LARGE 2 BDRM APARTMENT IN 16TH C HOUSE BEAUTIFUL MEDIEVAL TOWN

Byron and Kelly Harker

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LARGE 2 BDRM APARTMENT IN 16TH C HOUSE BEAUTIFUL MEDIEVAL TOWN

La Charité-sur-Loire Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Our Lucarne Suite is located on the third floor (2eme étage) and accessed via two flights of stone stairs in the medieval tower. This suite fronts on Grande Rue and has a private terrace at the top of the tower with a wonderful view of the church and the surrounding area. The suite (110 square meters) has central air-conditioning and heating with separately controlled units in each room. It has two bedrooms with two bathrooms. The upper bedroom has a queen size two metre bed; and the other on the main floor has two metre twin beds.

It is nestled in a complex of medieval buildings. The suite is located within the remnants of the ancient walls of the medieval town centre next to the magnificent 12th century Clunic priory church of Notre Dame which was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1998. It has an excellent view of the church and the “Parc des Bénédictins”.

We have made every effort to maintain the antiquity of this charming two bedroom unit during renovation. In the same complex we also have two other units for rent (VRBO #200695), please ask us for further information. Modern bathrooms, kitchen and living room make the unit an ideal place to relax while exploring the region. The apartment is rented on a weekly basis or a three night minimum stay.

While staying with us you will be a short walk to several bakeries, butcher shops, bars, restaurants and other amenities all within the medieval town centre. In addition to wine tasting and sightseeing you can spend your days walking or cycling the many trails in the area the best of which run along the Canal Lateral à La Loire. There is also the opportunity to travel down the Loire by kayak or canoe.

La Charité-sur-Loire is an hour and 45 minutes south of Paris. The owners live a two minute walk from the unit and are always on hand to answer any of your questions or if you need help with your French. Please see our website for more information of activities in the area.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Byron and Kelly Harker

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Hello, we are Byron and Kelly Harker from Vancouver on the West Coast of Canada. We have had the opportunity to travel widely over the years, and have always enjoyed returning to France. In 2003 we decided to sell our home in Vancouver and move to France. We discovered the delightful town of La Charité-sur-Loire in Burgundy and immediately fell in love with the town and the area. In 2004 we opened the first of our vacation rentals and currently have five such rentals in the centre of this medieval town. We enjoy the many festivals in town and the area throughout the year. We are close enough to Paris to 'pop up' for the day. We enjoy sharing our love of the area with our guests from all over the world.

Byron and Kelly Harker purchased this apartment in 2003

La Charité-sur-Loire is south of the rain and north of the heat and as a result has very enjoyable weather. Our vacation rentals are in the centre of town and you are able to walk out your front door and enjoy the many bakeries, cafes, restaurants and boutiques. The Loire River is two blocks away and it has lovely beaches and walking paths along the riverbank. There is canoeing and kayaking on the river. We are close the wine areas of Sancerre and Pouilly-sur-Loire where you can meet the wine makers and enjoy tasting their wonderful wines. The castles of the Loire Valley are a two hour drive from us and make an enjoyable day trip. La Charité-sur-Loire is becoming an art, book and music cultural centre and as such there are many festivals throughout the year.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Large 2 Bdrm Apartment in 16th C House Beautiful Medieval Town
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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Large 2 Bdrm Apartment in 16th C House Beautiful Medieval Town
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p358782vb
+33 (0) 3 86 70 13 12 (Burgundy, France)
La Charité-sur-Loire Nievre
Langley BC Canada
5

LUCARNE SUITE

  • 5 of 5
Friendly, helpful & informative hosts. Convenient location allowing you to walk to most amenities. Beautiful scenery with lots of history. Would have no hesitation recommending to friends & family.
  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely response about our Lucarne Suite. It was a pleasure to have all of you here. We hope to see you here again soon!
business
Large 2 Bdrm Apartment in 16th C House Beautiful Medieval Town
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p358782vb
+33 (0) 3 86 70 13 12 (Burgundy, France)
La Charité-sur-Loire Nievre
5

EXCELLENT RENTAL PROPERTY CENTRALLY LOCATED IN A VERY INTERESTING TOWN.

  • 5 of 5
This was our third time in the owners' properties, second stay in this particular unit. That we are repeat renters demonstrates our high level of satisfaction with the apartment and the owners. The descriptions and photos give a fair impression and the apartment is well-equipped with all necessities.

Would return and would recommend without qualification. The town is extremely interesting from a tourist's viewpoint and has a plentiful supply of restaurants covering a wide range of prices. Paris is easily reachable by train or car.

The owners are very helpful and keen to point out the local points of interest.
  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We were delighted to have you here again for a third time! Thank you so much for your lovely review. We hope to see you here again soon.
business
Large 2 Bdrm Apartment in 16th C House Beautiful Medieval Town
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p358782vb
+33 (0) 3 86 70 13 12 (Burgundy, France)
La Charité-sur-Loire Nievre
SC
5

CHARMING LA CHARITE'

Charming La Charite'
  • 5 of 5
A fun group of girlfriends enjoyed staying in this charming apartment which is complete with medieval tower overlooking the city's gothic cathedral, the Seine River and the many 16th century homes in this wine area. We enjoyed day trips to local wineries, shopping trips to nearby towns and walking to the restaurants in this special city. Many thanks to the hosts for a special time!
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Large 2 Bdrm Apartment in 16th C House Beautiful Medieval Town
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p358782vb
+33 (0) 3 86 70 13 12 (Burgundy, France)
La Charité-sur-Loire Nievre
South Carolina, USA
5

