La Vieille Boulangerie
About the home
2 bedroom self catering rental close Chateau de Chenonceau in the Loire Valley France. Lovely house recently restored to the highest standard with two double bedrooms, one en suite and the second with large bath/shower room next door suits one / two couples. Finished to a high standard with modern kitchen, all oak modern furniture, Laura Ashley bedrooms, WIFI. The house is situated just a short drive from Chenonceaux, the most popular castle, and centrally situated for visiting all other Loire Valley château (close Amboise, Chambord, Blois, Tours, Villandry, Chinoin and Saumur all easily accessible by car. Touraine vineyards on the doorstep, lovely cycle rides in country and along the river. Great wine tasting - Sauvignon, Gamay, Cabernet Franc and Chenin all locally available, Sancerre 2 hours.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Ile de Re and the local river, 100km|
|Will consider:||Short breaks|
Nearest amenities: 100m
|Family friendly?||Not suitable for children|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Double beds (2), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, BBQ, Bicycles available|
Further details indoors:
The house has a large lounge / diner facing south with doors onto the patio, and connected with the kitchen. There is an open log fire as well as electric radiators to ensure you are warm if the weather turns chilly - and we are open all winter. The kitchen is well appointed with built in double oven and ceramic hob, a large fridge and built in dishwasher. There is as separate utility room with freezer, washer / direr and third (downstairs) WC.
Upstairs is reached via an easy staircase; the front bedroom has views across the village square and is next to the large bathroom with slipper bath, shower and bidet. The second bedroom with views over the church, has an en suite shower room. Bicycles are kept in the back room downstairs for your enjoyment; there are wonderful rides in the vineyards and along the river banks.
Further details outdoors:
The cottage is situated in the heart of the village, with a sunny patio overlooking the square. The patio is furnished with table, chairs and parasol as well as plants and a BBQ. We have a cafe (which serves simple meals) and an excellent village shop run buy the butcher. There is a large park nearby. Parking at the cottage and across the road in the square. We are a stones throw from teh vineyards with wonderful walks, and down the road is the river Cher with good tow paths which extend to Montrichard and St Aignan in the east and to Chenonceaux and Blere in the west (you can actually walk past htte chateau on the other side of the river from the gardens so dont have to pay to see it). Swimming pools in nearby Montrichard and Blere.
We have our own booking form, please ask for this and return with £100 deposit; the full payment is due 6 weeks in advance of the holiday. On line payment through secure banking. Optional extras include linen hire, terminal cleaning, guide books and itinerary, and wine tasting. We can provide an all inclusive price is you wish.
The Loire Valley / Indre-et-Loire region
The Loire Valley is described as the Valley of the Kings - it is famous for the wonderful châteaux (castles) built from a white stone called Tuffe. We are close to Chenonceau - the most visited of all the châteaux. The Valley is also known as Le Jardin de France and has a perfect climate for growing salads and fruit, and especially grapes, the local wines are drunk the world over and include Sauvignon, Gamay, Cabernet France, and Chenin as well as the famous sparkling wines or 'Methode Champenoise'. The weather is very pleasant, it can be hot and sunny in mid summer and crisp and clear in mid winter. Come in September to see the grapes being harvested. You will spend your holiday with dayds out to the lovely white castles built by the french kings; wonderful meals to remember, wine tastings and interesting mediaeval towns; visit Chinon where the first French parliament took place, Fontevraud Abbey where Henry II and Richard Coeur de Lion are buried.
The Tours / Francueil area
All the year round visit the castles and vineyards and excellent restaurants. Many Châteaux do a son et lumiere in the summer.
The third weekend in November is Touraine Primeur - the new release of the Gamay wine.
July 25 is the foire au Basilic et de l'Ail - Basil and Garlic fair in the centre of Tours - great fun.
There is a Jazz Festival in September. Wine fairs throughout the year. Special son et lumiere events at the local chateaux.
How to get there
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Drive from Calais (5 hours) or Caen (3-4 hours), Paris (2 hours). You can fly to Paris and hire a car or train (TGV) from Charles de Gaulle or Paris centre to Tours and hire a car there. Tours Airport is served by Ryan Air from Stansted UK.
Activities near Tours
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
21 Sep 2011
This cottage has been beautifully restored and renovated and is well equipped with up-to-date equipment. Previous guest reviews indicated that the bikes provided were much appreciated (we didn't use these). The feather bed offered as an additional extra was a revelation! I'd never tried a feather/down mattress topper before and am now getting one immediately for the bed at home. The location is at the centre of a small village, directly on the roadside - this is clear from the photo on the website. It is also at a near 90 degree bend at the bottom of a hill so the traffic can be disconcerting if one if sitting out on the patio and it hurtles towards you. Quite a few trucks and buses early morning and later afternoon (there is a school nearby) which are noisy. No problem at night though as the road is quiet, apart from garbage collection night.
There is a cafe across the square and a supermarket less than 100m away. However both seem to be closed on Mondays - possibly Sunday as well, but we arrived early evening on Sunday so not sure. In fact due to the long lunchtime closures that seem to be the norm in France we never actually had the opportunity to use the local supermarket at all. Worth bearing in mind as these opening hours also apply to some of the larger supermarkets in nearby towns. Given that the proximity to these facilities was my reason for preferring this cottage to the ones in a more rural location, it turned out to be the wrong decision.
Glad you enjoyed the feather bed - we have three of these and thinking of buying more as they are clearly very popular. Comfortable beds are our priority - see reviews from other of our cottages. I appreciate our guests may find the traffic a bit close but actually its not that busy and the terrace is south facing and secluded by a good fence, and only the side of the cottage is next to the roadway. The terrace leads off the sitting room and kitchen so ideal for meals outside. The little supermarket is one of the best - it belongs to a local butcher and provides best quality meat, veg, bakery etc. A new bakery is being built next door to the shop. Worth coming to try it out - it is a really lovely cottage and well equipped. Ann
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Spring / Easter||9 Mar 13||11 May 13||£ 550||£ 92||£ 92||4 Nights|
|Early Summer||11 May 13||6 Jul 13||£ 735||£ 123||£ 123||4 Nights|
|Mid Summer||6 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 855||£ 143||£ 143||4 Nights|
|Late Simmer||31 Aug 13||12 Oct 13||£ 735||£ 123||£ 123||4 Nights|
|Autumn||12 Oct 13||30 Nov 13||£ 550||£ 92||£ 92||4 Nights|
|Early winter||30 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 435||£ 73||£ 73||4 Nights|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Rental rates for all group sizes and include taxes, central heating, cooking and water; logs are £20 extra, linen hire is available and guests either leave the property ready for the next guests or you are welcome to have the cleaner for £50.
Weekend nights are Friday, Sat and Sunday; stays for longer will be quoted on week night rates; night 7 is free.
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