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L'OMBRIÈRE IS A CHARMING 200 YEAR OLD COTTAGE OVERLOOKING THE LOIRE

David Medcalf

Advertiser since: 2005
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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L'OMBRIÈRE IS A CHARMING 200 YEAR OLD COTTAGE OVERLOOKING THE LOIRE

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault House Rental Photos and Description

3/4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, separate WC (2 WC's) sleeps 6-9

This enchanting self-catering cottage occupies an elevated position with views over the Loire 100 m away. Approached through automatic gates there is spacious parking to the rear. A small cliff behind with woods above (accessible) provide a totally secluded patio area with tables, chairs, parasol and gas BBQ. The cottage has been fitted out to a very high standard as a second home with new kitchen with full cooker & dishwasher, luxury tiled bathroom with shower over bath, separate WC, spacious living room with open fireplace, dining room, twin bedroom. Upstairs 2 double bedrooms, one with mezzanine over with miniature staircase to sleep a child, the other with luxury en-suite shower room & WC. The large landing provides a second living area with 2 sofas one of which converts to sleep 2. The downstairs facilities make it suitable for disabled or wheelchair users. Wireless Internet Access is available free. Just 12 Km from Saumur - ideal for exploring the Chateaux of the Loire

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
David Medcalf (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2005
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Speaks: english, french

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just to thank you for a wonderful and beautiful house and for a lovely weeks holiday. I could not recommend your house enough and look forward to returning someday. Fantastic.
Aug 2010
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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.7
based on 9 traveler reviews

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L'Ombrière is a charming 200 year old cottage overlooking the Loire
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews
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L'Ombrière is a charming 200 year old cottage overlooking the Loire
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p17898
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Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault Maine-et-Loire
3

Good Location, but a few shortcomings

  • 3 of 5
The property is ideally located for touring the Chateaux of the Loire. When we first used the dishwasher it failed; we immediately notified the owner on the 18th and he finally had an engineer visit (after an exchange of many emails) on the 28th. So we had no dishwasher. Despite the owners instructions to users, we found the gas BBQ was very dirty and had to be cleaned before we could use it. The clothes drier is situated in a workshop in one of the caves: access is round a huge pile of earth and through a door that has not been cleaned for years. The area around the drier is filthy. It needs cleaning up and then it would become quite useable.
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately it proved diificult to arrange for our cleaning lady to be available on a day that a service engineer could visit as the client was understandably unwilling to wait in all day (7 hour visit slot!). The dishwasher has now been replaced. The dryer is in a cave and I agree that the area could do with a spruce up - point noted. The pile of earth is left to discourage people from walking under the place where it occasionally drops from the cliff above - rural France! We are sorry that these issues detracted from Mr T's enjoyment of the prpoerty.
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L'Ombrière is a charming 200 year old cottage overlooking the Loire
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p17898
+44 -(0)7973 500 438
Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault Maine-et-Loire
5

A Fantastic Find!!

  • 5 of 5
Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed the use of this beautiful house. It's location is ideal, completely secluded but still near to shops, bars and restaurants (L'Aubergade Restaurant in Gennes is a must).

The house itself has all the modern facilities you'd expect whilst still retaining it's "old world" charm. A fabulous place to relax and enjoy the good food and wine of the area.
  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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L'Ombrière is a charming 200 year old cottage overlooking the Loire
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p17898
+44 -(0)7973 500 438
Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault Maine-et-Loire
5

No better base to explore the Loire

  • 5 of 5
We've just returned from this very charming cottage after a relaxing two-week break. There were seven of us staying, including Granny, Grandad, Mum, Dad, Son (17) and two Daughters (11 and 4).

The secluded patio with its intriguing caves - old Troglodyte dwellings? - makes a lovely place to have breakfast, brunch, lunch, or a barbie! The cottage itself is a great mixture of the original beams and modern convenience, with a fairly recent extension housing the well-equipped kitchen and bathroom at one end, and a much older extension at the other with dining room, bedrooms and another bathroom upstairs, en-suite to the master. The original part of the cottage is the central living room, and character is in abundance here with the inglenook fireplace and low ceiling. Above this is a central area with a sofa-bed and entertainment area for the kids - if at all bored at any time. Altogether ample space for seven or eight to sleep, eat and relax. There was even a games room in another outbuilding, although it appeared this hadn't been used for a while and the facilities were in disrepair. The only other thing that could have been improved were the mattresses on the double beds.

The immediate area had a fairly 'well to do' feel about it. Very pleasant. There are some excellent restaurants and boulangeries to cater for your needs as well as a useful supermarket if you should want to cook.

