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

Bedrooms 10
Space 6,458 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

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.

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

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 6458 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 19
  • Max. adults: 19
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed
  • Après paiement du 1er acompte le propriétaire envoie, par mail, un contrat de location.
  • A l'arrivée :*dépot garantie 1000€,*décharge pour piscine et accès aux ruines.
  • Au départ :*maison rangée, *lave vaisselle vidé, *barbecue nettoyé, *poêle à bois vidé, *lits défaits
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Lake
  • River
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 19 people
  • 8 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
    - toilet , combination tub/shower
    - 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
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19
  • 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
    - 1 king
    - 1 king
    - 1 twin/ single
  • 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
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Private Tennis Court
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 19 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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
  • fly 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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Country cottage and barn in the loire valley with private swimming-pool
average rating of 4.939394 based on 55 reviews
fairfax station, Virginia, USA

Excellent Large Group Accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family (12) celebrated Christmas this year at Bizard. I would say that while many places can squeeze in 12 people, few are set up as well as Bizard with the large number of bathrooms, excellent kitchen, dining and family room setups - it worked extremely well and everyone could be together while still allowing space to get away from the group = a great layout with the separate barn building and its own game/family room. And Stephanie was a gracious host who went out of her way to make sure all went well. The grounds are extensive for hiking and horseback riding ( there is a riding school right on the estate). One of my personal thrills was coming home one night and seeing a group of wild boar on the property.It is also a good location for touring the Loire and seeing all the Chateaux and towns. Stephanie was a big help in setting dinner reservations for 12, locally and advising us on wineries to visit and places to shop (all within easy range). All in all it was a Christmas to remember for the entire family and Stephanie and Bizard played a big role in that. I would strongly recommend it for a family or other larger group getaway.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: June 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: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellente maison, énorme domaine, superbe région

  • 5 of 5

La maison est très grande et a beaucoup de possibilités pour des grandes groupes. La maison se trouve dans un domaine énorme où on peut faire des grandes promenades par des lacs, un château et vers le Cher. Il y a beacoup de vent; ceci refroidit la piscine. La maison se trouve proche de beaucoup de belle ville et château dans la région de Loire et Cher.

Bart Van der Spiegel, Belgique

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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SUPERtoffe vakantie op een SUPERlocatie

  • 5 of 5

Een locatie vinden voor mijn gezin bestaande uit 9 volwassenen en 5 kleinkinderen tss 4 en 0 jaar is niet evident. La demeur de Bizard voldeed dan ook VOLLEDIG aan onze verwachtingen. Een warme ontvangst door eigenares Stéphanie met alle nodige uitleg was heel professioneel en stelde ons volledig gerust.

Grote leefruimtes met een ingerichte keuken, 2 ijskasten, 2 afwasmachines, kortom alles was voorzien voor grote gezinnen.

Grote slaapkamers met volledig ingerichte badkamers +++

Rustige omgeving aan de rand van het bos, waar we konden wandelen en joggen. Zwembad +++ Tennisterrein +++ Ponyrit van een half uur voor de kleinkinderen +++, er was echt voor elk wat wils. Cultuur, sport, ontspanning, rust, alles komt aan bod. Kortom een aanrader voor allen die houden van de Loirestreek met zijn kastelen.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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De Schrynmakers de Dormael Stéphanie
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018


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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax $0.68 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Frais supplémentaires à rajouter au devis :

serviettes, tapis de bain, torchons 6 €/p ,
draps de piscine : 5€/P

A l'arrivée, une caution de 1000 € sera demandée (en cash, ou par chèque) et rendue au départ.

Au départ, paiement des frais relatifs à la consommation de l'électricité, de l'eau et du fuel pour le chauffage.

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.