Saint-Ay Castle Rental Photos and Description
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms Sleep 8 adults (+ 1 cot)
Get in Chateau life: imagine a real French manor house by the river Loire. Spectacular and scenery property. Near Orleans, 80 minutes from Paris, central France. This classical 16th to 18th century manor lies besides the Loire River in 100,000 SQM of lovely park and gardens on the outskirts of a village, 15 kms from Orleans, close to several of the great Renaissance chateau of the Loire Valley. The interior is elegantly furnished with period furniture and paintings that have been handed down and collected over a period of many years and there is a marvelous sense of peace and continuity here. The manor has downstairs a large entrance hall and a huge, well furnished salon with a fireplace.There is a library with a grand piano, a dining room and a study with a smaller salon with doors opening on the terrace overlooking the river.
This fabulous and unique property is rented to a single family or a single party : not shared with anyone else .
Not a B & B : MINIMUM RENTAL : 1 week .
The kitchen is fully equipped with oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwater and microwave amongst other things, there is a washing machine ,and telephone. Downstairs there is also a WC and bathroom. Upstairs are four double bedrooms, one single bedroom, one bathroom, one shower room, WC's; The gardens are beautifully kept in the traditional style with avenues of topiary, lawns and shady centuries old trees. The terrace looks onto the River Loire: UNESCO World Heritage (and last untamed river in Europe). Very quiet, and peaceful property, no neighbours, except the housekeeper's property.
Close to the Manor ...: CHAMBORD CHATEAU iis one of the geatest displays of human vanity with its 440 cavernous, rooms and tower built for the king François 1er to visit, which neglected to include its own stairway ...The CHERVERY VINEYARDS ,are to the south of Chambord, and CHERVERNY CHATEAU has some magnificent paintings and a hunting museum .Further south is VALENCAY and its splendid formal gardens and another chance to taste the wine at local vineyards. Also many great CHATEAUX as BLOIS, CHAUMONT ( With a famous summer Garden Festival ), AMBOISE, CHENONCEAUX , LE CLOS LUCE ( where Leonardo da Vinci retired and died ) etc...Many attractive and typical villages on the banks of the RIVER LOIRE as Meung sur Loire, Beaugency, Saint Ay where the Manor is located, each with their own chateau, fresh market, etc.. and there are huge of other deep in the ORLEANS FOREST ...
From 1 of previous Writer's Guests ....
Alec Magnet , wrote in ' The Telluride Wtach ' magazine, 1 September 2006 : A Telluride Writer visits the Last of Ancien Regime : ....And yet , amazingly FAIRYTALE FRANCE exists.In fact it's alive and well -even thriving .A few weeks ago, I spent 2 weeks with my Father at ' Le Clos de l'Evêché ' - the Bishop's Close-a country house in Saint Ay , near ORLEANS , on the North Bank of the RIVER LOIRE . This is TALLEYRAND'S ' la douceur de vivre ' -a walled 18 th Century 'manoir ' with gotic components remant of its near thousand year history ...The LOIRE VALLEY is TRULY STORYBOOK FRANCE ...
Famous Previous Guests ...
The Capetian Kings ...the Famous novelist Alexandre Dumas, Eugene Sue ...But You don't have to be a famous socialist and man of fashion to stay at Le Clos, however ... We rented it on Cyberrentals.com ... Alec Magnet, September 2006.
- unsuitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair inaccessible
- non smoking only
- pets considered