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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Loire Valley farm cottage suitable for a family of 4-5 or two couples. Quiet situation two minutes from lovely vineyard walks and the river Cher and five minutes from the village shops and restaurant in St. Georges sur Cher. 5 minute drive to Chenonceau the most visited Chateau after Versailles. Maison Doiseau is set in a large enclosed garden in full sunshine, It has two double bedrooms (one with additional single bed, the other with baby cot). Upstairs bathroom with corner bath and toilet plus a large luxury ground floor shower room equipped with shower, bidet, basin and toilet . We have a large sitting room with a large fireplace and wood burning stove, TV/ DVD and CD player, WIFI. Family sized gourmet kitchen diner with large oak table; the kitchen is equipped for keen cooks with six burner SMEG electric hob, a Neff double oven, two sinks, fridge freezer and microwave plus washing machine. dish washer and tumble drier - local markets and shops provide a very good selection of fresh produce. There is plenty of off street parking. Outside dining and sunbathing area with BBQ and full use of the orchard garden. The garden is fully enclosed so safe for children. There is a garage which keeps the bicycles and lawnmower and tumble dryer. There is plenty of space for parking available. The garden is extensive and although there are three cottages they each have their own space. We have BBQ and loungers, outside tables and chairs, and a range of bicycles for outings in the vicinity.
Our cottages are situated in the heart of chateau country in the Loire Valley. We are well placed for visiting these wonderful historic castles; favourites include Chenonceau (just a 2 mile drive or cycle ride), Amboise, Blois, Chambord, Chaumont and Cheverny, and west of Tours, Villandry, Ussé, Azay-le-Rideau..
Wine tasting is available in all the local wine regions, a visit to Vouvray, Montlouis, Chinon, Saumur and now the motorway access is so much more accessible Sancerre, Pouilly is a 2 hour drive (but a nice and smooth ride).
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Locally we have the river and lakes; La Rochelle 2 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Tours 30km (Ryan Air from Stansted) / Charles de G 150 km, Nearest railway: Tours 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details outdoors|
The garden is extensive and although there are three cottages they each have their own space. We have BBQ and loungers, outside tables and chairs, and a range of bicycles for outings in the vicinity.
We have several properties 1-3 bedrooms please ask or visit our web site loire.net
Arrival date is flexible we can hire linen and towels, and have a cleaner available at additional cost
The Centre region
Loire Valley home of the French kings is full of history with lots of amazing chateaux (castles) to visit - Chenonceau, Villandry, Chambord and many more. We also have mediaeval towns including Chinon, Loches, Amboise, Tours and Blois. This is an all the year round location; especially beautiful in spring and summer, but just as much on a frosty winter's day or in the height of the autumn. The location is the garden of France with fresh salads and vegetables, great restaurants for good food and also the Touraine vineyards for Gamay, Cabernet Franc, Chenin and Sauvignon wines; visit the local vineyards of Touraine, Saumur, Chinon, Bourgeuil and Vouvray; we are also only 2 hours from Sancerrre.
Locally you will shop in the village or in Montrichard or Blere as well as Tours. There are excellent markets somewhere on a daily basis. We are only 5 minutes drive from Chenonceaux and 15 minutes from Amboise. Touraine Primeur (like Beaujolais Nouveau) is the third weekend of November. Garlic and Basil festival in Tours late July. Montlouis Jazz Festival in September.
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19 Aug 2014
"Fantastic homely cottage"
We had a wonderful time in Maison Doiseau for many reasons. On arrival we felt immediately at home as the house is equipped with everything you could think of needing. Ann had sent us such precise and… More
Thank you, so pleased to hear you have enjoyed your stay in our lovely cottage. We know the decor is quaint, this is an old farm cottage and we have kept the beams and fireplace, the cottage is our home in France so will feel homely. The furnishing and carpet are new this year. We aim to make our guests feel welcome. There is a wood-burning stove for winter evenings.
23 Jul 2014
"Well-Equipped Cottage with Charm"
The cottage was as advertised. We found it to be sparkling clean, with a very well-equipped kitchen. It was a bonus having two bathrooms, and by closing the shutters during the day, we were almost a… More
Thank you we are so pleased you have enjoyed your stay in our cottage. You are correct about the machines, I think we replaced the dish washer in July! We hope you will tell your friends about our lovely cottage and look forward to coming again another year.
4 Sep 2013
"Family friendly base for relaxed castle viewing!"
As a family with three young kids finding somewhere child friendly is a must - Maison Doiseau was perfect with a large (safe) garden, toys, kids gear and most importantly sat-TV so cBeebies could be l… More
Thank you, glad the information helped, and that you found the cottage a good base for chateau visits. The cottages are intentionally child friendly, we have 7 grand-children and they all come out to stay some time during the year!
27 Jun 2012
"Perfect peaceful and charming French cottage"
We were three friends from different parts of the world meeting in the Loire Valley for a vacation. Mason Doiseau was the perfect place (and would be if you were a family with children, looking for a romantic hideaway or family and friends vacation too). Ann Palmer, who is the owner, sent wonderfully detailed information about the house, directions for driving, ideas for days out, details of local markets, restaurants, wineries and more. A one woman tourist office! We could not have been happier there. The house is at the edge of a small village so is peaceful yet close enough to walk in to the boulangerie for the morning croissants. It has been tastefully decorated and has plenty of space for two couples or a couple and three children or at a squeeze even two couples and a couple of children too. All variables because of variety of beds and cots. The dining room and sitting room were very comfortable for us - and lots of indoor pursuits available and we needed these because the weather was English to the extreme. But rain could not daunt our spirits. We will definitely go for a return visit sometime and hope for sunshine so we can do all the things we had in mind - cycling through the vineyards, strolling the country roads, dining in the courtyard and enjoying all the flowers in the garden; most of which we did accomplish just in rain capes! The house is extremely well provisioned and there is tea and coffee and sugar etc left over (we replaced it all) so it was just great to arrive and be able to have that oh so necessary cup of tea on arrival. Because there are three cottages of varying sizes it would be a perfect place for a family/friend reunion as I think it could accommodate about 12 or 14 people. The garden is shared and was not a problem for us at all as the family in the adjoining house were great fun but I suppose if there was a party crowd in one house and a house with small children in another it could possibly be a slight problem but it would not put me off at all. we really loved it there - the quintessential French farmhouse but with all modern conveniences of course.Thanks to Ann for making Maison Doiseau such a lovely place and sharing what is obviously a family home with us.
Thank you for such a full and complimentary review! It is lovely in Vrigny, we go ourselves quite a lot and are so happy for our guests to enjoy our lovely cottages as much as we do. There are three cottages next door to each other and they would be great for several families / friends to come together. We are located centrally in the Loire Valley so within half an hour's drive of the main chateaux and vineyards. Our local chateau is Chenonceau just 4 minutes by car; our local viticulteur M Lacour makes great sauvignon and gamay and will willingly show you around!
22 Jan 2012
"Charming, comfortable and cosy."
Owners are very obliging. Appliances are of excellent quality, well equipped kitchen. Log burning stove was splendid, warmed the whole place. Good walks, lovely countryside, excellent wines and good restaurants nearby. Especially the Bon Labourer in Chennonceaux. All in all a truly wonderful time was had by all the family.
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