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Troglodyte house near Tours in Loire Valley in an old property XVIII century

Overview

Property

Updated: 31-Oct-2016
Troglodyte Gite near Tours, Loire Valley, France - Peaceful Location In A Picturesque Village Surrounded By Vineyards and near Loire river

The troglodyte gite was built in the 18th century, but now it's a very comfortable and picturesque house, in a village near Tours, the main town of Touraine, La Rochelière is very well situated to visit Loire valley and the château of french Kings and wine cellars of the wine of the loire. In the village there are a baker, a butcher, and a grocer, near the church, a supermarket to Vouvray 3 km, in the village restaurants, and a Saturday market in the streets of the village, Sunday a market to Amboise (12 km).

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I live in Rochecorbon since 12 years a picturesque village near Tours I am retired, my husband work he is chemist in industry, we have 2 girls and a son, they are married. I like walking in the vineyards which surround my village, with my dog a chocolate-brown Labrador, I like the cinema and to travel, to discover the other countries and to meet people and speak with us.I like treck abroad. I went in Cuba, Costa Rica, Birmanie, Nepal, Madagascar (by walk) from a village to another village, to meet people. In Rochecorbon and In Touraine I known many roads to walk.

In june 2014 I walked along "chemins de Saint Guilem" during 12 days 254,300 KM with my husband, a friend, and a guide. It's was interesting to meet others personns along the road and the evening in the gites.

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Speaks English, French

10 Reviews

4.8
based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

Calgary
5

Unique and wonderful rental

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful rental that is a typical Troglodyte cave dwelling but with all the modern conveniences. Underneath the apartment is an old wine cellar that the owner Annick will show you. The owners live in the large house on the property and there is a private gate for security. The apartment is very large and well appointed. Rochecorbon is a beautiful small village and a great base for day trips. There are several nice restaurants in town and you can take a short boat trip on the Loire River. I would highly recommend this rental property.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Melbourne, Australia
4

Cute and quiet spot in beautiful French village

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a few lovely quiet days in Annick's gite- set into the rocky hillside, its like a cave, and therefore very cool and quiet. Its perfect for this family of misaphonics (noise haters). Annick was a friendly and helpful host/

We enjoyed walking around the nice little village, buying local foods, riding bikes by the river and through the quiet village streets and visiting the amazing Chateau Chamonceux.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Delightful Location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for a week towards the end of July & the first thing we noticed was how blissfully cool it was inside the house! After a week of hot temperatures in Paris it was a soothing balm! The house was comfortable & spacious & had everything we needed. It also has a billiards table which we thoroughly enjoyed. Rochecorbon is a fabulous location if you dont want to be in the city & it is easy to get to chateaus & sites. Taller people do need to be mindful that some of the ceilings are a bit low & whilst sitting out on the front porch with a glass of wine in the evenings is bliss, insect repellent is a good investment! We warned that this area is more suited to smaller cars.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Living in a cave but with all mod cons. Very spacious inside and the views are lovely. Perfect base for exploring the loire valley and sampling the wines.

Would definitely recommend it

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Live just like a Troglodyte

  • 5 of 5

We have discovered one of the little gems amongst gites in regional France. This is your opportunity to actually live in a cave just like a real Troglodyte but with all the modern conveniences. Here is a real slice of history at your own front door and your host Annick is the perfect guide to take you through the caves and wine cellars of monks from hundreds of years ago. Perfectly situated to explore the Liore Valley including the Chateaux of Amboise and Villandry. Don't miss these they are real gems. Take a day drive to Loches, Chinnon and Samur. The markets at Loches on Wednesday are well worth the drive and of course lunch in one of the wonderful restaurants on the high street. Annick is the perfect host. This is a special place. Highly recommended. We would return in a flash!!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Live just like a Troglodyte

