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If you want to relax, enjoy great food, wine, and step back into history then this area of France is just for you. Maison Des Reves is a 19th Century house with spacious orchard garden is located in the peaceful village of Varennes Sur Fouzon.
There is ample off road parking. Once the gates are closed it is an entirely safe and secure site for children and pets.
The ‘house of dreams’ is set in a secluded orchard garden. A variety of luscious fruit trees and flower beds create a perfect canvas as you relax and enjoy sweet unpolluted air that carries the fragrance of the garden’s many rose bushes during long summer days, The warm endless evenings can be spent sampling the local wines on the patio, and as the sun falls you can watch the bats darting across the star filled night skies as you accompany your wine with a smooth cheese produced just a few miles from the house.
Come to Maison des Reves and be a part of the dream
The beautiful house centres round a large kitchen. This was the traditional meeting room of the family and is an ideal opportunity to try out your French culinary arts and enjoy typically French social meal times. It has recently been fitted with light oak cupboards and work surfaces. Your meals can be served on an antique rosewood and mahogany circular table with six carved chairs.
As you enter through the front door from the orchard garden the long central hallway gives access to all the rooms. The large lounge with period leather chairs, sofa, recliner and double bed settee has a beautiful marble fireplace and hearth and is a very comfortable room to relax in. Or you can watch a video or DVD.
Opposite this room is the double bedroom which has an antique mahogany wardrobe and a chest of drawers. Further along the hallway down two steps brings you to the smaller bedroom on the left. This has bunk beds and a single bed. It also has an oak floor and a full picture window.
The recently modernised bathroom offers a full size bath, a walk in shower cubicle, wash- basin, toilet and washing machine.
When you take a stroll in the orchard garden you can either enjoy the smell of blossom or help yourself to the peaches, plums, apples or pears, depending on the season. The delightful garden is completely enclosed.
We fell in love with Maison des Reves during a summer holiday in 2002 even though it was in a very sad state. We then spent the next 10 years slowly renovating it back to its original condition but there will always be more we can do. We also renovated the small cottage in the same grounds. Having taken early retirement the cottage is our home while the main house is for friends family and of course guests who want to enjoy staying here
Steve Garry purchased this house in 2002
Maison des Reves is ideal break for anyone who wants to get away from the stress of working life and really relax. Life goes at a very slow pace and you will enjoy peaceful days eating fresh food and drinking excellent local wines and visting the historic Chateaux villages and towns scattered along the Loire
The house is on one level (all but a small step in the hallway) so is ideal for anyone who has trouble climbing stairs.
The house is well situated for days out to the famous Chateaux Chambord Chenenseau and Valencay is only 10 minutes drive.
You will also be in excellent wine country were you can visit the vieyards taste and buy red white and sparkling wines at very good prices.
There are many excellent restaurants that serve traditional French cuisine made from fresh local produce.
The village of Varennes also has a rail station for the local Hertitage railway the only narrow gauge railway left in France. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemin_de_Fer_du_Blanc-Argent
We had a lovely relaxing week of good food weather and peace and quiet in the beautiful area of the Loire. the house was very clean and comfortable and easy to drive to all the local attractions markets and chateaux
Maison de rêves is an ideal place to stay if you're looking for a peaceful holiday, not too far from interesting touristic places in the Loire Valley (medieval towns, châteaus, nice markets, vineyards,...).
The house is very comfortable, the rooms are spacious and cosy. We loved the garden with fruittrees and roses, all very romantic. It was also an ideal playground for our litlle boy, who enjoyed looking for plums and smelling the flowers.
We had a wonderful stay also thanks to the owner Elaine, who provided excellent customer service! She was available if we wanted information about the region, winetastings, ... but she also let us enjoy our family-time in peace. And ofcourse we won't forget the marvellous vegetarian dinners she made for us.
We already recommended this place to our friends.
We found our stay at the cottage really enjoyable,the facilities were exactley what we hoped for,very clean and every one of our wishes granted. our only concern was the smell coming from the bathroom it was quite strong at times, but I believe that is going to be rectified.
Our host Elaine could not do enough for us helping us with all our enquiries, even sending us to places we had never thought to visit. The village is a really lovely place and there are very good road trips to all the surrounding country side. Again I cannot say enough about our host Elaine a more friendly person you good ever hope to meet
We had a wonderful week at Maison-des-Reves. The house was spacious, clean and perfect for relaxing in the garden over dinner. The host was great. We also found the location very good for a variety of activities around the Loire valley. We would highly recommend a stay.
Our family spent a truly lovely one month at this home. This was our second visit and we hope to be back again one day. The house was very comfortable with all amenities provided, WIFI access too! A fully stocked kitchen made cooking very enjoyable. The garden was so enjoyable to relax in after days spent touring. The location was very central to all of the sights we wanted to see. Our hosts, Elaine and Gary were so accomodating and enjoyable - we now consider them family friends! We have travelled and stayed in many vacation rentals and this is indeed a favorite for us!
From the gates you can easily stroll to the local bar/restaurant, the Post Office, butchers'
There are many quiet footpaths for strolling along, taking in the clean unpolluted air.
A five minute drive will bring you to the busy little town Chabris which has a large supermarket and fuel station. It also has a variety of shops including restaurants, hair dressers, newsagents and a bank. If you want to cool off in the water there is a swimming pool and a riverside beach here and canoes can be hired for river trips.
For the more energetic there are tennis courts and equestrian activities. An excellent typical French market town is Selles sur Cher which is easily reached by a pleasant car journey of about 15 minutes. Market day is Thursday. There are a couple of pavement bars where you can take a drink, rest for a while and absorb the atmosphere, as well as restaurants and a variety of shops, a small chateau and an impressive church.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Changeover day Saturday in main season. Please contact owners for out of season possibilities.
Please vacate property by 10.00 am and arrive after 3.00pm.
Heating, electricity and water are included during the Summer months. Pillows, duvets, cot and high chair are provided. Potty, toilet trainer, safety bath 'ring', baby bath.
All accomodation is on ground floor level with just 2 steps
Details of direct bank transfer payment will be e mailed on receipt of confirmatiuon
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (GBP) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.