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Loire Valley: 16th century chateau amidst 200 acres of park and garden - CHATEAU

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Bedrooms 7
Half Baths2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay nights

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chateau / country house
Half Baths
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Le Boulay Chateau / Country House Rental Photos and Description

7 Bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, can sleep 12 people

Chateau de La Chauviniere in the Loire Valley is a 16th century property set amidst 200 acres of park and gardens. It overlooks its valley with a lake. A park with centuries old trees, shaded walking paths, Rose gardens, luxuriant lawns, beautiful shrubs and flowers, glasshouse, farm, big swimming pool (14x6m) make a sumptuous holiday stay for one or two weeks. The animals (dogs, cat, sheep, horses, poultry, parrot, peacocks) add to the lively atmosphere and gentlemanly lifestyle of the French countryside. Bicycles, ping pong, badminton, croquet, library, video and numerous books, CDs and DVDs, puzzles will entertain when there is time left after visiting castles and vineyards.

Besides cleaning the house (15 hours weekly included) the housekeeper's wife will be glad to prepare some meals when needed.

Details for CHATEAU 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, 4 Bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms

Initially built in the 15th century as a priory (small detached abbey for a dozen monks), at a time when they could choose the best environment (and view!), it has been enlarged in the following century.

The main floor has a drawing-room (with high quality stereo), desk-room (with high speed internet connection, fax and printer), dining-room and kitchen. It has been redone in the late 18th century, with wood paneling and wood floor. It is decorated with antiques and paintings. The drawing-room overlooks the valley and its lake. The dining-room has view over the gardens and park. The basement has kept its original Salle basse (large kitchen) and salle de gardes of the 15th century with beamed ceiling, tile floor and huge chimneys. The upper floor has 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and a library equipped with video, DVD and CD equipment, with lots of DVD'S,CD'S , books, board games and puzzles.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Thierry Voulet
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, german
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Calendar last updated:
March 3, 2016
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About Thierry Voulet

Born and bred in Paris, with engineering degrees from Grenoble and Berkeley, I now leave in the Loire VALLEY to enjoy the mild climate and the country life.

Thierry Voulet purchased this chateau / country house in 1993

Why Thierry Voulet chose Indre-et-Loire

Very special property since it gets everything you fancy in the country: lake, park, gardens, swimming pool, farm, poultry, animals, glass house, landscape. Inside luxurious comfort with drawing room, library, billiard room, all decorated with period furniture

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Town of Chateau-Renault 2 miles away with everything you need, supermarkets, newsagents, biweekly traditional food market with local and healthy products. Doctors, pharmacy, hospital, cinema.

Within 30 to 60 mns all the big royal castles of Blois, Chenonceaux, Chambord, Chevernu, Ussé etc.

Zoo of Beauval. Charming medieval towns around Vendôme and Tours.

House keepers in the adjoining farm very dedicated to help

guests with every need.

8 bicycles, barbecue, table tennis, pétanque, badminton, croquet


1 traveler review

average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Our stay at La Chauviniere

  • 5 of 5

Our 10 day stay at La Chauviniere was unparalleled! The chateau and cottage accommodation was exceptional and the property was beautifully maintained: a wonderful combination of formal gardens and the outlying areas very natural. The owner was most helpful and the managers of the property very accommodating. This personal attention to every detail made our stay truly memorable.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My guests where very appreciative of the historic character of the chateau and its decoration with antiques, as well as the comfort and amenities available. They enjoyed the vast surroundings of gardens, lake and park, but also the touristic possibilities around, with the Chateaux, small villages and restaurants of the Loire valley. And they've been delightful guests! Thierry Voulet
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Tours airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
TGV at Vendome Villiers or Tours
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Car: recommended

LA CHAUVINIERE is a 16th century property of 200 acres, in the Loire Valley 30km north of Tours.

From Paris by TGV (Train a Grande Vitesse): 42 min. By car 2 hours from Paris by A10 highway.The main big royal castles are generally 30min away by car: BLOIS AMBOISE CHENONCEAUX TOURS LANGEAIS VILLANDDRY. Vineyards of the Loire Valley are also 30 min away.

Other Activities: Royal castles of the Loire Valley; wine tasting


Rates & Availability

Le Boulay Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $1,637

Payable at booking time to secure booking
Kept as security deposit during the stay
Reimbursed at departure

The rental is to be paid before or on arrival at the latest.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Le Boulay Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 500 m²
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 2 child bed
  • Every room is nicely decorated in 18th century style with ancient furniture.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Children over 8 welcome.

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