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Les Arches de Muschamp - Loire Valley holiday homes in style and tranquility - Rainbow Arch - Lovely Gite in stunning surroundings

Bedrooms 2
Space 839 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



Rainbow Arch - Lovely Gite in stunning surroundings

Rainbow Arch is beautifully restored and finished to a very high standard. Superb lighting, large modern kitchen/living area and underfloor heating for cooler periods are some of the many features of this delightful house, which still retains its attractive white stone and wooden timbers. Attention to detail was a priority in its design, and it also incorporates facilities for people with reduced mobility. There is one bedroom on the first floor with and en suite bathroom. The other larger bedroom is on the ground floor and has a very spacious ensuite bathroom. There is a TV in both bedrooms as well as in the spacious living and dining area. The white stone walled private terrace and garden is ideal for barbeques, relaxing (and ensures that any young children are safely contained!). The terrace area is also well equipped with sun loungers, dining table and chairs plus umbrellas for sunnier days and even a gas heater for the cooler spring and autumn evenings. Sleeps 2 to 4 people

About the property

Adaptable, Recently Renovated, High Standard Property

Les Arches de Muschamp are lovingly restored original stone buildings set in gently rolling countryside between the historic towns of LOCHES and CHINON. The property is on the edge of a small hamlet just 1 km from the typically french village of CUSSAY. Having undergone a total restoration in 2013 MUSCHAMP ARCHES has kept all its original charm but has been designed with utmost comfort in mind. Attention to detail is the key and in these properties you should find everything you need in a rental home, done in a style that 'makes you smile'! Even the lighting has been well thought out, so that you can 'enjoy' at whatever time of day.

Outside space is also most important when you are on holiday. The terraces and outdoor areas are superbly equipped. Upmarket comfortable outdoor furniture including tables, chairs, gasbarbeque, parasols and sun loungers have all been positioned in the private walled gardens. Plus modern patio heaters are positioned for the cooler evening.

Rental includes no extra hidden charges, all bed linen and towels are provided so on arrival your beds are made up, all you have to do is put down your bags and relax.

The properties have underfloor heating for the cooler months and Angel's Arch has a wood burning stove for cosy autumn/winter evenings. The outdoor patio heaters prolong the outdoor living and there are electric fans if you need to cool off in very hot weather.

Comprehensive guest notes help you quickly find all the local interest sites including recommended restaurants and local festivities. If you need any help to organise a day out, book a restaurant or just generally finding your way around, no problem. There is always assistance available! The owners, Janet & Stephen Scollay, have been living in CUSSAY for some ten years, speak fluent French and have an excellent knowledge of the local area.


Private parking spaces

Free Wifi

Television, DVD player and mini hi-fi .

A safebox for valuables large enough to store tablets & small laptops

Cot, highchair, play-pen, baby bath and stair gates

Toys, games and a library of books.


Dogs accepted upon request

Evening baby-sitting may be available *

Use of fully equipped on-site professional gym *

*available by prior arrangement

More Details

Janet Scollay
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2017

About Janet Scollay

We have been living permanently in France for the last 10 years. My husband and I both speak very good French. We actually run a horse breeding farm just 1 Km away from the property where the holiday homes are situated. So we are very familiar with the area and are happy to recommend local restaurants, vineyards, chateaux & interesting places to visit as well as local events. We can recommend a personal itinerary and gourmet food and wine tours by request

Janet Scollay purchased this house in 2006

Why Janet Scollay chose Indre-et-Loire

Cussay is a great location as there is so much to do and see in the area for adults and children alike. We have put alot of time and effort as well as love into the renovation of our property to ensure that it is really comfortable for you and has every modern amenity, but at the same time it retains its unique charm so special in the Loire Valley!

What makes this house unique

We love the area because it has a good feel about it. People in the shops and villages always say Bonjour and the countryside is always beautiful to the eye, whether it be spring, summer, autumn or even winter. It is so conveniently situated. Close enogh to the larger towns and near to all the wonderful Chateaux of the Loire Valley and other attractions. It is so easy to fill a week or two with things to do. You will never run out of things to do or places to visit! Plus it's only one hour to Tours and you can get to Paris from Tours in 55 minutes on the fast train. Tours airport is only 50 minutes drive from CUSSAY. We like the very light evenings (light until 11pm before the longest day of the year) and the 'big' skies are just breath taking. The weather is good too!! The stone built homes that we live in have a charm about them, so all in all it's a great place to be!

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*A tourist tax by the local government (taxe de séjour) payable on a per night basis - 0,80 € per person per night. Payment for the duration of your stay is requested on arrival at the accommodation. It applies to all adults of 18 years and over.

Please contact the owner for shorter periods.
Deposit to secure reservation 30%.
Professional clean if required £ 50
No additional fees other than underfloor heating during the winter months.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cussay in Centre

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 839 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Baby Gate
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This is a large bathroom equipped for wheelchair acces
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , The1st floor bathroom is ensuite to the upstairs bedroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot , This upstairs bedroom is equipped with an extra airbed.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Ground floor - equipped for persons of reduced mobility.
  • Bedroom on ground floor. Very spacious bedroom with Queen size bed leading into an en suite bathroom equipped for wheelchair access. In the same large bedroom there is a Sofa bed which turns into another smaller double bed and the possibility of adding a very comfortable air bed for extra sleeping space. All bed linen and towels are provided The1st floor bedroom is a lovely room with oak beams. It has a standard size double bed. For extra sleeping space one or two comfortable air beds may be added. There is an en suite shower bathroom leading off this bedroom. All bed linen and towels are provided and the beds are made ready for you. Ther is also a TV in each bedroom.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
The Haras de Muschamp is a well known horse stud farm less than 1 km from the property owned by the proprieters. You can take a ten minute walk and see mares and foals plus youngsters grazing in the paddocks. For those with a great interest thay can watch the professional rider schooling her horses in the outdoor arena near the gite property! And remember it is less than one hours drive to visit the famous chateaux of the Loire plus the delightful medieval town of Loches is just 20 minutes away. At LOCHES the bustling market is twice weekly on a Wednesday and Saturday. If you arrive on a Saturday you can start your holiday on Sunday morning with a visit to the DESCARTES market (10 minutes drive). The city of TOURS is being named the new Paris of the South. Well worth a visit and ensure that you stroll around the old town, which has an architecture to be admired, with hundreds of small restaurants and café bars where you can enjoy a cool drink and soak up the atmosphere!


5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)


Relaxation amidst the fields

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was beautifully presented with all the comforts that you could want for a relaxing holiday. The facilities were first rate with two bathrooms and a well fitted kitchen area. Outside the tables and chairs were great spot to eat and the barbecue a useful feature. We spit our holiday between visiting chateaux and relaxing at the cottage. Our children particularly liked having the gym available to use. Overall a very enjoyable and restful place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Les Arches de Muschamp. We look forward to welcoming you again one day!
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Lovely quiet spot out in the country

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, spacious, well equipped and not far to drive to the Loire's best chateaux. Lovely welcome from Janet who gave us so much useful advice for visits during our stay, that we didn't have enough time to visit her horses or use the fitness room enough ! Recommended…

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive review :)
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