The Loire is famous for it's chateaux - and we did visit a few, as well as an excellent zoo and a small lake with it's own little beach! It was nice to have such a relaxing place to come back to after all the adventures we had.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: The matresses on the double beds are being replaced in May 2012. The games room will also get a spring-clean and check-up then. It does get a bit dusty being in an outbuilding but the ping pong table is only three years old.
business
L'Ombrière is a charming 200 year old cottage overlooking the Loire
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p17898
+44 -(0)7973 500 438
Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault Maine-et-Loire
5

Top Marks!

  • 5 of 5
We spent a wonderful week here at the beginning of June. The children loved the garden, with its caves, woodland and games room. They spent hours exploring! The house had real character too.
The cottage is in a central location for many attractions with good roads to get to places. There's a very convenient supermarket in Gennes.
We would totally recommend this property.
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
L'Ombrière is a charming 200 year old cottage overlooking the Loire
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p17898
+44 -(0)7973 500 438
Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault Maine-et-Loire
Wellingborough
4

Great Location and Property

  • 4 of 5
We had a great time in this superb property. Exactly as advertised - excellent quality and clean. We soon found the locals to be helpful and interesting. We would come back again - no problem!
  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
L'Ombrière is a charming 200 year old cottage overlooking the Loire
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p17898
+44 -(0)7973 500 438
Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault Maine-et-Loire
Paris
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5
Lovely house in a fantastic area. Lots to do for adults and kids, but to be honest it's also great just to hang out in the garden, have a BBQ and drink some local wine! The surrounding countryside is just beautiful - and some good restaurants too! Very relaxing and highly recommended. Thanks!
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2009
  • Stayed: Mar 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Map

Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Tours
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Cunault
Nearest Ferry
170 Miles
Caen
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
9 hole Saumur
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Saumur
Nearest Motorway
16 Kilometres
A85 Beaufort-en-Vallée
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Gennes
Car: necessary

The house is 15mins from Saumur on the banks of the Loire in an area designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is close to a bridge over the Loire giving easy access to villages both sides with excellent restaurants bars and shops. Ideally placed for exploring the Loire Chateaux there are numerous local attractions including visits to the producers of the famous Saumur and Loire sparkling wines, museums, abbeys, zoo, golf, canoeing. Hot air balloon rides are available from a company just 2 miles away. It is very easy to access being just 15mins from the motorway network and only 5 1/2 hrs from Calais. The Loire is the first region going South to enjoy a major improvement in the climate - hence the huge wine production of the region. Tours is about an hour to the east and Angers about 1/2 hr west putting Saumur in the heart of the Chateau country.

Other Activities: museums, wine producer visits, Calvary school, Loire Chateaux, hot air balloon rides,

Golf: There is a 9 hole golf course about 6-7 miles away and several others within a 1 hour drive

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Rates & Availability

From £150 Per night

Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas/ New year
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
£150
£630
 
 
Low season
Jan 3 2015 - Mar 27 2015
2 night minimum stay
£150
£430
 
 
Easter 15
Mar 28 2015 - Apr 10 2015
3 night minimum stay
£160
£640
 
 
Spring 15
Apr 11 2015 - May 29 2015
2 night minimum stay
£160
£650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £100
Notes Rental includes use of electric heating and logs as required seasonally. WiFi access is included.
Easter week-end, Christmas or New year rentals carry a minimum charge of £450
Bookings for full weeks made within 2 weeks of arrival date at 30% discount.
Week-end rentals need to vacate by 11.00 Sunday unless specifically agreed otherwise.
£150 on booking, balance 8 weeks before arrival.
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Amenities

Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Luxury
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - combination tub/shower , shower , Downstairs - electric bath seat available
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , En-suite master bedroom
    Toilet - toilet , Downstairs
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom - 1 double , En-suite shower room
    Upstairs double Bedroom - 1 double , 1 child bed , Child bed in 'mezzanine' over with own stairs
    Downstairs twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Mezzanine - 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Spacious landing/sleeping area with double sofa bed
  • 3 doubles, 1 twin, 1 children's bed, Baby Cot and mattress (bring your own linen)
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • 20 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Ground floor facilities make L'Ombriere accessible to the infirm. It has a small step but is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance. Ground floor WC is not wide enough to be accessible in a wheelchair. The house is baby friendly being equipped with a cot and highchair An out-house has been equipped as a games room with table-tennis, darts and football game. It has the considerable benefit of being out of earshot of the house! There is also a boules set and a pair of badminton rackets and shuttles with a good playing area at the back of the house. and there are various board games cards etc in the house. A TV/DVD player is in the house for DVDs only. Wireless Internet Access is available free of charge - simply bring your WiFi-enabled computer or other device.

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