOO is 45min distant in St Aignan( see the newly arrived Pandas!

¤Top notch Golf courses nearby: (Chateau des 7 Tours) (Golf de Touraine)

¤Futuroscope - near Poitiers


Loches is a major tourist attraction because of its medieval walled city which resounds of the passage of Jeanne d'Arc and the Dauphin, Richard the-Lion-Hearted, Agnes Sorel and many other notables. Recently discovered paintings by Caravagio are now exposed in a special museum. The Dungeon built by Foulques Nera( over 1000 yrs ago) dominates the countryside, while the Logis Royal housed the King's favourites!

¤The town has lovely parcs and walks, and offers many memorable restaurants.

¤ The Lochois has superb forests inviting long walks or bike rides along well manicured paths. Ancient

towns/villages founded by templar knights (Beaulieu-les-Loches,St Jean, St Germain, St Hippolyte, etc)

prehistoric sites ( Le Grand Pressigny).

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7 Sep 2014



A friend and I stayed for 3 weeks in this one location. When booking, we were initially concerned that 3 weeks may be too long of a stay and that we might exhaust the exploration of sites and surround… More

19 May 2011


"great vacation time at le poulailler"

Le Poulailler is a nice cottage, comfortable and conveniently equipped, located a few miles away from Loches and within short driving distance of all the major chateaux and domains of Touraine. It was for us a peaceful retreat in the woods and an ideal base camp from which to explore the Loire Valley. We would definitely recommend the place.

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  • 4 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:25 Aug 2014

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