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Gamekeeper's cottage overlooking Indrois river, in delightful grounds

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Pretty cottage set in the grounds of one of Montrésor's finest houses.

Pretty cottage set in the grounds of one of Montrésor's finest houses. Overlooking the Indrois river. The cottage has 1 double bedroom, and a double bed on a mezzanine floor overlooking the living room, fully fitted kitchen, and dining area, shower room and 2 toilets. The house is set in extensive grounds with several caves to explore and a fire pit which you are welcome to use, whilst watching the sun set over the magical chateau.

The medieval village of Montrésor is one of the most beautiful villages in France. Views from the cottage to the chateau are stunning. The village has all the essential amenities, bakery, cafe, supermarket, pharmacy, bank, tabac and tourist office.

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Sarah & Jean-Michel
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 4, 2017

About Sarah & Jean-Michel

We are a French/ British family living in London. We fell in love with the village of Montrésor when we lived in Paris and visited on holiday. We have owned property in the village ever since and come back as often as we can.

Sarah & Jean-Michel purchased this cottage in 2014

What makes this cottage unique

The Gamekeeper's cottage is wonderfully secluded, by the banks of the river and set in lovely grounds. Only a few minutes' walk from the heart of the village, you will have the perfect view of medieval village of Montrésor and feel as though you have stepped back in time.


Montrésor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Mezzanine floor above the living room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Gamekeeper's cottage overlooking Indrois river, in delightful grounds
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews

Sublime location, great support when a few issues eventuated

  • 4 of 5

Both Sarah and her partner were overseas during our stay. The location is magical as is the village. We experienced a few issues at the cottage which were resolved quickly despite the owners being away, as their housekeeper lives locally. Sitting in the wonderful garden after a long day sipping bubbly was a highlight as was eating at the very rustic restaurant in the next village, Chemille. We're from Sydney Australia and a very long way from home, however we'd love to come back again. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I chose the town of Montresor because of some websites that rated it as amazing. We found the Gamekeeper's cottage and decided it looked perfect. As soon as we booked it, the owners contacted us with kind greetings and useful information. We vacationed over Christmas and the owners went out of their way to make our stay very special. The house is located in a perfect setting. From the living room window is a view of the town and castle. The river, with a walking trail, is across the street. I am a photographer and was not disappointed with the endless subject matter in this quaint town. There are many beautiful chateaus and towns nearby to visit and all within about a 30 minutes drive. The house had everything we needed including a fully equipped kitchen and the architecture is very unique. Our stay was one of a kind and we LOVED it!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. Montresor is such a special little village, we are delighted you loved it as much as we do. Sarah & Jean-Michel
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Beautiful, tranquil stay

  • 4 of 5

We spent a week in montresor in the Gamekeepers cottage and loved the cottage and the village. We were there in late autumn so the area was incredible quiet . We did some wonderful walks ( the maps we got from the tourist information centre) and visited many of the chateaux around. We would have liked more information before we arrived but the local mayor helped us find the place as we arrived late. Some of the equipment in the kitchen needed replacing and having access to some wood would have also been nice as the open fire is terrific. Another chair in the lounge room was also needed. However we totally enjoyed our time here.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a pleasure to stay with Sarah and Jean-Michel. The Cottage is welcoming and a delight to stay in. It exceeded our expectations, was even more than we had hoped for. Not only was The Cottage well set up and comfortable, it was warm and inviting, it felt like a home. Knowing that we could travel around the Loire Valley and come home to sit and relax only after a short drive from many of the splendid sights within the area made the overall experience sensational.

We would come back here time and time again, without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful historic cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage at Montresor was a lovely place to stay. It's location was an ideal base for exploring the Loire Valley as many of the popular attractions are an easy drive away. The local Chateau is also well worth a visit. I was made most welcome with the provision of fresh baguette, jam and milk to kick start the stay. The gardens are a delight and enjoyed with a glass of wine or two.

As a solo traveler the cottage was spacious and comfortable though two or more people would easily be accommodated. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Un trésor!...

  • 5 of 5

Petite maison splendide dans un parc calme....à 2 pas de ce remarquable village de Montrésor!.

Ses rues pavées, son château...Ses petits commerces...

Endroit très attachant au pied des balcons de l'Indrois...

Lieu idéal pour la tranquillité et balades aux alentours..Merci à vous! à bientôt!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Café de Ville
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
Ste Pierre des Corps, Tours
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Café de Ville
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Chemille Lake
Car: necessary

There is a wonderful chateau in the village and the many famous Loire Valley chateaux are within 45 minute drive: Chenonceau, Amboise, Valençey, Villandry, Azay-le-Rideau... to name a few.

Clos Lucé, Leonardo da Vinci's last home is excellent (in Amboise). The zoo Beauval in St Aignan is world class and has giant pandas, the only ones in France.


Rates & Availability

Montrésor Cottage Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0
Cleaning $87.16
Government visitors tax $16.34
Stay tax $0.87 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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