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Spacious farmhouse with outdoor hot tub set in the beautiful south Loire Valley

Overview

Property

Updated: 05-Dec-2016
Once the farm to the Châteaux de Cussay located at the end of a country lane

La Roche d'Enchaille is a barn conversion located between the medieval market towns of Ligueil and Descartes; ideally positioned for exploring the Loire Valley and its Châteaux. Set in to a hillside with a wood behind, La Roche d'Enchaille enjoys uninterrupted views of the surrounding rolling farmland and woodlands. The accommodation is a careful restoration and conversion of the farm to the Châteaux de Cussay, this dates back to 1268 when the first record of the châteaux can be traced as being sold to Guy the Doyen of St Martin. The main West-facing wall is formed from the original châteaux ramparts and vestiges of these are present through out the grounds as well as entrances to caves and tunnels. The locals swear there is a tunnel linking La Roche d’Enchaille with the Church in the centre of Cussay some 5 km away. The châteaux had several roles during its long history, including operating as a mint striking coinage back in the 16th century and more recently as a “Relais de Post'.

  • Sleeps 12
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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Speaks English, French

24 Reviews

4.8
based on 24 holidaymaker reviews

5

Make it a 6 star!

  • 5 of 5

If I could give this lovely, charming home a 6 star rating I would! We took our children and grandchildren on a 3 week tour of France. By the time we reached the Loire Valley, we were all travel weary. This was the perfect respite; sunflower fields, cows, and sunsets.

On arrival we found a tastefully remodeled, spacious and beautiful home. The kitchen is perfect for cooking and is well stocked. There are toys, games and activities for the children, including an assortment of bicycles, a ping pong table and darts. The decor is simple, beautiful and tasteful as well as having the exceptional quality of not being fussy. I am an interior designer, and have a high standard. This clean and open concept home makes for a perfect gathering place.

Your hosts are available and accommodating, yet you feel you are given the utmost privacy. Castle visiting was fabulous.

My only wish was that we had stayed here longer! Truly wonderful!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What can we say, thank you for such a glowing appraisal delighted it was what you needed.
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5

Lovely Stylish Gite

  • 5 of 5

It is a lovely stylish Gite in rolling countryside, and yet only 10 minutes from the supermarket in Ligeul. We enjoyed every moment of our stay (despite appalling weather) and were made to feel very welcome by Elizabeth and Garth.

Finally also recommended to wheelchair users.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Fabulous holiday in beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

We have recently returned from 10 days stay at La Roche d'Enchaille. There were 6 adults and 2 small children in our party, and the gite catered for all of our needs. Everything we needed was right there for us; a superbly stocked kitchen, plenty of living space and beds for everyone. We were particularly impressed with the range of toys and books for our two children, aged 3 and 6. The house was perfect for the children with a huge amount of outdoor space, boules pitch, table tennis, darts, bikes etc. The gite has been restored to a very high standard, was very clean and the owners Garth & Elizabeth were on hand to assist whenever required without being obtrusive. Buster the friendly dog was a big hit with the kids too! Plenty of places nearby to visit; however we were just as happy to relax at the house. The sunsets over the surrounding fields are amazing! We would not hesitate in recommending it to others. Thank you Garth & Elizabeth for a most enjoyable holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location and superbly equipped accommodation. The downstairs bedroom and shower room were particularly appreciated by my elderly mother. She lovely the fact that there was no step into the shower and the non-slip shower tray and described it as 'a luxury wet room which I will miss'. The kitchen was equipped to a high standard with a massive cooker, very good dishwasher and fridge. Upstairs bedrooms were very comfortable. Lots of lovely touches such as freshly laundered napkins, lovely cotton sheets with lots of pillows, piles of towels and bath mats, fresh flowers, etc. the terrace was lovely to sit on to watch the owl, kestrels, swallows, bantams, and the cows in the field. Buster is quite a character and we miss him already! Liz and Garth are great hosts and very attentive, whilst at the same time letting us feel we were totally on our own and we loved the peace and tranquility. Shops were close by and also great access to the road network which made the journey so simple. The only thing we would change would be the length of the stay - it was far too short - and we would have liked to have missed the gale in the English Channel on the way home!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

The property was gorgeous set in a wonderful location and providing everything we could wish for and more, the best equipped holiday home we have ever stayed in. We had a week of happiness , sunshine , and spectacular sunsets viewed from the terrace with local wine in hand, perfect. We would highly recommend it and hope to return ourselves soon.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful house in peaceful location.

