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Maison Vauyon is an authentically restored stone cottage. It is located at the end of a quiet lane in the medieval quarter of this historic town.
Staying in this village is like taking a step back in time, meet the friendly locals and enjoy the fact that you can virtually walk to every amenity.
Wake up to the smell of fresh baked croissants and locally roasted coffee, as these scents seem to permeate the air.
Our maison has been restored from top to bottom, some of the features include: a traditional french-style kitchen with modern, gourmet stainless-steel appliances. This consists of a 5 burner gas range with rotisserie, large frost-free fridge, dishwasher and coffee machine.
The main floor bathroom has heated tile floors and a generous walk-in Italian shower with hot water on demand. Heated towel bars and an antique cabinet with a copper sink complete the look. The extra capacity washer and dryer are also located in the bathroom.
The dining and living area will seat four comfortably, with a double (140cmx190cm) pull out sofa-bed.
The back has a private terrace to enjoy alfresco dining and your morning coffee.
The upstairs master bedroom has a comfortable queen-size (160cmX200cm) bed and heirloom furnishings. With the ladies in mind...there is a powder room toilet and sink off of the bedroom.
This home also has the luxury of its own private wine cellar for you to store your favourite vintage during your stay.
From luxurious linens, to top-end cookware, vintage dishes and quality utensils...every detail has been carefully considered.
Just bring your suitcase!
Keywords: Historically restored stone cottage in the medieval quarter of town
My husband and I grew up in the Vancouver, British Columbia area. Like many, we have always had a love for travel. In the Spring of 2006 we decided to take an extended vacation to France. We sold our home, basically put our memories in a box and said good-bye to our three adult children. It didn't take long to unwind and to relax into the French lifestyle. The 'break' soon turned into months and before long it was apparent that we wanted to come back here every year for an extended stay. That is when we started thinking about co-ownership and our version of a home-share 'My vacation home in France' was born. The village of La Charite-sur-Loire fit all of our criteria. We purchased a few homes and went to work restoring them. We developed a business plan and sold the shares in the house under a Canadian company. When the house is not being enjoyed by its owners, it is available for rental.
Linda Wiebe purchased this cottage in 2009
La Charité is a medieval village set in the middle of wine country on the Loire. A music and book town by theme with many concerts and festivals.
Sancerre, Pouilly-sur-Loire and other quaint wine hamlets are all at your doorstep.
Renaissance and Medieval castles dot the countryside and are as near as a 10 min. drive. You can even visit 'Guedelon' and observe first hand the construction of a 13th century chateau.
Cycling here is gentle and easy with bike paths following the Loire or quiet country roads leading you through the vineyards and sunflowers to picturesque villages like 'Apremont-sur-Allier' listed as one of the most beautiful villages of France. Cyclo-rail is another option this uses carts on the old rail tracks taking you over the river from Cosne to Sancerre.
You can rent a canoe and paddle down the river to the next town, get out, have lunch and a wine tasting, be picked up by your guide and be brought back to La Charité all for about 12 euros (not including lunch)
If gaming is your thing, there is a casino about 15 min away, or check out the F 1 race track at Magny Cours just 35 min away.
If a slower pace is what you are after, maybe you would like a little antiquing, every village in the area has an annual 'Brocante' and town fair on the week-ends, sometimes like the 'frog festival 'in 'Mesves' in May or the fair of specialty foods and wines of the region' Salon du Gout' in La Charité May 6-8.
Golf, swim, walk, hike, cycle or drive; the adventures are waiting here for you.
We stayed for a week in September at this well appointed stone cottage. The place suits two perfectly - everything is there for the guest's convenience. The kitchen is amazing with a large stove, dishwasher and all the dishes, glasses pots and pans you will ever need. Nothing was neglected when the renovations were done - a huge walk in shower with a rain head - glorious.The loft bedroom was very romantic and includes a small bathroom. The skylights open to let in fresh air. The small terrace was great for a sitting and enjoying a glass of wine.
We had perfect, warm fall weather during our stay. Would recommend renting bikes at the tourist office for a leisurely bike ride to Pouilly. Also took a road trip with the rental car - one of the many trips Linda has designed for guests. The town is walkable and although there is little English spoken, we had no trouble communicating with our limited French. Wonderful Saturday market as well. Linda was very good at communicating details as we were planning our trip. Highly recommend this place - way, way better than any hotel! The photos are good but it's better in person.
The stone cottage was great with its modern appliances and conveniences, a great value that sure beats a hotel room. The Canadian owners were very helpful with local tour suggestions prior to our trip and they had books at the cottage for even more trips. Manuals were available for the appliances and numbers to call for assistance if required. Due to the cool rainy weather, the cottage was cool even with electric heaters. We would recommend this cottage for anyone who wants to experience rural France, wineries and interesting small towns. Had a great meal at L'Auberge de Seyr and would certainly recommend it. Locals were friendly and helpful.
We loved our time spent in this beautifully restored cottage-quaint but with all the modern conveniences. The owners helped to insure our enjoyment of the area by providing detailed notes and maps of interesting trips and restaurants. Some of our favourites were watching boats go through the canal locks at Gimouille,(rec the Auberge de Pecheurs restaurant),the beautiful village and Floral Gardens of Apremont-sur Allier,wine tasting and buying in Pouilly-sur-Loire,following the red line for the historic tour of the hill top town of Sancerre and a private tour by the owner of the ancient abbey of Fontmorigny.
We enjoyed most just wandering around La Charite.-walking through thd local market,up to the ramparts for great views and browsing the cathedral and grounds.We were fortunate to be there during the unique "festival of words" in this Village du Livres and loved all the brightly coloured MOTS floating above the streets and the quotations in the shop windows and on walls and houses(had fun trying to translate these)
Probably our favourite restaurant was the Auberge Poule Noire run by two very friendly sisters-sat on the patio looking up at the Cathedral.Had a great lunch at Eva and Babette(washed down with a local beer) and delicious pizza at Saint Pa.
Thanks for another memorable travel experience.
We enjoyed an excellent stay in this charming cottage, which has been tastefully and lovingly furnished and equipped. The owners were always helpful, open to suggestion, and eager to provide a quality experience.
La Charité is a good base to enjoy the wine villages of the region and cities such as Nevers and Bourges, and even Orléans. This property comes highly recommended and is accurately represented on the web. You will have a delightful and peaceful vacation in this charming little town. Don't forget the Saturday market in the Place Charles de Gaulle!
Well appointed cottage, nicely refurbished and yet retains the original character. Clean, has everything you need. Linda, the owner, was wonderful to work with and attentive to our emails. Beautiful little village - everything is in walking distance. Great region of France to explore. We would love to return.
Hadn't really heard of La Charité prior to our trip and we're so glad we stayed here instead of one of the more 'touristy' places we'd read about. First, the property was fantastic. Better outfitted than our own place! And in such an interesting building. And the town/city is a great choice to stay in. Very local, authentic and welcoming, where you can become part of the town and enjoy the market, shops and many attractions both within the town and in the immediate vicinity. The wine drinking, cycling, hiking, boating ETC. are all there to be enjoyed. And the history of La Charité and area match anything that France has to offer. Finally, Linda was incredibly helpful at every turn in providing information, suggestions and recommendations, as were her local contacts, Byron and Kelly. Would highly recommend this property for a unique and wonderful vacation experience.
La Charité is located in Burgundy but also in the Loire wine region near the famous Sancerre & Pouilly-Fume Vineyards.
Enjoy the weekly out-door markets and many music and cultural festivals in and around our town that take place throughout the year.
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