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Detached House In The Heart Of The Countryside Close To A Village And 2 Towns

Overview

Property

Updated: 13-Aug-2016
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

About the property

Farmhouse in Aize, Indre, Centre, France - Peaceful Location With Wonderful Sunsets,Deer Often Have Supper In The Fields Around The House

La loge is a traditional French Farmhouse converted to a high standard. It is located in the Upper Loire Valley in the heart of France.There are three bedrooms, with three double beds,two have en suite facilities, a shower and a bath. There is a large 50 square meter living and dining room with antique furniture and comfortable sofas. Cable TV is provided with access to British and French TV and a DVD player. In addition there is also a mezzanine floor with comfortable furniture where one can read in peace and watch the wildlife surrounding the house.Deer and birds of prey are most common in the fields opposite.

The house is on the edge of farm land but close to a village and two small towns famous for their produce, in particular award winning patisserie. Great wine producers and fabulous châteaux are also close by.

There is a local wine tour visiting vignoroles who produce excellent wine, or you can travel further afield to Sancerre tasting as you go along the various delicious famous Loire wines.

A lovely garden affords spectacular sunsets and secluded barbecues. The local walks enable access to some of Frances' best forests where wild boar can be spotted. The Brenne wildlife sanctuary is close by and The Loire River is never far away running through towns and villages. One can eat well in this region at local restaurants that provide good wholesome food for working people at reasonable prices or a higher level of cusine that would be hard to find in Paris or London but also very affordable. It is ideal for a tranquil idyll just chilling out or exploring the many interesting areas.

Not to be missed is a visit to Bourge , cone the capital of France a spectacular town with a sensational Son et Lumiere, the most unusual in France

Both local towns Valencay and Vatan have swimming pools and the chateau at Valencay has excellent facilities for children

A good riding school is within 15 minutes drive

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Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Sylvia Menzies-Armstrong
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2016

About Sylvia Menzies-Armstrong

I am recently retired from a career in the 'not for profit' sector working both in the UK and overseas. My interests are; music, mostly classical; pottery making; cooking; gardening; antiques/history. I bought the house whilst I was working in London and it became the perfect antidote to a busy life. Now I divide my time between London, France and California where my daughter lives. I love London and California with their different and varied cultural opportunities. However it's wonderful to come to France and just enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the countryside, the good food and wine and French hospitality.

Why Sylvia Menzies-Armstrong chose Indre

I bought the house in an afternoon as it was love at first sight. I had looked all over France and La Loge with it's perfect setting , big skies, spectacular sunsets ; tranquil surroundings and convenient location captured me.

I love the area because it offers everything I want. I enjoy attending the many concerts in the local churches. I take pottery and yoga classes. The garden is wonderful and manageable. The big plus for me are the local brocantes offering everything from rubbish to wonderful 'finds' . It is also close to a range of medieval villages and cities.

Although far from the madding crowds it is also convenient - 5 hours from a channel port, located just off the A20 and just over an hour by train from Paris.

What makes this farmhouse unique

La Loge is in the centre of France in an area called the Indre. It's in the heart of France literally, in the Upper Loire.

It offers easy access to a wide range of wonderful chateaux from small properties that one could easily consider living in to grand palaces with Leonardo D' Vinci architecture.

There is also a terrific local wine trail, starting at La Loge and ending with the grand finale, Sancerre.

Passing through pretty countryside tasting as you go at the many good vignaroles along the route you can end the day with a wonderful lunch or supper and of course a great bottle!

The house is spacious and the accommodation is good. It is in between 2 small towns that have good local food and good supermarkets.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time at La Loge. It was the perfect 'home away from home' providing comfortable accommodation in a spectacular setting. The garden is delightful full of English roses and at dusk you can see wonderful sunsets.

We took the owners advice and visited some wild life sanctuaries took walks in the forests which were really enjoyable witnessing a family of wild boar on a walk about!

The trip to Sancerre was great, tastings on the way and the local vigneroles who were both welcoming and helpful. We brought some great wines home with us.

We also enjoyed a visit to Bourges, had a wonderful supper and experienced a unique Son et Lumiere I would highly recommend it.

