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FR20329 - GLYCINES FULL OF CHARM AND CHARACTER WARM&WELCOMING SLEEPS 14.

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Property

Updated: 19-Jan-2017
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Description

GLYCINES FULL OF CHARM AND CHARACTER WARM&WELCOMING SLEEPS 14.

2 Kitchen areas: 2 gas hobs (one with 5 hobs) ovens, 3 fridges, micro-waves, dishwashers, ample crockery, cutlery etc (for 14 people ), tables, chairs, cupboards, ironing board and iron.

Tiled floor. Exposed beams.

2 dining rooms + satellite TV ( French and English channels)

DOWNSTAIRS:

Bedroom 1 :French bed (1,40m), wardrobe. Exposed beams.

Bedroom 2 : bunkbeds, exposed beams.

Bedroom 3 : Queen-size bed + Wardrobe

Bedroom 4 : Twin beds + Wardrobe

2 Bathrooms with 2 WC: shower, hand basin. Washing machine.

UPSTAIRS:

Very attractive huge living-room (45m2) open fireplace (not working) and exposed beams. Four Sofas.Satellite TV. Corner double bed.

Bedroom 5: queen-size bed + wardrobe + Bathroom with shower en suite.

Bedroom 6: queen-size bed + wardrobe + separate bathroom.(bathtub)

Bedroom 7: corner double bed in the living room

Bed sheets and linen provided except pool towels.

Cleaning included.

Sorry we do not accept animals.

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About the property

FR20329

The property is open and spacious. Visitors enjoy both privacy and confort in an 18th Century rambling recently renovated farm. Ideal for children and family vacations. Just outside Poitiers, an hour from here, Futuroscope, a large science and technology park that both adults and children can enjoy. Le Grand Pressigny 30 minutes away, is famous for its unique-in- Europe Prehistoric museum. And of course a lot of vineyards and famous French wines. Wine tasting within 45 minutes’ drive: Chinon, Bourgueil, Vouvray, Montlouis etc.. The owners will help you plan your days’ outings to the exceptional Loire Valley Chateaux: Loches, Amboise, Chambord, Villandry, Cheverny and hundreds of other outstanding chateaux. A world-wide famous Zoo is just 45 minutes away. TOURS, offers you everything you can dream of: concerts, theatres, museums, Cathedral, Basilica with Saint Martin’s tomb attracting thousands of pilgrims every year. Tours really deserves its nickname of "little Paris"

Visit our website at www.gerard.chatagnon.free.fr

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Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

chatagnon gerard
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Calendar last updated:
19 January, 2017

About chatagnon gerard

Hi,

I am glad you found our property and I can assure you, you won’t be disappointed by your stay with us.

My wife Virginie and I have been running le Domaine de la Varenne for over 30 years.We are well-travelled and both speak French, English, German and Spanish. We are renowned for our hospitality.We just love meeting new people.

Our 18th-Century-old-farm is absolutely gorgeous in the middle of a ten-acre park, with its unique feature : a covered heated swimming pool all year round.

Situated in the Loire Valley you will find an outstanding choice of historical places, Chateaux, wine-tasting, lakes, golf courses, horse-riding, fishing, bird-watching,walking in the forest.

This is one of the best-value-for- money cottage in the area: A holiday you'll never forget.

chatagnon gerard purchased this farmhouse in 1978

Why chatagnon gerard chose Indre-et-Loire

We bought la Varenne because we wanted to raise our five children in the countryside. We have been running an international school in Loches for 30 years and we were able to get away from it all. For us la Varenne is peace and quiet, fresh air and open space. We all love riding. Our horses are friendly to the visitors who can enjoy seeing them gallop in the field next to the property.

We also love swimming so you are assured of the luxury of the pool at any time of the year making Spring or Autumn breaks equally pleasant.

The property is open and spacious. You will enjoy both privacy and comfort.

