About the property
- House1829 sq. ft.
- Half Baths3
- Minimum Stay1 - 6 nights
On the Chateau des Ormeaux's park.
The Vernelle house is located in the park of the 'Château des Ormeaux' (it is a outbuilding of 'Château des Ormeaux') on the 'route des vignobles', near part of the Amboise agglomeration (6 kilometers from the Château d'Amboise).
A bit of history: The 'Château des Ormeaux' close to the Vernelle house was built during the reign of Charles X. The original Château was built on Paul Scaron's lands in the 17th century. Before marrying Louis XIV, the marquise de Maintenon was married to Paul Scaron.
The Vernelle House accommodation is a beautiful 17th century construction. It was completely renovated in 2013. It is a fine example of traditional wine grower's house surrounded by a terrace.
You will be charmed by the subtle mix of contemporary and 18th century decoration styles. The ground floor is composed of a spacious open kitchen with dining area and extensive work surfaces. The living room is large and comfortable with a TV and desk area. The sofa converts to a small double bed. For your great comfort, there is a ground floor WC.
The upper floor consists of two independant bedrooms (Queen size beds) with en suite bathrooms and WC.
The outdoor terrace comes equipped with a charcoal barbecue for outdoor meals in the shade of two lime trees.
The Vernelle will charm you by its peaceful setting with views over bucolic countryside.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 9:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
An unforgettable stay
We just returned from spending ten unforgettable days at la Vernelle. The location is idyllic, on the beautiful grounds of the owners' chateau. We spent many hours on the terrace overlooking the meadow where two horses and Gaston the donkey grazed. It is very peaceful there, and it was a joy to awaken to a chorus of birdsong. Amboise with its chateau, markets, shops and restaurants is a lovely town >> we took advantage of Pascale's excellent recommendations on where to buy chocolate, croissants, pastries, and meals. We are SO glad we chose Amboise over the bustle of Blois or Tours: it is a very walkable city and is situated within easy driving distance of various chateaux. As garden-lovers, we especially enjoyed the gardens at Villandry and the International Garden Festival at Chaumont-sur-Loire.
La Vernelle was built in the 17th century but the interior was completely redone in 2013. In the renovation Pascale did a marvelous job of combining tradition and modernity, beauty with utility and comfort. We loved taking coffee on the terrace in the morning, relaxing there upon returning from excursions, hanging out there on the day it rained, and preparing meals in the well-equipped kitchen with fresh food from the market. We explored the "troglo" behind the house and walked the forest paths with our canine companion Joufflue.
Pascal and Pascale gave us a very warm welcome along with a bottle of sparkling Vouvray wine, and made sure we knew they were there to help if we needed it. They truly made us feel at home. Their property is one of the most beautiful spots we have had the pleasure to visit, and we are very grateful that they so graciously shared it with us.
Perfect location, exceptional property
Our family of four (two kids ages 7 and 4) stayed for 6 nights. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit at La Vernelle. The cottage has really been given a new life. The renovations to the home make it completely comfortable in terms of modern conveniences and fixtures. The bathrooms and kitchen are immaculate and well-equipped. The contemporary art and decor scattered throughout the house keep it exciting and bright. But here and there around the house and the grounds, charming old details have been carefully preserved or left in peace and only await discovery.
Easily one of our favorite features about La Vernelle was the spacious terrace with views of the green fields and trees around the property. On several mild evenings we watched hot air balloons rise in the eastern sky as we grilled chipolatas and played Uno on the patio table under the two lime trees.
The house is perfect as a home base for vast exploration of the Loire Valley. With our short-legged and tiresome crew, we stayed rather close to home and had no trouble filling our days with unique and memorable excursions in the vicinity. Château de Chenonceau, Clos de Lucé, and the lovingly-kept local playground with zip-line and fenced soccer arena in Nazelles-Négron made our list of favorites.
The owners Pascale and Pascal were extremely welcoming and kind. They provided us with a chilled bottle of sparkling wine on arrival and also brought us fresh eggs from their chickens. The children made quick friends with the horses and donkey in the field below the cottage by bringing them chopped apples and carrots morning and afternoon. We were at home at La Vernelle, and I would return in a heartbeat.
Wonderful house in a superb location
We stayed four days and wished it had been longer. This is a special house, ideally positioned for the Loire Valley. Very clean and well presented, with large rooms and all the fittings and equipment needed. It is also especially quiet.
Pascale was extremely helpful throughout. We had a minor problem (our fault), which she resolved in minutes of being contacted.
Cannot be recommended enough.
lovely property in peaceful chateau grounds
We had a great week in the Vernelle House. The location is great, and the property is finished to a very high standard.
I can't say enough about how wonderful it was to stay in the well appointed Vernelle Cottage. It was like a fairy tale with our own entrance and exit gate , peace and tranquility. The bedrooms with each having their own ensuites were beautifully done. The kitchen and living room areas were very spacious and decorated with old and new>very tasteful. The cottage is well situated in that you can get to all the Chateaux within an hour as well as some of the bigger cities such as Tours and Blois. The markets Friday and especially Sunday are wonderful in Amboise. Pascale was a delightful hostess and very welcoming along with Jouffloue. Pascale and Pascal were very friendly and inviting and made you feel at home. We would love to go back. Having stayed in many VRBO'S around the world this one was a wonderful rural (not too far out) setting where you could relax in peace and walk up the path through the vineyards. One of the best ever. Thank you Pascale for the welcome bottle of Cremant ,figs and eggs . It was an awesome 8 days.
Excellent location and wonderful house
Our stay at La Vernelle was excellent. Pascale was an excellent host and helped us out several times with advice, reservations, etc. The house is as described. It is roomy, well furnished with ensuite bathrooms (we were three persons), quirky and entertaining design mechanisms (bright red fridge), and a gorgeous veranda (for when the weather is good). The wifi reception is adequate but you do have to be careful of where you are in the house. Once we learned that, it worked just fine. Pascale's guidebook and suggestions was a big help. She really is correct on which Boulangerie is to be used and which is to be avoided. Amboise is a great place to visit the chateaux to the East of Tours and that's how we used it. We saw four chateaux on that side of Tours in our week there. Amboise itself is very charming and interesting. We used the Sunday and Friday markets as sources of the food we bought to cook at "home". We especially liked the availability of the BBQ. High marks for La Vernelle all around. We thought it was going to be difficult to find, but the SatNav got us there just fine. Pascale also recommended a very nice restaurant in the area and made our reservations for us. It was just a great experience all the way around.
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