240 YEAR OLD COTTAGE PROVIDING COMFORT AND PRIVACY IN A PERFECT HIDEAWAY.

Katerina Sempepou-Rogers

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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240 YEAR OLD COTTAGE PROVIDING COMFORT AND PRIVACY IN A PERFECT HIDEAWAY.

Saint-Hippolyte Cottage Rental Photos and Description

La Maison des Amis offers accommodation to 2-4 people.

The cottage.

La Maison des Amis accommodates 2 to 4 people in comfort and privacy, a perfect hideaway for a family or a couple. It dates back to 1785, 4 years before the French Revolution, and displays many traditional features such as oak beams, tiled floors and external walls constructed from regional limestone rendered in the local style inside. The cottage nestles in a tranquil corner of the Loire Valley in between a productive orchard and open countryside. Its southerly aspect offers guests unlimited views of the surrounding panorama and uninterrupted sunlight throughout the day. In late summer, 20 vines in the cottage’s enclosed garden offer, in conjunction with the orchard, an abundance of organic apples, grapes and pears. La Maison des Amis is, all in all, a perfect location from which to explore France.

Living room/sitting area: Living room.

Downstairs there is a large combined living room/dining room/kitchen area. The entire floor in this area is tiled with the original tiles which still retain their beautiful old terracotta colour despite being 240 years old. The kitchen section of the room has a fridge/freezer, a microwave oven, a hob and oven as well as a dishwasher. This charming room has three windows with garden views.

Sitting area.

The sitting area has an open wood-burning fireplace, complementing a large sofa with two comfortable arm chairs. There is also electric central heating although you only need it in the winter. There is a TV/DVD player and Hi-Fi system. Plenty of books to relax reading as well as games for all.

Dining area: Dining area

A dining table with four chairs sits in front of an old French dresser which houses all the cutlery, crockery and necessary utensils. Other essentials such as washing up liquid, soap, kitchen towels and table-cloths are provided as well.

Kitchen area

A confortable area where one can prepare food.All necessary electrical appliances such as an electric hob, an electric oven, microwave oven and a dishwasherare in place to make the visitors time as confortable as possible.

There are plenty of saucepans, oven trays and kitchen utensils.

Local area: The local restaurant, La Rénaissance, in Saint Hippolyte opens daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner and is famous for its foie gras. Booking a table at the weekend is essential. The boulangerie in the centre of the village has everything one needs, from fresh bread and croissants to vegetables and wine.

Nearby, excellent walking routes, equestrian schools, a golf course and fishing lakes provide scope for a range of activities. 9 km up-river is the medieval town of Loches, which hosts a bustling market around Le Café des Arts twice each week and hosts a literary festival in the summer. Major châteaux and vineyards can be found within a 40 km radius.

Markets.

Amboise: Sunday.

Ligueil: Monday.

Loches: Saturday and Wednesday.

Tours: Saturday and Wednesday.

Chinon: Flea market every third Sunday of the month

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for children

Katerina Sempepou-Rogers

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Speaks french, greek, english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 16 traveler reviews

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240 year old cottage providing comfort and privacy in a perfect hideaway.
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews
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240 year old cottage providing comfort and privacy in a perfect hideaway.
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Saint-Hippolyte Indre-et-Loire
5

Out window to the Loire

  • 5 of 5
From the moment we arrived we were welcomed by the most wonderful hosts. We shared wine, meals and a day with them visiting Angel sur l'Anglin and we developed a wonderful friendship.
The accommodation was clean, comfortable and well maintained. Like all of the places we stayed, the only suggestion for improvement would be ceiling fans for the hot evenings.
We would recommend this as a restful place to stay or a central location to base yourself for day trips.
It would be ideal for a family with lots of space for children to play. While there was ample space to share with a second couple, the bedding best suited a family.
We would not hesitate to stay there again. Katerina organised a meeting with a local in our profession. Her knowledge and advice on local tourist sights, where to eat and suggestions of activities were very appropriate.
We hope we can return their hospitality when they visit Australia in the future.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Judy and Rod for your review. We don't often have temperatures of 40 degrees in the Loire! I will however take your recommendation on board and make sure that we provide cooling fans for very hot days.
business
240 year old cottage providing comfort and privacy in a perfect hideaway.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p831131
+44 07899797549
Saint-Hippolyte Indre-et-Loire
5

Idealic Location Close To Tourist Attractions

  • 5 of 5
An ideal cottage located in a great village close to a fantastic restaurant and bakery. The views over the fields are to die for. Katerina was an essential host and gave advice on places to visit and things to do. Supermarkets are all close by. We could have done with our own wifi in the cottage but as soon as you stepped outside it worked fine.
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I am very happy you enjoyed your stay in the Loire. I am surprised to hear that you found difficult to connect to wifi as we never had this problem before or since. I have checked with visitors who stayed after you and the wifi worked well. Thank you also for recommending us to your friends.
business
240 year old cottage providing comfort and privacy in a perfect hideaway.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p831131
+44 07899797549
Saint-Hippolyte Indre-et-Loire
4

A delightful gite with excellent facilities

  • 4 of 5
Highly recommended and very French!. The cottage is in a wonderful peaceful location. Very well maintained and equipped, clean throughout. The gite is in an excellent location for visiting chateaux and towns including Loches and Tours.
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for reviewing our cottage. We are very happy that you enjoyed your staying at La Maison des Amis and you found the cottage and the surrounding area to your satisfaction. We hope you can return to our place and region one day.
With kind regards,
Katerina
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240 year old cottage providing comfort and privacy in a perfect hideaway.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p831131
+44 07899797549
Saint-Hippolyte Indre-et-Loire
5

Oasis of rest.

