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Charming Cottage and Cave House in Medieval Village with Stunning Views

Kate Kilbourne

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Kate Kilbourne

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2015
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Charming Cottage and Cave House in Medieval Village with Stunning Views

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Troo Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Unique cave property with charming guest cottage offers 'wow!' panoramic views

Perched high up on the hillside with full southern exposure, the Cave Yuccas property offers stunning views over the village, river and valley. Discover local farmers markets, chateaux, and vineyards, and explore this ancient troglodyte village along the Loir river by foot or bicycle. Nearby 12th century frescoed churches and hillside castles speak of the rich history of this area, once controlled by Richard the Lionheart. History buffs as well as seekers of the authentic French village experience will enjoy strolling around upper Trôo where remains of the surrounding fortified walls are visible, dominated by an ancient feudal mound and a splendid roman collegiate church.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kate Kilbourne (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2015

About Kate Kilbourne

Having lived in France and studied French my whole life, it seemed to be my destiny to live, at least part time, in France. I spend part of the spring and fall in Trôo and the rest of the time in San Francisco, California.

Kate Kilbourne purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Kate Kilbourne chose Troo

I simply became enchanted by Trôo whilst on a romantic vacation with my boyfriend in 2000. It was a combination of the charm of the cave village, the sheer beauty of the views from the property, and the amazing local food and wine. It's been over ten years since, and the enchantment has not yet worn off!

What makes this cottage unique

I come every spring and autumn, and there is never a dull moment. Farmers markets, brocantes (village swap meets), chateaux to explore, wine to taste, really, I feel like the best that France has to offer is right here in the Vallée du Loir. But with my incredible views spanning over the valley, I am happy to just stay at home, reading in the hammock or sipping wine with friends on the terrace.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 41 traveler reviews

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Charming Cottage and Cave House in Medieval Village with Stunning Views
average rating of 4.902439 based on 41 reviews
Beligium
5

Absolutely Wonderful Visit at Cave Yuccas

  • 5 of 5

We just enjoyed an absolutely fabulous visit at Cave Yuccas. It is so peaceful and quiet there. It almost feels like you have stepped back to a simpler time. The view is amazing and hanging out in the hammock with a glass of wine is not to be missed. Everything was clean and in perfect working order. It is great for families (we have 2 children). Alain was available for anything and always with a smiling face. We toured several of the castles in the area. It was wonderful to come "home" to the peace and quiet of Cave Yuccas and enjoy dinner outside with the sunset. I would not hesitate to recommend staying here. In fact, we are planning to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location, clean as a pin and well equipped for cooking. Alain in the cafe was very friendly and helpful. A perfect 3 day stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Cozy, comfortable, unbeatable view.

  • 5 of 5

We've just love the house and the location. The view over the valley is amazing. Very comfortable house, well equipped (specially the kitchen) and beautiful garden.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
4

unique and lovely house.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed 14 days and nights in Cave yuccas.

It is an unique little cosy house on a beautiful spot with a wide vieuw, which we enjoyed with the sounds of frogs, crickets, and owls in the evening, the smell of lavender in our noses. I was very tired when I came, but went back much more relaxed and rested. The house has nice personal touches.

It is an curious area with all those cave houses.

The castles of the Loire are not close by, but we enjoyed going to Tours, Blois, Illiers-Combray ( Proust) and Chartres on the way back. There are nice hiking trails nearby.

Indeed; you have to have a good condition to bring you our stuff to and from the house. but then you can enjoy the rest afterwards. Also on hot days the bedroom is cool.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
4

A lovely homely cottage with spectacular views

  • 4 of 5

The cottage has spectacular views over the valley, and we had a wonderful time. Local markets, two chateaux at Le Lude and Courtanvaux were great to visit and very close. This area is off the tourist track, and all the better for it. We were lucky to meet the owner of the cottage a very warm and friendly lady. When time allows she stays there herself therefore the house has a personal cared for atmosphere. It was clean and well equipped.We were well informed about markets, shops, cafes and a local Art Exhibition. The garden was delightful with herbs for our use. The caretaker Alain was friendly and helpful and looked after us very well ..We were there for eight days and would be very happy to return. We'd thoroughly recommend it to others, as long as you can manage the distance to carry things from the car (at around 70 years each, it was no problem for us!)

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: One of the characteristics that make this a special place is that there are no roads in front of the cave houses, only winding footpaths and stairways carved into the hillside. The silence and verdant views, without a car in site, more than make up for the 5 minute walk up a lovely footpath to your car. Not advised for anyone who has trouble walking.
5

Charming location in beautiful Loire Valley

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful gite. The house is set in a beautiful garden and overlooks the Loir river from high atop a cliff filled with caves. It's a perfect place to get away. The house is very well finished and equipped and the furnishings are all great. We really enjoyed the outdoor dining area overlooking the valley. Definitely recommended.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, so glad you enjoyed the terrace featuring the new barbecue and hammock!

Map

Nearest Airport
48 Kilometres
Tours
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Le Cheval Blanc
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Vendome-Villiers TGV station
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Auberge du Chateau
Car: necessary

La Cave Yuccas is an exceptional vacation rental in the Loire Valley, France. Located in the troglodyte village of Trôo, the property features a unique cave house and heritage museum with a beautifully restored cottage above the cave. Perched high up on the hillside with full southern exposure, the Cave Yuccas property offers stunning views over the village, river and valley. The origins of the ancient town of Trôo are lost in antiquity, but traces of its importance as a medieval 'city' can be seen today in the heights of the village where remains are visible -- a surrounding fortified wall, dominated by a feudal mound and a splendid roman collegiate church. The hillside, covered with greenery, reaches a height of 129 meters and was carved from rock in various layers, in which caves were dug to form many picturesque habitations. Discover this extraordinary river valley of ancient churches, castles and caves, and relish the delights of the farmers markets, restaurants, and vineyards.

Other Activities: Discover local farmers markets, chateaux, and vineyards, and explore this ancient troglodyte village along the Loir river by foot or bicycle

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Rates & Availability

From €80 Per night

Troo Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
mid
Mar 1 2015 - Jun 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
€95
€600
 
 
high
Jun 15 2015 - Sep 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
€700
 
 
mid
Sep 15 2015 - Nov 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
€95
€600
 
 
low
Dec 1 2015 - Feb 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
€80
€500
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
€600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit €200.00
Notes A 200 € security deposit must be sent with the rental fee. It will be reimbursed within 15 days of your departure with a 50 € deduction for cleaning, in addition to the cost of any property loss or damage.

30% deposit of rental fee holds reservation and the balance is due one month before the arrival date. We accept payment in Euros via PayPal only.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Troo Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Cottage Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The cottage bathroom features a new elegant claw-foot tub with shower head, sink, toilet and washing machine. There is a clothes line on the terrace for drying clothes.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Cottage Bedroom - 1 queen , Bathroom attached
    Living room - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • The cottage bedroom is on the first floor with its own entrance, queen bed, bathroom with bath tub and washing machine, and wood stove. A spiral staircase connects it to the cave house below and the living room and kitchen above. The living room has double doors leading out to the terrace, a long sofa that converts to a queen bed and a smaller sofa that converts to a small bed, nice for 1-2 kids.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • spelunking
  • tennis
Notes:
One of the great things about this property is that it is built into the side of a hill, overlooking the river and valley, with no road in front of the house. As there is no car access to the Cave Yuccas, you must be fit enough to walk on foot paths and climb stairs with your luggage, groceries from the market, bottles of wine, etc. The property is terraced with internal and external stairs on three stories, so small children should be supervised.

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