About the property
- Villa1000 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 nights
French manor house and cottage with pool set in 2 acres of fruit trees and roses - Ferriere Larcon, Loches, Indre-et-Loire, Centre / Loire Valley, France
La Cure is the perfect place for large families or groups of friends. The 5 bedroom manor house Les Roses and 2 bedroom cottage La Lavande accomodate up to 15 people. Enjoy eating and drinking outside on wooden tables nestled amongst fruit trees and roses, swim in the heated pool, play petanque (boules) on our court, step outside the gates into the charming village with troglodyte houses and beautiful church and a fabulous little bar/restaurant or drive to nearby chateaux and vineyards. Both Les Roses and La Lavande have antique dining tables and lovely spaces inside to dine together or relax with a book. It is only 15 mins to the glorious medieval town of Loches which hosts food and wine markets twice a week. The owners have children and the property is designed to keep the kids entertained while the adults can relax around the pool or under the trees. The property is fully fenced and there are pool toys, many bikes, children's toys and books, a tree house and the 12th century grange (one of the village's oldest buildings) has a pool table, dart board and table football. There is free internet access throughout both houses. Les Roses and La Lavande can be rented separately and have private outdoor areas, but are perfect rented together for a large group.
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Kris Webb
We are an Australian family of myself (Kris), Stephen and three girls Zoe, Asha and Leah. We lived at the property for a year in 2004 when our eldest girls were 4 and 2. Since then we have travelled across the world every year to spend a few weeks in our little piece of France. We have travelled a lot and so have tried to make the property something special, with lots of little touches you won't normally find in rental houses. The girls have grown up spending time at the property so it has things which are good for kids of all ages. If we can't be there we love to know other families are enjoying it.
Kris Webb purchased this Villa in 2004
Why Kris Webb chose Ferrière-Larçon
In France it's very unusual to find a property with good sized grounds in the middle of a village. But our property is exactly that - two houses, charming outbuildings and a hectare of fruit trees and gardens in the middle of the lovely small village of Ferriere Larcon. So it offers the best of both worlds.
What makes this Villa unique
The property is close enough to all the big chateaux and towns on the Loire - but far enough away to avoid the summer crowds. It's still rare to hear English spoken at the markets in the beautiful medieval town of Loches which is 15 minutes away. Our favourite thing is still buying great food and wine at the markets and sitting under the fruit trees in the garden to enjoy them. We know that visitors want to see the best the area has to offer and so have detailed notes in the house which tell guests our favourite places to visit, restaurants to eat at and even our favourite local food and wine.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We stayed as a family in Les Roses for two weeks and found the property fantastic in all areas, cleanliness exceptional, equipped extremely well for cooking with everything needed to produce all bought At the wonderful local markets,bedding etc perfect, pool was just perfect and to add to this the local areas we great to visit, local village restaurant was great also, hope to go back very soon, thanks Kris and team
Superb accommodation for large groups
Fifteen members of an extended family spent a week at both properties from late July to early August 2017. This place is a gem. All the photos and descriptions on the website are very accurate. The houses are very spacious and are well stocked. Plenty of room to escape for some quiet time. The accommodation is located in the centre of an attractive and peaceful village and the surrounding farming countryside is delightful. There are attractive villages with markets not far away and there are some very good restaurants to choose from in the area including the local bar/cafe. Highly recommend La Promenade at Le Petit Pressigny for an excellent dining experience. The local manager has a wealth of knowledge and suggestions. We spent most of the time enjoying the comforts of the property including the pool with its many sun lounges, boules court and games room. We enjoyed sitting out at the very large dining table in the garden til late in the evening. I highly recommend this place for groups of friends or large families. You will not be disappointed
Delightful in every way
It was a delight ! We so much appreciated Amanda’s kind welcome and showing us around . The gite itself was absolutely superbly appointed – I need not have brought all the house keeping items that I did! Amanda was amused! Mum very much appreciated all your decorative touches- as did I, and the rooms were so lovely and comfortable - with delicious views! Quite like being in a novel! We enjoyed petanque , swam in the pool , made expeditions to many places of interest round about, enjoyed the village and the historic church, ate in the restaurant a couple of times- thank you for that recommendation. Marc is a charming patron. The garden was a delightful space to sit out in and we all enjoyed quiet reading and writing there as well as strolls through the village- I am quite missing the bells. A week just was not long enough- it flew by! We only had one bike ride!! We would love to come again ! I can honestly say also that in our many years of gite stays , your has been the loveliest ! Thank you- you have a lovely property in a lovely area! We all send our sincere thanks.
