|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
In the heart of the Loire Valley, 10 minutes from the medieval city of Chinon this 18th. century hamlet, rated 4 Stars by the French Ministry of Tourism, is nestled in a peaceful valley. You'll like this place for its charming and relaxing atmosphere, perfect to discover the Natural Park Loire Anjou Touraine. This white stones and slates Hamlet will welcome you in the most beautiful part of France, 'la vallée de la Loire', worldwide famous for his magnificent castles, its good wines and refined cooking. You will appreciate a large covered terrace looking on to your private garden, perfect place for dining in front of woods and weat fiels. Those two rural houses have been renovated with luxury to offer the most refined comfort.
... we want to express our greetings for all you have made for us and for our nice stay at your 'Hamlet'. We think you have a small treasure in Touraine ! Raul Espilez - Valencia/Spain- July 2007 -
... Will remember this holidays lovely ... will remember the wine, strawberries, the' aubergine' of your 'potager', the marmalade, the splendid Nicole's tapenade, the Alan's right words about places to visit..Anna Ramon - Valencia / Spain- July 2007
Our stay here in your charmed home were a great pleasure for us. We like it very much. It is so wonderful decorated and well equipped.
Thanks again to meet you - Sybille and Frederic - Dresden Germany - August 2007
Thanks so much to provide such a beautiful house for us to stay in. We were both very tired but now feel much better and refreshed ! The girls had a great time also and enjoyed their time between the 2 houses ! The food you gave us was also delicious. Thank you very much - Fiona, Emily, Isabelle, Todmorden UK - August 2007.
The gite is exceptionally clean and very well equiped. The owners Alain & Nicole have thought of everything you need for a relaxing holiday and all done with style.
We hired bikes for the two week stay and were able to cycle directly from the gite to various chateaux, local villages and the ride to Chinon via Lerne is especially picturesque.
The Loire cycle routes are easily accesible from the gite. If you are looking for peace and quiet but within easy reach of the attractions of The Loire Valley I would not hesitate to recommend Hammeau de Verriere.
We stayed a week in this absoultely beautiful gite which was encased in such stunning scenery!
The property exceeded all expectations...we couldn't have been happier with it.
Thoughtful touches were everywhere...wine, crackers, milk, homemade tapenade & jam on arrival, chocolates in the bedroom, luxury robes...the list goes on.
The gite was lovely, very pretty & spotless.
The views were amazing & the area so peaceful...we spent breakfasts & evenings on the peaceful terrace.
Alain & Nicole were most helpful, charming & very friendly...perfect hosts & there was so much literature provided on places to visit, local shops & restaurants.
All the comforts of home were provided...everything you could ever need was in the gite.
Couldn't recommend this property more...5 star accommodation!
Sarah & Stuart
Have you ever looked for a place that was your idea of paradise ? Then we have found it here, from the moment we were greeted by our host's Alain & Nicole we knew we had found something special. After a 4 hour drive we were welcomed like long lost friends, the cottage exceeded our wishes with 2 bottles of chilled wine and crackers fruit and Nicole's tappenade waiting for us. The standard of the cottage was without doubt the best self catering accommodation we have had in 18 years of holidaying in France. The cleanliness was of the highest standard. The equipment within was like a home from home, the help throughout holiday from our host's was fantastic, even after having a slight accident Alain offered to take me to the hospital.
When I read the previous reviews i was ever so sceptical about what i read, I WAS WRONG.
We are looking at next years holiday and will be looking at a return.
Kind regards Kevin & Yvonne Lanark Scotland
The main cottage is a tasteful architecturally renovated historic cottage with all the details and comforts one needs to feel pampered. Peacefully away down a country lane, surrounded by a sunflower fields, in a quiet village that is only 10 minutes drive from lovely Chinon, the cottage has two lovely outdoor terraces both covered and open to enjoy the summer, as well as interior spaces with modern conveniences. Our hosts were gracious and generous, providing helpful suggestions, restaurant reservations, chilled Vouvray and treats awaiting our arrival, at the same time as being considerate of privacy. This is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the areas wonderful wine, cheese, chateaux and countryside.
The ‘Le Hammeau de verriere’ was a pleasant discovery amongst the many options for luxury self-catering accommodation in the Loire Valley. The website photographs are a good representation of the excellent standard of accommodation, without giving a hint of the accommodation’s breath-taking surroundings: the rural splendour of the Chinon region. The cottage offers perfect isolation, but within easy reach of the Chateaus, vineyards and modern amenities – supermarkets and artisan bakeries.
The accommodation is furnished to high specifications and is tastefully decorated. The gardens are beautifully maintained by the owners, Nicole and Alain, and make for a very relaxing backdrop whilst enjoying a late afternoon indulgence of cheese and wine. The welcome pack containing some of Alain and Nicole’s home produced delicacies is a thoughtful gesture that is best enjoyed at leisure. The professionalism, warmth and charm of Nicole and Alain, made our week’s stay both enjoyable and memorable.
We were one of the lucky ones to have found this wonderful place to stay. It was just right for us. It not only is a wonderful cottage but the owners are wonderful!! They are both so helpful and care a great deal about their home and their guests. The cottage has everything one could ask for. We were greeted with sparking vovray and some homemade goodies by Nicole. Nicole and Alan are wonderful gardeners and WE enjoyed the fruits of their labor. Not only was the garden a beautiful place to take a stroll but we were also given fresh fruit from the garden to eat. The cottage is very comfortable with a decor that shows the personality of the owners. The bedroom is very spacious and the king size bed is very, very comfortable. The location is very close to a lot to see and do,all within a short area. We liked staying at this location because you feel very safe ( the owners are on site) and you do not have to deal with getting in and out of a big city to visit a nearby city or Chateaux. There is a Super U grocery store right up the street and the city of Chinon is only about 10 mins. away. It is also close to a great Hospital area. All in all, I can only think of one thing missing. That would be, that we could have stayed another week!! Merci Alan et Nicole and I hope a beintote, that we see you again. Cathy and Jerry
The Vallée de la Loire is a UNESCO World Heritage and is well known for its many castles, churches and abbeys. The most famous is the one in Fontevraud where the kings Henri II Plantagenet and Richard 1st 'the Lion Heart' are buried. At a short distance, you will be able to visit several castles like Chinon, Azay le Rideau, Ussé, Langeais, Villandry, Saumur ... The Futuroscope of Poitiers is less than 1 hour by car. The wines of Chinon, Saumur, Bourgueil are one of the most famous wines of the Loire and wine tasting can be done and will be the highlight of you stay.
Other Activities: Visits of the cultural heritage: Castles of the Loire
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Apr 30 2016 - Oct 29 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
The weekly rate in the main house for 2 people is 850 €
The weekly rate Main house + additional house for 4 guests is 1300€
Reservation: a 25% down-payment is required by wire transfer.
Upon arrival: the remaining balance is due.
Prices include all tourist taxes, charges and services.