SOUTH CAROLINA VISITORS

  • 5 of 5
Four females who have traveled overseas together for 13 years - this location was superb! Kelly and Bryon are delightful and very informative regarding day trips and things to do in the town. Bryon's history tour excellent! The place is delightful - very large. We stayed in the Lacerne Suite - two very nice bedrooms, large kitchen and living area. The bathrooms are a very nice size as well w heated towel racks and a wonderful shower! We did several day trips that were very easy. Fontainbleau, Bourges, Sancerre (favorite), and several other surrounding towns. We became friends with the cheese owner (who at 7am on our departure day ran out w cookies and a kiss!) , the bakery lady, and the coffee lady! We enjoyed shopping and eating in the town as well. We would highly recommend this place. You truly get embedded in the local culture. Not a touristy place. Fabulous!
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your stay in our Lucarne Suite and La Charité-sur-Loire. It was a pleasure to meet all of you and we hope to see you here again soon!
business
Large 2 Bdrm Apartment in 16th C House Beautiful Medieval Town
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p358782vb
+33 (0) 3 86 70 13 12 (Burgundy, France)
La Charité-sur-Loire Nievre
Vancouver, Canada
5

LIVING LIFE IN A SMALL FRENCH TOWN.

  • 5 of 5
We prefer to stay in non touristy towns to experience more of living life in France. La Charite-sur-Loire filled the bill. We spent 2 weeks in this comfortable, spacious, 2 storey apartment with its tower top sitting out area in the centre of town overlooking the cathedral and the main street. Lots of unlimited time parking was available off street a short walk away. This is a sensitive reno preserving lots of character while updating to modern. Attention has been given to details like the 450 year old terra cotta floor tiles . . tommettes, exposed stone walls and old wood beams, with the addition of some small opening skylights, and a quality HVAC unit. The top floor bedroom is what it must be like to sleep in a barn loft with old exposed beams. The bathrooms were modern with a good supply of nice towels. If you wanted to do a reno of an old house in France, Byron would be your man.We really enjoyed Byron’s very informative town tour. La Charite is a walkable town on the Loire River. The Saturday morning market on the town square is a ½ block away. Look for the lady with 5 levels of firmness of Crottin (goat cheese) . An excellent selection of small producer, local wines is found at Le Vin across the street from the Cathedral. Visit Cerre Artisan Charcuterie Traiteur on the main street for a wide range of tempting prepared foods. I even found a depot – vente/second hand clothes shop with nice quality, La Flanerie, on a side street parallel to, and one block back from the river. La Charite is well located for exploring the area. Highlights for us included Guedelon, a small castle being built using medieval techniques which we had seen on PBS, Loire wine country, Bourges, modern stained glass at Nevers cathedral, Pont Canal at Briare, the chant at Vezelay. Lots of literature in the apartment led us to more places to visit like the garden town of Apremont, with a disused round lock nearby, and the pyramid barn at Vailly sur Sauldre, NW of Sancerre. We happened upon Rogny and the now disused les-7-Ecluses, 7 locks like a grand staircase whose construction was started by Henry IV in 1605. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the area. Kelly and Byron were good hosts who made us feel welcome.Merci Kelly and Byron.
  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed our Lucarne Suite and your holiday in our area of France. We hope to see you both here again soon!
business
Large 2 Bdrm Apartment in 16th C House Beautiful Medieval Town
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p358782vb
+33 (0) 3 86 70 13 12 (Burgundy, France)
La Charité-sur-Loire Nievre
5

TOWERING OVER THE TOWN

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I spent three weeks in the Lucarne apartment last July and August--and loved it. The place was wonderfully spacious yet cosy, charmingly antique yet well supplied with all the necessary modern conveniences, centrally located in town yet private. It was the perfect base from which to explore central France--Burgundy, the Loire, even the Massif Central. And it had a stone tower that loomed over the rooftops of La Charite. Every night we'd climb the winding staircase, lift the hatch, and eat our late supper at the little table up there, watching the pigeons roost in the cathedral perhaps 30 yards away, the swallows swoop at bugs we never felt, and the stars emerge. And discuss the day (usually begun in the excellent cheese shop and patisserie just outside our street door) and all the things we'd seen, many of which our superb hosts had first told us about. It was a magical stay, in a place I'd return to in an instant--and feel, in a sense, I've never left.
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your stay in our Lucarne Suite. We too feel that La Charité-sur-Loire is a very special place. We hope to see you both here again soon.
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Map

Nearest Airport
250 Kilometres
Charles de Gaulle Paris
Nearest Train
La Charité-sur-Loire
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Kilometres
A77
Nearest Beach
Loire River
Nearest Barpub
Serveral in town within a short walk
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Several in town within a short walk
Car: recommended

Wine tasting, visit châteaux nearby. We have four bicycles for rent for 10€ per day each including helmets.

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Availability & Rates

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La Charité-sur-Loire Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
May 31 2014 - Sep 26 2014
3 night minimum stay
€120
€500
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 27 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
€100
€425
 
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
€90
€350
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
€100
€425
 

Additional information about rental rates

A 25% deposit of the balance is required upon reservation. The remaining balance is due 6 weeks before your arrival date. If you cancel before 6 weeks your deposit is refunded.
We accept Visa and MasterCard on our secure website.
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Amenities

La Charité-sur-Loire Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Village ...
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Enclosed showers and towel heaters in both bathrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Bed (1) 160 cm x 200 cm, Twin or Single Beds (1) 90cm x 200 cm Two twin beds., Baby Crib (1) Available on a first come first served basis., Sleep Sofa (1) 140 cm x 185 cm
Entertainment:
  • Video Library ...
  • VCR
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • churches
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • museums
  • festivals
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • kayaking
Notes:
Centre of town, steps away from amenities such as wonderful bakeries, cafes, restaurants and boutiques. Free parking nearby. There is a telephone booth in the town square a 2 minute walk away.
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