Nick Maule Suffolk UK
Jun 2013
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time at La Loge. It was the perfect 'home away from home' providing comfortable accommodation in a spectacular setting. The garden is delightful full of English roses and at dusk you can see wonderful sunsets.

We took the owners advice and visited some wild life sanctuaries took walks in the forests which were really enjoyable witnessing a family of wild boar on a walk about!

The trip to Sancerre was great, tastings on the way and the local vigneroles who were both welcoming and helpful. We brought some great wines home with us.

We also enjoyed a visit to Bourges, had a wonderful supper and experienced a unique Son et Lumiere I would highly recommend it.

Nick Maule Suffolk UK
Jun 2013
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Excellent home from home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in August 2015, the house was charming in a very quiet rural setting with lovely grounds perfect for our dog. Although you need a car to get out and about it was lovely just to sit in the many sunny spots in the garden and simply relax.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Parc & Château de Valençay

From the Owner

I bought the house in an afternoon as it was love at first sight. I had looked all over France and La Loge with it's perfect setting , big skies, spectacular sunsets ; tranquil surroundings and convenient location captured me. I love the area because it offers everything I want. I enjoy attending the many concerts in the local churches. I take pottery and yoga classes. The garden is wonderful and manageable. The big plus for me are the local brocantes offering everything from rubbish to wonderful 'finds' . It is also close to a range of medieval villages and cities. Although far from the madding crowds it is also convenient - 5 hours from a channel port, located just off the A20 and just over an hour by train from Paris.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Tours at 80 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Vatan at 5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Calais at 300 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Chateauroux at 25 Kilometres Nearest Train : Vierzon at 20 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A20 at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Auberge Bourge at 8 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Belle Bouche at 20 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Pottery classes are available locally by a experiencedBritish teacher. If you wish to learn French or brush up your French lessons can be provided by a ex pat who has lived here for 10 years. it is Horse country too and there are two local riding schools who specialise in beginners and experienced riders alike.

Travel:

The closest airport is at Tours which is an hour and a quarter drive from the house.

Car Hire is available from this airport.

La Loge is 500km from Calais which takes 5 hours or so by car. You can also take Eurostar from London, change in Paris and take a train to the local station this takes about 5 hours including changes.Car hire is also available from the station.

The house is easy to find and is just off the A20 motorway.

Distances:

The Village of Aize is 1 km away and the town of Vatan is 5km away. Bourge once the capital of France is 70 klm away. Paris is 124 kms away and takes about an hour and a half by train.The Brenne wildlife sanctuary is 45 minures drive.

France is much larger than the UK therefore distances are further to place of local interest.

Further Details:

The Local shops and farms provide good locally grown food. The baker and butcher are particularly excellent. Local towns have good sized supermarkets. There are also hypermarkets within 20kms.

HSBC has a branch in a local town.

Prices and Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
To make a booking 30% of the total rent should be paid as confirmation of the booking.
The final balance is due 3 weeks before departure. A security deposit of £100 is required by cheque. The cheque will not be cashed and will be returned after inspection on departure.

Changeover Day:
Saturday departure by 10am arrival by 4pm

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Facilities

From the Owner

La Loge is in the centre of France in an area called the Indre. It's in the heart of France literally, in the Upper Loire. It offers easy access to a wide range of wonderful chateaux from small properties that one could easily consider living in to grand palaces with Leonardo D' Vinci architecture. There is also a terrific local wine trail, starting at La Loge and ending with the grand finale, Sancerre. Passing through pretty countryside tasting as you go at the many good vignaroles along the route you can end the day with a wonderful lunch or supper and of course a great bottle! The house is spacious and the accommodation is good. It is in between 2 small towns that have good local food and good supermarkets.

Property Type

  • farmhouse

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Suitability

  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • caving
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • 2 of the bedrooms have ensuite one with a shower one with a bath

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: All the bedroom have double bed, 2 of the bedroom have en suite one with a shower and one with a bath

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: There are also tv's in 2 of the bedrooms, one plays dvd only and the other has freeview. Outside: Plenty of garden furniture and a barbecue. Also 2 sets of Boules which can be played in the local village and towns close by. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towel and linens are provided and serviced on departure. If staying for more than one week they can be changed mid stay. Other: The dining room has a large dining table and chairs which easily seats 6 to 8 people.

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