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La Maison des Chouettes

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Three bedroom lodging set in the grounds of the 15 century Chateau

The Maison des Chouettes is a converted apartment in an outbuilding opposite the Chateau.

It is so named as we have a Parliament of owls living in the building in a niche where a tower used to be. La Maison des Chouettes is a play on words as Chouettes means Owl, but also Cool or Excellent or a great person, so it is the Cool house or Owl house or the House for the great and the good.

It benefits from use of our 10 acre park, with a four hundred year old cedar tree nestling in the centre.

There are special BBQ areas in the garden with everything you need to enjoy an alfresco experience under a canopy of the trees.

The chateau itself dates from 1422 and was re-modeled in the 17th century.

We have developed our self catering units trying to maintain the spirit of the past but with all the modern amenities.

The accommodation

Large open-concept living space with well-equipped fitted kitchen, large dining area with table and 6 chairs, very comfortable seating space with 2 x three-seat sofas.

There are 3 double bedrooms -- a master suite with King-size bed and private en-suite; a double bedroom with King-size bed; and a twin bedroom with two single beds.

Bedroom 2 and 3 share a private en-suite with shower and WC. Wall mounted electric heating for the cooler months. iPod docking station.

Children over the age of 6 years are welcome. We don’t accept reservations for children below 6 years due to the historical environment and popular demand of our guests.

More Details

Stephen Palluel
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
10 August, 2016

About Stephen Palluel

For two years we searched for the perfect Loire Valley hideaway... a special place where our family and friends would love to stay... a property where, when you arrive, you smile and feel all warm inside. By good fortune we found 15th century Chateau de La Celle-Guenand!

Nestled in a medieval village and surrounded by some of the Loire Valley’s most famous tourist activities, this is the place we call home. You will find comfortable accommodation, authentic character, and an unpretentious attitude.

Our delicious French breakfast is included in the room rate and served on the terrace during the warm months. Over the summer we are inspired by the fresh, seasonal produce of the Touraine to provide you with a home-cooked dinner if desired.

Whether you are in search of a relaxing getaway or an active excursion, Chateau de La Celle-Guenand will provide you with a unique experience.

We look forward to meeting you!

Stephen Palluel

Why Stephen Palluel chose La Celle-Guenand

Visitors who make the effort to visit our region are rewarded with lovely scenery, rolling hills, charming villages and, in general, a less frenetic atmosphere than the rest of the Loire Valley.

Our village has a corner store / bar. Larger supermarkets are within 20 minutes drive.

There are very good restaurants nearby.

All the cultural activities of the Loire Valley are on the door step.

What makes this villa unique

La maison des chouettes is ideally suited to a family or three couples sharing, looking to holiday in the Loire Valley. Nestled in the countryside in a small village under an hour from Tours.

Nearby there are a number of restaurants to choose from; most notably 'La Promende' in Le Petit Pressigny awarded a michelin star. Also good food at Chez Grand Ma and La Savoie Villiars in Le Grand Pressigny.

Supermarkets can be found within 20 minute drive at Descartes, Ligueil, and Loches. Or there are regular local markets to explore.

Many people refer to this region as the 'valley of the Kings' as the Loire Valley is dotted with many majestic castles - many have been restored to their former regal glory. You can have a great day visiting them.

You can also discover unique cave-houses, forests, sleepy villages, and historic towns. And our nearest golf course is just 25 mins by car.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in La Celle-Guenand in Indre-et-Loire

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Tours or Poitiers
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Chez Jacky
Nearest Ferry
390 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
58 Kilometres
St Pierre des Corps
Nearest Motorway
32 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
La Promenade, Le Petit Pressigny
Nearest Beach
200 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in La Celle-Guenand, Centre

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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £131.66
Stay tax £1.23 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 16 years.
Tax Rate 10.0%

Your Security deposit will be returned at the end of your stay, less an amount for any breakages, damage, or should the accommodation require 'excessive' cleaning. We are a small family business and we rely on our accommodation income, so please cancel at least 30 days in advance to arrival date or we cannot refund your deposit. We cannot provide refunds for early departures.

Changeover Day:
Changeover is Saturday between 4 pm and 7 pm. Check-out is by 11 am the following Saturday. Weekend stay (when available) is from Friday at 6 pm to Sunday at 6 pm and allows you to make the most of your weekend away.

Notes on prices:
Rates change by the season but include all taxes, electricity, bed linen, towels and normal cleaning. We accept major Credit Cards, or cash payments.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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