House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
The house is currently under refurbishment and upon completion in Spring / Summer 2014 it will be a four bedroom double fronted house. Photos currently displayed are of one half of the house only. There is a spacious lounge with dining area and fireplace housing a wood burner. There will be a further lounge room in addition upon completion of the refurbishment. The house boasts oak beams and terracotta tiles. A traditional spiral staircase leads off the living room to the beautiful master bedroom, complete with furniture from the nineteenth century. This room is also set off by the original beams and terracota tiles and has a tuffeau fireplace. The living rooms and master bedrooms both overlook the town square and fountain.
To the rear of the house a spacious kitchen can be found, with French doors opening on to the garden. There is grassy area and a patio with table and chairs. The property has two bathrooms. There is also a roof terrace directly from a rear bedroom for a couple to enjoy a private breakfast or a pre-dinner cocktail.
There are several restaurants and bars in the beautiful and extremely unqiue market town of Richelieu. They are all only a two or three minute stroll from the house, making it an ideal location for a relaxed break where you do not need to worry about driving and sacrificing Touraine wine for the evening!
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||La Rochelle|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Tours or Poitier 65 km, Nearest railway: Chatellerault 29 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||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|
The Loire Valley region
Known as the garden of France, the Southern Loire has a temperate climate. It is usually warm from April - October. The winter are relatively mild with less rainfall than areas North of the Loire river.
The garden and terrace of the house is a real sun trap.
The area is characterised by many chateaux and wine cave's the famous being Chinon red wines and delicate whites of the Touraine.
Tours is within 30 minutes drive of the house, as are the outstanding chateaux of Villandry and Azay-le-Rideau. The beautiful towns of Chinon and Saumur are within 20 and 40 minutes drive respectively. The Loire Valley is famous for its fairytale chateau's, stunning scenery and quality wine production.
RIchelieu is a beautiful and peaceful town. There is a 1000 acre park which is great for bike rides and walks.
All local amenities, local bars and restaurants etc, are within a minute or two walk from the house including the famous "Les Halles" covered market (a colourful market has been held here for 300 years) on a Monday and Friday. There is a heated outdoor swimming pool less than ten minutes walk away.
Further details outdoors:
Tennis courts in park, two minutes from the property
Municipal heated outdoor swimming pool in park, two minutes from the property - Summer months only
Bouledrome - near to park entrance
Caneoing - in the park canals
Bike rides in the park and vicinity. Bike hire available at the end of the road.
Fishing - outskirts of village
Local market held on Monday and Friday in famous Les Halles 17th century covered market
Eight bars and restaurants in the village
Boulangerie, chartcuterie, pharmacie, supermarkets, banks etc all within a minute walk from the house
Various vineyards and cave's surrounding the area.