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Country cottage and barn in the loire valley with private swimming-pool - demeure de Bizard

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 7
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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chateau / country house
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Monthou-sur-Cher Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

2 house of 400 m2 for 12 peoples

Located in the Loire Valley between Blois and Tours, amidst the most prestigious Loire Chateaux, surrounded by forests and vineyards, in a 700 hectare estate with lakes for fishing, the Gîte des Orfeuilles is a former farmhouse dating from 1830, in a calm, wooded countryside setting, 1 kilometer away from the nearest and the owners' houses.

Up to 12 people can be accommodated in the main house and the charming barn (400m2), with 5 bedrooms (18 to 28m2), 3 bathrooms, a large kitchen dining room, sitting room with fireplace, large living room with 3 big French windows, wood stove, as well as a private swimming pool, heated to your taste.

Ideal for a holiday house, the Gîte des Orfeuiles is spacious and extremely comfortable, having been lavishly restored in 2005, in keeping with the original style. Here you can spend your holidays far from everyday stress and noise.

Details for demeure de Bizard 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, 6 Bathrooms

Large, charming country house, full of character, for 14 people: The house and the outbuilding.

At the heart of the prestigious Loire valley, on the border of the Sologne and the Touraine, the Bizard country house was built on a site steeped in history.

The sumptuous house is set in a 35-hectare clearing on a family estate. Restored to the highest standards in 2010, it stands next to the ruins of the Bizard château, which once belonged to the Duke of Guise. During restoration, the owners were more than careful to combine comfort with the respect of the architecture of the period and the style of the region.

Added to this, keeping environmentalism in mind, much of the material (such as the wood or the stones), comes directly from the estate.

Ideal for family reunions, holidays with friends, working parties or quite simply if you are a country lover, you will feel at home in this magnificent house in its unusual settings.

There are two houses, the main house and the outbuilding. Together, 500m² in all, there are 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 2 large sitting rooms, and a large kitchen and dining room.

From the terrace or beside the private pool, enjoy the climate and the special quality of the light in the Touraine, in a secluded site in the middle of the countryside.

Backing onto the outbuilding is a private house which is lived in by a quiet couple.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

De Schrynmakers de Dormael Stéphanie
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2016
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based on 27 traveler reviews

demeure de Bizard
average rating of 4.962963 based on 49 reviews

A truly amazing place

  • 5 of 5

It is really a most amazing Place. We were a big Family of 14 celebrating an anniversary. We could not have found a better Place to do it.

The first thing that strikes you is that it is so quiet. The surroundings are just spectacular and you can sit just for hours in quiet conversation or just listeining to the nature.

Stephanie and David are the Perfect hosts. Always available, always forthcoming and doing absolutely everything to make the stay good for us.

Needless to say the Loire Valley is full of sights, Nice villages and spectacular Castles. So much to see and so much to do, if you don't just want to sit there and do nothing, enjoy the nice pool or play football With the kids on the lawn.

I would recommend this Place to anyone looking for a Family Getaway or a big Place to spend a week or two With friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Chesterfield, Missouri

Fabulous time in the Loire Valley!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 3 families had a magnificent time during our week at this beautiful property! Stephanie was incredibly easy to work with and provided amazing customer service -- she was quick to respond to any questions or concerns prior to our trip, and once we arrived she was happy to assist with directions to local stores and recommend area wineries and sights. The house itself is exactly as pictured -- well-equipped, comfortable and impeccably clean. Thank you, Stephanie and David, for sharing your beautiful home with us. We hope this won't be our last visit

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Cedar Park, Texas


  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to France, traveling as a group of 3 families with seven children ranging in age from 18 months to 14 years. The house is well appointed with everything you need to cook wonderful meals. Spacious, spotless and plenty of room for everyone to have their own space! Stephanie was a gracious host and checked on us numerous times to make sure we had everything we needed. We were close to many sights and Stephanie made many recommendations on wineries, places to visit and to shop. We couldn't have asked for more! We hated to leave this beautiful place and dream of going back again. Thank you, Stephanie and David, for opening up this beautiful home for people to enjoy. We hope to be back again someday!

All our best,

Janie, Todd, Isaac and Emma Grace Mote

Cedar Park, Texas USA

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Séjour Royal en Val de Loire

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un séjour inoubliable dans cette propriété magnifique ! Tout était parfait : grands espaces pour se retrouver , décoration soignée, chambres spacieuses , salles-de-bains agréables et en nombre , cuisine super équipée . Sans oublier bien sûr , l'accueil et la grande disponibilité des propriétaires . Parc magnifique pour des promenades en forêt . Nous recommandons cette location sans hésiter !

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week staying at Demeure de Bizard. The two buildings provide plenty of room for everyone, the bedrooms, kitchen/diner and living room are easily large enough for our group of 13. All the rooms were clean when we arrived. The setting is wonderfully isolated and quiet, but the local towns and cities are not too far away. The large pool is a real bonus.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of 14 plus a new baby and hoped we would find a place to spend time together and enjoy the Loire Valley. We were not disappointed, the house and adjacent barn were better than we had expected. Everything was clean and as described with everything you could need for a large group on holiday.

The owners of the house Stephanie and David did everything they could to make us feel welcome and even organised bread and crosaints to be delivered.

We also received helpful recommendations on places to visit.

We all found it very hard to leave Bizzard but we hope to return one day.

