At heart of Loire castles, 50 min from Paris in high speed train by motorway
- english, french
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
La vie de chateau
Exquisite setting. Lovely hosts. Would benefit from some updating, but still a real treat to stay here. Hope to return soon!
Ideal location, away from it all, but close to everything
We had a wonderful time at the chateaux. You stay on the side that is to the left of the front door area when looking at the front of the property from the driveway. It had everything you need for a comfortable stay. It is ideal for a couple but definitely more suited for a large family as are 3 bedrooms, the master has a queen and a crib if needed, the other rooms have plenty of twin beds and there's 2.5 bathrooms. There is a washer, it is not also a dryer. There is a heated towel rack though to hang some items on.
The owner's were able to find a chef/waiter to come and prepare/serve dinner to us one evening which was made even more special with Mrs Hubert's help. The fireplace is cozy, and the evening sky presents more stars than I'd ever seen before. You have to see the night sky there! The temperature of the home can be regulated so you're never too hot or cold. There is a terrific restaurant a few kilometers from the property: O saveurs de Lysa "la forge" where we had an excellent meal...highly recommended.
It was hard to leave. And although the property interior could use a thorough cleaning, I did spend some time cleaning it well when we arrived and before we departed so the next renters should find it cleaner. There are plenty of clean towels and linens for the beds and table. We didn't use the tennis court or the trampoline. Not much more that we could have asked for in our opinion. Is was easy to get to see all the chateaux from this location and there is a grocery store and gas station a few kilometers away. We can't wait to return next year!
Merci, tout notre meilleur et au revoir, jusqu'à ce que nous revenons à nouveau.
Upon our arrival we were greeted by our host, Evelyne, she was very charming, great because we were over an hour late. She welcomed us with a tour of our wing, a bottle of wine, and flowers for my wife. The pictures don't convey the size of the place, the size of the rooms, log fire in sitting room, we found it all enchanting, indeed we fell in love with it. It is also a wonderful central location for exploring the Loire Valley. On all occasions we found Evelyne very helpful and informative. We intend to return in the future and would recommend to family and friends.
Spring stay at Santenay
To start with I would like to say that the pictures in the ad don't convey the scale of this place at all. This place is massive! Much larger than we were expecting. The area we stayed in of the chateau has got to be around 5,000 square feet and includes a huge kitchen, large dining room, sitting area with a working fireplace (we had a fire on the first night we were there), three bedrooms, four bathrooms and a large entry area; more than enough room for the three of us. The gite is laid out to sleep six people and there is more than enough room for that many. There is lots of beautiful furniture here and real silverware in the drawers, something I have never experienced at a rental. My son (nine years old) and I went for a walk around the estate almost every day and it takes about two hours to cover the major trails; this is a big property with gorgeous old growth forests. We saw deer, rabbits, pheasants and some ducks at the pond closest to the house (we found three ponds on the property during our visit, I'm not sure how many there are in total). The owner was a very welcoming host and she had a beautiful arrangement of flowers and a bottle of champagne waiting for us when we arrived. This is the perfect place to use as a base to see the chateaus of the Loire Valley as it is only 10 or 15 minutes from Amboise right in the centre of the valley. My wife says she likes the feeling that you are stepping back in time and living the life of a royal hundreds of years ago (except for all the modern conveniences...). You definitely need to have a car to stay here. Thank you Evelyne for a wonderful stay. Ed, Kelly and Mark Fick, Ontario, Canada
Une merveilleuse vie de château
Nous avons passé un merveilleux week-end dans une propriété magnifique
En pleine nature - calme et sereine
Merci à Madame Cosquer Hubert de son accueil chaleureux et de sa gentillesse
Nous reviendrons avec grand plaisir.
Urlaub mit Charme
Für große und kleine Familien ist diese Ferienwohnung zu empfehlen. Der Empfang war herzlich und mit einem kleinen bisschen französisch und sonst englisch konnten wir uns gut verständigen. Die Wohnung ist der gesamte kleine Flügel des Schlösschens mit 3 Schlafräumen (7 Betten), einem kleinen Salon, einer monstergroßen Küche und reichlich Nebenräumen. Selbstverständlich ist alles da, was man braucht ( Wäsche, Geschirr, Küchenutensilien). Der Garten (Park) kann frei benutzt werden. Liegestühle und weitere Gartenmöbel sind da. Abends laufen auch mal die Hirsche über die große Wiese.
Das Anwesen liegt ein wenig versteckt außerhalb von Santenay und ist über eine Asphaltstraße oder einen Ealdweg zu erreichen. Bäcker, Markt und Intermarche sind 5 km entfernt, dort findet sich auch ein Schwimmbad. Die Liore ist mit dem Auto in 15 Minuten zu erreichen.
Insgesamt ist die Wohnung zu empfehlen - der Urlaub hat großen Spaß gemacht. Man fühlt sich wie ein König in Frankreich ...
Blois: 18 km.
Amboise: 20 km.
Tours: 50 km.