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Rural Cottage With Views Over Fields

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Villiers Nr. Loches, Loire Valley, France

Sitting amongst open countryside “La Riaute” is 3 fields away from the village of Villiers with its bar/restaurant/shop. The former farm workers cottage is located just inside the Brenne national park (land of a thousand lakes) and on the edge of the Loire valley with its famous chateaux.

Lovingly restored in 2013 La Riaute is in a tranquil setting with views over open fields and farmsteads.

Bev Bull
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
11 May, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Villiers in Centre

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom with large shower, toilet and washbasin
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with double bed, wardrobe and dressing table
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: The living area comprises kitchen, lounge and dining area in one large room (30m²). The room has exposed wooden beams, feature stone wall, wooden parquet floor and is painted in Farrow and Ball paints. The well equipped kitchen comprises painted wooden units, with oak work surfaces, a gas hob/oven and extractor fan, built in dishwasher and fridge with freezer compartment. There is a separate outside utility room with washing machine, iron and ironing board, next to the courtyard garden. The bedroom (15m²) has original terracotta floor, white wooden beams and is painted in Farrow and Ball paints and comprises double bed with wardrobe, dressing table, bedside tables and the 2 windows give views over open fields. Outside: There are two patio areas, one in the garden which has sun all day and affords views over the fields and a little courtyard patio which offers more shade, both have seating and table and there is a bbq, there is a herb border near the kitchen door and provides most culinary needs. The garden has various fruit trees (peaches, cherries, pears, plums) and there is a small vegetable area where you will find salad items for your meals ) like tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber, rocket, courgettes, spring onions etc) Utility Room: There is a separate outside utility room with washing machine, iron and ironing board Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels included


5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)


Well Equipped Cottage - Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

This is such a great cottage for a couple - or, as we discovered - a couple with a new baby.

It was full-on searing French Summer Heat when we arrived (and stayed pretty much that for the entire week), yet the cottage stayed cool at all times. Our baby also serves as the perfect excuse for not really investigating the region to the fullest (although Loches and Montresor were pretty good)- nor being able to come up with any incisive or educated recommendations other than to say that I doubt that there is any time of year that I/we wouldn't like to come back here. The biggest disappointment to our stay was to discover that that the owners could provide home-cooked versions of 2 of my favourite foods: boeuf bourguinon and coq au vin if requested. Why I didn't spot this until the morning we left!?!... I blame the baby...

If I had to answer what it was I loved about France, this cottage has about 88%. I've taken 12% off because of the whole boeuf and coq thing...

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolute Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Well what can we say...this has been the most relaxing holiday we have had by far. The cottage is well equipped with superb surroundings, so quiet and peaceful just what we wanted as us English have such busy lifestyles! We only wishe we had spent two weeks here.

Nick and Bev the owners are great people very welcoming...it was lovely to arrive to some cheese, wine, bread and milk after such a long journey from Calais.

We can recommend Bev's homemade pasta sauces, they were delicious and it was great to just walk into the garden and pick some fresh salad and herbs to go with our dinners! Oh and the BBQ was an added bonus!

Our dog Sam loved all the countryside and quaint village walks...the scenery is beautiful.

Places we loved to visit were Loches, especially on market day; lots of local produce to be purchased. The Chateau with beautiful gardens at

Azay-Le-Ferron along with the old church both stunning!

Some very scenic walks at The Maison Du Parc in La Brenne; the crepes at the café here are totally amazing if you have a sweet tooth.

We will definitely be back for a relaxing break and highly recommend this cottage to others.

Claire, Mick and Sam

Bedfordshire, England

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A perfect break

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a lovely week at La Riaute and would thoroughly recommend it. The cottage has been beautifully renovated and is a great place to relax. Whether you want to visit the chateaux of the Loire, to spot kingfishers and herons in the Brenne National Park or to explore quiet unspoilt villages in the Berry region this is an ideal base. At the end of the day you can relax in a garden full of flowers, fruit and vegetables and enjoy a view across the open countryside that surrounds the cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Greater Manchester

Peaceful paradise

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently had a short stay here in the 2nd week of our holiday. We arrived from Brittany after a very long ride in very very wet weather on our motorbike ( our choice for locations) to find a fabulous Gite with a small outbuilding which housed the washing machine and in where we hung our very wet biking gear to dry. Once in the Gite we found everything you could possibly need from bread, cheese, butter and just what we needed a bottle of wine. After a good nights sleep and a trip to the supermarket we where set for the week. The views from the garden are amazing so if you do not fancy a day out you can sit and watch the wildlife in the garden or the farmers tending their crops. We had a trip to one of the many Chateaux in the area which was a stunning place stretching across the river Cher. There is also a nice little bistro/bar in Villiers about 500m from the Gite which served ice cold beer or wine and had a dish of the day, we had to wait a few minutes to be served as the owner asked if it was ok to serve the local workers first. This is a must visit area and a beautiful place to stay in ( even had a garlic crusher and the owners make meals and preserves from their own grown food). We only wish we had been here for our whole two weeks, and if you go read the guest book before you plan any trips as we didn't read it until our last morning and realised there was so much to do.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
17 Dec 2016 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% deposit is required to confirm booking and final balance is due 8 weeks prior to your holiday.

Changeover Day:
changeover day is Saturday. Arrival after 5pm and departure before 10am

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