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Le Clos de Venise, enchanting manor house surrounded by vineyards, near Vouvray

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Located on a hill with a splendid view of the Loire Valley (over 25km), Le Clos de Venise is an ancient 5ha property where one of the best Vouvray wines is produced. Le Petit Venise, the adjacent building, has been environmentally-friendly restored into a gite, preserving its "old" charm but with modern equipments and decoration. Come and relax in the typical atmosphere of Touraine, in a preserved and unique environment. Le Clos de Venise, about 100m away from the village centre, is bright, environment-friendly (cellulose wadding insulation, solar hot water and heating system and natural stones) and equipped to the highest standard. From the ground floor, with all the rooms opened up, you will find a staircase with a corridor leading to the mezzanine bedrooms and shower rooms. This non-smoking gite offers top-of-the-range services for the most demanding costumers interested in French tradition and heritage. Come and discover the "Jardin de la France" (Garden of France) area.

Francine et Claude Bobet
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 3, 2017


Noizay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mezzanine
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • 2 Half Baths
  • - toilet
    - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Courtyard
  • Garden Chairs
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(38 traveler reviews)

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Le Clos de Venise, enchanting manor house surrounded by vineyards, near Vouvray
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews

A perfect cottage in an ideal location.

  • 5 of 5

Our party comprised myself and my wife together with myin-laws and my wife's cousin who had flown in from Canada, we stayed at Le Close de Venise for one week at the end of June 2017.

We were all very impressed with the cottage and couldn't have asked for more. We all really loved it!

The cottage is an old property with plenty of charm that has been tastefully renovated to a very high standard and was perfect for our party of five.

Noizay is an ideal location for exploring the Loire Valley. We visited Amboise, Blois, Chaumont, Chambord Azay-le-Rideau, Chenonceau and Cheverney, all within easy reach.

Francine and Claude were were perfect hosts and made us feel very welcome.They were kind enough to invite us all to their house; we had a very enjoyable evening which included a tour of the wine cellar. Claude is a real wine buff and obviously passionate about the subject - thank you for a lovely evening and thank you very much for the wine and jam.

All in all we had a wonderful holiday made even more memorable for staying at Le Close de Venise.

Thank you Francine & Claude,

Paul, Helen, Margaret, Phil and Hilary.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Paul, Helen, Margaret, Phil and Hilary, Thank you very much for this very warmful appreciation. You also were charming guests and we are pleased that you have appreciated your stay. We wish you a good summer and see you another time ! Francine & Claude
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In French - Paradis dans Noizay!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in Noizay for 7 days during May. My wife and I had been to the Loire Valley on 2 other occasions but had never stayed in a Villa. We couldn’t have been more pleased with our choice! Simply amazing!

Our friends that joined us were equally impressed with the area; the wines; the town of Amboise; the castle[s]; the food; and of course the crepes!

The accommodations were probably better than the website if that is possible and with Francine and Claude adding their personal touch to our stay we felt like we were visiting friends.

Claude takes great pride in his Vouvray vines located above the villa – be sure to walk up the stairs and around the parameter of the vineyard. Just a short walk but a must do!

There is a small Co-Op 3kms away which will have everything you will need from wine to water and meats to fish. However, do not exclude the short walk through the vineyard and out the gate each morning to a small epicerie for croissants and baguettes.

Merci beaucoup Francine et Claude – notre sejour a votre villa etait magnifique!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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10 stars - 'the best' - for the 2nd time ...

  • 5 of 5

We had rented this house back in 2014 - and gave it a rating of: '10 stars- the best' then. Well, Claude & Francine - again - your house and your warm hospitality - are '10 stars the best' again. This year we rented for 5 weeks in September and into October. Perfect ! We visited some smaller chateaux this time - and we went to a cooking class. The cooking class was also excellent !! About an hours drive. But well worth it.

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We also went on a balloon ride - again well worth it.

If you are looking for a top notch place - with wonderful and warm hosts - look no further; you have found it.

Thank you so much Claude & Francine - for your warm and friendly welcome to us for the 2nd time.

