Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
- english, french, swedish
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Charm, comfort, beauty
This gite holds a special place in our hearts. We spent a magical 10 days here and loved it. It is quiet, bright during the day (and dark at night--you can see the stars through the large windows), with charming views of a spacious garden. The ceilings are high, the floors are beautiful wood, the kitchen is well-equipped and stocked, the bathroom is spacious, and the bed is firm and large. Each morning, we awoke amazed at our good fortune to be in such a wonderful place.
We spent a week in this wonderful apartment and really enjoyed it. We've stayed in at least 20 VRBO properties and this was the best. The apartment is large, clean, very comfortable, and is equipped with everything you could ever want to make for a successful stay. We need good WiFi access and this apartment provided it. There's plenty of parking next to the house and its location makes it a good base for visiting sites in this area of the Loire.
Loudun is a lovely town and the apartment is very close to restaurants and the wonderful Tuesday and Saturday markets. And I've saved the best for last - Elice and Jean Louis are gracious hosts who take special care of their guests!
What a lovely surprise to read your positive review! Thank you very much for the these throughtful comments, the equiepment of the accommodation and for our peaceful town. It was great to meet you both, again many thanks!
With our best regards
Elice and Jean-Louis
Delightfully presented gite
A delightfully peaceful and tastefully appointed gite conveniently situated in the centre of a lovely town, a perfect base to explore the Loire Valley. Well equipped and every detail thoughtfully presented by Elice and Jean-Louis. Definitely a one you want to go back to. Thanks to Elice and Jean-Louise for making us very welcome. Carole and Rolant
Wonderful apartment overlooking garden courtyard
My wife and I had the pleasure of staying at Maison des Chevaliers for a week. The apartment is large, spotless, very nicely furnished and decorated, and well-appointed with just about anything you would need. We slept each night with our windows open to the quiet and beautiful courtyard garden below.
Owners Elice and Jean-Louis were wonderful to chat with and very helpful in recommending restaurants, chateaus, and other sites. I will not forget the enjoyable evening we had with them in the garden, sharing some sparkling wine and stories after a long day sightseeing. Elice was also very kind to call for restaurant reservations and even help me sort out a car rental problem.
Loudun is a good base to see the Chinon and Saumur side of Loire Valley. A car, of course, is a necessity. Fortunately, the apartment is right next to a free car park with no trouble at all finding space. We also liked Loudun. It has a lively market on Tuesday and several nice restaurants. If we have the good fortune of being able to spend another week in Loire Valley, we would certainly return to Maison des Chevaliers.
This was our first apartment rental in Europe, and we could not have been more pleased. Elice and Jean-Louis are gracious and welcoming hosts who will help out when you need them and respect your privacy when you wish. The apartment overlooks a beautiful garden and is reached via a picturesque spiral staircase. You will find a large foyer -- handy for storing jackets, shoes, luggage, shopping bags -- and then a comfortable living room with a round dining table on one side. Beyond the table is a small kitchen that contains everything you might need for preparing simple meals. The bedroom is as big as the living room, and both rooms enjoy wonderful natural light from the big windows.
The location is convenient for exploring many of the famous Loire chateaux, plus Chinon, Angers, Saumur, and Tours, all lovely cities that offer much to explore. If you enjoy wine tasting, you'll be thrilled with the local offerings.
Our two weeks were perfect!
Simply the Best
This very lovely apartment within a historic townhouse was spacious; exquisitely decorated; supremely comfortable; and looked out over the enclosed garden below where we enjoyed sitting, drinking a glass of wine, taking some meals and also some chats with Elice and Jean-Louise, the incredibly kind and gracious owners/hosts. Located in the centre of the town within 3 minutes walk of the twice weekly markets, boulangeries and restaurants yet still very quiet and peaceful. E and JL shared their time and hospitality generously while taking great care to respect privacy. Loudun proved a great base for exploring the extended Loire area. Wi-fi for work was strong and reliable. After an initial 5 days at the start of August, we were so happy there we returned for 10 more days later in the month. Highly recommended.
Loudun is a quiet town very well situated between Chinon and Saumur with easy access for visiting most of chateaux and must-see places of the western Loire Valley plus the famous wineyards as well.