Valérie BRETON/Bruno VINCENT
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100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
A perfect gem in the heart of Loire Valley!
Our family of 4 (including two teens) absolutely loved staying in Valerie and Bruno’s lovely country home. The setting and location were perfect for us, as we could easily drive into Cher for the bakery, or over to Amboise for meals, shopping, groceries. We toured the castles and quaint towns all day every day and came home to relax with a glass of wine outside and ate dinner under the grape arbor. Everything in this newly renovated farmhouse is absolutely pristine and immaculately clean (something I appreciate as a neat freak myself) and Valerie and Bruno have thought of every single detail to make their guests comfortable! They were also very accessible as they live very nearby and responded to questions immediately. Highlights: Chenonceau, Chambord, the Sunday market in Amboise, date night dinner at the fabulous (yet oddly inexpensive) Michelin Star restaurant La Boulaye (they accommodated me as a vegetarian and gave me the best meal I’ve enjoyed in years). We could have happily stayed a whole week here. Thank you Valerie and Bruno for your kindness and hospitality!
A Modern But character-filled House!
We enjoyed our stay very much. Wonderful beds & linen! Our host and hostess were so very gracious to us even as we managed to get ourselves lost several times! They gave us great advice on places to see, where to eat, etc. We are rooting for them as they renovate their new home! Bonne Chance!!
Elaine & Martin/ Irene & Joan
Loire for four
Our party comprised one 60+ couple who are familiar with France accompanying another 60+ couple on their first visit. Valerie's and Bruno's cottage at Azay sur Cher was the perfect base for a week in the Loire under perfect skies. Our hosts were also most welcoming, so much so that even the car seemed to know it was somewhere special😉.
The cottage is all on one level and beautifully appointed. Entering through a very modern kitchen opening onto a spacious dining room & lounge there are two very comfortable bedrooms, each with its own shower/bathing & toilet facilities. An outside terrace has a table for six under a wicker-type sun screen at which we ate all our meals. Two supermarkets are less than 5 minutes drive away and the village of Azay has two boulanger/patisserie, the one of which we frequented was excellent.
As a base from which to explore les Chateaux de la Loire, it could not be bettered. Chenonceau is virtually on the doorstep. Azay les Rideau and Vallencay about half an hour's drive away and Chambord at twice the distance was no hassle.
All in all we had a very happy week touring, and probably eating and drinking too much. 5-star plus is our rating.
An Awesome Vacation Spot
We have just returned from a 15 day stay at The Clos des Buis and it couldn't have gone any better. We were warmly greeted by Bruno and Valérie upon our arrival. Their kindness, warmth, and responsiveness to any need were a big part of what made our trip so enjoyable. The gÎte is conveniently located near many of the chateaux including Chenonceau and Villandry and a 20 minute drive to beautiful Amboise and Tours. Only three kilometers from the Cher River and Azay-sur-Cher, where we could drop in at the local patisserie or take long walks along the banks of the Cher River on a path dedicated to cyclists and pedestrians were highlights. The region offers so many fun opportunities to learn about history, canoe the rivers, or bike along their many bike paths. The region is beautiful, dotted with quaint villages, fields, and forests.
The recently and tastefully remodeled farmhouse was very comfortable. The kitchen is equipped with anything that you might need to prepare a meal. One of the important issues for us when visiting France is always the size of the bed since my husband is 6'5". The master bedroom has a king sized bed and an excellent mattress. Each bedroom has shutters that close and the master bedroom also has blackout curtains.
We slept better here than we sleep in our own home.
I highly recommend a stay at this location. Valérie and Bruno are lovely people who are very good at making their guests feel welcome. Bruno and Valérie, thanks for a lovely stay.
Patricia and Greg
Thank you so much Patrica and Greg, it was a real pleasure to meet you also, and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay.
We live in a very nice region and it means a lot for us to share its assets with our guests.
It will be a pleasure to see you a next time...
Valérie and Bruno
Excellent séjour !
Nous avons passé un très bon séjour dans ce gîte parfaitement aménagé et rénové avec goût. Le logement est très bien équipé et très propre. Un grand merci à Valerie et Bruno pour leur accueil et leur disponibilité. Nous reviendrons avec plaisir lors d'un prochain séjour en Tourraine.
gite tres agreable
tres propre tres fonctionnel bien placé pour visiter la région