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Le Hameau de Verriere, luxury Cottage rated 4 stars - The Hamlet 80 sq-m for 2

Mrs Nicole B. SMITS

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, french, italian
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Le Hameau de Verriere, luxury Cottage rated 4 stars - The Hamlet 80 sq-m for 2

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Thizay Cottage Rental Photos and Description

110 sq-m sleeps 4, 2 BR, 2BA private garden

In the heart of the Loire Valley, 10 minutes from the medieval city of Chinon this 18th. century hamlet, rated 4 Stars by the French Ministry of Tourism, is nestled in a peaceful valley. You'll like this place for its charming and relaxing atmosphere, perfect to discover the Natural Park Loire Anjou Touraine. This white stones and slates Hamlet will welcome you in the most beautiful part of France, 'la vallée de la Loire', worldwide famous for his magnificent castles, its good wines and refined cooking. You will appreciate a large covered terrace looking on to your private garden, perfect place for dining in front of woods and weat fiels. Those rural houses have been renovated with luxury to offer the most refined comfort.

Details for The Hamlet 80 sq-m for 2 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

In the main house (80 sq-m) you will find, on the first level, a covered terrace, a gourmet kitchen, a living- room with fireplace, and a separate utility room. Upstair a large AC kingsize bedroom, luxurious bathroom and separate toilet.
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mrs Nicole B. SMITS (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
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Guestbook comments from the owner

... we want to express our greetings for all you have made for us and for our nice stay at your 'Hamlet'. We think you have a small treasure in Touraine ! Raul Espilez - Valencia/Spain- July 2007 -

... Will remember this holidays lovely ... will remember the wine, strawberries, the' aubergine' of your 'potager', the marmalade, the splendid Nicole's tapenade, the Alan's right words about places to visit..Anna Ramon - Valencia / Spain- July 2007

Our stay here in your charmed home were a great pleasure for us. We like it very much. It is so wonderful decorated and well equipped.

Thanks again to meet you - Sybille and Frederic - Dresden Germany - August 2007

Thanks so much to provide such a beautiful house for us to stay in. We were both very tired but now feel much better and refreshed ! The girls had a great time also and enjoyed their time between the 2 houses ! The food you gave us was also delicious. Thank you very much - Fiona, Emily, Isabelle, Todmorden UK - August 2007.
Nov 2007
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Reviews

5
based on 32 traveler reviews

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The Hamlet 80 sq-m for 2
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews
5

Paradise in Thizay

  • 5 of 5

Have you ever looked for a place that was your idea of paradise ? Then we have found it here, from the moment we were greeted by our host's Alain & Nicole we knew we had found something special. After a 4 hour drive we were welcomed like long lost friends, the cottage exceeded our wishes with 2 bottles of chilled wine and crackers fruit and Nicole's tappenade waiting for us. The standard of the cottage was without doubt the best self catering accommodation we have had in 18 years of holidaying in France. The cleanliness was of the highest standard. The equipment within was like a home from home, the help throughout holiday from our host's was fantastic, even after having a slight accident Alain offered to take me to the hospital.

When I read the previous reviews i was ever so sceptical about what i read, I WAS WRONG.

We are looking at next years holiday and will be looking at a return.

Kind regards Kevin & Yvonne Lanark Scotland

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

The main cottage is a tasteful architecturally renovated historic cottage with all the details and comforts one needs to feel pampered. Peacefully away down a country lane, surrounded by a sunflower fields, in a quiet village that is only 10 minutes drive from lovely Chinon, the cottage has two lovely outdoor terraces both covered and open to enjoy the summer, as well as interior spaces with modern conveniences. Our hosts were gracious and generous, providing helpful suggestions, restaurant reservations, chilled Vouvray and treats awaiting our arrival, at the same time as being considerate of privacy. This is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the areas wonderful wine, cheese, chateaux and countryside.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

A perfect hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

The ‘Le Hammeau de verriere’ was a pleasant discovery amongst the many options for luxury self-catering accommodation in the Loire Valley. The website photographs are a good representation of the excellent standard of accommodation, without giving a hint of the accommodation’s breath-taking surroundings: the rural splendour of the Chinon region. The cottage offers perfect isolation, but within easy reach of the Chateaus, vineyards and modern amenities – supermarkets and artisan bakeries.

