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The Blue Bee - *** house - 4/6 people - Azay-le-Rideau

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Detached house with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in a charming hamlet.

Located in the Regional Natural Park Loire-Anjou, between Tours and Chinon, 5 km from Azay-le-Rideau and 12 km of Langeais, between the forest of Chinon and the Indre valley, our house is a rural house independent of 80 m2 on closed ground. Passionate about nature or cultural outings, its location will delight you.



Country house ground floor and floor

Central heating

wireless Internet


Living room / Kitchen (new or recent appliances):

- traditional oven

- induction cooking plate

- microwave oven

- fridge Freezer

- dishwasher

- wood stove (wood available)

Living room :

- TV - DVD / Blu-ray

- sofa bed type BZ 160 (mattress bedding daily)

Shower room DRC:

- Italian shower

- washbasin

- wall-mounted hair dryer

- WC corner

- washing machine

Bedroom :

- 1 bed 180 x 200 label "Beautiful bedding"

Mezzanine bedroom:

- 2 beds of 90 x 200 label "Beautiful bedding"

Shower room floor

- shower cabin

- washbasin

WC floor

Baby equipment:

- reclining baby chair recliner

- cot with mattress (mattress and fitted sheet provided)

- bathtub

Bed linen, towels provided (beds made on arrival).



- garden furniture

- barbecue

Large enclosed relaxation area

- Ping pong table

Three Star Rating (May 2016)

More Details

Didier et Patricia
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018


Cheillé Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • - toilet , shower
    - shower
    - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 2 twin/ single
    - 1 king , 1 baby crib
  • The beds are made on arrival vacationers.
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • caves
  • forests
  • museums
  • ruins
  • winery tours


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(28 traveler reviews)

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The Blue Bee - *** house - 4/6 people - Azay-le-Rideau
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

Absolutely perfect property in every way.

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful property in lovely countryside. The gite was very comfortable with everything you could possibly need for a stay. The beds were comfortable and the bathrooms clean with great showers. It was lovely to be able to sit out in the garden for supper or a drink and watch the chickens. I would highly recommend the Blue Bee as a place to stay. In addition Patricia and Didier were absolutely charming and very welcoming. The bottle of wine and jar of home made jam were very welcome. Thank you a lovely break.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kevin is a charming person, who shares very naturally his amazing experience and expertise in tasting wines. Kevin is a great teacher, but not only. He is a very friendly person. With Kevin, Amanda and Stephanie, we haved lived great moments. Thank you very much Kevin, you'll be welcome when you'll come back eitherwhere in France.
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The property is modern, spacious beautifully kept. It is very well appointed. Great accommodation.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed the last week in August 2018. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We were given a very warm welcome by Didier and Patricia. They were very determined to make us feel very welcome. The property is in a small rural community and is perfect for a French rural holiday. Everything we needed was on site. There is a nice garden for enjoying the outdoor life. It has good car parking space too. We were pleasantly surprised to find that the property is in reality, more impressive than is suggested by the photographs on the website. A five minute drive gets you to the local village and a little further brings you to good shopping in Carrefour and Lidl. Equally important to our enjoyment were our hosts Didier and Patricia. They did everything they could to make our stay a memorable one. They were on hand whenever we needed them. On our last night we got together for a soiree. It was a great night and was the perfect end to a perfect week. Overall it was a great place to stay and we had a thoroughly enjoyable holiday. Brian.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Jewel In the Countryside

  • 5 of 5

We chose this attractive house in a rural location because it looked peaceful and pleasant. It was! The house has lovely grounds around it, and a quiet private patio in back. Just the right setting to unwind. Its location was ideal for exploring chateaux in the area, or going to Farmer's Markets, Troglodyte sites, or wine tasting. The house has everything we needed and is nicely furnished. It has modern bathrooms and up to date appliances. But, what we will remember most is that the owners who live next door are wonderful! They have helpful suggestions and are very nice to get acquainted with. We found a bottle of good local wine upon our arrival, and Patricia's

home made jam. We hope to be able to return to this cozy home we shared with two good friends!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen and Steve, Margaret and Ken, When you leaved Blue Bee - in perfect conditions - we knew that, four lovely persons, four jewels had gone back to the United States. It has been so easy to welcome you, and, reading your comment we know that,now,on the other side of the ocean we earned four friends. You consolidate us in our desire to meet other people of different origins. Thank you ! We hope to see you again,here, in France, in Oregon or Washington state. And congratulations to all four of your prowess in the language of Molière! Avec nos amitiés, Didier et Patricia
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A fabulous experience. A lovely property with equally lovely hosts..

  • 5 of 5

We had nothing short of a remarkable stay at The Blue Bee. The property was quaint and peaceful, and the hosts Patricia and Didier were absolutely lovely. The cottage was beautifully decorated and meticulously appointed. Every time we went looking for something we found it easily and it was in impeccable condition. Patricia and Didier have obviously put a tremendous amount of thought and care into this property and it really shows. My only reluctance in strongly encouraging anyone visiting the Loire Valley to stay here is that it may not be available when we book it next year; which we are definitely going to do.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: George, Cathy and David, You have been charming holidaymakers and we have been a little frustrated not to know each other better. You are really nice hosts. You left us the cottage in perfect condition.We thank you very much. It's a great prospect to know we'll see you again next year. Didier and Patricia
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Country charm, peaceful elegance

  • 5 of 5

Four American friends, one couple from California and one from Alaska, traveling together to the Loire chose this charming place by the photos and reviews. Neither does this lovely home justice. Didier and Patricia are so kind and hospitible we immediately felt welcomed as if we were old friends. The house was immaculate and fully equipped. When we arrived, we had had car trouble, and Didier was so helpful in translating our phone calls to the rental company. We could not have done it without him! Patricia showed us around her lovely gardens. We enjoyed our coffee in the morning on the patio, to the sound of birdsongs. If you are looking for a really first class experience enjoying the Chateaux of the area, this is the place to stay. Merci beaucoup Didier and Patricia. We hope you come to visit us in California and Alaska!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Joan, Your stay was brief, however, we sympathized immediately! With Will, Jim and Stephany, you form a team of irresistible friends! We hope that you managed to obtain a new vehicle to continue comfortably your trip in France. Thank you for the care which you brought to the holiday cottage ; we are very happy that it satisfied yourselves. If we go to California or Alaska, that is for sure, we shall try to contact you. Didier and Patricia
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This is a very well appointed and cared for property

  • 5 of 5

Everything in the property is new and clean and of good qualitywith a definate ecological bias

It is beautifully positioned in a quiet hamlet in an lovely rural area close to the river Loire and chateaux which we enjoyed greatly

The owners who live next door could not do enough for us

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's so easy to welcome persons as friendly as Simon and Oksana! We lived a very pleasant moment with you and we'll keep a very good memory of you. Thank you very much for the care brought to our holiday cottage and to have left it so clean. Nous espérons vous revoir bientôt.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $350.14
Stay tax $1.05 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Le tarif inclut le chauffage et l'électricité. Les lits sont faits à l'arrivée des hôtes.
Le propriétaire se réserve le droit de demander une contribution de 50€ pour le ménage, s'il le juge utile.
En été le gîte est loué en semaines complètes, du samedi 17H au samedi suivant 10H.

Rappel : les animaux ne sont pas acceptés

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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