COSY APARTMENT WITH GARDEN IN 17TH C HISTORIC TOWNHOUSE, CLOSE TO CHINON

Owner

Speaks english, french, swedish
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Contact the Owner

Owner

Speaks english, french, swedish
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Tell the owner when you would like to travel.
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

COSY APARTMENT WITH GARDEN IN 17TH C HISTORIC TOWNHOUSE, CLOSE TO CHINON

Loudun Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

We offer a spacious self-catering accommodation perfect for couples in a 17th century historically important townhouse, 'Maison-des-Chevaliers.' Yet almost everything is outside your door; walk to cafés, shops, restaurants, banks, bakeries, pharmacie and a lively and colorful weekly farmer’s market.

Location: Loudun, close to Chinon, Tours area, Centre-Loire Valley (a UNESCO World heritage Site), France, Europe (nearby Chateaux & vineyards of the Loire). The furthest sites are no more than 1.5 to 2 hours away.

Accommodation: Part of our townhouse; upstairs, a superb, tastefully-furnished and well-equipped self-catering apartment : the bedroom has a large high quality bed, firm and new with fine linens, sitting room with comfortable sofa and armchairs, bathroom has a large modern shower and the kitchen is very well-equipped. On request additional sleeping accommodation available in adjacent studio for two adults or single person. There is a Broadband Internet ADSL connection and WiFi in the apartment as well.

You will enjoy the peace of this quiet town situated out of the crowded main roads and easy to park your car, all parkings are free of charge in Loudun. This is why so many guests from around the world have come to stay with us and find it hard to leave. Though the 'Maison-des-Chevaliers' is located in the very center of the old town, it is surprisingly tranquil, guests can relax in the large walled garden or enjoy their meals in the private patio garden.

Loudun is a pleasant town of 8,000 with ancient streets and five officially recognized historic monuments. Visited, but not overly-touristed, it is well situated for visiting the chateaux and vineyards of the region. Loudun is near Chinon, Saumur and Fontevraud (a royally-sponsored abbey complex associated with the Plantagenets). Please go to our website for more information about places to visit.

The property has recently undergone a major and thoughtful renovation. We incorporated high end improvements, especially in the kitchen and bathroom, yet preserved the essential original historic features of the house. The house was rebuilt in 1663, by the owner at that time, the Counselor and the Attorney General of the King Louis XIII.

To-day, the English-speaking owners (Swedish/French couple who returned to the area after retiring) live in the main part of the house. If you wish, we can offer advice on any aspect of your holiday. Or, if you prefer, we can leave you in peace to explore the area in your own way.

Steps from your car is the apartment's private entrance. Walking up via the tower and the restored 350-years old stone staircase (just 16 steps), you enter the apartment's large and comfortably furnished sitting room and dining area. The fully-equipped kitchen is adjacent. The sitting room and the bedroom each have an exquisite original fireplace and are furnished with antiques. The very large, light and airy bedroom with it's south facing windows overlook the walled garden, the adjoining park and the rooftops of the old town. Guests are welcome to use the garden, garden furniture.

We have strived to provide not just the typical 'self-catering' or 'gîte' minimal accommodations, but to provide something like the 'comforts of home'.

For more information please visit our website.

Keywords: Apartment

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2008
Speaks english, french, swedish
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

Write a Review
Cosy Apartment with Garden in 17th C Historic Townhouse, close to Chinon
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
business
Cosy Apartment with Garden in 17th C Historic Townhouse, close to Chinon
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p169331vb
+ 33 5499 86113 (France)
Loudun Vienne
Scotland
5

A Hidden Treasure

  • 5 of 5
Superb location in a small town with several good restaurants and markets. A secluded and very attractive walled garden ensure privacy and peace. we used this as a base to explore the Loire and its many Chateaux. The roads were uncluttered and we found the distances easily covered.

Elice and Jean-Louise were excellent hosts. Nothing was too much trouble and they shared their fresh garden produce with us. The apartment was exquisite with original antiques and was the most comprehensively equiped rented property we have ever rented.

We are looking forward to our next visit - hopefully in 2013.

We give this apartment the highest possible recomendation.
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Cosy Apartment with Garden in 17th C Historic Townhouse, close to Chinon
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p169331vb
+ 33 5499 86113 (France)
Loudun Vienne
Chapel Hilll, NC USA
5

Historical Charm

  • 5 of 5
The description of the apartment and accolades from other visitors are accurate. This is a gem, mostly because of the graciousness of the hosts, Elice and Jean-Louis Martin. They were available for consultation, advice, and suggestions, whether local restaurants or sights. The apartment is large and sunny, and overlooks a charming garden which was lovely even during our entire week of rain. (The Wifi worked well.)
Loudun is picturesque, but it is a bit of a haul to various sights such as Angers, Saumur, Fontevraud, Chenonceau and Chinon. You definitely need a car. However if you go a different route each time, you see lovely aspects of rural and historical France and may discover something wonderful.
'Twas great fun to go up a twisting tower stairway every day and know that Cardinal Richelieu used to own it!
  • Submitted: May 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Cosy Apartment with Garden in 17th C Historic Townhouse, close to Chinon
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p169331vb
+ 33 5499 86113 (France)
Loudun Vienne
Columbus, Ohio
5