We will be back.... :)

Jim & Margaret & Cordelia

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The most amazing place to stay

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived at the gates we could not believe the stunning,peaceful location and in fact my mum was tearful! It was so beautiful to see the house on the hill with the vineyard below and we were greeted so warmly by the owners, Claude and Francine. We were shown around the property and given information about the local area and felt reassured that we could ask for assistance should we have needed it. The house was stunning, complimenting its history but with all modern, high quality fittings that allowed seven of us to stay more than comfortably.We enjoyed taking it in turns to walk through the vineyard every morning for croissants at the bakery which was open everyday ( including weekends) apart from Monday and the village was minutes away from the beautiful town of Amboise. We enjoyed the Segway, the kayaking, the mushroom caves, the castles lit up at night, Blois, Tours and mostly eating al fresco in the beautiful garden. We were lucky to have gorgeous weather but it would still have been special in the rain.The house was spotlessly clean and we really appreciated the homely touch as Francine gave us jam made from her fruit trees and Claude a bottle of wine from the vineyard. A very special place that we will always remember. I read the reviews and thought it must be lovely but it went beyond my expectations. Plenty to do in the area for all ages and not as rural as is suggested with bustling towns near by.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Geelong, Victoria

Incredible House, Unforgettable Week!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to be met by Jacky & Michelle, assistants to the owners. They lived locally and despite my limited French, could not have been more helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. And we did have a couple of issues which were sorted out efficiently. They are a delightful couple. Their wine was pretty good too I might add!!

The location was perfect for visiting the Loire, the house was perfect for our party of 5.

Nearby Amboise was delightful, now one of our favourite towns in rural France, but so glad we stayed in Noizay, which was idyllic!

I have only one sadness, and that is that we didn't meet the owners on our visit, as I would have loved to congratulate them on Le Close de Venise - I can't recommend it highly enough to anyone wanting to explore the Region!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Everything Perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week long stay (June 2016) in the highly comfortable and well-appointed stone cottage on the divine vineyard property of the very gracious and charming Francine and Claude Bobet. It was so quiet and an ideal central location to explore the Loire Valley and the many Chateaux. From here we took the short drives to Chenonceau, Chaumont, Amboise, Chambord, Cheverney and Azay-le-Rideau (lovely, though note that it's mostly under scaffolding through 2017).

The train from CDG into Tours was quite convenient (just be advised that the car rental offices are open til 5:00 on Saturday and closed on Sunday.)

One very cool feature of Clos de Venise is that it backs up against a limestone cliff. An outdoor stairway takes you above the roof of the stone cottage where there is another series of vineyard fields and more amazing views of the area. The limestone cliffs extend for a long distance and there are homes and wine production companies built right into man-made caves. We enjoyed a tour of such a wine company walking through a series of tunnels and rooms in the limestone rock.

We also found it to be really big fun to take a Segway tour of Amboise (our first and we are over 50 years old!) We returned to Amboise several times for meals. We enjoyed a gourmet meal at the nearby Chateau Noizay. Another reviewer found it too pricey. Yes, it's not cheap, but we had the most scrumptious to-die-for meal ever! Start with the aperitif and amuse buche in the lounge. So gentile! On the other hand, the highly rated (by TripAdvisor) Le Breche restaurant in Amboise did not measure up. The atmosphere and service was excellent, the main course food (lamb and duck--too tough to chew) was less than wonderful. In our 5 trips to France, where you can usually stumble into any restaurant and get the best meal of your life, we were a bit surprised...however our general joie de vire was not interrupted!

While driving into Amboise, take one of those little turns off the main road along the Loire can walk right to the last wild river in France (where it is at it's widest point) and get a wonderful view of the town of Amboise across the river. Try to make the Sunday market in Amboise and get a funny looking cake that is a round disk shape and black on the top. Very sweet and moist...and lasted a few days until we finished it.

Francine and Claude, thank you again for your wonderful hospitality and excellent advice and help along the way.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Train
17 Kilometres
la gare de Tours
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
la sortie de l'autoroute

Le Clos de Venise is at the centre of the beautiful province of Touraine. Close to Tours (17km away), Amboise (8km away) and Chenonceau (20km away). Less than 1h drive away from other prestigious castles: Chaumont, Chambord, Villandry, Usse, Blois, Langeais, etc. From Le Clos de Venise, you can go walking or cycling and visit the nearby castles (Valmer, Jallanges and Le Clos Lucé (Leonardo da Vinci's residence) or you can take a stroll along the paths and get to know the winemakers at their cellars who will be delighted to introduce you to their Vouvray wines. The "Domaine du Clos de Venise" is adjacent to the castle of Noizay (Relais & Chateaux): you can walk down to one of the most outstanding tables of Touraine, in a place steeped in history. Located in a green setting surrounded by vineyards, Le Clos de Venise dominates the village of Noisay with all shops and services that you may need during your stay. The Loire Valley is ideal for active people who enjoy cycling or canoeing.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2017 - Nov 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
Basse saison
Nov 11 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

1 - Modalités tarifaires et de paiement - 'La réservation définitive sera actée dés le paiement du quart du séjour par virement bancaire (voir ci dessous). Un courriel de confirmation sera alors délivré.
Le solde du paiement sera demandé à l'arrivée, en espèces ou par chèque avec un dépôt de garantie de 100 euros qui sera restitué en fin de séjour.
Le tarif du séjour comprend l'intégralité des fra

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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