In Loches,follow the road to Ligueil. After (not "at") the second roundabout, turn right (signposted Mouzay and les Fourneaux) at a big wooden cross. After 500m, La Varenne is on your right.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Outdoor games are available from May onwards weather permitting. We have games like boules, volley-ball and table tennis (please bring your own bats and balls) as well as the pool and there are tennis courts and riding stables 2 kms from here. There is a good golf course about 20 kms away and 13 kms from here is a huge forest with lots of wildlife.

Loches (12 kms) has markets on Wednesday and Saturday mornings, full of farm fresh fruit and vegetables, local hams and cheeses, bread, fish, meat and flowers, sometimes wild mushrooms, sometimes home made preserves. There are also numerous local restaurants to choose from.TOURS, offers you everything you can dream of: concerts,theatres, museums, Basilica with Saint Martin’s tomb.Tours really deserves the nickname of "little Paris".

Available Rentals

11 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

5

Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

A truly wonderful place to stay. Loads of character with several separate buildings meaning that a group of 2-3 families could use this site. Swimming pool is lovely (and warm). Good restaurants are a short drive away whilst a zoo, theme parks and large nature reserves are within an hour's drive.

There are many wooded areas and meadows immediately adjacent to the site as as such the flora and fauna were excellent and I recorded many unusual birds, moths and orchids.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Séjour très agréable dans un site très beau

  • 4 of 5

Séjour très agréable dans un site très beau. Monsieur et Madame Chatagnon sont très accueillants et très dévoués pour résoudre les problèmes.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

It has everything you need for a relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our hosts were the most friendly people you could ever wish to meet, nothing was too much for them and always on hand for advice for what to see and do.

There is so much to do in the grounds of the property that the 2 4yearolds went to bed each night tired out. Outside you have so many places to see that one week is no where near enough.

That is why we hope to return in the future.

A most brilliant holiday.

John

UK

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Super vacances en famille

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé deux semaines vraiment très agréables avec nos enfants et 8 petits enfants (de 1 à 7 ans). Nous trouvé que ce lieu était particulièrement bien adapté pour un séjour de retrouvaille entre familles ; nous avons particulièrement apprécié :

- la séparation phonique entre appartements (murs très épais), ce qui permet la bonne ambiance entre familles (personne ne souffre des cris des petits des autres)

- la qualité de l'accueil et du service de M et Mme Chatagnon : ils ont réagit à quelques besoins spécifiques avec une rapidité et une efficacité qui nous ont impressionnés

- la piscine confortable et bien sécurisée

- la tente égyptienne sur sable bien adaptée aux jeux des petits et au confort des adultes

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nous avons été très heureux de vous accueillir. Nous garons un excellent souvenir de la joie de tous vos petits-enfants quand ils nourrissaient les canards et les carpes, les heures passées à faire les pâtés de sable, les ébats joyeux dans la piscine... Merci de nous encourager à toujours améliorer nos conditions d'accueil.. Bravo pour l'organisation et la discrétion de tout ce petit monde. Enfin merci de votre confiance et au plaisir de vous accueillir de nouveau. Cordialement, Virginie et Gérard
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5

Idyllic accommodation and great host

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay and the owners, who live next door, could not have been more helpful or friendly.

If you were to stereotype a rustic French farmhouse, this would be it. It is set within sufficient grounds for games of football, volleyball and ping pong and it is easy to travel to and from. Futuroscope, Tours, La Brenne national park and ZooParc de Beauval (where they have 2 pandas) are all within 1 hours' drive.

The swimming pool was great for our kids and heated, which is not always the case with pools in France.

Our stay was during the UK May half term holiday and, when comparing to other venues, this was as good as the others, but much better value, so we would happily recommend it to other travellers.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Super séjour près de Loches

  • 5 of 5

Gite très agréable d une propreté irréprochable. Situé sur un très grand terrain où les animaux font le bonheur des enfants .Près de loches ville historique où si vous êtes un peu curieux les visites ne manquent pas. Les propriétaires font tout pour que le séjour soit le plus agréable possible.Un accueil charmant et le sourire toujours présent, on peut échanger avec eux a souhait. Je recommande ce gîte pour la qualité de ses équipements comme la piscine chauffée dont nous avons largement profité au mois d'avril et la gentillesse des propriétaires.

