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Beautifully Restored And Comfortable Family Home With Heated Swimming Pool

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Indre-et-Loire House Rental Photos and Description

17th century farmhouse in St Ouen les Vignes, Tours, Indre-et-Loire, Centre, France - Situated In A Pretty, Quiet Village And Within Easy Reach Of Stunning Loire Chateaux

A very comfortable home set in half an acre of garden, large sitting room with wood burning stove, piano, lots of books, music and games. Upstairs sitting room with TV and satellite for English channels. Well equipped kitchen with sitting area opening onto terrace and garden. Beautiful secluded garden to relax in with summer house, plenty of garden chairs, BBQ and ping pong table in garage. Child friendly home with books and toys etc. The village has a beautiful 11th century church, small park with river and ducks to feed, a bakers, butchers and a highly recommended restaurant in this region. Lots of country walks and bike rides possible from the house through vineyards, forests and farmland. Many stunning chateaux nearby-Amboise (10 mins) - Chenonceau (20 mins) - most beautiful chateau on the River Cher. The chateaus of historical Blois, Cheverny, Villandry, Azay-le- Rideau and more all within 30 - 45 mins. Most open all year round. Lots of possibilities for family fun- Tree top adventure park, canoeing on the Loire and Cher, horse riding, Futuroscope (1hr), cycling along the Loire (part of 800km cycle trail), Beauval Zoo (beautiful day out), Eurodisney (Paris).

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Debbie Peters (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french

About Debbie Peters

Chris and I have lived in France for 28 years and have enjoyed restoring our home and bringing up our four children in this beautiful part of France. Chris now works in Brussels and I spend a lot of time there but this still remains our family home that we love to come back to regularly.

Debbie Peters purchased this house in 1987

Guestbook comments from the owner

I just wanted to let you know how much we all enjoyed it. The house was a dream, it was like it had been specifically set up for our needs!! Books everywhere, a mountain of lego and toys, a piano that was in constant use, lovely warm pool (esp cos the weather wasn’t too warm!) and a divine garden with swings, which were a huge hit especially the rope ladder. A really well stocked kitchen. We were just sad we didn’t have more time to read more books, try out more recipes and visit more of the area, the house was so relaxing and beautiful none of us wanted to go anywhere! Every evening was spent in the garden, and every morning we got croissants from the shop, making friends with local cats on the way. The kids all learnt to ask for baguettes and croissants in French. The village was also really intriguing, is the small chateau at the junction of your road abandoned? And what about the beautiful tumbledown buildings in the village? Our kids were fascinated by the cobwebby windows.

We loved the way you hadn’t purged the place of your family’s presence too. Great family shots everywhere. Please pass on our thanks to Rob and his wife also. He was really helpful while we were there. All in all it was fabulous.
Jul 2015
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based on 16 traveler reviews

Beautifully Restored And Comfortable Family Home With Heated Swimming Pool
average rating of 4.9375 based on 17 reviews

We had a wonderful time in this beautiful Home. We loved the huge garden, swimming pool and views

  • 5 of 5

This house is fully equipped for smaller children, with a lots of toys, books, a fence around the pool. Our children had an amazing time. We were there during a very hot week and at times just hang around the garden and Pool. Plenty of space for 2 families. And so charming.....i can really see us coming back. One small point for approval: the garden furniture is ready for renewal but was still functional.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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fantastic house, very homely,

  • 5 of 5

Ab Fab ,we hD a fantastic time, feels like we know the family by all the pics of them, and need to know the latest events !! Lovely little village, amboise was beautiful , we went quite often. The only drawback was the midgets, we were bitten to death, so unfortunately we didn't go outdoors in the evening.. On the whole we would love to stay again in the future.. Thanks Debbie for a lovely time shared in your home xx

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Place

  • 5 of 5

Our family and us had a wonderful time at Debbie's place. It's charming and cozy and had a wonderful yard for our kids to run around in. The location is great and we did day trips to the castles around including Chennoceaux, Chaumont, and others. The bakery down the street is wonderful and we made daily trips to get our baguettes. Also, really enjoyed meeting the neighbours and had a wonderful meal prepared by them.

Thanks again, and we look forward to coming back in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely family home in a beautiful part of the world

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 7; 6 adults and 1 child. Space was plentiful, bedrooms quiet enough for little one to sleep, whilst adults relaxed, ate and drank. This is the owners home, so has that comfortable sense of being lived in, yet was well presented enough for us to feel like we were being treated to a relaxing few days' holiday. Lovely, huge garden (that we didn't use because of the weather) and a well-maintained pool make this a perfect spot for a family break - with or without children.

Well equipped, quiet, comfortable, charming and definitely somewhere I would return to.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home and garden

  • 5 of 5

I truly loved staying in this home on our recent trip to France. It's just one of those places that you can imagine yourself happily spending your life in. The house is large but very cozy. The lawn and garden were beautiful and perfect for my daughter to run around in. The summer house and swings were also a hit with her. It was a little chilly for the pool so we did not use it.

The kitchen had everything you could possibly need to cook meals in. We had a group of six of us, and there was a lot of space for us to spread out. However, the common rooms were large enough that we could all congregate together when we wanted to. The house felt like staying in a friends home with none of the coldness of some rentals.

Rob and Magali were very helpful, and we even arranged for them to cook dinner for us in one night. We truly enjoyed it - especially the pie!

Truly an amazing, beautiful and comfortable home. I genuinely hope to be able to return one day for a longer stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just perfect

  • 5 of 5

Of all the holiday rentals that I have stayed in over the years, this definitely was the best and exceeded all my expectations. It felt like a loved home and not a standard holiday rental.

The house itself was very spacious, with plenty of room for us, a family of 5 to find our own "quiet spot". Whilst the kitchen/ dining area was a superb space to all come back together again. There was everything in the way of indoor/ outdoor furniture, crockery, utensils, that you could ever need. As well as being beautifully clean on arrival, the gardens outside were beautifully maintained, and very private and extremely peaceful.

The cottage is ideally situated to explore the surrounding area, and keep my two teenage sons occupied, we even managed to find an excellent go-kart track in just under an hour away.

Our hosts were excellent in responding to all communication and I cannot thank them enough.All in all we loved it!!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Amboise / St Pierre des corps (22KM)
Car: necessary


Nearest airport Tours (30 mins), daily Ryanair service from Stansted London.

TGV 45mins Paris to Tours - connecting trains to Amboise (10 mins)

TGV Paris airport (CDG) to St Pierre des Corps (Tours) 1h40


Amboise (8km) Tours (25km) Blois (35km)


Rates & Availability

Tours House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 3
Sep 3 2016 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 2
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $99

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Indre-et-Loire House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • Family bathroom upstairs with toilet, bath and large separate shower. Small downstairs bathroom with toilet, shower and washbasin.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with double bed. Bedroom 4 with double bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
Our friends and neighbours, Rob and Magali look after our home and guests. They speak English and are very happy to help with anything you need to know about the house and about the area. Magali often cooks for guests who would like to enjoy the taste of French cuisine and have a relaxing evening. Details for menus are in the booklet in the house and can be sent on request.

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