Our extended family of 7, Grandparents, adults and kids, stayed for one very wonderful week at Chateau de La Valliere. It was everything we hoped for. The pool was heaven, the apartment had everything we needed. The host family are delightful and speak very good English. Grandpere even spent an evening with us explaining the history of the Chateau and his family. He then played his piano for us which we all enjoyed. I will recommend this rental to anyone who would like to have a good stay in France. It is easy to get to all the Loire Valley sites, the train station is walkable( if it isn't 95 degrees outside) and Paris is just a 1.5 hr train ride away. The town of Amboise can be walked to also. There is a very convenient boulangerie and butcher shop near by as well as a large grocery store you can drive to. If we had rented bicycles, we would have gotten to all of them easily. The apartment is the end of the Chateau, with your own outside area and the pool is large and clean. There are lots of loungers and chairs and for us, lots of pool toys. The inside of the apartment is very well done and very comfortable. The beds are good, the bathrooms large and well set up. It was very hot while we were there but we were able to keep the apartment cool enough during the day so we could all sleep at night. A couple of fans might have been nice, but we did fine. While the owners, Alexia and Jean-Sebastien, are on site, we never saw them except for when they watered the plants, etc. They let us know if we needed them to just come and knock on their door. We were always comfortable with them. Check in and out was easy and very well done.
This was our favorite place we stayed at while in France. We hope to return someday.
The Rust Family, Port Ludlow, WA