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A Cosy French Cottage in the Grand Chateaux Area

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Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
7 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Experience the French country lifestyle at its best and rent 'La Menagerie' --a late-18th century stone cottage and former wine-maker house-- in the heart of the Grand Chateau golden triangle (Chambord, Chenonceau and Cheverny) in Central Loire Valley. This is the perfect vacation rental for family reunions, all generations, or a romantic getaway to a French region full of history and culinary tradition, that has been known as the 'garden of France' for centuries. If you have not already read the reviews from previous guests, please do so. They speak volumes about the home, location, hospitality and they say it more eloquently than I could ever describe here. Food and wine enthusiasts will love the many great restaurants and wineries that can be found in the area, while Kids will discover...Experience the French country lifestyle at its best and rent 'La Menagerie' --a late-18th century stone cottage and former wine-maker house-- in the heart of the Grand Chateau golden triangle (Chambord, Chenonceau and Cheverny) in Central Loire Valley. This is the perfect vacation rental for family reunions, all generations, or a romantic getaway to a French region full of history and culinary tradition, that has been known as the 'garden of France' for centuries. If you have not already read the reviews from previous guests, please do so. They speak volumes about the home, location, hospitality and they say it more eloquently than I could ever describe here. Food and wine enthusiasts will love the many great restaurants and wineries that can be found in the area, while Kids will discover the House of Magic in Blois, the Tintin museum in Cheverny or the World class Beauval Zoo with its giant pandas, among many activities specifically designed for the younger crowd. Playing golf, riding horses in Royal forests, flying over the region in a hot air balloon ('Montgolfières') or hunting at Fall in Sologne or simply cycling in chateau country along 300 kilometers of secure and well-marked bicycle paths, are among so many activities that this area can offer. Or just take a good book in the house's library, or watch a DVD and relax! Indeed, the cottage enjoys a very tranquil location, in the midst of woods, fields and vineyards (Cheverny and Cour-Cheverny A.O.C). Yet, it is only 11 Km from the Royal city of BLOIS, 15 km from the charming small town of AMBOISE and two minutes away from Chitenay, a typical French village that features all basic facilities, including a bakery. From PARIS, it is only a two hours and a half drive. A full renovation of the house completed in 2005, preserved the character of the cottage while making it as comfortable as any contemporary home. The house gets lots of sunlight, with the main facade facing south. The four skylights on the Northern face give a great view of night skies full of stars. Windows on the west side look towards the pool and nearest hamlet, allowing to enjoy gorgeous sunsets; other windows have views on the surrounding woods and fields. The main house's surface is approximately 2045 square feet (or 190 m2), laid out on two floors. With its three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, it can accommodate up to six adults in comfort, plus two youngsters in the family room's sofa bed, if necessary. In addition, there is a self-standing/side and optional cottage with veranda that can accommodate two more guests in a charming layout. This is optional and upon request; it is not included in the basic rental rate.If you rent the main cottage, no other guests are admitted in the property and privacy of your party is guaranteed. The main house is typical of the traditional 'longère' style, with a long facade and an upper floor with dormer windows. It features wooden ceiling beams, hardwood floors and a fireplace. It is furnished with country style and a few French antiques. It is decorated with classic paintings and tapestries and a touch of international contemporary design. The dining table can seat up to eight. The kitchen is equipped with gourmet cooking utensils and equipment. It is open to the living and dining room. Two of the three bedrooms are on the ground floor. One of them, the master bedroom with a queen size bed) has direct access to the wooden deck that is surrounding the pool. The other bedroom on that floor has twins size beds. Also on this floor there is a laundry room with a SAUNA, a full bathroom with toilet and a powder room with a toilet and basin. The third bedroom is upstairs and has a double bed (queen size) under the roof. It is lightened with two dormer windows and is en suite with a bathroom that has a bathtub, and a powder room with a toilet and basin. The bedroom also opens into a library. On this same first floor, there is a family room with a flat-screen TV and sound system with two sofa beds that can accommodate two additional guests. Pool can be heated upon request and against an extra 10 Euro fee per day. Welcome to 'La Ménagerie', a five stars/four seasons vacation rental in the heart of the Grand Chateaux area in Central Loire Valley, France! More
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About the Owner
Patrick C
Languages spoken:English, French, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2009
Interaction with guests
Although the owner does not reside primarily on the spot, he is very responsive to his guests requests and needs, mostly through Emails. On the spot a couple of owner's friends is taking care of hospitality and maintenance.
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

This is an amazing house in a quiet rural location but close to the best attractions of the Loire. The house is furnished and equipped as a residential home with the added benefits of a family friendly pool and lots of additional games equipment and...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Sartor2015
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We had a two week stay in this is a beautiful cottage, in the East Loire countryside. The cottage is very charming, well furnished and comfortable, with lots of character. Everything a family needs. There are plenty of books and dvds to keep you amused...More

Date of stay: August 2016
Thank Ursula W
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

From the moment we drove into this awesome rental we all felt like we had landed somewhere magical. A stunning property that looked lovely in photos on various websites, but I can tell you it was beyond our expectations! Stunning!! We were greeted by Bernadette,...More

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank thecath
Reviewed 11 September 2015

We stayed at this wonderful country cottage for a week in August. The house is located in a very remote place, away from it all, but within a 10 min drive to a supermarket and other amenities. The house is cosy and comfortable and is...More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank NiniMalone
Reviewed 31 August 2015

We stayed at this wonderful property for one week in August 2015. There was six of us in total, 3 adults and 3 children, and we had a wonderful week. The property is in perfect surroundings and is very impressive inside. The place is spotlessly...More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank shipilgram
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Private Garden
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Sauna
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Stereo System
Microwave
Balcony
Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
Deck
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About the neighbourhood
The property is in the heart of the most famous French Renaissance chateaux area (Chambord, Cheverny, Chenonceau). It enjoys a very tranquil location in the countryside, although Chitenay --a lovely village, South of the Loire river-- is at biking distance (5 minutes or so). It is only 10 km from the Chateau de Cheverny and 15 km from the city of Blois. The area is abutting the Sologne province, the best hunting grounds in France. This area has produced wines since at least the 6th century. That is why it is sometimes referred to as Sologne Viticole (the wine producing part of Sologne region). This is a perfect getaway for a break from bustling cities to the 'garden of France', as the kings and queens used to call that region: after all, it is a 2 hours drive from Paris and 40 min. from Tours Airport (47 miles).
Getting around
“La Ménagerie” sits in an exceptionally quiet and relaxing environment, amidst fields, vineyards and woods; immensely enjoyable for nature lovers! Walk-out from the house and follow the 300 Km of secure and well signaled bike paths and hiking trails throughout the chateaux country. “La Ménagerie” enjoys a secluded location, but it is not in the middle of nowhere: it belongs to the jurisdiction of Chitenay, a charming village with a boulangerie/grocery and a gourmet Auberge-Restaurant. Farmers markets, restaurants and supermarkets are countless in the neighboring localities such as Bracieux or Cour-Cheverny, Contres or Amboise; and even cities such as the Royal city of Blois, being only 15 min. away by car.
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