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Quaint Stone Cottage in a Medieval Village on the Loire!

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-3)

Maison Vauyon is an authentically restored stone cottage. It is located at the end of a quiet lane in the medieval quarter of this historic town.

Staying in this village is like taking a step back in time, meet the friendly locals and enjoy the fact that you can virtually walk to every amenity.

Wake up to the smell of fresh baked croissants and locally roasted coffee, as these scents seem to permeate the air.

Our maison has been restored from top to bottom, some of the features include: a traditional french-style kitchen with modern, gourmet stainless-steel appliances. This consists of a 5 burner gas range with rotisserie, large frost-free fridge, dishwasher and coffee machine.

The main floor bathroom has heated tile floors and a generous walk-in Italian shower with hot water on demand. Heated towel bars and an antique cabinet with a copper sink complete the look. The extra capacity washer and dryer are also located in the bathroom.

The dining and living area will seat four comfortably, with a double (140cmx190cm) pull out sofa-bed.

The back has a private terrace to enjoy alfresco dining and your morning coffee.

The upstairs master bedroom has a comfortable queen-size (160cmX200cm) bed and heirloom furnishings. With the ladies in is a powder room toilet and sink off of the bedroom.

This home also has the luxury of its own private wine cellar for you to store your favourite vintage during your stay.

From luxurious linens, to top-end cookware, vintage dishes and quality detail has been carefully considered.

Just bring your suitcase!

Keywords: Historically restored stone cottage in the medieval quarter of town

More Details

Linda Wiebe
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About Linda Wiebe

My husband and I grew up in the Vancouver, British Columbia area. Like many, we have always had a love for travel. In the Spring of 2006 we decided to take an extended vacation to France. We sold our home, basically put our memories in a box and said good-bye to our three adult children. It didn't take long to unwind and to relax into the French lifestyle. The 'break' soon turned into months and before long it was apparent that we wanted to come back here every year for an extended stay. That is when we started thinking about co-ownership and our version of a home-share 'My vacation home in France' was born. The village of La Charite-sur-Loire fit all of our criteria. We purchased a few homes and went to work restoring them. We developed a business plan and sold the shares in the house under a Canadian company. When the house is not being enjoyed by its owners, it is available for rental.

Linda Wiebe purchased this cottage in 2009

What makes this cottage unique

La Charité is a medieval village set in the middle of wine country on the Loire. A music and book town by theme with many concerts and festivals.

Sancerre, Pouilly-sur-Loire and other quaint wine hamlets are all at your doorstep.

Renaissance and Medieval castles dot the countryside and are as near as a 10 min. drive. You can even visit 'Guedelon' and observe first hand the construction of a 13th century chateau.

Cycling here is gentle and easy with bike paths following the Loire or quiet country roads leading you through the vineyards and sunflowers to picturesque villages like 'Apremont-sur-Allier' listed as one of the most beautiful villages of France. Cyclo-rail is another option this uses carts on the old rail tracks taking you over the river from Cosne to Sancerre.

You can rent a canoe and paddle down the river to the next town, get out, have lunch and a wine tasting, be picked up by your guide and be brought back to La Charité all for about 12 euros (not including lunch)

If gaming is your thing, there is a casino about 15 min away, or check out the F 1 race track at Magny Cours just 35 min away.

If a slower pace is what you are after, maybe you would like a little antiquing, every village in the area has an annual 'Brocante' and town fair on the week-ends, sometimes like the 'frog festival 'in 'Mesves' in May or the fair of specialty foods and wines of the region' Salon du Gout' in La Charité May 6-8.

Golf, swim, walk, hike, cycle or drive; the adventures are waiting here for you.


La Charité-sur-Loire Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , Toilet and sink off of the bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Toilet, large walk-in shower, sink, hair-dryer
  • Generous walk-in shower with rain head and hand-held faucet. Hot water on demand. Heated floors and heated towel bar. Half bathroom off of the upstairs bedroom consisting of a sink and toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1) 160x200 cm this is in the upstairs. Sleep Sofa (1) 120x190 cm (sleeps one adult)in living area.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Quaint Stone Cottage in a Medieval Village on the Loire!
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Absolutely Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage exceeded my expectations! From the living area and kitchen, to the bathroom and the loft bedroom it has everything you will need for your stay. It is well situated in the town and close to very good restaurants. It is the most charming accommodation I have ever stayed in!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint, friendly village - perfect place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in September at this well appointed stone cottage. The place suits two perfectly - everything is there for the guest's convenience. The kitchen is amazing with a large stove, dishwasher and all the dishes, glasses pots and pans you will ever need. Nothing was neglected when the renovations were done - a huge walk in shower with a rain head - glorious.The loft bedroom was very romantic and includes a small bathroom. The skylights open to let in fresh air. The small terrace was great for a sitting and enjoying a glass of wine.

