|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
Sleeps 7 : 3 bedrooms with 2 Queen size beds, 1 with 2 single beds. Each has private shower.
Charming home, garden, immerged in nature.
Pretty village 5mn: SAVONNIÈRES with all proximity shops.
Biking, walking, green, wines connoisseurs, gastronomy.
PARIS: by A10 at 2:30mn! By TGV train MONTPARNASSE STATION: 55mn!
ROYAL CHATEAUS close. Vineyards, family parks.
inside 800KMs" LOIRE A VELO" CYCLE CIRCUITS . Bikes rental. Delivery at home.
WINES road tastings & caves visits.
TOURS: 13mn drive. Old city with CHARMING streets: Place PLUMEREAU with cafés and terrasses.
Girly: 30 OUTSIDE MARKETS + shopping in commercial streets: rue Nationale, rue des Halles.
AMBOISE Chateau + huge market.
Comfortable home set. Large garden. Sunny sitting room, SOFAS, books, DVD, CD, CHILDREN games. TV, Hi-fi. Fully equipped kitchen. Garden chairs, sunbeds, BBQ.
- VILLANDRY CHATEAU & gardens(5 min.)
- AZAY LE RIDEAU CHATEAU(15mn)
- CHENONCEAUX CHATEAU(25 min)
- CHEVERNY (Tintin's Chateau(cartoon))is the farest : 55min.
close shops: SAVONNIÈRES village : 4 min drive: bakers-pastries, butcher, delicatessen caterer, groceries, flowershop, hair dressers, newspaper/tobacco, gastronomic restaurant, café terrasse, tearoom artcraft gallery, GAS PUMP, Bank.
Old church XIIth cent.
Water falls beach SAVONNIÈRES.
FAMILY FUN: adventure parks, canoeing LOIRE & CHER. Horse riding, Futuroscope (1h10), cycling along LOIRE ( 800km cycle trail),
BEAUVAL ZOO (beautiful day OUT),
EURODISNEY- PARIS 50 mn by TGV train: direct!
Loire Valley WINES & VINEYARDS VOUVRAY- MONTLOUIS white wines, CHINON- Bourgueil- Saumur-Champigny
CHAUMONT-SUR-LOIRE International garden Festival: 35mn.
MONTLOUIS sur LOIRE: tomatoes Fest September : 30mn.
COOKING courses on demand: family receps.
Drawing & painting courses for children and grand parents.
Marie, ex-fashion designer , Interior decorator. After having sold Art in USA, envy to develop real international contacts. Learns wines, gastronomy.
Like cooking, proposes cooking workshops at home: chocolate cake, apple pie... Just demand.
Drawing, & art floral with gifts from nature workshops.
Children costumes with NATURE ELEMENTS.
Creation of accessories of costumes Renaissance for girls and boys.
Marie Caillierez purchased this house in 2009
Found in Love with LOIRE VALLEY.
- 1) SACHÉ : CALDER' s Atelier + Olivier DEBRE 's painting inspiration.
- Organic WINES, quality products.
- immersed in nature, all urban needs so close!
TOURS OLD CITY: 15 mn drive.
With children: le petit train: departure Vinci.
PARIS : direct TGV train: 55 mn by MONTPARNASSE STATION/ TOURS.
PARIS "Galeries Lafayette": 55mn. TOURS "Galeries Lafayette" & "Printemps": 15mn.
SHOPPING close. Fashion, shoes, accessories, art exhibitions...
LONDON: 2 H00. BRUSSELS: 3h by TGV train. EASY!
Old tuffeau stones XVII th cent. farm. 1st quality beds.
Roses. Quality air due to the LOIRE & CHER rivers: Micro climate.
Old trees named 'TRUIES', never seen any where.
2 horses behind: "Gaffeur" and "Kalidor". Hen, rooster, 2 cats. Hedgehogs, hares, pheasants, nightingales, tits...
2 Golf 18 holes close. Windsail : Lac Bretonnières 10mn drive. Rental bikes, airballoon.
Upon first arriving we thought "wow this is out there". As it turned out being out there was perfect for what we wanted...to relax and take in some of the Loire Valley countryside and attractions. Marie is a gracious hostess and goes out of her way to make you comfortable. She has plenty of information and knowledge about the area and is more than willing to share it. Upon arrival she greeted us (she lives on the property) and gave us a detailed tour of the house. After unpacking she was back with wine and cheese and discussions about where we would go. whatever we did during the day it was always a pleasure to return to "Marie's Garden".
We had a lovely week here with our two sons (8 & 2). The house and garden are both large so there was lots of room to run around! Marie very kindly let us use the sprinkler to cool the kids off, and found a large toy tractor for them to play on.
Out and about, our favourite trip was Clos Luce - a house with large gardens and some of Leonardo da vinci's inventions built to play with. We spent the whole day there exploring and playing.
