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15th Century Unique Romantic Cottage, Near Historic Town Of Richelieu, France



Updated: 17-Oct-2016
Cottage in Princay, Nr. Richelieu, Indre-et-Loire, Centre / Loire Valley, France - Perfectly Located In The Heart Of The Loire Valley, For Visting Chateaux And Vineyards In Region

Jasmine cottage is sweet and quaint with stunning views. Nr the town of Richelieu. property has recently undergone, major and thoughtful renovation, high quality well equipped accommodation.. Our secluded cottage is set in 1/2 acre. With so many different eating al fresco dining areas, charming in day, and magical at night. Both of 2 bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms, one upstairs, one downstairs (unit).making it very private for 2 couples holidaying together. We have an excellent village: Monts- sur Guesnes facilities our, general store, bakery, bar/restaurant, bank, cashmachine, Postoffice, newsagent, pharmacy,artist gallery,tourist information, theatre. 10mins to the historic town of Richelieu, which provides many amenties, ancient market, beautiful squares, chateau park, open air swimming. We are ideally located for exploring the beautiful countryside, as well as famous attractions, Chateaux, vineyards futurescope, golf courses, cycle routes, horse riding, zoos, canoeing.

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

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Fantastically relaxing holiday cottage

  • 5 of 5

Jasmine Cottage is fantastic place to relax and unwind. The cottage has everything you could need including some extra British plugs points which was very useful if youve forgotten to pack an adaptor. The garden is an absolute joy....huge, beautifully planted and with lots of places to sit in both sun and shade. We had great weather and spent lot's of time in the pool, barbequeing on the patio, as well as playing table tennis. Nigel and Sandra were great hosts and offered lots on information about places to visit, as well as providing us with fresh eggs from their chickens. The surrounding area has lots to do. We enjoyed the zoo at Doue La Fontaine, Chateau Villandry and Samur. A real highlight was lunch at Ricadeaux (sp?) in Loudon.....amazing food, friendly service and really reasonably priced. We highly recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a relaxing break.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous, relaxing cottage in beautiful French countryside

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous holiday a few weeks ago in this charming cottage. It has been very thoughtfully decorated and has everything you need. What makes it even more special is the garden and the various places to sit and enjoy the views and the tranquility of the surrounding countryside. It really is an idyllic escape from the noise and bustle of the UK. The planting encourages lots of insects and birds, as well as animals, and also offers lots of places to sit in the shade. The plunge pool is an added bonus on those very hot days. Nigel and Sandra, the owners, were very welcoming and always on hand if we needed anything, from sharing their hens' eggs to offering advice on local markets and places to visit. They were never intrusive and the whole property feels very private and secluded.

The nearby town of Richelieu is very beautiful, as are many of the medieval towns along the Loire, such as Chinon (a particular favourite), Montsoreau and Saumur. We also highly recommend Fontevraud Abbey. If you have an interest in history, there is lots to see and do, much of it involving Joan of Arc and the Plantagenets! You do need to use a car a fair bit to get around, but the roads are good and not at all busy. We highly recommend this property if you want to get away from it all and sink into the relaxed, easy and convivial lifestyle of the Loire valley and surrounding areas.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A charming place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Jasmine Cottage is a peaceful and charming place to stay. The owners are delightful and welcoming and they had supplied for your every need. There is seating in various parts of the garden, so you can enjoy sun or shade. we were lucky with the weather and enjoyed eating breakfast and dinner on the terrace nearly every day. You are also in easy reach of interesting places to visit. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful, comfortable cottage full of character

  • 5 of 5

The cottage interior was very well decorated with a charming 'shabby chic' style. It was very clean with well thought out facilities, including English sockets. Upon our arrival our friendly hosts had provided a welcome pack and were justly proud of the service they provided. The exterior was superb with a welcome plunge pool and a super variety of areas to relax in the garden - all with fantastic rural views. Nigel also took us all into a nearby town for evening dinner, and picked us all up later,marvellous. A wonderful holiday and destination.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Idyllic two weeks

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely relaxing two weeks at Jasmine Cottage. The cottage itself was great - very comfortable with everything you needed but the garden........whow. Fantastic space with so many sitting areas we could hardly keep up. "Mediterranean Terrace" for meals; under the cherry trees to read; loungers on the decking for sunbathing; hammock for whenever; swing seat for late afternoon. BBQ was well used but we didn't tackle the pizza oven!

Lovely walks from the cottage and plenty of interesting places to visit if you can only drag yourself away from the garden (Villandry Chateau is highly recommended especially if you are into vegetables) and Chinon is a delightful town.

