Au bord de l'eau
House | 6 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, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Sand banks 500 m|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|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||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Boat available|
|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||6 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||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...
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8 Sep 2013
"Little piece of heaven!"
From 18 to 84 years, the house suited all in our party. Very sociable layout, comfy beds, peaceful, beautiful views, sleepy French village, beers at Hotel du Soleil (walking distance), fab meal at Le … More
11 Sep 2012
"Nice house in a beautiful location"
We knew from the photos that the location would be good, but if anything the views were even better than expected. The house is conveniently located for supermarkets and has a good restaurant (but not cheap) at a hotel within walking distance. Lovely warm pool. The basement was great for the older children in our party. The local canoe hire is also to be recommended.
The only negatives we had with the property were the terrace/steps around the house weren't ideal with a very active 2 year old - could do with gates at the top of the stairs. Also on the odd evening we had to eat indoors, the dining/seating area was a little cramped for 10 of us. These were only minor points on an otherwise fantastic holiday.
Thank you for your review,as it happens we had planned to increase the dining area this winter which will double the space and create plenty of room for up to 12 people.The works will be finished by the end of March .
Your comment about having gates on the terrace was also very useful and these will be installed at the same time. Many thanks.
25 Aug 2012
"Wonderful house and wonderful location shared with wonderful friends!"
This was the perfect place for us and our friends - plenty to see and do, and we also did a lot of relaxing. House fitted all our needs and the pool was a great addition. Bird life fantastic. Beautiful villages and towns nearby, good markets and excellent restaurants - what more could we have wanted? The owner was friendly and helpful, and we have booked to go back in September 2013.
So happy you had a great time,we are having works done to make the house even more comfortable by adding a sixth bedroom with en suite shower room and enlarging the dining area so that it can comfortably accommodate 12 guests. Images will be posted as soon as the works have finished which will be March 2013 at the latest.
9 Jan 2012
"Lovely house, perfect setting."
Gerrard, the owner was very friendly and helpful even to the point of arranging a meal for us on the first evening after a long journey. Booking the property was easy and completed without any problems.
The property is in a perfect setting, very peaceful and relaxing, the best! Excellent facilities, the younger members of our party especially enjoyed the swimming pool and games room. Ousson is very quiet and sleepy but did manage to buy a fishing license from the local Tabac. Excellent supermarket only five minutes drive in next town. This is a good location to explore any of the numerous chateaux along the Loire plus local vineyards.
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the holiday and we hope to return someday.
6 Jan 2012
"a superb setting for a holiday"
Friendly and helpful owner. The property is excellent and has everything you need when away from home. The river and birdlife is second to none - take your binoculars! The rooms are spacious and light… More
Thank you for your kind review,we have noted the lack of hanging space in one of the bedrooms which will be rectified for the 2013 season.
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