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“Beautiful Cottage in the Countryside”
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Cottage Main Facade-Close-up
Dormant on the Rooftop
Cottage-Side Entrance to the Kitchen (NE)
South-West Facade - Access to the Deck and pool
Picnic Table next to the Deck and Pool
Deck and Pool, SW Facade by Night
Deck, Pergola and Pool
Deck and Pool, SW Facade
Deck and Pool
Layout-Ground Floor
Layout-Second Floor (upstairs)
Window on Front Courtyard
Living Room and Dining Area-View from the Open Kitchen and Bar/Countertop
Living and Dining Arrea-View from the Staircase
Dining Area-Sitting Eight Guests
Living Room Windows with View over the Deck and Pool
Main Entrance Door onto Living Room
Living Room and Open Kitchen
Bar Stand and Open Kitchen behind
Fireplace in the Living Room
Kitchen Opening to the Living-room and Dining area
Side Door from Kitchen to Garden and Terrace
Bedroom Ground Floor, opening to the deck
Bedroom, Ground Floor, opening to the deck and pool
Bedroom, Ground Floor, with access to the Deck and Pool
Bedroom-Ground Floor
Bedroom Window With Access to Deck and Pool
Second BR-Ground Floor-Twin Beds
Second BR-Ground Floor-Twin Beds
Bathroom Ground Floor (with shower)
Bathroom, Ground Floor
Patio with Gloriette-View from the Bathroom
Finnish Sauna-Fitness Room-Ground Floor
Staircase to the upper floor
Upstairs (den/library, corridor to the Family Room and Bathroom
Bedroom Upstairs
Bedroom upstairs, with Queen Size Bed
Bedroom Upstairs
Library and Den Upstairs, En Suite with the Bedroom
Bathroom Upstairs
Bathroom Upstairs
Sofa Beds in the Family Room, Upstairs
Family Room Upstairs
Visiting Peacock (sometimes) Through the Window (Living Room)
View of the Barn and Cottage from the pond across the road
View of the Barn and Cottage from the Rural Road
Barn's Facade by Night
Cottage and Front Yard
Flowers on the Cottage's Main Facade
Da Vinci Roses on the Cottage (Main Facade)
La Ménagerie-Sunset at Wintertime-View from the Western Facade
Eastern Patio, Cottage and Barn
Patio-Eastern Side of the Cottage
Side entrance door to the kitchen-East facade
French Window-Twin Bedroom-East Facade
Bas-Relief on Barn's Facade
Hammock in La Menagerie Backyard
La Ménagerie Front Yard
Old well at La Menagerie-Front Yard across the Access Road
Old Well at La Menagerie-Covered with Roses at Spring
Old Well-La Menagerie Yard
Flowers Around the Barn
La Menagerie Yard-Early Spring
La Menagerie-Old Cedar Tree
La Menagerie Pond
(French) Frogs Dating-La Menagerie Pond
La Menagerie Birches Trees-Eastern Patio
La Menagerie Yard at Fall
La Menagerie Woods in the Backyard
Hot Air Balloon Flying over La Menagerie
Woods in La Menagerie backyards-Fall
Sunset View from the Deck & Pool and Living Room
Front Yard with Fruit Trees (Yellow Prunes)
Cottage (on the left) and Annexes-South West Facade-Wintertime
Access Road-South-West Facade
Access Road to La Menagerie Driveway-En route for a Picnic with French Bread!
La Menagerie-A Refenced GPS Place
Access Road to La Menagerie
Flying Over the Property Surroundings
Vineyards around-Sunrise Early Spring
Vineyard around La Menagerie
La Menagerie Surroundings
Vineyards-Cheverny AOC
Horses in the fields
Fields, Woods and Vineyards in La Menagerie Vicinity
Fields in La Menagerie area
Habitat in La Menagerie Vicinity
Wheat Fields at Summertime
Vineyards and Woods-Harvest Season
Hiking Trails across woods and fields
Chitenay-Village
Chitenay-Village
Chitenay-The closest Village (5 min. bike ride)
Chitenay The closest Village (5 min. bike ride)
The area
Cheverny Castle-Jazz Festival in June (15min. away from the house)
Chambord Castle and Park-View from the canal
Chaumont Castle-Annual IInternational Garden Festival  (April-November)
Main Walking Trails in the Region
Bike Rides Through the Woods Within La Menagerie Vicinity
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Chitenay, Loir-et-Cher, Centre-Val de Loire

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Don R
Canmore, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
156 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Beautiful Cottage in the Countryside”
Reviewed 19 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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This cottage certainly lives up to its recommendations. It is in a beautiful location and is well if somewhat eccentrically appointed. However it does have one main drawback if any of your party are very tall. It is a traditional farmhouse that has been remodelled and as such the ceiling beams are quite low. Also the main bedroom upstairs has a traditional French double bed ( very short and really only 3/4s of a double) making it dificult for a tall couple to sleep on it. This is an excellent rental for a large or extended family but could be somewhat problematic for a group of couples as the quality and size of the sleeping accommodation varies dramatically.

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Liked best: Location and facilities
Liked least: low ceilings, beds
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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Colorado
Reviewed 30 May 2013 for a stay in April 2013

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CO
Reviewed 9 May 2013 for a stay in April 2013

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A romantic getaway People with disabilities
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MD
Reviewed 13 October 2012 for a stay in May 2012

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Ontario
Reviewed 17 June 2012 for a stay in June 2012

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A romantic getaway Older travelers
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D. C
Orange, California
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Would book a month if I could take time off work”
Reviewed 19 April 2012 for a stay in October 2011

This is the best way to visit the Loire. The home is absolutely charming and exactly what you are looking for if you are done with touristy hotels and busy city streets. It is in rolling, rual farmland and just far enough away from anyone else to be perfect. It's central location makes it ideal to visit the chateauxs.

There are plenty of large markets and small specialty shops around to provide plenty of shopping and do your own french cooking. Be aware that many of the locals do not speak English. But they are universally gracious and with a little French and a lot of sign lanquage we did very well.

The home is comfortable, well appointed and would be perfect for a family. 2 Bedrooms down stairs could be used by folks who do not wish to go up. But I think the doorways maybe a bit small for a wheelchair. Having a washer/dryer and full kitchen really helps to defray expenses for the trip. The owner Patrick was delightful in providing lots of support on everything from where to shop, to how to run the appliances and where to eat out if that is what we wished to do.

The only caution that I would give is that you need to be sure to have a GPS device. This is out in the country and finding your way, especially at night, may be challenging without it. The one we had in the rental car took us right there because the home has it's own GPS location.

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How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
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Liked best: the location and quiet
Liked least: hard to find without a GPS
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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San Francisco
Reviewed 4 March 2012 for a stay in February 2012

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Location Cleanliness
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Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway
Was this review helpful? Yes
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