House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
A wonderful, very special, family home set in one hectare of garden in the middle of one of the most beautiful villages in France with a Chateau and 15th Century Royal Chapel within 500 metres.
The origins of the house are 15th/16th century, extended in the 18th century and renovated very recently
The rooms are all spacious and beautifully decorated.
The garden is arranged so there are various social areas for relaxing, NEW POOL 2014, barbeque, table tennis, croquet
We are between two historic towns in the Loire Valley, Richelieu and Chinon. Surrounded by interesting history and the wonderful architecture of the Loire Valley Chateaux and gardens.
With the local rivers and valleys, historic towns, you can go Kayaking, Cycling, Horse riding, walking, tennis, swimming, vineyards, Chateaux, Gardens, Restaurants and Markets in the area most days - endless possibilities..
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Tours and Poitiers 45 km, Nearest railway: TGV train stations are Tours, Chatellerault, Poiti 40 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Loire Valley region
Known as the garden of France, the Southern Loire has a temperate climate. Classified as part of the World Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO, it is usually warm from April - October with Winter's relatively mild with less rainfall than areas North of the Loire river.
The garden and terrace of the house is a real sun trap and we have experienced temperatures well into the 30's from June - September.
The area is characterised by many chateaux and wine cave's the famous being Chinon red wines and delicate whites of the Touraine.
Tours (a mini Paris) 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.
Champigny sur Veude is a one of the prettiest villages in the Loire Valley with a beautiful privately owned Chateau and a Chapel Royale. The house is within an area protected as a historic national monument. The village has retained it's shops, 2 boulangeries, an Alimentation, coiffeur, pharmacie, restaurant and bar.
Our closest town is Richelieu. This beautiful historical town is surrounded by walls and a moat (now grassed) and is entered via 3 high gates. The Grande Rue (high street) runs North to South with two square shaped place at each end. Around the South place are the church and the covered market both built in 1638 and the Law Court now used as the Town Hall and Museum. The famous " Les Halles" , covered market, ( a colourful market has been held here for 300 years) boasts very fine Chestnut and Oak beams which have been recently restored. A Brocante/Antique Fayre is held in the square on the first Saturday of the month along with frequent art exhibitions. There are numerous bars/restaurants in Richelieu plus swimming, tennis, walking, cycling, boule, and the huge park.