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Village House In Loire With Lovely Gardens

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House in Civray-sur-Esves, Loches, Indre-et-Loire, Centre, France - Peaceful Village, Within in Easy Reach of Loire Chateaux

A charming 18th century, Touraine house set in superb gardens with mini-golf and petanque court. Within easy distance of many of the best chateaux in the Loire area. The house offers excellent accommodation for up to 8 persons. There is so much to see and do in the area, but also offers a very peaceful environment. The property is easily accessible from the A10 motorway as it is only 20 minutes from junction 25. Pets are welcome by agreement.

Chris Daltrey
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Chris Daltrey

The Daltrey family consists of Chris and Kim (Dad and Mum), Jack, Samantha, Georgina and Vanessa (children -only now grown up, except for Vanessa!) and Sheba our dog. I suppose I should also include Vanessa's guinea pigs as well. We love our house in France and consider it to be a small corner of paradise. We all like being outdoors and trying to get the most out of life. We like France, French people and culture. We think that you will love our house as much as we do. We like things to be authentic and not to have too many of the unnecessary distractions which are so often the focus of modern life. We like to socialise together and enjoy each others company, particularly around to some good food and wine.

Chris Daltrey purchased this house in 2004

Why Chris Daltrey chose Civray-sur-Esves

The house is set in the lovely little village of Civray-sur-Esves and is located next to the church and the Marie. A big range of local shops and supermarkets are only 15 minutes away in the town of Descartes (birth place of Rene Descartes, the philosopher). There is so much to see and do in the area, including visits to many of the wonderful chateaux in the area and the leisure centre in Descartes, with its swimming pools and mini golf. There are many rivers in the area and the walking is excellent. The region is well known for its superb produce and fine cuisine.

What makes this house unique

The house is lovely and spacious and has period features and character. In the garden, which is about 1acre, there is a fabulous grass tennis court, boules court and areas to play and BBQ. Toys and games are provided for use in the garden. The garden is full of fruit trees, shrubs and hebaceous borders. Parents and children will love it. There is a lovely view of a local chateau from the back of the garden. There is a log fire in the second lounge. There is a selection of DVDs, books and videos in the house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Nov 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Civray-sur-Esves in Indre-et-Loire

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The main bathroom has a bath with shower and basin. There is a separate WC downstairs. Bedroom 1 has en-suite WC, large shower and basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a double bed. There is an en-suite shower and dressing room. Bedroom 2 has bunk beds. Bedroom 3 is a family room with a double bed and two singles.
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The accommodation has an authentic, French feel. Outside: The garden has many lovely features, including a grass tennis court, petanque and mini-golf. There are open views across undulating fields from the rear of the garden where one can admire the sunset. The garden is full of trees, shrubs and borders. There are many fruit trees and soft fruit bushes as well as a vegetable plot. There is a separate building which is equipped as a kids den (only in use in the summer, due to lack of central heating) and a third building which has a workshop and a wine cellar. There is covered area where toys and bikes are kept. There is a gravelled courtyard entrance. Utility Room: There is a washing machine and a washing line in the garden. An iron and ironing board is supplied. There is also a clothes rack for indoor drying. Sheets, duvet covers and towels are not normally provided, however special arrangement can be made at an extra cost of £10 per bed. Blankets, pillows and bed-covers are provided. The property is cleaned after each let or at least every two weeks.


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Village House In Loire With Lovely Gardens
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 4 reviews

Lovely house in quiet rural setting

  • 4 of 5

Have just returned from a week in this lovely property. The house is a comfortable family home and it was easy to settle in and enjoy facilities available both in the house and the superb garden. The children enjoyed the space to play outside. Lots of equipment both inside and outside which the owners emphasised could all be used. We all enjoyed the peace and quiet. Owners were really helpful with answering queries. Thanks - we had a great time!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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It's Really Nice

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent a week over New Year at this Gite. There were 8 of us, plus a dog, and the gite is big enough to accommodate that number of people easily.

We enjoyed all of it. There are large gardens, bikes for all, patio, large rooms, and the most wonderful log fire! A kitchen table that can sit all of you in one go. TV & Videos, and everything that you could wish for.

It's situated in a tiny one street village, where not a lot happens. However, it is so central for the Loire region. You are within easy travelling distance of Loche, Amboise, Tours, and all the amenities in this part of France.

Having stayed at a number of gites, I would say that this one is what I would call, a 'good sized family gite'. If you're looking for sumptuous near hotel luxury, then pass on by. However, if you are looking for a 'home from home' in the middle of France, in one of the nicest areas of the country...where you can relax and unwind. Then this gite will give you what you want.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful France

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed a lovely stay in Civray with friends and family in July. Nice walks and cycles and very very quiet. A nice change from the holiday resort stay and we enjoyed it as a follow up to a resort on the coast. Thanks to the owners for their flexible check in and out hours. Well done on your choice of a house in France, it is wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

The grass tennis court in the garden is of a high standard and would appeal to the keen tennis player. However, please note that as the court is on grass, it is not available all year.


River and lake swimming is available in the area. The nearest location is on the Vienne river at Pouzay, which is 25 minutes away.


The property is very accessible by road. The A10 is only 15 minutes away (junction 25). Paris is approximately 3 hours away by car or 1 hour on the TGV from Tours. There is no local transport from the village. The nearest bus and local train services are from St Maure de Touraine, which is 11km away.The nearest airport is Tours (40 minutes by car). The nearest TGV station is also Tours and car hire is available there.


The closest town is Descartes (9km) and then Saint Maure de Touraine (10Km). Both towns have a full range of services. The nearest cities are Tours (35 mins) and Poitiers (50 mins). The area is full of historical and interesting sites, including numerous chateaux. The area is also very well known for its Loire wines. Chinon, Amboise and Saumur are all within easy drive (the furthest is not more 1.5 hours away). The area has many rivers including the Loire, Cher, Indre, Vienne and Creuse.

Further Details:

The leisure centre in Descartes has mini golf, tennis, swimming, and canoeing on the Creuse. The town has a number of good cafes and restaurants. The area is well known for its marvellous cuisine, including wine and goats cheese, and this is reflected in the local shops and supermarkets. Descartes and Saint Maure both have a good range of local commerce, including pharmacies, banks, bakers, delicatessans, grocers and butchers. Both towns have a weekly market. It is possible to buy a fishing licence in Descartes at the Cafe de la Peche and fish in the Vienne.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Civray-sur-Esves, Centre

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Nightly Rate
6 Jan 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nightly Rate
1 Dec 2018 - 10 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Making a booking is easy as you can now pay through Owners Direct or you can contact Kim or Chris and provide a deposit, by cheque or bank transfer of £100 or 25% of the total rental cost (which ever is the greater). The balance is payable, also by cheque or bank transfer, two months prior to departure.

Changeover Day:
Change over days and arrival/departure times (not too late or too early!) are flexible.

Notes on prices:
A discount is offered for bookings of more than 1 week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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