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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Location

From the Owner

We bought la Varenne because we wanted to raise our five children in the countryside. We have been running an international school in Loches for 30 years and we were able to get away from it all. For us la Varenne is peace and quiet, fresh air and open space. We all love riding. Our horses are friendly to the visitors who can enjoy seeing them gallop in the field next to the property. We also love swimming so you are assured of the luxury of the pool at any time of the year making Spring or Autumn breaks equally pleasant. The property is open and spacious. You will enjoy both privacy and comfort. In Loches,follow the road to Ligueil. After (not "at") the second roundabout, turn right (signposted Mouzay and les Fourneaux) at a big wooden cross. After 500m, La Varenne is on your right.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : TOURS at 50 Kilometres Nearest Train : Loches at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Ligueil at 7 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Saint Jean de Monts at 200 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Personal Coaching or Teambuilding by a professional coach (CT)

(on demand not included in the price)

Travel:

Car-hire is essential. It can easily be done in Tours central TGV station called "Saint-Pierre-des-Corps" or in Paris Charles de Gaulle airport.

Distances:

In Loches,follow the road to Ligueil. After the second roundabout, turn right (signposted Mouzay and les Fourneaux) at a big wooden cross.

After 500m, La Varenne is on your right.

Paris Airports - 3 hours

Poitiers - 1 hour

Paris Motorway - 40km

Loches (12km)

TGV Paris/Tours - 55 min

Tours (40km)

Further Details:

We will gladly guide you to the best restaurants we know and appreciate.

There are several supermarkets near la Varenne. One in Ligueil 7 km and 3 in Loches 10 km

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 7
7 Jan 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£823
for 2 nights
From
£346
£1,126
 
 
Rate 8
24 Jun 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£910
for 2 nights
From
£390
£1,256
 
 
Rate 9
29 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,083
for 2 nights
From
£476
£1,429
 
 
Rate 10
26 Aug 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£736
for 2 nights
From
£303
£1,126
 
 
Xmas & NYE
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,169
for 2 nights
From
£520
£1,603
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£736
for 2 nights
From
£303
£1,169
 

Additional pricing information

cleaning £130
Refundable Damage Deposit £260

Booking Notes:
Prices are per week. Arrival Saturday 16H, Departure Saturday 10H.
We provide all linen.
A non-refundable down payment of 30% per week is payable when booking. The balance is payable 4 weeks before arrival.
A refundable damage deposit of 300 euros must also be paid in advance.
We are sorry we do not accept animals.

Changeover Day:
Arrival Saturday 16H, Departure Saturday 10H.

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Facilities

From the Owner

Outdoor games are available from May onwards weather permitting. We have games like boules, volley-ball and table tennis (please bring your own bats and balls) as well as the pool and there are tennis courts and riding stables 2 kms from here. There is a good golf course about 20 kms away and 13 kms from here is a huge forest with lots of wildlife. Loches (12 kms) has markets on Wednesday and Saturday mornings, full of farm fresh fruit and vegetables, local hams and cheeses, bread, fish, meat and flowers, sometimes wild mushrooms, sometimes home made preserves. There are also numerous local restaurants to choose from.TOURS, offers you everything you can dream of: concerts,theatres, museums, Basilica with Saint Martin’s tomb.Tours really deserves the nickname of "little Paris".

Property Type

  • farmhouse

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed

Location Type

  • lake
  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 200 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower

Bedrooms

  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Bedroom 7

Outside

  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Prices are per week. Arrival Saturday 16H, Departure Saturday 10H. We provide all linen. A non-refundable down payment of 30% per week is payable when booking. The balance is payable 4 weeks before arrival. A refundable damage deposit of 300 euros must also be paid in advance. We are sorry we do not accept animals. End-of-stay cleaning is 100€. Outside: Each cottage is equipped with a terrace and outdoor furniture, chairs table sun shade and barbecue. The pool 10meters by 4 is shared and open from 8am to 8pm everyday. Parents are responsible for watching their children in the pool.(we use salt and not chlorine, good news for allergic people like myself.)

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