A Fantastic French Experience

  • 5 of 5
When we arrived in Loudun, France for our 4 week vacation we immediately felt the kindness of Elice and John-Louis. Our cosy apartment was "wonderfully" French and we had everything we needed at our fingertips. Each morning we were able to walk to the local bakery and purchase delicious bread and croissants. This beautiful historic apartment was the perfect get-away from the hustle and bustle of our fast pace American life. This was a vacation that we will never forget and we consider ourselves very lucky to have experienced the joy of French life. We hope to return someday soon. Without a doubt we recommended this highly!
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
business
Cosy Apartment with Garden in 17th C Historic Townhouse, close to Chinon
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p169331vb
+ 33 5499 86113 (France)
Loudun Vienne
Carlsbad, CA
5

Best place in the Loire Valley

  • 5 of 5
Jean-Louis and Elice were the most interesting and cordial hosts imaginable and made our first trip to the French country a wonderful experience. The accomodations were spacious and the town of Loudon and surrounding chateaus were hard to leave. From flea markets in Chinon to vineyards in Saumur, there is a lot of history and beauty everywhere.
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Cosy Apartment with Garden in 17th C Historic Townhouse, close to Chinon
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p169331vb
+ 33 5499 86113 (France)
Loudun Vienne
Foster City, CA
5

The stay there was even better than I could've ever imagined!

The stay there was even better than I could've ever imagined!
  • 5 of 5
I was a guest here for the month of March 2011. I have had so many wonderful experiences with VRBO properties, but I must say that this experience was the best by far. I absolutely enjoyed the company of Elice and Jean-Louis, they are truly wonderful people who are very knowledgeable about the area and its history. The apartment where I stayed was fully functional, quiet, and comfortable. The townhouse is located in the lovely town of Loudun, with wonderful history itself. I found it very close to the grocery store, gas station, bank, bakeries (very important!) and the town center which includes restaurants, brasseries, banks, pharmacies, etc. More importantly, the great location allowed me to spend the time I needed at many of the Chateaux in the area including, Chinon, Saumur, Montreuil-Bellay, Langeais, Oiron, Amboise, Azay-Le-Rideau, Usse, and Villandry. Others like Blois, Chambord, Chaumont, Amboise, and Chenonceau are not too far away. This was one of the most relaxing vacations I have taken, and it is in great part due to the wonderful hosts, the beautiful location, the town and the distance from the hustle and bustle of Paris. I highly recommend that you take the time to visit and enjoy this great place. A few helpful hints, (1) it is best to have a car to really get the best out of the area (2) there are many wonderful small towns and villages in the area with events and markets, I highly recommend getting the scoop from Elice and Jean-Louis, it will really enhance your visit (3) there is excellent internet service there, but if you need Wi-Fi, then you should bring a small access point (dlink or airport express worked fine) (4) if you forget something, I found Amazon.fr to be very convenient with quick delivery to the area and (5) Xoom.com is currently their preferred method of payment, I used it with no problems and used my bank routing number to transfer payment. That seemed to make a difference in the smoothness and safety of the transaction, also there was no fee charged for that type of transfer.
  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hello Jonathon,
Many thanks for all those kind comments about our property and ourselves, but also for your good and true advices to other guests, mainly concerning the area and our relaxing location.

There is now also Wi-Fi available both in the apartment and the studio apartment.

We also like to tell you how much we enjoyed meeting you. For long time we will remember this American 'spring visiteur' and your interest in the blossom out of the first colorful flowers for the season in our garden!
Best wishes
Elice & Jean-Louis
business
Cosy Apartment with Garden in 17th C Historic Townhouse, close to Chinon
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p169331vb
+ 33 5499 86113 (France)
Loudun Vienne
Newton, MA
5

  • 5 of 5
Staying here was the highlight of our trip! My
husband and I highly recommend this wonderful,
delightful and centrally located studio apartment
for exploring the Loire Valley. Elice and Jean Louis
made us feel like we were visiting family/friends.
They helped us fine tune the attractions in the area
that particularly appealed to our interests and to
make the most of our short stay (which fell over the
quiet Sunday/Monday weekly provincial shut down).
They guided us to delicious restaurants, local
markets, and shared their own delicious home
grown tomatoes and peaches.
Elice and Jean Louis are gracious, generous and
lovely hosts who truly care that their guests enjoy
their stay.
Merci Beaucoup!
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Email Owner Contact Me

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Tours
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Chinon
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Bourgueil or Saumur
Nearest Beach
150 Kilometres
Les Sables d'Olonnes
Nearest Barpub
Loudun
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Roiffé/Loudun
Nearest Restaurant
Loudun
Car: necessary
Email Owner Contact Me

Photos

Photos

Email Owner Contact Me

Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

Available
Unavailable

Loudun Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
EUR
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
summer
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 27 2014
7 night minimum stay
€580
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
€630
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €150
Notes Notice that the lettings for the Apartment is Saturday to Saturday (7 nights).
For the Studio apartment the changeover day is flexible, we accept split of week or short breaks (min. 4 nights) from Euros 70/night for that accommodation, please contact the owner for rate and availabiliy.
On booking 25%, remaining 75% to be paid 8 weeks prior to commencement of rental period. In addition a refundable deposit for EUR 150 to cover loss or damage, payable 8 weeks prior to the rental period. We accept payment in Euros by Credit Cards through PayPal.
Email Owner Contact Me

Amenities

Amenities

Loudun Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 72 m²
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Other (See Description) - 1 double
  • Double Beds (1) new high quality bedding (160 x 200)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • theme parks
  • cinemas
  • zoo
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • water skiing
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • jet skiing
  • hiking
  • equestrian events
Email Owner Contact Me