  • 5 of 5

We have discovered one of the little gems amongst gites in regional France. This is your opportunity to actually live in a cave just like a real Troglodyte but with all the modern conveniences. Here is a real slice of history at your own front door and your host Annick is the perfect guide to take you through the caves and wine cellars of monks from hundreds of years ago. Perfectly situated to explore the Liore Valley including the Chateaux of Amboise and Villandry. Don't miss these they are real gems. Take a day drive to Loches, Chinnon and Samur. The markets at Loches on Wednesday are well worth the drive and of course lunch in one of the wonderful restaurants on the high street. Annick is the perfect host. This is a special place. Highly recommended. We would return in a flash!!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Bourillon Frédéric
"If you want taste wines near the gite you could visit the cellars Bourillon rue Vaufauanard ..."
Foreau Philippe
"he is an excellent Vouvray WINE"
Ligérienne de Navigation
Chateau de Chenonceau
"It's a very beautiful castle open every day during CHRISTMAS period it's decorated with Chri..."

From the Owner

I rent a part of my property because, it is necessary to (preserve) the heritage built by our ancestors and I wish to make share to the tourists of passage the story of this particular house, typical in touraine, at first stone career to built chateaux then the cellars was to keep the wine, or to live into. I love Touraine for the quiet of this aera, the Loire river, it's a wild river, the châteaux of the kings of France, and the wines of Loire. Near the gîtes you can meeting a lot of producers and drink wines of Touraine.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : TOURS at 8 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : bar, grocer, and restaurant "la part Belle" at 500 Metres Nearest Train : SAINT PIERRE DES CORPS at 7 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Les hautes Roches 1* au michelin, L'embarcadère at 500 Metres

Special interest holidays:

You can visit châteaux of the Loire Valley and wine cellars near the gite, the Loire river is 500 meters and the stop bus also at 500 m to visit Loire Valley there is train or bus

Travel:

airport is at 7 km

the station is at 6 km

from Paris to Rochecorbon by car 230 km

Distances:

Tours 4km, Amboise 12km, Chenonceau 30km. Chinon 25km. Villandry 25km, Chambord 45km. Wine cellars near the gite to taste the Vouvray wine

Further Details:

near the gite a baker, a butcher, a grocer about 500 M 5 minutes by walk

super market at 3 KM

Restaurants 6 in Rochecorbon

4 at 500 M of the gite

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Low cost season
1 Jan 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
£85
for 1 night
From
£85
£512
£939
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£188
for 2 nights
From
£94
£563
£1,024
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To reserve you send me a mail. I send you a rent contract, and you send me the deposit by bank virement 150 euros and the balance at your arrival in your gite

Changeover Day:
Arrival Saturday and departure Saturday.
but you could arrive every day of the week if the gite is available

Notes on prices:
The price included sheets, towels, linen house, taxes, electricity for heating, wi fi. If you want the house cleaning at the end of your stay, the price is 30 euros.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The gite is very confortable, it's near Tours, and near the châteaux, you can walk in the vineyards, and along the Loire river, in Rochecorbon, you have butcher and baker, and very very good restaurants near the gite.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Lift ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

Dining

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

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...

Location Type

  • river
  • rural
  • town
  • village

Attractions

  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • caving

Floor Area

  • 100 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, the bathroom 9m²
  • A shower and a bath, separate wc, a dry hair, towels and bath towels.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: A bedroom with a double bed and a single bed. In the billiard room a bed for 1 or 2 persons.

Outside

  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The troglodyte is confortable in winter and in summer because quickly warm in winter and fresh in summer. You could arrive every day of the week, it's not necessary saturday if the gite is available. It's possible to rent the gite in winter for 1,2 3 months.... the price for a month is 800 euros (no included electricity for heating) Outside: Barbecue, outdoor furniture. Private parking for your car inside the property. Utility Room: TV, internet line (ADSL) Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Sheets, towels, and linen are included, the house work cost 30 euros. Other: A bedroom a bed 160x200 and a bed 90x190. An extra bed for 1 or 2 people in the billiard room.

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