  • 5 of 5
We have spent a very good time in St Hippolyte in La Maison des Amis. We were in love for the cottage!. Such a nice cosy place! It was so calme and peaceful there. An oasis of rest! It is a place to return!
The house is very comfortable. We had all we need.
And the region of Val de Loire is very interesting.Beautiful area and there is also a lot to visit and to see.
Frits and Sylvia Krijnen ( The Netherlands)
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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240 year old cottage providing comfort and privacy in a perfect hideaway.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p831131
+44 07899797549
Saint-Hippolyte Indre-et-Loire
5

Peaceful cottage near Loire valley

  • 5 of 5
La Maison des Amis was perfect for our holiday.
The cottage is well equipped and is in a lovely setting, with a well-kept pretty garden looking out across fields and adjoining an orchard. Birdsong and buzzing bees were the soundtrack to our time there.

Nearby Loches was good for shopping - both in the supermarket and the market which, combined with a visit to the Donjon and Royal Palace, made a lovely day.

Further afield Chenonceaux is about 30 mins away and Chaumont - with its garden festival - just under an hour.

La Maison des Amis proved perfect for our holiday – we were able relax peacefully in the sun at the cottage, visit some of the ‘big names’ in the Loire and explore the interesting ‘hidden gem’ villages nearby. (Watching the Tour de France whizz through Villeloin Coulanges was just a 2013 bonus!!)

Thanks to Katerina for all her work making it perfect!
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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240 year old cottage providing comfort and privacy in a perfect hideaway.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p831131
+44 07899797549
Saint-Hippolyte Indre-et-Loire
5

Lovely tranquil stay in the Loire

  • 5 of 5
A lovely, authentic, traditional french cottage, set in the heart of the beautiful Loire countryside. Old tiled floors, fireplace and old oak beams - all very romantic! Very quiet and peaceful pretty garden, secluded with views over neighbouring fields - a real suntrap, good for the BBQ and long summer evenings.

A good location near Loches, close to many Chateaux and other pretty villages and also the rivers.

Thankyou Katerina, we had an excellent time and would stay again :)

Trevor & Karen
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
44 Kilometres
Tours
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Loches
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
A10, junction 18
Nearest Barpub
600 Metres
Saint Hippolyte
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Vernueil-sur-Indre
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
Saint Hippolyte
Car: recommended

La Maison des Amis cottage is one of four buildings that form 'Le Puits d'eau claire' farm, (the well of the clear water). It dates back to 1785, four years before the French Revolution. Renovated 20 years ago La maison des Amis retains most of its original features. It is a place where one can relax and enjoy the open countryside.

La Maison des Amis is 600 m from the centre of a very old village with a beautiful square, a restaurant, a boulangerie, a garage, a post office and two doctors clinics. The village rests along side the river Indre, a tributary to the Loire river further up.

9 km to the North one of the most picturesque towns in central France Loches, lies at the foot of the rocky eminence on which stands the chateau de Loches. The castle was one of the residences of the kings of France. The beautifully maintenained old cobbled stone street that takes you to the castle is flanked by many houses of the renaissance period.

Golf: A 9 hole golf course is nearby in Vernueil -sur- Indre. La Roche Posay has an 18 hole golf course with putting greens, and also boasts a casino, hippodrome and hydrotherapy spa.

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Availability & Rates

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Saint-Hippolyte Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High season
Jun 1 2014 - Aug 30 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£460
 
 
Low season
Aug 31 2014 - Nov 1 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
£440
 
 
Low season
Apr 4 2015 - Jun 5 2015
4 night minimum stay
£440
 
 
High season
Jun 6 2015 - Aug 29 2015
4 night minimum stay
£490
 
 
Low season
Aug 30 2015 - Oct 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
£440
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £150
Notes Please check the calendar for dates that are available, then use the booking form to request your desired schedule.

For longer periods please contact the owner for special rate.
•Rental is from Saturday to Saturday.
• Arrival around 16:00 and departure by 10:00.
• A 25% non-refundable deposit is required to secure a booking.
•The balance, including the security deposit, is to be paid eight w
25% of rent paid at the time of booking. The rest paid eight weeks before arrival. A cheque for damage deposit should be send with a sae to my address. It is returned with a week from departure.
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Amenities

Amenities

Saint-Hippolyte Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Heating
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower attachment
  • Next to the fireplace a door leads to the stylish bathroom which contains a good-sized bath alongside two individual hand-basins, a washing machine and plenty of bathroom shelving space. An iron and ironing board is provided too. A separate wc is adjacent to the bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1. Restored original stair-treads lead to a spacious upper floor with all original beams. The first bedroom has two single beds, each with a bedside table, in a large area entered from the stairs. It could be used as another living/studio space. A cot and bed-linen are also available. Bedroom 2. A door leads through to the double bedroom with a built-in wardrobe, a king size bed, a chest of drawers, two bedside tables and two armchairs. We provide winter and summer bedding plus extra pillows. Both bedrooms are fully carpeted and enjoy views of the countryside.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for children
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • forests
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • golf privileges optional
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting small game
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
Notes:
Garden. The well-tended cottage garden, including 20 vines, overlooks a field of walnut, apple and pear trees. It has an excellent south-facing aspect and enjoys the sun throughout the day. There is a large table with four chairs and an umbrella in the garden, as well as four sun loungers, a wooden bench and a BBQ. Ample parking is available in the orchard.
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