We rented bikes, but because the Loire cycle path only started probably ~5km from the house (it's a rural idyll), unless your kids are able to do a distance, we kept to mostly just doing Savonnieres. Which isn't that much of a problem as there are 2 bakeries, cafe, biscuit shop, ice cream, park and river there... so it's an excursion in it's own right!
The aquatic centre in Tours was a firm favourite with slides and kiddie pools.
For the adults? Tours is a lovely city, and look out for the nearby Foire du vins for tastings!
Thanks again Marie.
We (gezin met twee kinderen) hebben heerlijk genoten van dit gerenoveerde gezellige oude huis, met veel ruimte en comfort, de twee paarden, de katten en kippen. Het huis ligt in een landelijk en mooi gebied, tussen de Loire en de Cher, op een kleine 20 min. van Tours. Een mooie plek om de kastelen (Villandry is vlakbij) en de Loire-streek te verkennen. Marie is een geweldige gastvrouw die je graag in de watten legt, zonder de privacy te storen. Marie, hartelijk dank voor je gastvrijheid en goede zorgen.
My wife and I truly enjoyed our stay in Berthenay and Une Maison, Un Jardin. Marie was a wonderful hostess. She welcomed us warmly and gave us excellent advice on where to go, what to see and where to eat. Our baggage did not arrive until five days after we did and Marie was very thoughtful about lending us clothing and giving shopping advice. The gite is very nice, quite large and was outfitted well. The area is beautiful and we enjoyed bicycle rides almost every day. There are plenty of interesting things to do within comfortable driving distance - castles, quaint towns, vineyards, natural beauty and nice cafes/restaurants. We were fortunate with the weather - it did not rain once in nearly two weeks - so we would recommend going in September if you can.
This house is a delightful place with an arty atmosphere throughout all of its spacious rooms. Marie is a very helpful and knowledgeable hostess. She made our stay special with fresh flowers in the home and good Rose wine on our arrival, fruit from her garden during our stay and fresh bread from the local bakery for breakfast on the day of our departure.The location is quiet but central and close to a lot of attractions and good restaurants. I highly recommend this home to anyone visiting the Loire Valley.
Marie was very welcoming and helped us with activities and ideas of places to see. We had a wonderful week and hope to return some day.
- VILLANDRY CHATEAU, French Gardens of love : 5mn.
- AZAY - LE - RIDEAU FROM FRANÇOIS 1ER: 15 mn
- AMBOISE : 35 mn
- CLOS LUCÉ : LEONARDO DA VINCI's home. 35 mn
- USSÉ, Sleeping Beauty costumes.20mn
- CHENONCEAU Château
- CHAMBORD: 40mn
- LANGEAIS Chateau
- WINE TASTING Loire Valley wines:
BOURGUEIL, CHINON, MONTLOUIS, VOUVRAY, SAUMUR-CHAMPIGNY & TOURAINE ....
- Farms to visit:
* Goats cheeses
* Famous"foie gras de canards"
* "Poires tapées"(pears speciality)!
For gourmands & amateurs of good products: rillettes, rillons, andouillette à la ficelle.
- Walk through romantic landscapes:
- LOIRE & CHER rivers banks
- NEW: "GADAWI PARK": 5mn drive! Tyrolliennes for small adventurers!100 TREES WORKSHOPS, and more than 14 HUGE Tyroleans.
- INTERNATIONAL GARDEN FESTIVAL CHAUMONT-SUR- LOIRE: 12 artists & gardeners creations.
NIGHT Shows, THEATER IN CHATEAUS.
RENTAL BIKES IN 'LOIRE À VÉLOS CIRCUITS'. Reserve before arrival.
- DIRIGIBLE FLIGHTS - Aérocom Montgolfières.
- Walk in Harness :" ATTELAGES DE VILLANDRY"
- Strolls & hiking with horses : "L' ALEZANE "VILLANDRY -
- Tomatoes Fest September CHÂTEAU de la BOURDAISIÈRE.
- TOURS : ANTIQUES, GALLERIES rue de la Scellerie, Old Town.
- TOURS' FLEA markets: 2/ WEEK
2 GOLFS : CLOSE 12 mn : GOLF DE TOURAINE: La Touche Château 18 holes course.
GLORIETTE: Pitch & putt, 18 holes course.
MOTO & SCOOTER RENTAL: "Ride in TOURS".
|Refundable damage deposit||$534|
|Heating fee: cold days||$160|
Booking deposit: 50% paid at least 8 days after agreement. Rest due received by wire transfer 40 days BEFORE ARRIVAL.
Damage deposit: € 500. ADD 100€ for HEATING SEASON.
Cancellation: Deposit & payments for cancellation received 2 months before scheduled arrival date will be returned in full. Less before, only if the house is rent.
WE = 2 nights. 1 night more : add 1 night season price.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.