Holiday Home in Chaumussay, Centre / Loire Valley, France - Country Walks, Bike Rides, Birdwatching, River Swimming, Canoeing And Fishing
Enjoy our quiet retreat, relax in peace and tranquillity, and enjoy local activities; the Brenne natural park is well-known for birdwatching, river-swimming in the Creuse at Lesigny (8 km). The picturesque village of Angles-sur-Anglin or the historic town of Loches, with a medieval festival, are nearby. You can fish from our own 'coup de pêche' on the Claise (2 km), and there are many possibilities for walks and bike rides in the countryside and forests...Enjoy the local produce at the excellent local restaurants or at the village markets of Preuilly-sur-Claise or Le Grand Pressigny, which also has a recently renovated museum of pre-history. The châteaux of La Guerche, on the Creuse river, or Azay le Ferron are each within 10 minutes drive and further afield (1 hr drive), you can enjoy day trips to the famous châteaux and vineyards of the Loire Valley in Chenonceau, Amboise, Chinon, Saumur, Chambord, Cheverny.
About the Owner
We are Simon (a zoologist) and Pascale (art-therapist) and have lived in a number of countries, keeping this cottage as our base since 1994. We have gradually restored the accommodation and have now returned to the Touraine area. We enjoy welcoming guests from around the world.
Guestbook comments from the owner
"Thank you for a lovely stay. We all felt thoroughly relaxed as soon as we settled in. Beautiful cottage and garden. The weather was just perfect." Colin & Diane W. and family, July 2010.
"Petit coin bien calme et agréable pour un repos bien profiteur. Nous continuons notre route apaisés. Merci pour votre accueil." Denis et Nathalie, Paris, Aug 2010.
From the Owner
“The most attractive aspect of this area is that it still unspoilt. The cottage and its out-houses in rolling countryside of mixed farming and forest, only 3 hours drive from Paris, offered an ideal setting as a base during our international travels. With the help of active retired parents looking for a project, we restored the property from a two-room habitat with haylofts and an outdoor loo, to a comfortable summer home, maintaining the local architectural style and keeping a simple, rural 'back to basics' approach. We keep a selection of books (English and French) for guests.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Painting (watercolour, pastels) and French classes can be arranged on request.
River swimming 8 Km at supervised beach, Lessigny sur Creuse.
Fishing (la Claise river) 2 Km, Chaumussay.
Canoeing 12 Km, Yzeures sur Creuse.
Tours Val de Loire airport 90 Km 1 hour drive.
Poitiers airport 1 hr drive.
Paris airports 3 hour drive.
Channel ports 5-6 hours drive.
Nearest shops, 5 Km Preuilly sur Claise.
Nearest shops, bank and market, 5 Km Preuilly sur Claise.
Restaurants in le Petit Pressigny, Yzeures, Le Grand Pressigny, Preuilly.
Nearest supermarket, Yzeures sur Creuse (12 Km).
Nearest towns: Chatellerault (25 Km), Descartes (15 Km), Tours (80 Km).
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
3 Sep 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£134|
Euros, UK £ sterling or US $ accepted (official exchange rates from Euros at time of booking).
Fortnightly rentals have priority, discounts for 3+ weeks by arrangement. Longterm rentals by arrangement.
Firewood can be made available for off-season rentals: contact us.
Arrival after 4pm and departure by noon, Saturdays. Other days by arrangement.
Notes on prices:
We are pleased to announce that rental prices have not increased from 2013! Rental does not include cleaning (£50 supplement).
For off-season, longterm rentals and offers to purchase: please contact the owners.
25% to secure a booking, balance 6 weeks before arrival. Bank transfers preferred (we have lost cheques in the post)
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“One of the long lasting impacts of settling into this cottage is the extreme contrast from city life. To be in Manhattan, where Simon & Pascale lived for a while, where everything in sight or earshot is man-made, to 10 hours later, hearing literally only the sound of birdsong, is probably one of the most remarkable sensations of the peace and tranquillity of this setting. If you are looking for contact with nature and a base for a multitude of activities, not least an appreciation of the regional produce, you can't beat this location.”
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided ...
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided ...
- Washing Machine ...
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Table Football
- Games ...
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- autumn foliage
- theme parks
- winery tours
- bird watching
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- freshwater fishing
- Toilet 1 - Toilet
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom with shower & wc next to bedroom 2. Separate wc and handbasin on ground floor, below Bedroom 1.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps max 4 adults (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed and 2 singles. Double sofa bed in sitting room.
- Terrace ...
- Golf ...
- Garden ...
- Barbecue ...
- Notes on accommodation: Two original farmhouses have been renovated and linked by a tile floored veranda. Outside: The cottage has off-road parking and a front garden shaded by lime trees. A number of barns and stables provide privacy. A west-facing terrace ideal for dining at sunset overlooks the pretty back garden with walnut, cherry and apple trees, herbs and shrubs, and enclosed by a mature hedge. Garden furniture is available. The outdoor cooking area and bread oven provide an ideal breakfast / lunch space. Utility Room: Washing machine in neighbouring out-house with covered drying area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bedlinen can be supplied on request (20€/bed). Teatowels are included. Other: Study below Bedroom 1, with garden views, and woodburning stove.