House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
The house is at the end of a quiet no through lane, near vineyards, in the charming mediaeval village of Ousson sur Loire. It sits on a most beautiful stretch of the river opposite a nature reserve which supports ospreys, herons and beavers. The village has two bars, a good restaurant and a great supermarket five minutes by car with wonderful fresh fish and produce.
Within five kilometres, there are three small towns Chatillon sur Loire, Bonny sur Loire and Briare that all have restaurants and hold street markets at least once a week. Excellent river fishing (local permits available), great cycle rides along the river and canals, tennis, dune buggies and canoeing nearby.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Sand banks 500 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Orly and Charles de Gaules 170 km, Nearest railway: Briare 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Boat available|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Games room, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Lift access|
|Further details indoors||
Well equipped fitted kitchen with cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, espresso/coffee machines etc. French windows open onto a terrace overlooking the river. A comfortable and light living room with lounge area, dining table and chairs opens onto a terrace with fabulous views.
The ground floor has two bedrooms, one spacious double overlooking the river, and one twin. There is a bathroom, a shower room and two separate WCs.
Upstairs, there are three bedrooms - two doubles, one overlooking the river, with basin and WC and one twin. There is a separate shower room with WC.
On the lower level there is a utility room, a washing machine, ironing board and a second fridge/freezer,and a large games room for the children, teenagers and childish adults. It includes a table tennis table, table football, 104 cm flatscreen TV (loads of films), DVD, stereo system, ipod dock, two sofas and beanbags.
|Further details outdoors||
The terraced garden includes a graveled area with a large round wooden table and parasol which sits ten - perfect for summer barbecues.
Below a 3.5 x 9m heated swimming pool overlooks the river, with wooden deck and pool furniture.
Stone steps take you through a slopping garden, and a gate leads to the river bank. Enjoy relaxing in our colourful hammocks, while the birds sing - you may even see an osprey dive right in front of you!
Security deposit of 750 pounds sterling. This will be paid on arrival and will be refunded in full within two weeks after departure subject to damage inspection.
The property must be left clean on departure, otherwise a 60 pounds sterling charge will be deducted from the security deposit.
Linen and towels are included in the rental price.
Saturday arrival time: 5.00 to 7.00 pm
Departure time 10.00 am.
Smoking: no smoking
The Loire Valley region
The Loire Valley is known as the garden of France, but above all for the magnificent Châteaux which line its banks, including Châteaux d'Amboise, Châteaux de Chambord, Châteaux de Chenonceau, and more particuly its many cultural monuments which really illustrate to an exceptional degree the ideals of the Renaissance and the age of Enlightenment.
Ousson sur Loire
Ousson is a pretty village on the banks of the Loire, just 5 km from the main autoroute (A77) to Paris.
See site http://ousson-sur-loire.com/rdl01.htm for further information.
There is a microlight and conoe base 5km up stream in Beaulieu, where they drop of and collect your party for hourly to several day excursions. Biking is great along the river banks and canals.
For bird lovers, there are around two hundred different species including the short toed eagle, Osprey, hoopoe, herons, egrets, cormorants...