House in St Christophe en Bazelle, Indre, Centre/Loire Valley, France - A Paradise Oasis In Rural France
The house offers an opportunity to unwind. Walk, cycle, fish, explore or simply sun bathe with a glass of wine and a good book. Don't forget the barbecue or an out door evening log fire. Keep an eye out for the Red squirrels.
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
My husband and I live in England and bought this beautiful house in 2006 after spending many summers holidaying in France with friends and family. Like thousand of holiday makers we fell in love with France and especially the French way of life. Our village is a very close knit community and we have now established ourselves as honary "voisins" and are included in all the village festivities. We hold an annual garden party which is attended by villagers accompanied by "our" mayor and visitors alike. We can consult our neighbours freely for advice and recommendations. They are always dropping in with "goodies" like fresh vegetables, flowers and home made wine and cider.
5 based on 3 holidaymaker reviews
We had a wonderful family holiday here with plenty of room for the seven of us in this beautiful home set in a lovely quiet village. We played badminton in the spacious garden and tennis in Chabris. The house is in striking distance of an overwhelming number of beautiful chateaux. We enjoyed barbeques at night and there were bikes for our use around the quiet tree lined lanes near the house. The owners could not be more helpful and provided us with lots of useful information. Highly recommended!
Wonderful relaxing week
A beautiful house in the French Countryside. Perfect for a relaxing break. The house and very spacious garden are fantastic and fully equipped for all your needs and perfect for families. We spent some lovely evenings in front of the fire enjoying the local wines and cheeses. We would love to return in the summer to be able to enjoy and appreciate the garden fully and be able to explore the local area and villages more.
A beautiful home from home
We have rented self-catering houses and cottages for years, but this is the best of them all by a mile. I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing break in the French countryside.
The house and gardens are spacious, well cared for, clean and fully equipped. The basket of local produce on arrival was very welcome (as was the wine), and we are sorry to be leaving tomorrow.
From the Owner
“The house is located in the quiet village of St Christophe en Bazelle, in the heart of the Loire Valley. The Loire valley is a beautiful area where you can experience ‘the real France’. If you simply want to relax and chill out it’s the perfect place to have a glass of wine and eat some local bread and cheese (the local goat’s cheese is excellent). If you prefer to explore here are just a few of the attractions close by: You are spoilt for choice with many beautiful Chateaux in the area such as Chenonceau, Chambord, Blois, Amboise, and Valencay to name but a few. Recommended visits. Orleans, Bourges (hosts an Free illuminated blue-light night walk) Chabris 5 miles away with a riverside beach and large supermarket. Tours with famous flower market and shopping for the ladies.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Chateaux coming out of your ears. Wine tasting. Markets and brocants.
Several River beaches, some within 5 miles.
Channel Tunnel (Folkestone to Calais), then by car to the property
Cross Channel Ferry (P&O - Dover to Calais), then by car to the property
Cross Channel Ferry (P&O – Hull to Zeebrugge), then by car to the property
By Air (with hire car):
Any major airport to Paris Charles de Gaulle, then by car to the property
Stanstead to Tours, then by car to the property
Chabris 5 miles. Vatan is 9 miles. Valancay is 11 miles. Bourges and Blois about 30 miles. Tour and Orleans about 60 miles.
Too many restaurants of high standards within 20 miles. Frequented by film stars like Gerard Depardieu.
- Booking Notes:
Booking through owners by telephone or email. Deposit £200 on booking. Balance to be paid 3 weeks prior to arrival. £450 per week.Deposit is non refundable if less than 1 months notice of cancellation is given. On arrival a bond of 200 Euros is given to our manager. On departure this is refundable provided no damage is done to the property or contents.
Clients can check in from 3pm and check out at 11am. Clients have the choice of cleaning the property thoroughly prior to departure leaving all linen and towels in the utility room or alternatively paying our manager a fee of 60 Euros.
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“For lovers of history a visit to Le Clos Luce in medieval Amboise is a must. Le Clos Luce is the beautiful house where Leonardo Da Vinci spent his last years. A truly inspirational place which has an interactive garden where many of his inventions can be experienced For lovers of wine,a trip to beautiful hillside village of Sancerre is highly recommended. En route you will pass the world-famous vineyards and have a chance to sample the distinct locally produced wine. A trip to France wouldn’t be complete without a visit to a French market. The flower market in Tours (Saturdays) is well worth a visit, but if it’s a local market you want, you must try the Thursday morning market at Selles-sur-Cher (9:00-12:30) which sells everything from household items to clothing, to fresh food.”
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Satellite / Cable
- children welcome
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Main bathroom has a large free standing roll top bath, WC and large shower together with hand basis.
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a double bed and a double sofa bed plus a baby cot. This is a very large room. Bedroom 2 has a double bed. Bedroom 3 has a double bed. All bedrooms have wardrobes and all necessary furniture.
- Notes on accommodation: The house is strictly NON SMOKING. Local village shop. Outside: Very very large garden with fruit trees, vines, petang area, Swings outside fire place and Green WC. Eating areas with extra tables, chairs and loungers. Enjoy apples, pears, cherries grapes, wall nuts depending on which month you visit. Bbq. Large gated car park. Utility Room: Fully equipped Utility Room with double sink, washing machine and separate tumble dryer plus clothes airer, ironing board and iron. Separate Shower. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen, towels. The house will be dressed and ready for immediate use on arrival. Linen and towels will be changed weekly. There will be no cleaner present. Other: Dining room complete with table and chairs and couch.