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Spacious Farmhouse with Private Pool



Updated: 06-Oct-2016
Farmhouse near Richelieu, Loire Valley,France - Peaceful, Rural Location in Open Countryside

La Zuzaliere is a 200 year old farmhouse built from local limestone called 'tuffe' with roofs of clay pantiles and slate. Surrounded on all sides by rolling countryside it enjoys lovely views. The main part of the garden is south facing creating a sun trap from breakfast time through to evening. There is also a pretty enclosed courtyard surrounded by old stone barns and a wine press. Richelieu is about 10 minutes drive away and is a small picturesque market town with excellent restaurants, friendly bars and a good supermarket. Chinon is about 30 minutes drive away and is a large medieval town with a partly restored chateau and echo. Further afield are other Loire chateaux including the beautiful Azay-le-Rideau (45 mins) and Usse (of Sleeping Beauty fame). Chambord and Chenonceau make a great day out.

Futuroscope is about 30 minutes drive away just north of historic Poitiers. There are also lots of vineyards to visit and wines to taste - try Chinon and Haut Poitou.

  • Sleeps 17
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"We all loved the house and all its charm and character, it was the perfect place for a relaxing peaceful break"

"We had a wonderful holiday, we all said a week wasn't long enough"

"We were impressed with it all, it was a home from home with all the little touches books, games etc."
Feb 2008
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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews


Great location outdoor space and private

  • 4 of 5

We had s great fortnight in August 2016 with 14 of us staying in the house,

Great location outdoor area and very private.

All 14 people 6 adults and 14 children had a great holiday in la Zuzaliere, my favourite part of the house was the outside eating area and swimming pool.

La Zuzaliere had lots of character and had every thing we required to make our holiday comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely holiday

  • 4 of 5

My family and I (all 17 of us) had a great time at La Zuzaliere. The house and pool were great, a real home from home. We have stayed in many holiday homes over the years and have to say that this one has been the best in terms of amenities, so many pots and pans and sharp kitchen knives, my wife and mother were very impressed!

We explored as recommended and the grandchildren had great fun imagining the history of the farm.

There was plenty of room for us all and we enjoyed the local walks and area very much.

Also, excellent value for money.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
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Activity and Interests


Driving time from Calais 6-7 hours. Caen 4 hours. 20km from Autoroute A10. Tours airport 75km (Ryanair). Poitiers airport 50km (Ryanair). TGV Chatellerault 20km. Car essential.


Richelieu 12km. Poitiers 50km. Tours 70km.

Further Details:

There is a superb bakery and a friendly bar in the village about 2km away. Richelieu has local services such as banks, post office, shops and restaurants.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 2
3 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 1
8 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
2 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
A non-refundable 25% deposit is required with booking. The balance is payable 8 weeks before arrival. A £250 security deposit is payable with the balance and will be returned within 14 working days of departure subject to leaving the property in reasonable condition.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday. The house will be ready for you after 4pm on your day of arrival and you need to vacate by 10am on your day of departure.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.
Once a booking has been made and confirmed in writing by the Property Owners the Renter is liable for payment of the Rental Charge for the Rental Period. The Renter is advised to arrange his own holiday insurance once the Holiday Booking is made. Cancellation must be notified to the Owners in writing.

Cancellation Refunds.
25% Booking Deposit – non refundable
Up to 8 weeks no cancellation charge (apart from Booking Deposit)
4 - 8 weeks - 50% of rental rate refunded
2 - 4 weeks – 25% of rental rate refunded
Less than 2 weeks – no refund

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Property Type

  • farmhouse


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic


  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural

Floor Area

  • 180 m²


  • Bathroom 2 Upstairs - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • Bathroom 1 Downstairs - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, Separate toilet
  • Upstairs: bathroom with bath and wc. Downstairs: bathroom with bath/shower over, bidet and separate wc.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 Blue - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot, 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Bedroom 2 Purple - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 Green - 1 Double Bed, 1 Child Bed, There is also a small bunk bed over the child's bed
  • Bedroom 4 Yellow - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 5 White - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, The single bed is a foldaway bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 17 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Upstairs: Bedroom 1 double bed & sofa bed. Bedroom 2 twin beds. Bedroom 3 double bed, single bed & bunk bed over suitable for children. Downstairs: Bedroom 4 double bed & cot leading to Bedroom 5 with double bed & foldaway bed. Double sofa bed in foyer.


  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Upstairs has been recently renovated. Downstairs retains its rustic charm with original quarry tiled floors to the lounge and downstairs bedrooms. The kitchen, foyer, downstairs bathroom and WC have ceramic tiled floors. Sorry no pets allowed. Access to upstairs is via a narrow spiral staircase. Small suitcases/ holdalls are advised! Outside: There is a 30' x 14' fenced swimming pool with a constant depth of 4'6" in the south facing rear garden. This is overlooked by a covered patio area ideal for alfresco dining and barbecues. There is plenty of car parking space in the sheltered courtyard. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed Linen is included for up to 10. Further linen is available at £10 per person per week. Please bring your own towels. Cot linen not supplied. The property is cleaned before each rental. Other: Foyer/entrance hall with double sofa bed and ceramic tiled floor.

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