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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:
September 10, 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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
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


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(16 traveler reviews)

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Gamekeeper's cottage overlooking Indrois river, in delightful grounds
average rating of 4.5 based on 16 reviews

Fantastic setting and cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time in the cottage. The setting was perfect and the warm welcome by Sarah and Jean Michel helped us settle in.

The village and surrounding area was beautiful and the selection of tourist information in the cottage ideal for making the most of our time.

Highly recommended and will go back for longer next time

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks. Late Spring in the Loire is certainly a special place to be! We look forward to welcoming you back again. Sarah & Jean-Michel
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ruhig und romatisch, Erholung pur!

  • 5 of 5

Wunderschönes Cottage mit perfekter Raumnutzung! Das Haus liegt am Hang, daher gibt es mehrere Wohnebenen. Küche und 1 Schlafzimmer im unteren Bereich sind verbunden mit dem Wohnraum im mittleren Bereich. Über ein mittig perfekt konstruiertes Treppenhaus erreicht man das im Dach gelegene 2. Schlafzimmer von dem man einen Blick in den Wohnbereich hat. An kühleren Abenden freuten wir uns über ein Kaminfeuer und ein gemütliches Beisammensein.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very well appointed and well cared for character property in picturesque location.

  • 5 of 5

Very enjoyable stay in a modernised character property in an excellent situation. Very close to the village, the chateau and the river. Well appointed and looked after by an owner who is keen to ensure guests have all they need for an enjoyable holiday.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review, we are so pleased you had a lovely stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Loire again! Sarah & Jean-Michel
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Mold & Mildew Infested

  • 1 of 5

Stay was nearly unbearable due to the level of mold and mildew in the place; reached out to owners and they merely accuse us of finding fault. We are very experienced travelers and know the signs of Mold: peeling paint, old water marks and shower doors that will not close. We tried to reach out kindly but the owners who by the way are absent (always a bad sign for us as we find active owners who are near have much nicer places..we call them absentee landlords in the US) but rather than taking offered critique they choose to attack us in their email. Not pleasant at all. Even with all windows open the top level was still unusable and we were of course exposed to bugs instead of mold; by the time we returned at end of day house again was rampant with mold and mildew smells; not good for asthma sufferers; Also as long as we are accused of being renters looking for issues: place was dirty as well, dust and cobwebs everywhere. They try to make up with cheap jam, cookies, coffee and bread but even the Italian coffee maker was severely dirty and molded. Could not imagine this place in the heat of the summer. TOWN was amazing though go to the Cafe DeVille most friendly people and where the town's 'royalty' goes.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. Frankly I'm at a loss to know how to respond as your comments are so at odds with the experiences of all our other guests. I can only think your perspective on the world must be very different. I would just like to reassure our guests that there is no mould or mildew in the cottage and there never has been - I don't know how you came to that conclusion. Jean-Michel
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95.96

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.