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Loire Valley Retreat
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melbourne
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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“Great accommodation in the countryside”
Reviewed 8 June 2013

We recently had 3 wonderful nights staying in the old bake house. Our hosts Jerome and Charlotte certainly know how to look after their guests and were always available. We also enjoyed our evening meals cooked by chef and accompanied by a local bottle of wine available from jerome's cellar.
Also did the wine tour with Alan and would recommend this if you have the opportunity.
The location is out of town but close to all chateau and gardens.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 June 2013

A beautiful charming old chateau with all modern conveniences and a design that mixes contemporary features and timeless beauty.

Very sweet and caring owners/managers. Always ready to give a great advice on where to take a walk or a bike trip. A healthy and yet fulfilling breakfast with lots of choices for both continental and English guests.

A delight to stay with children. We were just a couple but observed a family with two kids and smiley faces of all of the guests: young and "old".

Very good connections with the local business: would get you impossible reservations to the restaurants and great wineries. Have a beautiful selection of local wines with a discount for a case of six bottles.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

We so enjoyed our stay at the Loire Valley Retreat! The hospitality, the accommodations, the food, the wine, the chance to explore the caves, the advice on markets and tasting rooms and castles – everything was perfect. We very much admire Charlotte and Jerome, their home, and their venture, and look forward to more visits in future years. My family of six rented the cottage and in addition one double room. The cottage was perfect -- plenty of room for gathering, great kitchen and dining area, patio, two great bathrooms and two great bedrooms. The double room was also nearly perfect. Lots of hot water, soft towels, good beds. We really loved the table d'hote -- the chef is wonderful. The in-house wine selections were well-priced and diverse, and Jerome taught us alot about Loire Valley wines. We also profited from Charlotte's advice about chateaux, markets, and wineries. The LVR is well-located, easily accessible from Paris and within an easy jaunt of many of the castles, gardens, and wineries of the western Loire Valley. We recommend it without reservation.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 19 May 2013

Better late than never...
We had an absolutely marvelous time with Jerome and Charlotte during our stay two years ago this month. The bathroom was larger than the bedroom we had in Paris. The food, wine, and setting were all perfect. We will return and recommend without reservation.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 19 May 2013

My husband and I spent three days here at the end of April and we enjoyed every minute. Charlotte and Jerome are very friendly and go far above and beyond to make sure your stay is comfortable and enjoyable. This location is within a nice distance to the many chateaus in the Loire Valley, as well as several smaller towns that we enjoyed visiting. The Retreat also has sheep, a donkey, a goat, chickens, a dog, and a cat, that were very fun to visit with. We hope to return some day soon!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 15 May 2013

My husband and I spent three amazing nights here, and it wasn't enough! Being honeymooners, we where given the cottage, which is separate to the main buildings. The accommodation, set in a 1400s chateau is impeccably renovated. Hats off to Charlotte to Jerome! Everything from the size and comfort from our bed (memory foam, king) to the bathroom fit for a king. The decore is tasteful, with touches of the old building still evident - not losing any if its charm. The Hospitality: your hosts Charlotte and Jerome are absolutely lovely, and so are their 4 adorable kids. From my very first email to Charlotte when booking right up until checking out, the process was seamless, easy and above all - friendly. The food - if you decide to stay here - and please do! Make sure you stay in for dinner. Franc will cool you up a French storm you won't be able to get anywhere else. My hubby and I where lucky enough to be the only guests on the premises for 2 of our nights and where treated to dinner at the chefs table. Wine matche with the help of Jerome. Bliss! Lastly - a personalised wine tour from Alain Caillemer du Ferrage is a must! It was one of the high lights of our 5 week European holiday. French wine is amazing, and to be shown around selected vineyards and cellar doors in Chinon is a real treat. If I could give chateau de charge 10 out of 10 I would. 5 doesn't seem to be enough for this exsquisit establishment.

  • Stayed April 2013
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La Quinta, California
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Reviewed 15 May 2013

We stayed 3 nights at the Loire Valley Retreat in mid April. We chose it due to its reviews and the location near the historical chateaus. Unlike most of Europe, the bedroom and bath were very spacious. The hosts, Jerome and Charlotte have renovated a historical chateau by adding modern conveniences, yet keeping the charm and warmth of the years gone by.
We highly recommend scheduling dinners at the chateau. The food and wine suggestions were excellent and dining with the other guests was a delight. The Chateau is in the middle of farmland, so a GPS would be helpful. Be sure and try to local Goat Cheese. Bravo Charlotte and Jerome!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Loire Valley Retreat
Address: 2 rue de Charge, 37500, Chinon, France
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Region: France > Centre-Val de Loire > Loire Valley > Chinon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Speciality Lodging in Chinon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Four beautiful self contained cottages set in a 15th-century Loire Valley Chateau and its outbuildings, entirely and lovingly renovated in 2008 & 2011 by the English and French owner managers. Peace and tranquility combined with warm hospitality. Very family friendly. Delicious French table d'hote meals available three evenings, breakfast included every day. Fully gated heated outdoor pool, free wifi, babysitting available, fantastic range of Loire Valley wines. Suites to suit a couple, a family of up to five, or book the entire place to sleep up to 16. ... more   less 
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Loire Valley Retreat Chinon, France

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