Bikes are provided as were loads of games to keep you occupied - croquet, darts, table tennis, and boules.

And of course there was the plunge pool. Even at a "normal" 27 degrees or so it would have been very welcome but with the temperature rising to 35 degrees over a couple of days it was a life-saver and a great pleasure.

Thank you Nigel and Sandra for your hospitality - you made us very welcome and at the same time gave us the privacy and space we needed. Perfect hosts!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The idealic rural retreat

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived we felt at our home away from home. The owners (Nigel & Sandra) were incredibly welcoming. The property is exactly how we envisaged it, and we were not disappointed. Especially wonderful were the little finishing touches and thoughtfulness that they had put into everything to make our stay so enjoyable. if you truly want to get away and relax, and sample real rural and rustic France then you should seriously consider this as an option. No doubt we'll be back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Restaurant : Richelieu has 6 different resturants at 12 Kilometres


La Rochelle is just 2 hours drive away, with its picturesque harbour.

You can use the river, and lakes beaches, which are all about,15khilometres away.

Lovely walks

Bike trails

fishing lakes


Tours and Poitiers Airports are each about 1 hour away by car.

Limoges, La Rochelle and Nantes airport are all around 2-3 hours drive.

Ryanair and Flybe fights from, Stanstead, Manchester, Leeds, East Midlands.

Ferry routes to Caen, Calais, Le Havre and St Malo from the South of the UK.

Caen and Calais 6 hours drive.

Le Havre and St Malo, 4 hours drive.


Monts-sur-Guesnes (local bakery, bar /restaurant, grocery store, post office, pharmacy, tabac, newsagent, hairdressers, petrol station, its own Chateaux, with tourist information, and theatre.

3 mins in car, by push bike 10 mins.

Richelieu, with beautiful squares and Chateaux park, has many amenities, including supermarkets 10 mins in car.

Chatellerault large town with all amenities, 45mins

Chinon and Poitiers are approx 45 mins

Tours and Saumur 1hour away.

Further Details:

Heaven for cyclists and walkers, there are many marked paths in the area.

Guide leaflets are available.

Wine tasting, tours in vineyards in the area.

Horseriding stables near by, where you can have lessons.

Chateaux to vist, Chinon, Saumur, Montsoreau, Usse, Azay-le Rideau, Villandry and many more.

We have lots of leaflets and guide books to help you find and plan your day.

There are lots of local markets on various days.

You will receive a welcome pack on arrival.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Season
1 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
3 Jun 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is required at time of booking.
Balance due 6 weeks before arrival date.

£250 security deposit is payable with balance, and to be returned with 14 working days.
(Providing that there are no damages or breakages.)

Changeover Day:
Saturday to Saturday, arrival 4pm, departure 10am. ( local time )

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 17-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


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


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


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


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

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Massage


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1, with large walk in shower, wash basin, and toilet, with modern fittings. En-suite to bedroom 2 with cubicle shower, washbasin and toilet, with modern fittings.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 downstairs unit. With double bed, dressing table and wardrobe, double doors opening on to private terrace, with table and 2 chairs. Bedroom 2 upstairs, double bed, dressing table, wardrobe, views of the garden.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Bedroom 1 ground floor, has its own private entrance, which is separated, from main entrance of cottage, making it perfect for 2 couples. Jasmine cottage, is available for short stays in low and mid season. Please enquire. Sorry although we love animals, ourselves have dogs and cats, we cannot accept pets We can offer 3 nights out of season, Outside: There is private access to jasmine cottage, and plenty of parking (which is all enclosed). The garden is set in 1/2 acre with lots of fruit trees for you to pick on your stay. We have lots of different terraces, the mediterranean area has table and chairs, bbq.the terrece is covered with lights for your romantic evening. The decked area has a plunge pool, and sun loungers for sun seekers, in evening relax on the basket suite, with a glass of wine , and enjoy the stars and sunsets. On another day try out the pizza/bread oven eating area, with table and chairs. All round the cottage, we have jasmine climbers, lavenders, herbs, mullberry trees, grapevines, plum, apple, pear, mirabelle, cherry, figs, trees. Enjoy the perfume scent around the cottage. The private garden provides a tranquil retreat for relaxing, throughout the day. We have 2 bikes available, croquet, bowls, garden skittles, table tennis. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The cottage is all clean on your arrival, and is then maintained weekly. Towels and bedlinens are provided, and changed on a weekly basis. Pool towels and tea towels are provided. Other: Dining room, with patio doors, steps up to mediterranean terrace. Dining table, and chairs, large cupboard well equipped, with all crokery and glassware.

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