If you are considering this as a destination for your holiday, don't hesitate. It's a little bit of paradise

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Pontlevoy, Montrichard,Contres, St Aignan,
Car: necessary

Located in the Loire Valley between Blois and Tours, amidst the most prestigious Loire Chateaux

Surrounded by forests and vineyards, in one of the most beautiful and historical regions of France, David and Stéphanie de Schrynmakers de Dormael, are pleased to welcome you to their 700-hectare estate, deep in the countryside and at the heart of the Loire châteaux. The Belgian couple, who have been living in the Centre region for the past 20 years, can tell you all about the secrets of this enchanting spot. Come and discover the peacefulness and open spaces of the estate, either with the family or friends, and forget the stresses of everyday life. Whether you prefer a traditional farmhouse (12 peoples in the gite des orfeuilles) or a country house (14 peoples in la demeure de Bizard), we can suggest two secluded sites in an exceptional setting, far from the beaten track, where you can enjoy a private swimming pool. A tennis court and lakes for fishing are also available on the estate. Beyond any doubt, these are bucolic, warm and welcoming places you will want to talk about, or keep a secret… to discover the joys of coming back again.


Rates & Availability

Monthou-sur-Cher Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
moyenne saison 2016
Sep 30 2016 - Nov 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
basse saison 2016
Nov 18 2016 - Dec 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
noel/nouvel an 2016-2017
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
basse saison hiver 2017
Jan 8 2017 - Mar 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
moyenne saison 2017
Mar 25 2017 - Apr 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
moyenne saison Pâques 17
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
moyenne saison avril 2017
Apr 18 2017 - Apr 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
Haute Saison 17 1er Mai
Apr 28 2017 - May 1 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Haute saison 17 Mai 2017
May 2 2017 - May 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
Haute Saison 17 - ascension
May 25 2017 - May 28 2017
Changeover Day: Thursday
3 night minimum stay
Haute saison 2017 - pentecôte
May 29 2017 - Jun 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Eté 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

draps (lits faits) oblig $183
Nettoyage de départ $240
Pet Fee $22
draps piscine facultatif $61
Refundable damage deposit $1,090
Serviettes toil. (facult $76
Stay tax €0 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

La Communauté de Communes du Cher à la Loire a décidé de la création d’un office de tourisme communautaire et de l’instauration de la taxe de séjour au réel sur l’ensemble de son territoire en 2014. En 2016, la taxe est de 0,33 €/jour/personne dès 18 ans et est à régler au départ. Le montant de la taxe de séjour 2017 n'est pas encore connu à ce jour.
électricité, eau, et fuel à régler au départ d'après la consommation aux divers compteurs. Ainsi qu'éventuellement d'autres frais comme le pain, les casses diverses ....

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Monthou-sur-Cher Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 500 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Lake
  • River
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Salle de bains 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2 éviers
    Salle de bains 3 - toilet , shower , 2 eviers - salle de bain communicante entre deux chambres
    Salle de bains 4 - toilet , shower
    Salle de bains 2 - toilet , shower
    Salle de bains 5 - toilet , shower
    Salle de bains 6 - toilet , shower
  • 6 rooms have their own bathroom. in the house, the rooms of Orfeuilles Rodière and have a shared bathroom consists of shower, 2 sinks, 1 toilet The House of Roses has a beautiful open bathroom with two sinks, tub, shower, toilet. so there is the view from both sides: pool and ruins. chamber of the Bush Noues has its own bathroom with shower, a sink, toilet is a separate toilet on the ground floor in the tower, under the stairs In addiction, the three bedrooms have their own small bathroom with shower, sink, toilet In each bathroom, hairdryer ago, dry towel, and bath rugs
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Chambre 2 - 1 king
    Chambre 1 - 1 king
    Chambre 3 - 1 king
    Chambre 4 - 2 twin/ single , lits jumeaux
    Chambre 5 - 2 twin/ single , lits jumeaux
    Chambre 6 - 2 twin/ single , lits jumeaux
    Chambre 7 - 2 twin/ single , lits jumeaux
  • 3 double beds, 8 single beds. The rooms are very spacious (19 to 30 m2), bright and very comfortable. They are decorated with antique furniture. The beds all have duvets. beds made on arrival with linen quality In the house, upstairs, the House of Roses has a double bed, the room and that of Orfeuilles Rodière each have twin beds. there is a cot available. the ground floor, just after the show, the room of the Bush Noues also has a double bed In addiction, the room of the Park has a double bed, the chamber and that of Brault Orfeuilles each have twin beds On arrival, beds made, towels, toiletries, washcloths are in the rooms (cf. optional) Since November 2011, Bizard is rated 5 stars as a tourist furnished to the prefecture of Loir et Cher!
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Private Tennis Court
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
towels options: in winter: the option towels includes: a towel, a towel, glove per person, bath mats, tea towels in summer: same as in winter, plus the sheets pool The exterior of the home and pool: Sumptuous, it stands at the edge of a clearing of 35 ha in the family. Lavishly restored in 2010, it rises alongside the ruins of Bizard, which belonged to the Duke of Guise, since classified historical monuments. At the rear of the house you can enjoy a private pool, 12 m by 5 m, which one and the same depth of 1 m 20, heated to 24 degrees from May to September. A beautiful staircase makes access very easy. It is secured with NF by an alarm.

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