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Beautifully Restored And Comfortable Family Home With Heated Swimming Pool

Overview

Property

Updated: 01-Nov-2016
17th century farmhouse in St Ouen les Vignes, Tours, Indre-et-Loire, Centre, France - Situated In A Pretty, Quiet Village And Within Easy Reach Of Stunning Loire Chateaux

A very comfortable home set in half an acre of garden, large sitting room with wood burning stove, piano, lots of books, music and games. Upstairs sitting room with TV and satellite for English channels. Well equipped kitchen with sitting area opening onto terrace and garden. Beautiful secluded garden to relax in with summer house, plenty of garden chairs, BBQ and ping pong table in garage. Child friendly home with books and toys etc. The village has a beautiful 11th century church, small park with river and ducks to feed, a bakers, butchers and a highly recommended restaurant in this region. Lots of country walks and bike rides possible from the house through vineyards, forests and farmland. Many stunning chateaux nearby-Amboise (10 mins) - Chenonceau (20 mins) - most beautiful chateau on the River Cher. The chateaus of historical Blois, Cheverny, Villandry, Azay-le- Rideau and more all within 30 - 45 mins. Most open all year round. Lots of possibilities for family fun- Tree top adventure park, canoeing on the Loire and Cher, horse riding, Futuroscope (1hr), cycling along the Loire (part of 800km cycle trail), Beauval Zoo (beautiful day out), Eurodisney (Paris).

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Chris and I have lived in France for 28 years and have enjoyed restoring our home and bringing up our four children in this beautiful part of France. Chris now works in Brussels and I spend a lot of time there but this still remains our family home that we love to come back to regularly.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

I just wanted to let you know how much we all enjoyed it. The house was a dream, it was like it had been specifically set up for our needs!! Books everywhere, a mountain of lego and toys, a piano that was in constant use, lovely warm pool (esp cos the weather wasn’t too warm!) and a divine garden with swings, which were a huge hit especially the rope ladder. A really well stocked kitchen. We were just sad we didn’t have more time to read more books, try out more recipes and visit more of the area, the house was so relaxing and beautiful none of us wanted to go anywhere! Every evening was spent in the garden, and every morning we got croissants from the shop, making friends with local cats on the way. The kids all learnt to ask for baguettes and croissants in French. The village was also really intriguing, is the small chateau at the junction of your road abandoned? And what about the beautiful tumbledown buildings in the village? Our kids were fascinated by the cobwebby windows.



We loved the way you hadn’t purged the place of your family’s presence too. Great family shots everywhere. Please pass on our thanks to Rob and his wife also. He was really helpful while we were there. All in all it was fabulous.
Jul 2015
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19 Reviews

4.9
based on 19 holidaymaker reviews

5

Beautiful and spacious home

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived, we couldn’t believe how beautiful this cottage looks from the outside. It’s simply picture postcard and we felt that every time we came back from doing something. The cottage inside is very spacious and has absolutely everything you can think of and more. The garden is so peaceful and the kids loved playing in the swimming pool. Overall the whole place far exceeded our expectations.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Homely, spacious, welcoming, clean & very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

The house is situated in a very peaceful area but with easy access to the local village (5 min walk), the Loire, Amboise & the surrounding area. The house was welcoming with little touches like flowers from the garden in every room. It is very spacious - plenty of room for a family of 4+. The garden is beautiful with plenty of room for eating outside, ball games, badminton etc. The pool is a really good size. Overall we couldn't wish for a better holiday gite.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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We had a wonderful time in this beautiful Home. We loved the huge garden, swimming pool and views

  • 5 of 5

This house is fully equipped for smaller children, with a lots of toys, books, a fence around the pool. Our children had an amazing time. We were there during a very hot week and at times just hang around the garden and Pool. Plenty of space for 2 families. And so charming.....i can really see us coming back. One small point for approval: the garden furniture is ready for renewal but was still functional.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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fantastic house, very homely,

  • 5 of 5

Ab Fab ,we hD a fantastic time, feels like we know the family by all the pics of them, and need to know the latest events !! Lovely little village, amboise was beautiful , we went quite often. The only drawback was the midgets, we were bitten to death, so unfortunately we didn't go outdoors in the evening.. On the whole we would love to stay again in the future.. Thanks Debbie for a lovely time shared in your home xx

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Place

  • 5 of 5

Our family and us had a wonderful time at Debbie's place. It's charming and cozy and had a wonderful yard for our kids to run around in. The location is great and we did day trips to the castles around including Chennoceaux, Chaumont, and others. The bakery down the street is wonderful and we made daily trips to get our baguettes. Also, really enjoyed meeting the neighbours and had a wonderful meal prepared by them.

Thanks again, and we look forward to coming back in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely family home in a beautiful part of the world

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 7; 6 adults and 1 child. Space was plentiful, bedrooms quiet enough for little one to sleep, whilst adults relaxed, ate and drank. This is the owners home, so has that comfortable sense of being lived in, yet was well presented enough for us to feel like we were being treated to a relaxing few days' holiday. Lovely, huge garden (that we didn't use because of the weather) and a well-maintained pool make this a perfect spot for a family break - with or without children.

Well equipped, quiet, comfortable, charming and definitely somewhere I would return to.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Tours at 25 Kilometres Nearest Train : Amboise / St Pierre des corps (22KM) at 8 Kilometres Car: necessary

Travel:

Nearest airport Tours (30 mins), daily Ryanair service from Stansted London.

TGV 45mins Paris to Tours - connecting trains to Amboise (10 mins)

TGV Paris airport (CDG) to St Pierre des Corps (Tours) 1h40

Distances:

Amboise (8km) Tours (25km) Blois (35km)

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 3
3 Sep 2016 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£615
for 3 nights
From
£180
 
 
Rate 2
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,325
for 7 nights
£1,325
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £75

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
Flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Family bathroom upstairs with toilet, bath and large separate shower. Small downstairs bathroom with toilet, shower and washbasin.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with double bed. Bedroom 4 with double bed.

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Our friends and neighbours, Rob and Magali look after our home and guests. They speak English and are very happy to help with anything you need to know about the house and about the area. Magali often cooks for guests who would like to enjoy the taste of French cuisine and have a relaxing evening. Details for menus are in the booklet in the house and can be sent on request.

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