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Les Arches de Muschamp - Loire Valley holiday homes in style and tranquility - Angel's Arch - Charming House in Loire Valley

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Property

Updated: 23-Feb-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Description

Angel's Arch - Charming House in Loire Valley

Angel's Arch is a recently restored stone built former farm worker's cottage. Equipped and furnished to a high standard. This house gives you a warm, comfortable spacious feeling. The large modern open plan kitchen/dining area is well designed and the attention to detail is evident throughout the property. All bed linen and towels are provided at no extra cost. There are two comfortable bedrooms on the 1st floor. One extra large double bedroom with a queen-size bed. A second bedroom with two single beds . A good size bathroom, with bath and integral shower, is also found on the 1st floor.

The fully equipped modern spacious kitchen/dining area is adjacent a comfortable living area.

The terrace and grass area at the front of the house are equipped with excellent outdoor furniture including tables, comfortable chairs, a gasbarbeque, parasols and sun loungers. Modern patio heaters are positioned for the cooler evening.

Sleeps 2 to 4 (or 6 people incl. children)

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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.

ADDITIONAL FACILITIES:

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.

Bicycles

Dogs accepted upon request

Evening baby-sitting may be available *

Use of fully equipped on-site professional gym *

*available by prior arrangement

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About the Owner

Janet Scollay
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
23 February, 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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Notes

*A tourist tax by the local government (taxe de séjour) is 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.

2 Reviews

5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

5

Great peaceful location but still lots to do

  • 5 of 5

The house was great and in a lovely location. Furnished really well with everything you could need. Great outdoor space including a field next door where we enjoyed playing cricket and football with the kids. Lots to do locally - superb pool in Descartes, Loche is worth a visit too.

We also all really enjoyed just chilling in the garden with a good book and a glass of wine

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A lovely property inside and out.

  • 5 of 5

We had a splendid week in Rainbow Arch. The property both inside and out was excellent. In fact it was so good we spent much of our time there only venturing out to walk, cycle and enjoy Loches. A very relaxing holiday. Many thanks to Janet and Stephen for their welcome and their great taste in all things with regard to the house. We will undoubtedly return. Rowena and Martin

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

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!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Tours at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Cussay at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Caen at 315 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Loches at 18 Kilometres Nearest Train : Ste Maure de Touraine at 18 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A1O Exit 25 at 18 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Ligueil at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : La Rochelle at 200 Kilometres Car: necessary

Set in the gently rolling countryside of the southern Loire Valley the region is perfect for a complete break. Yet there is so much to do in the area. Just 20 minutes from the bustling medieval town of LOCHES and within one hours drive of the wonderful Chateaux of the Loire Valley. But if you want to just enjoy the countyside there is plenty of possibilities to walk or cycle with footpaths and quiet lanes starting from the house.

Major chateaux and wine areas are within one hour's drive. Plenty of wine tasting opportunities.(Tutored wine tasting groups can be arranged).

The local village of Ligueil with its Monday morning market, has a varied programme of outdoor fetes and attractions from brocantes (those wonderful French fêtes) to music festivals and outdoor theatre. It also has a well landscaped public park and outdoor swimming pool with tennis courts. Restaurants, cafés, supermarket, bread and butcher's shops, newsagents, bank and chemists can all be found here.

The medieval village of Loches, with its large bustling market on a Wednesday and Saturday has a plethora of cobbled back streets and little squares where you can enjoy a coffee or lunch on the terrace and watch the world go by. There is an excellent selection of small shops/boutiques and restaurants as well as a fascinating chateau with a 'real' dungeon. (Fascinating for the children!)

Chinon, just half an hour by car is set near the confluence of the river Loire and the Vienne and has a dominating fortress (recently restored), which looks down onto the picturesque town with many shops and eating possibilities in the pretty squares and lanes.

Tours, 50 mins, is called the mini Paris because its architecture and boulevards are in a similar style and is a great shopping or cultural day out.The old town (Vielle ville) is a fabulous area to visit with many eating places and wonderful cafés with sun terraces lining the tiny cobbles streets. From here you can take the TGV to Paris and be there in 60 minutes, plenty of trains every day.

The Brenne which is a bird spotter's and nature lover's paradise is just over an hours drive, here you can either delve into the bountiful wildlife or relax on a sand beached lake.

There is a wide range of children's activities in the area including small themed parks, adventure centres, various zoos of which Zoo Parc de Beauval (one hours drive) is an extremely well run example of a wonderful zoo which boasts two giant pandas. It is set in immense grounds and offers daily displays that will fascinate and amaze. The world renowned Futuroscope is 45 mins away and is just as interesting for adults as for children.

La Rochelle and Ile de Ré are the nearest seaside resorts, 2.5 hours drive. Ile de Ré is very pretty with its green shuttered cottages and fishing ports houses many second homes for the rich and famous - property prices reflect this!

Nearby activities include tennis, horse riding, canoeing, fishing, swimming, horse riding.

In fact if you like horses the owners of Les Arches de Muschamp have a stud farm breeding horse just five minutes drive from the property. You can watch the young horses doing their daily training and see lovely mares and foals!

There is also a good golf course nearby.

You can visit a troglodyte village, lots of markets and summer festivals,vineyards and see the wonderful Chateaux of the Loire Valley.

For those who like fine dining there are two Michelin star restaurants nearby, notably La Promenade (Jackie Dallais chef) in Petit Pressigny whose wine lists is renowned for being one of the most extensive in France. (Prices for a Michelin * restaurant are very reasonable). In additon there are many wonderful places to wine and dine. A list of which can be found in the gites.

Facilities

From the Owner

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!

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • 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

Floor Area

  • 60 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Spacious bathroom

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, 2 extra large single beds that join to make a large double
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 is sufficiently spacious to place another single bed/futon for an extra child bed.

Outside

  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

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