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Frederique Archambault

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french

Beautiful cottage with pool , LOIRE VALLEY close to ORLEANS .1 hour from Paris .

42 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Loiret Cottage Rental Photos and Description

- 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms sleep 6 adults ( + 1 cot )

Loire Valley : only 1hour from Paris, the land of great Chateaux, the 'garden ' of France, and the country of sweet French way of life ...

This property is different it's your chance to experience France at its best! This is a spectacular house set in grounds so beautiful they have been used over the years as a film set (the 2 houses and gardens). This is 'real' France with a chance to live in peaceful tranquil surroundings created with loving care by generations of the owner's family (8). In a 17th century property, the cottage 'Le Pot Vert,' which used to be the vineyard's house, is located in a residential peaceful wooden area in a 10,000 sqm ground with a wood, large yarns, old century trees, pool, kitchen garden, with its separate entrance and parking, from Le Cormier, the main house where live the owners Remi and Frederique.

Pool and Gardens are Shared with the Owners .

SUCH A CONTRAST to the usual places that are just furnished for letting ...

The beautiful gardens and the pool (heated if necessary) close to the cottage is enclosed with a fence . The cottage is rented with self-catering breakfasts: homemade jams, coffee, tea, milk, juices and fresh bread and croissants for the 1st day with a first meal in the fridge, a well stocked pantry, and many, many special other attentions & unique extras (as drinks, wines, flowers, candles, books and guides in English, homemade drawing stationery, stamps, CD, DVD)

Our website : ASK US FOR OUR OWN WEBSITE .

Most of the villages in the area have markets, and you are never far away from excellent and fancy restaurants .

There are 8 golf courses in and around Orleans , riding stables 5 kms away , canoeing or kayaking on the Loire and boat trips on the Canals ( Orleans and Briare ) Some marvellous walks and rides along the 2 paths by the River Loire ( Unesco World Heritage ) You can also take a gentle balloon flight and see the countryside and chateaux hidden among the forests from the air. Loire Valley wine road , by Cheverny, Chinon, Saumur, Sancerre etc...and Vouvray ( which produce the best sparkling wine outside Champagne )

NEW in JUNE 2012 : Opening of the TRAMWAY LINE easy going to ORLEANS City in 15 minutes .

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Frederique Archambault (Property Manager)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french

Reviews

4.8
based on 42 traveler reviews

Beautiful cottage with pool , LOIRE VALLEY close to ORLEANS .1 hour from Paris .
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 42 reviews
Fort Lauderdale Florida
5

A memorable month in the country

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Le Pot Vert one memorable month, sharing it with three sets of friends at different times. (plenty of room for two couples). Athena, who wrote the recent review here, was one of our housemates. The cottage is lovely, very comfortable and clean -- and blissfully quiet (so nice to hear only birdsong in the morning!). We loved taking the cheap and easy tram into Orleans (a beautiful city) as well as our many day-trips to chateaux and to the wine-making town of Sancerre. Only an hour by train from Paris, we also were able to easily sneak into the capital, but to be honest, it was the cottage that maintained its greatest pull on us all. Returning to it each day was a balm for the soul and we ended up eating most of our evening meals at home after shopping in town (with desserts and fresh bread from one of the best boulangeries in France). Our two dogs had a ball romping in the grounds and one of our favorite things to do was to wander back into the property's woods, aperos in hand, during l'heure bleue each evening. Frederique and Remy were gracious hosts, helping us as needed but always giving us complete privacy. We have rented many properties in France and elsewhere and this was by far the most charming. The best compliment I can give is to say I wish we could have stayed longer and that we want to come back.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kristy and Dan , for your lovely review . Bess is missing you, Bailay and Phoebe …We really do hope to seeing you back some day in Le Pot Vert , because as we use to say "Un ami américain est un ami pour la vie " Love, Frédérique, Rémi and Simon .
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5

The most warm, welcoming and lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage and grounds were a dream come true. Frederique is a warm and vivacious host and Remy's low keyed charm makes you feel right at home. The animals are a particular delight especially Bess one of the sweetest dogs in the world. The cottage is well stocked with everything you will need and they have paid attention to every detail down to the fresh eggs from their chickens roaming the grounds. We enjoyed going to different towns every day especially Orleans for lunch and sightseeing and returning to the lovely cottage to have a fire and cook a nice dinner in the warm, inviting kitchen. It was a perfect French country setting and close to many wonderful attractions -- my favorite Chateau Chambord which was recommended by Frederique and Paris is close by either train or car. Looking forward to going back soon for another beautiful vacation!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Athena , it was a great pleasure to meet you and Cameron . Hoping to seeing you back some day in Le Pot Vert … Take care, Frédérique , Rémi et Simon
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5

Everything you could need - and more!!

