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Stylih Stone Cottage in the Heart of the Grand Chateau Area of the Loire Valley

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 BedR, 2 BathR, with views on fields, woods and vineyards, biking to villages

Set on two floors, it accommodates up to four guests (two couples) in comfort with its two bedrooms: one large bedroom upstairs, with high ceiling under the rooftop, lovely views on the surrounding countryside and an en suite bathroom that features a bathtub and a shower (Italian design) ; the second bedroom, on the ground floor, has a full size bed and views over the surrounding countryside and the pool.

Both bedrooms are decorated with taste and have a desk, a flat smart TV and sofas or long chair to relax.

A large kitchen is fully equipped to cook elaborate meals. The breakfast nook/dining area for four is in a veranda that has access to a flourished courtyard on one side and an outdoor patio on the other side, with furniture (bistro table and chairs) and a BBQ for four.

This cottage is part of a property that includes another cottage, La Ménagerie (1), for six, and a large loft apartment (for two) in a recently renovated barn ("The Barn" at La Ménagerie), all around a lovely courtyard fully flourished with ancient varieties of local roses. These three units can be rented all together for large parties or separately. During the high season (in June, July, August and September,) when the pool and surrounding deck are in operation, in order to ensure privacy and exclusive access to our guests, only one unit is rented: the cottage ["La Ménagerie (1)"] that accommodate six guests with a possibility to include one or the two other units in their rental contracts, if needed, for larger parties, up to 12 guests maximum.

This property sits in a exceptionally quiet and relaxing environment, so enjoyable for nature lovers! Walk-out from the cottage and follow the 300 Km of secure and well signaled bike paths and hiking trails throughout the chateau country. In the midst of woods, fields and vineyards, it enjoys a very tranquil location where the nearest farm is half a mile away. Yet, the villages of Chitenay or Fougeres-sur Bievre are at biking distance (2 miles). The small town of Contres, with all services and facilities, including two supermarkets and a weekly street market, is only 10 min. away by car. The royal city of Blois is only 10 miles away. From Paris, it is a 2 hours and a half car ride under normal traffic conditions, and one hour and a half by train (Blois/Chambord-Paris Austerlitz railway stations).

Windows with stunning views on the surrounding fields, a veranda full of light and a South- West main exposure, this cottage enjoys lots of sunlight at day time and skies full of stars at night when it is cloudless.

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, spanish, Amability and Kindness
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Patrick

The owner is a Frenchman, retired from an international organization based in the Washington DC area. He manages his property himself and will do his best to make your rental experience stress free. He tries to be the most responsive and will provide you with the information needed to fully enjoy all the benefits of staying in his property. A full info pack that includes things to do and a restaurant selection For more than ten years he has been locally assisted by local house caretakers, committed to make you feel at home with an authentic and unpretentious sense of hospitality.

The owner bought that property in 1989, a couple of weeks before being assigned to the USA for professional reasons. He bought a property in that area because he has family roots in the Loire Valley: his grandmother was born and raised in the area; this is why he is so familiar with it.

He often stays at 'La Menagerie' with his wife, children and best friends. This is where they have their family reunions.

Since he oftentimes travels abroad and doesn't like smartphones, instant messaging and all that, (nobody is perfect!...), the best way to communicate with him is through Emails.

Patrick purchased this cottage in 1989

Why Patrick chose Chitenay

A whole cottage, fully equipped and nicely decorated, in a tranquil location for a stay with family or friends and just renovated in style: all that for the price of two small bedrooms in a 2-3 star hotel!

Ideally located in the heart of the golden triangle of the Loire Valley Grands Chateaux: Cheverny, Chambord, Chenonceau. The Royal City of Blois is only 15 min. away by car.

What makes this cottage unique

Guests will love watching the hot air balloons or beautiful peacocks flying over the property; play golf in the Cheverny castle estate park (a few minutes away by car); they will be stunned by the views from any window of the cottage, over fields, woods, vineyards and ponds; they will enjoy dining or sipping a glass of local wine on the patio or in the veranda, with views on the country side around and sunset on the South-West facade. They will be able to bike to the villages of Fougères/Bièvre or Chitenay with its bakery and great restaurant with garden and terrace; or simply walk-out from the house and explore the beautiful surroundings through so many hiking and biking trails. Foodies wiil be able to cook in a well equipped kitchen with gourmet utensils or going-out to a restaurant for a unique dining experience.

The property is also a good value with loads of perks. It offers a number of extra features, at no extra costs or hidden fees: bicycles; badminton rackets with a net and a court in the property, a basic set of golf clubs, hammocks, pétanque/bocce bowls, a book and DVD library, CDs, maps and guide books.

To facilitate your vacation planning, a comprehensive info. packet (in English) on things to do in the area, that includes the owner’s selection of local restaurants and wineries, will be given to you way before your arrival.


Chitenay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Full Bathroom with Italian Style Shower and WC, Ground Floor
    Bathroom En Suite with BR Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large Bathroom with Bathtub and Italian Style Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Ground Floor BR - 1 queen , 1 double , Full Size
    Master, Upstairs - 1 baby crib
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Bicycles of all kinds (adults, kids) are at guests disposal. Final cleaning and local hospitality taxes are included in the rental rate. A bottle of local bubbly wine (Crémant) offered to guests at their arrival. Lots of guide books and exhaustive info pack on the house and the area put together by the owner forwarded at booking time.


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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.