H, M, H , B, C and Granny Haines
Marvelous Authentic French Experience
This property is exceptional. The house is a large, traditional country home in a small Village. The house has separate wings giving lots of space for families or couples. It is very well appointed and stocked. There is nothing you could want for. The outdoor areas are beautiful including the pool, property itself and outbuildings (barn turned into games room). Amanda, the property manager was helpful and responsive. The property is situated in the southern Loire region and is within an easy drive to fabulous markets, chateaux, wine regions and interesting small cities such as Loches or Amboise. From the house, there are walks and trails, some taking you past troglodyte homes. We have been to France many times but this home in this location tops them all. A marvelous authentic French experience.
Really magical, special place to stay
Les Roses was an absolutely wonderful place to stay. We were two adults and two kids and the property was perfectly equipped for our needs. We peeped into the smaller cottage, Lavande, and that was lovely too! Both properties have been tastefully decorated with characterful things, clearly the owners have put much of themselves into the property and want others to enjoy the house and area as much as they have when they lived their. We had a brilliant week, despite overcast weather, and Kris's tips and suggestions via email and in the welcome book, were gratefully taken up. A week of picnics, local markets (getting delish produce for picnics! ) bike rides (bikes provided - fab) and so much fun in the beautiful, rambling garden and perfect-temperature, safe-for-kids pool. The week was made extra special by the warm and genuine welcome from Amanda and the really helpful interaction with Kris the owner - clearly they are a good team. This is no mercenary business rental - it's clearly a magic place and the owners want to pass on some of the joy of experiencing a little slice of beautiful France!
Relaxing in Loire
We had a fabulous and incredibly relaxing week at Les Roses this summer. The house is centuries old and decorated with interesting antiques and paintings, but has all the modern comforts you could want. We spent hours in the garden under the big old trees reading books, playing games and drinking local wine. The house is in a beautiful part of the Loire, with lovely villages, markets and towns in all directions. We found it hard to drag ourselves away from the house, pool and garden though! We'll be back, but for 2 weeks next time
Guests can fly into nearby Tours or Poitiers (which have bargain flights from London on Ryan Air). The properties can be reached by car from the UK in one day, with many of the ferryports within 4 hours' drive.
We are only a 2 hour drive from the south of Paris (Orly airport) or an extra 45 minutes from Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) airport in the north. Alternatively, you can travel by train from Paris (either CDG airport or the city) to Tours in less than one hour.
Les Roses and La Lavande are in the middle of a charming village which has a street of troglodyte houses and a beautiful 12th century church. The village's bar/restaurant stocks basic supplies and local delicacies.
There is a food market each Monday in a village 5 minutes away and twice a week in the beautiful medieval town of Loches (15 minute drive).
There is a wonderful restaurant (regarded as one of the best in the Loire and about half the price of it's equivalent in Paris) 10 minutes away. There are also lots of great local bar/restaurants.
There are many lovely picnic spots nearby.
Many of the most beautiful chateaux of the Loire Valley such as Chenonceau, Villandry and Azay le Rideau are no more than 40 minutes from La Cure. Less well known, but just as impressive, is Loches, a picturesque medieval town complete with chateau. Only a 15 minute drive from the property, it hosts a colourful and lively food and flower market twice a week.
The wine areas of Chinon, Samur, Vouvray and Borgueil are all within an easy hour's drive of La Lavande.
The lovely city of Tours (described by Lonely Planet as a "mini Paris") is 45 minutes north of La Lavande. About the same distance away is the atmospheric town of Chinon.
The owners have spent many hours exploring their part of the Loire and have plenty of ‘inside knowledge’ they’d like to share with their guests. They've prepared notes to help you enjoy experiences which could easily be missed in a short stay.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Changeover Day is Saturday. Arrival time is 4pm and departure time is 10am. Freshly ironed cotton sheets and towels (including pool towels) are provided free of charge. There are no extra charges such as for electricity, gas etc.