  • 5 of 5

This is the best house we have stayed in over many years taking holidays in France. It is in a very peaceful location amid fields of sunflowers and owls and other birds of prey seen from the garden.

The house is spacious, bright and comfortable and very well equipped throughout. The indoor games area with table tennis and darts and the boules pitch outside and the large selection of bicycles were well used.

Garth and Liz were the perfect hosts steeping in as needed but otherwise staying in the background. Buster (the dog) was great company.

Shops and places to visit were not far away. We particularly enjoyed visiting Leonardo da Vinci's last residence at Chateau du Clos Luce was well worth a visit.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Tours & Poitiers at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Cussay, Ligueil & Descartes at 5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Caen at 200 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Loches Verneuil Golf course at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Port de Piles at 20 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A10 at 30 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Cussay at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Chemille sur Indrois at 50 Kilometres Car: necessary

•Eating out – there is a large choice of restaurants in the area ranging from the in expensive 12€ for a 4 course lunch including wine to the Michelin starred Le Promenade at Petite Pressigny which is 20 min away and everything in between.•Châteaux - This is an excellent area for châteaux, there are several local to the immediate area as well as the more famous including Chinon, Loches, Amboise, Azay le Rideau, Chenonceau, Villandry, Langeais, Blois, Chambord, Rigny Ussy (the inspiration for 'Sleeping Beauty'), Valencay and Montresor. Some châteaux also perform Son et Lumiere shows during certain evenings of the holiday season.

•Tours - Tours, the Touraine capital city, is full of history and art and the old town boasts cobbled streets and charming medieval buildings. For those of you who like to shop, the new part of the city has plenty of choice. It also has an interesting old quarter full of pavement restaurants. Even a day visit to Paris is possible as it is only 55 minutes.

Other Activities: Shopping

Golf: Nearest Golf Course is just outside Loches Verneuil Golf course just 25 minutes drive from Cussay

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn
1 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£129
for 2 nights
From
£120
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£450
 
 
New year
31 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
£400
for 2 nights
From
£200
£990
 
 
Winter
8 Jan 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£280
for 2 nights
From
£140
From
£160
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£750
 
 
Early Spring
25 Mar 2017 - 4 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£340
for 2 nights
From
£170
From
£180
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£820
 
 
Spring
5 May 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£320
for 2 nights
From
£160
From
£180
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£850
 
 
Early Summer
10 Jun 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£340
for 2 nights
From
£170
From
£180
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£800
 
 
Summer
2 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,000
for 4 nights
From
£250
£1,250
 
 
Late Summer
3 Sep 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£300
for 2 nights
From
£150
From
£170
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£950
 
 
Autumn
15 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£300
for 2 nights
From
£150
From
£160
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£650
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£300
for 2 nights
From
£150
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250
Stay tax £1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

A damage deposit of £250 is required against breakages and will be refunded by cheque no later than two weeks after departure. AllPayPal/Credit or bank charges are to be paid by the client. Cooking gas is included in the price oil fired central heating is charged if required at £1.20 per litre of fuel used and electricity at 15 pence per Kw.Arrival time is not before 4pm.please do not arrive prior

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • farmhouse

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • 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 ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 260 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, shower attachment to bath
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • The main bathroom is fitted with a Victorian style bath with shower attachment. One of the shower rooms is en-suite to the master bedroom and has a large open shower enclosure with glass screens as does the ground floor shower room both have level access There is also a separate laundry room located adjacent to the games area.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot, En-suite shower & WC
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed, Ground floor immediatly nextdoor to Shower room with WC
  • There is also a single bed come sofa on the galleried landing and a double sofa bed in the lounge.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 3 deck chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Large living area, with a fully equipped American style kitchen with dishwasher, gas cooker, sink and fridge There is a utility room which houses the central heating boiler and washing machine. The dining area has a long antique pine table, which can seat 10 people comfortably. The lounge is fitted with quality sofas and has French doors leading out on to the raised terrace. There are some spectacular sunsets to be enjoyed from here. The first floor comprises the master bedroom with en-suite shower room and there are 2 twin bedded rooms one of which has a double and a single bed. There is also a large bathroom fitted with a Victorian style bath complete with shower attachment. These all lead off of a large landing area, which has a sofa and games console, etc., for the kids amongst us. The Hi Fi has an I pod dock. There is also high speed Internet. There is also a single bed come sofa on the large galleried landing. The ground floor bedroom is immediately next to the shower room

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