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Historic Town Centre One Bedroom Apartment

Bedrooms 1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

The apartment (60 square metre/600 sq feet) is comprised of recently remodeled suite of rooms, with a private outdoor patio, in a 15th century medieval building. The suite is located within the remnants of the ancient walls of the medieval town centre.

We have made every effort to maintain the antiquity of this charming one bedroom unit during renovation. In the same complex we also have a studio apartment on the ground floor for rent, please ask us for further information about our other three two bedrooms apartments. Modern bathroom, kitchen and living room make the unit an ideal place to relax while exploring the region. The apartment is rented on either a weekly basis or for a two night minimum stay.

While staying with us you will be a short walk to several bakeries, butcher shops, bars, restaurants and other amenities all within the medieval town centre. In addition to wine tasting and sightseeing you can spend your days walking or cycling the many trails in the area the best of which run along the Canal Lateral à La Loire. There is also the opportunity to travel down the Loire by kayak or canoe.

La Charité-sur-Loire is an hour and 45 minutes south of Paris. The owners live a two minute walk from the unit and are always on hand to answer any of your questions or if you need help with your French. Please see our website for more information of activities in the area.

Keywords: Apartment, flat, condo, condominium,vacation rental, village rental, self catering, French rental, gîte, medieval town,

More Details

Byron and Kelly Harker
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 11, 2017

About Byron and Kelly Harker

Hello, we are Byron and Kelly Harker from Vancouver on the West Coast of Canada. We have had the opportunity to travel widely over the years, and have always enjoyed returning to France. In 2003 we decided to sell our home in Vancouver and move to France. We discovered the delightful town of La Charité-sur-Loire in Burgundy and immediately fell in love with the town and the area. In 2004 we opened the first of our vacation rentals and currently have five such rentals in the centre of this medieval town. We enjoy the many festivals in town and the area throughout the year. We are close enough to Paris to 'pop up' for the day. We enjoy sharing our love of the area with our guests from all over the world.

Byron and Kelly Harker purchased this apartment in 2003

What makes this apartment unique

La Charité-sur-Loire is south of the rain and north of the heat and as a result has very enjoyable weather. Our vacation rentals are in the centre of town and you are able to walk out your front door and enjoy the many bakeries, cafes, restaurants and boutiques. The Loire River is two blocks away and it has lovely beaches and walking paths along the riverbank. There is canoeing and kayaking on the river. We are close the wine areas of Sancerre and Pouilly-sur-Loire where you can meet the wine makers and enjoy tasting their wonderful wines. The castles of the Loire Valley are a two hour drive from us and make an enjoyable day trip. La Charité-sur-Loire is becoming an art, book and music cultural centre and as such there are many festivals throughout the year.


Nearest Airport
250 Kilometres
Charles de Gaulle
Nearest Barpub
Several in town within a short walk
Nearest Train
La Charité-sur-Loire
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Several in town within a short walk
Nearest Beach
Loire River
Car: recommended

Wine tasting, châteaux (castles), we have four bicycles for rent for our guests for 15€ per day each including helmets.


La Charité-sur-Loire Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Heated towel rack.
  • Enclosed shower stall and heated towel rack.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Bed (1) Queen Bed is 160cm x 200cm, One sofa bed 140cm x 180cm.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Centre of town, steps away from amenities such as wonderful bakeries, cafes, restaurants and boutiques. Parking nearby. There is a telephone booth in the town square a three minute walk away.


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(33 traveler reviews)

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Historic Town Centre One Bedroom Apartment
average rating of 4.909091 based on 33 reviews

Wonderful stay!! Kelly and Byron are fantastic hosts!

  • 5 of 5

The Meneau suite has everything! It's a home away from home and very comfortable. Byron and Kelly go out of their way to ensure that your stay is perfect. They are gracious and thoughtful. I would recommend to anyone to spend some time in La Charite Sur Loire.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your stay in our Meneau Suite. We hope to see you both here again soon!
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Wow! A perfect place to see a lovely part of France

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been more thrilled with the amazing restored apartment that we stayed at in Charite-Sur-Loire, a really lovely and special place in France. Our entranceway was a turret!!! How cool is that! And, despite the age of the building, it has been lovingly restored, so it has all the amenities of a modern home--dishwasher, washing machine, heated towel racks, etc. in a building that has been around for centuries and has kept its character. Kelly and Byron are fabulous hosts, willing to answer any questions and may even give a tour of the town. And, they speak English, being Canadians, which is helpful. We highly recommend this!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your stay in our Meneau Suite. It was a pleasure to meet both of you. We hope to see you here again soon!
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Well restored character "gite" in delightful town

  • 5 of 5

The Meneau suite was charming and being up a winding staircase in an old tower, up to the second floor meant it had lots of light in a tightly packed older section of La Charite. We particularly enjoyed the warm October sunshine on the wee terrace; a delightful place to poignantly reflect upon the end of summer's sunshine and the coming of shorter days.

We thoroughly enjoyed visiting with friends in a neighbouring gite and exploring the mellow countryside in full grape-harvest action🍷😀

Many thanks Kelly and Byron for planting Canadian hearts in the soul of France🇨🇦🇫🇷

Maureen and James, Vancouver, Canada

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your stay in our Meneau Suite. It was a pleasure to meet both of you. We hope we see you here again soon!
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Charming, Comfortable, Convenient

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is exceptional in many ways. From the moment we stepped into the winding staircase in the tower we were reminded of the quality and care Byron and Kelly have put into the renovation of a 16th century property. The photos show the exposed beams, natural stone walls and fireplaces, antique furniture, flowers and little touches of France everywhere. The terrace is very private and just delightful any time of day.

The furnishings and amenities are modern, comfortable, and generous. Extras include: a dishwasher and washing machine. excellent selection of cable channels, books, DVDs, and a binder full of sightseeing, dining and shopping tips from the hosts’ 14 years of experience.

Location also could not be better: very quiet but only 5 minutes’ walk from good shopping, festival venues, and the town’s magnificent priory and bookstores. Byron and Kelly could not have been better hosts. They met us at the train station, carried bags up the stairs, and put a bottle of wine in the fridge.

Byron and Kelly have five self-contained apartments, different sizes, all together in the town center. There is no better place to stay in La Charite.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your stay in our Meneau Suite. We are always happy to hear our guests had a comfortable and happy stay in La Charité-sur-Loire. We hope to see you here again soon.
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Fantastic apartment in a fantastic area

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a Week in August and loved it. The apartment is really lovely and well equipped with Byron and Kelly being the perfect hosts. La Charite is a great town with lots to do and see and the surrounding area is also beautiful. I would recommend this apartment to everyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying in our Meneau Suite. We are happy you enjoyed your stay here. It was a pleasure to meet you. We hope to see you here again.
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Spacious character apartment in the centre of town yet quiet

  • 5 of 5

Kelly and Byron made us very welcome meeting and returning us to the station. They made great suggestions about where to visit which were much appreciated. The apartment is lovely, very well equipped with everything we needed. The outdoor patio was an added bonus, as were their bikes which we hired. If we are ever in La Charite again we would definitely stay here.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your stay in our Meneau Suite. It was a pleasure to meet both of you. We hope to see you here again one day.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.
Check-in is from 4pm to 6pm. No late check-in accepted after 10pm.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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