We had perfect, warm fall weather during our stay. Would recommend renting bikes at the tourist office for a leisurely bike ride to Pouilly. Also took a road trip with the rental car - one of the many trips Linda has designed for guests. The town is walkable and although there is little English spoken, we had no trouble communicating with our limited French. Wonderful Saturday market as well. Linda was very good at communicating details as we were planning our trip. Highly recommend this place - way, way better than any hotel! The photos are good but it's better in person.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed staying in our cottage, we make every effort to ensure that our guests have a comfortable stay and enjoy their experience in the town. I am glad that you enjoyed my "self-guided" day trip ideas and got out and explored the beautiful countryside and neighbouring villages. This area of France is magnificent and definitely off the tourist trail!
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Rural France cottage

  • 4 of 5

The stone cottage was great with its modern appliances and conveniences, a great value that sure beats a hotel room. The Canadian owners were very helpful with local tour suggestions prior to our trip and they had books at the cottage for even more trips. Manuals were available for the appliances and numbers to call for assistance if required. Due to the cool rainy weather, the cottage was cool even with electric heaters. We would recommend this cottage for anyone who wants to experience rural France, wineries and interesting small towns. Had a great meal at L'Auberge de Seyr and would certainly recommend it. Locals were friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, Canada

A week in the village of Books

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time spent in this beautifully restored cottage-quaint but with all the modern conveniences. The owners helped to insure our enjoyment of the area by providing detailed notes and maps of interesting trips and restaurants. Some of our favourites were watching boats go through the canal locks at Gimouille,(rec the Auberge de Pecheurs restaurant),the beautiful village and Floral Gardens of Apremont-sur Allier,wine tasting and buying in Pouilly-sur-Loire,following the red line for the historic tour of the hill top town of Sancerre and a private tour by the owner of the ancient abbey of Fontmorigny.

We enjoyed most just wandering around La Charite.-walking through thd local market,up to the ramparts for great views and browsing the cathedral and grounds.We were fortunate to be there during the unique "festival of words" in this Village du Livres and loved all the brightly coloured MOTS floating above the streets and the quotations in the shop windows and on walls and houses(had fun trying to translate these)

Probably our favourite restaurant was the Auberge Poule Noire run by two very friendly sisters-sat on the patio looking up at the Cathedral.Had a great lunch at Eva and Babette(washed down with a local beer) and delicious pizza at Saint Pa.

Thanks for another memorable travel experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Michigan, USA

Peaceful cottage of quality

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed an excellent stay in this charming cottage, which has been tastefully and lovingly furnished and equipped. The owners were always helpful, open to suggestion, and eager to provide a quality experience.

La Charité is a good base to enjoy the wine villages of the region and cities such as Nevers and Bourges, and even Orléans. This property comes highly recommended and is accurately represented on the web. You will have a delightful and peaceful vacation in this charming little town. Don't forget the Saturday market in the Place Charles de Gaulle!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy that you have enjoyed our cottage and your stay in this part of France. This truely is an undiscovered gem of a Loire town, nestled halfway between the king's playground of Loire chateaux to the West and the famous Burgundy wine chateaux to the East, with the local Pouilly Fumé and Sancerre wines just minutes away.
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Colorado, USA

great cottage

  • 5 of 5

Well appointed cottage, nicely refurbished and yet retains the original character. Clean, has everything you need. Linda, the owner, was wonderful to work with and attentive to our emails. Beautiful little village - everything is in walking distance. Great region of France to explore. We would love to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad that you enjoyed our little corner of France. We hope that it beckons you back one day!
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Nearest Airport
200 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Bar Olympia
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
500 Metres
La Charite-sur-Loire
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
La Pomme D'or

La Charité is located in Burgundy but also in the Loire wine region near the famous Sancerre & Pouilly-Fume Vineyards.

Enjoy the weekly out-door markets and many music and cultural festivals in and around our town that take place throughout the year.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $59.4

Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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