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"Les Fleurs" Beautifully renovated stone house

House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 198 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

AN EXCEPTIONAL PROPERTY - As featured in 25 Beautiful Homes magazine October 2006 issue. A beautifully renovated 4 double bedroom stone "maison ancienne" parts of which date back to the 17th century set within the historical walled town of Richelieu in the Southern Loire. Comfortably sleeping 8, the house is furnished to a high standard and features log fires and Burgundy stone flooring with underfloor heating.

A quality Hi-Fi system, Wi-Fi broadband internet access, full Sky TV menu, DVDs and CDs are available along with a varied range of reading from the bookshelves. Molton Brown hand soaps, quality linens and hypo-allergenic silk duvets typify the attention to detail in this outstanding property. Logs are stored for winter fires.

This really is a luxurious place to chill out! - Experience total peace and tranquility in the garden and terrace which are South facing and back on to a 1000 acre park for great 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.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach La Rochelle 198 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Tours 65 km, Nearest railway: Chatellerault 29 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
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
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 Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Satellite TV - Full Sky TV menu

Wi - fi broadband internet connection

Iron and ironing table

Log fire

Comprehensive book, dvd and cd library

Hypo allergenic silk duvets

Private secure garage parking

Further details outdoors

Tennis courts in park at rear of property

Municipal swimming pool in park at rear of 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

8 bars and restaurants

Boulangerie, chartcuterie, pharmacie, supermarkets, banks etc all within a minute walk from the house

Various vineyards and cave's surrounding the area.

Further details

Rentals normally saturday to saturday.

£300 returnable security bond.

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.

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 required very little restoration since construction. 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 within a minute or two walk from the house plus swimming, tennis, walking, cycling, boule, and the huge park behind the house is outstanding.

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Review 1-2 of 2

19 Nov 2012

5/5

"appearances can be deceiving"

Faces dropped a little when we first arrived -the street looks run down and a bit shoddy.However when the door opened on Les Fleurs it was smiles all round. Every room was beautifully furnished, the kitchen cupboards were full of all those little things that are usually so annoyingly absent (like oil ,spices,soap powder etc ) and the garden was far larger than we expected and very well presented. On closer inspection the street is actually in the process of being "gentrified" and will probably look great in a couple of years. The house is so well appointed and comfortable that we sometimes had difficulty getting everybody out to go places-they just wanted to relax in the garden.

1 Sep 2012

5/5

"Lovely house, beautiful garden, great location"

Can't recommend Les Fleurs enough. A truly lovely house, with a beautiful garden, in a great location. Really welcoming feel to the house - decor is very smart but comfortable, essentials are well-provisioned, and everything worked. Lots of space for our party of 6 adults and 2 kids. Kitchen is a really good size, and two of the 3 double bedrooms are especially large. Garden is fantastic, beautifully cared for. The wonderful parkland at the back of the house is huge. Richelieu itself is v.quaint and quiet (at least while we were there). Countless chateaux nearby, plus Fontevraud, the Loire, lido... Our week at Les Fleurs was perfect.

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