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4 bedroom house in grounds of Chateau with pool

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4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
7 nights minimum
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Please note there is a local tax of 0.8€ per person per night (for guests ages 16+). This newly renovated property is located in the grounds of Château Des Termelles with 3 sister pavilions/houses set in 20 acres of private land. The estate is located 2 minutes walk from the picturesque village of Abilly where you can find a small grocery store (tabac) for your daily essentials. Tennis is available in the local park on the island in Abilly. A large supermarket is available in Descartes (6km) along with all other services such as patisserie, boulangerie, bar cafe etc. For the more active visitor then there is a activity centre in Descartes with swimming pool, kayaking and various other activities. As you enter the property onto a central entrance hall, off to the left is a dining room co...Please note there is a local tax of 0.8€ per person per night (for guests ages 16+). This newly renovated property is located in the grounds of Château Des Termelles with 3 sister pavilions/houses set in 20 acres of private land. The estate is located 2 minutes walk from the picturesque village of Abilly where you can find a small grocery store (tabac) for your daily essentials. Tennis is available in the local park on the island in Abilly. A large supermarket is available in Descartes (6km) along with all other services such as patisserie, boulangerie, bar cafe etc. For the more active visitor then there is a activity centre in Descartes with swimming pool, kayaking and various other activities. As you enter the property onto a central entrance hall, off to the left is a dining room complete with patio doors leading to a private garden. Off the kitchen is a fully fitted kitchen with washing machine, dish washer fridge freezer microwave etc The kitchen leads out to an outside dining area and private 'secret garden' perfect for the family BBQ. Off to the right from the entrance hall you will find a large lounge/dining room with flat screen TV and English free view TV channels.Climb the original wooden staircase to a large central landing off which 4 double bedrooms can be found. Also off the landing are a separate shower room with wash basin and a large family bathroom with separate bath and shower and WC making it perfect for a family. Residents have full use of all onsite facilities including a newly installed heated 12m x 6m swimming pool. This is shared with other guests staying in our other sister properties (5 in total). The property is located in the heart of the Loire Valley, with many of France's famous Châteaux within easy reach. The area is steeped in history with the 'demarcation line' of the French Resistance only 4km away and the philosopher René Descartes - 'I think therefore I am' lived in the Village of Descartes where his house has been turned into a museum. If you are interested in wine then its a great base to explore the many vineyards in the region, from Chinion to Saumur. parking is available at the front of the property Well behaved pets allowed but should be cleaned up after. A cot and or high chair available with advance notice at no extra charge £250 refundable security deposit requiredMore
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Adam T
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:92%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2015
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Reviewed 27 August 2019 via mobile

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Date of stay: August 2019
Reviewed 11 September 2018

We were a group of 2 adults, 4 teenagers and 1 dog and needed a good base with plenty of space and facilities and lots of local places to visit, which was delivered by les Cedres. It boasts a communal pool and games room which...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

We were a group of four and this Gite was one of the best we’ve stayed in in over twenty years. The gite itself is well equipped and spacious with a choice of pleasant outside sitting / dining areas so you could find shade (or...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank DP25
Reviewed 5 September 2017

What a wonderful holiday we had staying at Les Chenes! The gite is spacious, comfy and we had everything we needed for our 4 adults and 3 young children. We were made to feel completely at home by the extremely lovely and helpful Ray and...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank samcollins007
Management response:Responded 7 September 2017

Thank you so much for your review - we're absolutely over the moon that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you're keen to come and stay with us again! It really is such a special place to visit - we're so pleased you...More

Reviewed 8 August 2017

Les Cedres is a lovely house with plenty of space. The terraced area at the back is great for dining outside. Each house has it's own BBQ. The pool is great, very clean and neat. There is a large games room next to the pool...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Jayneym66
Management response:Responded 8 August 2017

Thank you for your review and it's great to hear you enjoyed your stay!! Hope to see you again!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Game Room
Refrigerator
Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Dishwasher
Freezer
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Cable/satellite TV
Books
TV
Parking
Hiking Trips
Corporate Bookings
Shared Garden
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Balcony
Ping Pong Table
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Toaster
Patio
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About the neighbourhood
Nearby town are Loche, Chinion and Châtellerault offering shops, restaurants and a chance to explore this fantastic part of rural France.
How to get there
Nearest airport is Tours or Poitiers which are both under 1 hour and provide car rental facilities, a hire car is recommended to get the most out of your stay. Driving takes about 5.5 - 6 hours from Calais and is easy motorway driving. Train from Paris to Tours takes approx 2 hours.
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