  • 5 of 5

We ended a busy, fun-filled trip to France with a one-week stay at Frederique & Remy's beautiful cottage. At this point in the trip we were looking forward to some R&R and this property certainly did not disappoint! The kids loved the tree house, pool area and HUGE yard - not to mention the friendly pets (and chickens!!). This cottage was equipped with absolutely everything you could possibly need to make your stay comfortable - and was perfectly clean. The cottage had so much character too - a truly authentic experience! We did a lot of our own cooking, but when we wanted restaurant recommendations nearby, Frederique was very helpful in recommending (and booking) a fabulous dinner for our last evening. We did a few day trips from this location and found you could reach all the big chateaus (and even Versailles) within 1-1.5 hours and it was easy to get around (with a car). We had high expectations of our stay here and it even surpassed them! We would love to go back and would certainly stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review , we would love to welcome you back again some day ! Bess and Valentine are missing the kids . Warmest regards, Rémi and Frédérique .
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5

Le Pot Vert - outstanding comfort and style!

  • 5 of 5

Spacious and convenient accommodation with elegant decoration and style. A delightful garden outlook. Well supplied with everything you need and more. Kitchen especially well-stocked - crockery, utensils and food! Spotless and well-maintained. Comfortable bed and high quality linen. We loved our stay and didn't want to leave after a month. Looking forward to meeting the owner again (and friendly cat, dog and hens!) the next time we stay. Karin and Philip.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Karin and Philip, for your nice review . I thought of you, when Remi and I went to a conference in June at Orléans Beaux Arts Museum upon Maurice Genevoix, with its grand son : really interesting ! I have a booklet for you . Hoping to seeing you back some day in le Pot Vert . Take care, Frédérique .
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5

A true luxury property

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property with lovely hosts. Large rooms that had been prepared beautifully of our arrival. Well located near shops and other amenities, whilst in a rural setting with huge grounds. Plenty of lovely walks along the Loire nearby, and easy access to Orleans. We had a fantastic time and would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ben, for your lovely review . Hoping to seeing you back some day in le Pot Vert with your adorable baby Olivia . Take Care . Frédérique .
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West Vancouver BC
5

Charming , truly ..both the cottage and the owners

  • 5 of 5

As pretty and charming as the photo. Frederique went beyond just being helpful . The kitchen was fully stock, wine ,eggs ,cheese ,baguette , fresh produce etc. We love to cook and having her stocked kitchen, sure helped to inhance our meals.

Beautiful grounds ,from Remi's Topiary garden ,to Simons well keep hedges and pool.Lots of room , there was just the two of us ,a fireplace ready to be lit, lots of books and reference material of the area and a garage to park the car in ,all made for a fantastic stay. Thank you for a wonderful stay and letting us experience a little part of your amazing country. Chris and Elaine

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Elaine and Chris , Thank you so much for your lovely review . Hoping to seeing you back some day in Le Pot Vert or... in Vancouver ? With our best thoughts, Frédérique, Rémi et Simon .
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Map

Nearest Airport
175 Kilometres
ROISSY CDG
Nearest Ferry
270 Miles
Calais
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Orleans
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Orleans North
Car: necessary

The name of Orleans is inseparably linked with that of Joan of Arc and there is evidence of her everywhere: in satues, her life history depicted in the cathedral's stained glass windows, the house where she stayed in 1429. The city, on the beautiful and wild River Loire, is also the centre of its own wine producing area and the town has more than enough to keep a visitor happy, in particular the old part, which has many fine buildings. Some of the greatest chateaux of the Loire are within reasonable driving distance and the cottage is ideally placed for a day in Paris or Versailles. Fontainebleau on the outskirts of Paris is only 85 kms. Chartres magnificent cathedral is 70 kms.

Other Activities: Many historic places to visit : the great Loire chateaux, etc

Golf: 8 golf courses in the area.

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Rates & Availability

Saint-Jean-de-Braye Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Season
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,032
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,043
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $549
Cleaning $88

950 -1850 Euros/weekly.
950 Euros weekly from October 1st to April 30
1250 Euros, weekly in May, June , September .Mid season .
1100 Euros weekly or 1900 € fortnight XMAS HOLIDAYS , with Xmas tree, Xmas ambiance and very special treats .
1850 Euros weekly in JULY and AUGUST .Peak season

DURING the SEASON : from May 1st to September 30 :
For 2 people occupancy : - 10 % on these

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Loiret Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Mezzanine - 2 twin/ single , for children
  • 1 room with one double bed, 1 room with 2 single bed, 1 baby crib, 1 mezzanine bedroom with 2 single beds( more suitable for children , no privacy )
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting
  • swimming
Notes:
1 double bed : King Size , 2 twins can match in 1 double bed ,Queen Size, 2 twins beds on mezzanine bedroom .Cot on request . Wi Fi Internet Connection . Historical Places. Nespresso Coffee machine . A lot of FREE EXTRAS every week to our Guests : well stocked kitchen cupboard , a first dinner in the fridge, everything for your first breakfast ( with fresh croissants and baguette, home made jams etc...) Wines, alcools, soft drinks and so much more that you won't never find in any other place !

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