The accommodation is furnished to high specifications and is tastefully decorated. The gardens are beautifully maintained by the owners, Nicole and Alain, and make for a very relaxing backdrop whilst enjoying a late afternoon indulgence of cheese and wine. The welcome pack containing some of Alain and Nicole’s home produced delicacies is a thoughtful gesture that is best enjoyed at leisure. The professionalism, warmth and charm of Nicole and Alain, made our week’s stay both enjoyable and memorable.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Isle of palms,SC USA
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We were one of the lucky ones to have found this wonderful place to stay. It was just right for us. It not only is a wonderful cottage but the owners are wonderful!! They are both so helpful and care a great deal about their home and their guests. The cottage has everything one could ask for. We were greeted with sparking vovray and some homemade goodies by Nicole. Nicole and Alan are wonderful gardeners and WE enjoyed the fruits of their labor. Not only was the garden a beautiful place to take a stroll but we were also given fresh fruit from the garden to eat. The cottage is very comfortable with a decor that shows the personality of the owners. The bedroom is very spacious and the king size bed is very, very comfortable. The location is very close to a lot to see and do,all within a short area. We liked staying at this location because you feel very safe ( the owners are on site) and you do not have to deal with getting in and out of a big city to visit a nearby city or Chateaux. There is a Super U grocery store right up the street and the city of Chinon is only about 10 mins. away. It is also close to a great Hospital area. All in all, I can only think of one thing missing. That would be, that we could have stayed another week!! Merci Alan et Nicole and I hope a beintote, that we see you again. Cathy and Jerry

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Bret and Laura (US)

  • 5 of 5

The reviews for this extraordinary property are so glowing one might wonder if they are too good to be true...they aren't. We truly can't speak highly enough about our experience in this pristine and private, beautifully renovated cottage in the lush Loire Valley. We were able to experience the magic of France-the countyside, the history and the charm-from our own private retreat, a 19th century home meticulously renovated for the 21st century while still retaining the character of the original building (massive ceiling beams, 20 inch thick stone walls) and situated on a large and beautiful property teeming with flowers, fruit trees and vineyard.

Our hosts, Alain and Nicole were most welcoming and accommodating; just a joy to interact with. Besides a cottage equipped with everything you can imagine (and things we hadn't expected-luxurious robes, lavender sachets on our pillow, bedside chocolate, wine from their vineyard and YUMMY homemade treats made by Nicole straight from their garden) we experienced the much needed 'R&R' we came for-rest, relaxation, recuperation, reconnecting, renewal. .... ahhh...I wish we were still there. If we ever have the opportunity to return to France we'll have no need to look for a home base-we've already found it, our cottage at the end of the lane in Thizay. Alain and Nicole, merci beaucoup for a perfect vacation.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Wonderful stay in the Loire Valley

  • 5 of 5

Thank you to Alain and Nicole for providing such a wonderful home away from home in such a beautiful setting. Alain and Nicole were the friendliest and most accommodating owners we've ever encountered in our travels, allowing for privacy but also very helpful, warm and always there when you need them. They were a delight and we hope to go back so that we can find the time next time to sit on the patio and have a glass of wine together. We loved Nicole's homemade tapenade - the best I've had.

The home is as everyone describes, clean, well equipped, quiet, comfortable and with unique and interesting antiques and decor. They provide binders full of local information neatly categorized by subject - we used the Michelin map extensively, even though we had GPS on our rental car.

I was surprised at the size of the upper bedroom - it is very spacious, something I could not see from the pictures. The house windows look small from the outside, but there is plenty of light and with Alain's beautiful lighting plan you can have as much or as little light as you want in the evening. The patio and the deck are beautiful in the morning and in the evening - the setting is pastoral in a little valley surrounded by farms and forest. The drive to Chinon is only 10 minutes and a lovely drive. There is a larger grocery store on the way to Chinon which is convenient and very well stocked - everything you need.

I can't say enough good things about Alain and Nicole and their lovely home. It's a find and we truly hope to return. If you are thinking about which part of the Loire Valley to stay in, I highly recommend this area. We would have missed out on staying in such a relaxing and peaceful place if we had taken the advice of a well know travel writer and stayed in Amboise. It's nice, but doesn't compare with the beauty of Chinon and the surrounding areas.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Tours
Nearest Ferry
280 Kilometres
Caen
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Chinon
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Bourgueil-Chinon-A85
Nearest Beach
190 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The Vallée de la Loire is a UNESCO World Heritage and is well known for its many castles, churches and abbeys. The most famous is the one in Fontevraud where the kings Henri II Plantagenet and Richard 1st 'the Lion Heart' are buried. At a short distance, you will be able to visit several castles like Chinon, Azay le Rideau, Ussé, Langeais, Villandry, Saumur ... The Futuroscope of Poitiers is less than 1 hour by car. The wines of Chinon, Saumur, Bourgueil are one of the most famous wines of the Loire and wine tasting can be done and will be the highlight of you stay.

Other Activities: Visits of the cultural heritage: Castles of the Loire

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Rates & Availability

From €850 Per week

Thizay Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate 1
Apr 25 2015 - Oct 31 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes The weekly rate in the main house for 2 people is 850 €

Reservation: a 30% down-payment is required by wire transfer.
Upon arrival: the remaining balance is due.

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Amenities

Thizay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , separate toilet
  • The bathroom is loaded with electric towel rack and hair dryer
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
Notes:
Upon arrival you will have a welcome basket with sparkling wine of the Loire, homemade tapenade and preserve, fruits of the season, any basic grocery and cleaning products. During winter, we offer the wood for the fireplace.

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