The property of la Chauviniere is situated in the Loire Valley midway between VendÃ´me (on the Loir) and Tours (on the Loire). It is set in the middle of 200 acres of secluded grounds; formal french and english gardens, rose garden, glass house, overlooking a small lake ( fish, ducks ,swans and herons) in a park with centuries old trees, shadowed romantic paths.
A large swimming pool is enclosed and protected by old walls with climbing roses and plumbagos. The farm of the property provides eggs from the poultry, a vegetable garden, fruit trees, sheep and 2 horses.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Tours 20 km, Nearest railway: Tours 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The furniture is both french and english antique furniture
|Further details outdoors|
Park with a lake and romantic shaded paths, centuries old trees, english and french gardens with numerous flowers.
The cottage with one double bedroom and 2 single beds in the living room is suitable for families of up to 2 young children.
There is a 10% rebate for couples without children.
The Loire valley is renowned since roman times and the kings of France choosed it at the renaissance to build there fastuous castles (Chambord, Blois, Amboise, Chenonceaux, Villandry, Ussé, Azay-le- rideau). It is nice and mild climate most of the year. Famous wines grow there (Vouvray, Bourgueil, Chinon).
Small towns and churches, nice landscapes have inspired some of the greatest french writers (Ronsard, Rabelais, Balzac)
Ocal activities include wine tasting in the numerous spots of the Vouvray valley, visiting Tours, VendÃ´me with their splendid cathedrals and charming old quarters, strolling along the banks of the river Loir with its charming small towns (Montoire and Lavardin )or the river Loire with its famous royal castles.
There are a lot of music festivals in season, classical, world folklore and jazz.
Several magnificent gardens are to visit too: Villandry, SasniÃ¨res, Chaumont 's festival of gardens.
Helicopter tours are also a local treat .
Please visit my site at www.lachauviniere.com