Beaufort-en-Vallee Cottage Rental Photos and Description
enjoy complete privacy on the estate of a private chateau-pool is all yours
A traditional country cottage built in the 1700s by the Marquis d'Andigné for his closest confidante, having been part of the estate of the adjoining château until a few years ago. Our cottage is built of beautiful tuffeau stone, and is one of the very few such properties for rent in the Loire. The cottage is on two acres with original outbuildings including a stone barn and charming pigeonnier, which was used to send messages by carrier pigeon to and from the château. The adjoining château on 800ha is still the home of the Marquise today.
Secluded driveway opening to private 2 acre parkland setting with the magnificent château as backdrop. There are no other properties adjoining - the entire property and pool are exclusively yours! Recently restored to pristine condition. Sympathetic decor in muted colours and natural tones highlight the exposed stonework and natural features, adding to the sense of tranquility.
Upstairs: 4 large bedrooms sleeping 8 ,plus 2 may sleep on a futon downstairs and a child's travel cot, a full bathroom (WC, bath, shower). Downstairs: Fully fitted kitchen, bathroom (WC, shower), two large receptions and large utility room (cuisine d'été). Reception rooms each have their own fireplace - main reception includes traditional bread oven. Outbuildings include large barn and traditional stone 'pigeonnier'. Formal lavender garden and ancient well on the property, fed by an underground stream, next to beautiful mature walnut tree ('noyer'). Southwest sunny aspect. Large private pool: 11m by 5m, or 36' by 17' .
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
Our stay in the Loire Valley was truly memorable. The house was everything we had hoped for, rural, comfortable, well-stocked with all mod cons and everything one could need for a stress free holiday. We particularly liked the large dining room with its fireplace, in which we enjoyed 4 family meals. We thoroughly enjoyed the pool, and the garden is tranquil so I enjoyed my time sitting there, listening to insects, hearing the hum of a distant tractor, reading books, while the real world grinded on elsewhere.
The area is ideal for walking, cycling & jogging. The roads, though narrow are quiet and peaceful; I didn't meet a car when I was out for an hour or more. I walked or jogged to Brion on several occasions to buy bread, had coffee in the local bar.
The local supermarket, 5 mins by car, had everything you could need. Beaufort en Vallee has a nice market, a good bread shop and a quaint square. We also had lunch "Le Bonne Humeur" on three occasions. The food was fresh, the premises clean and the service good humoured and efficient. Prices were excellent for the menu du jour.
Our stay in the Loire valley was wonderful. We would recommend the area and the house to our family and friends and we hope to return in the future.