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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Loches, Indre-et-Loire, Centre-Val de Loire

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krystyna...
Warrington, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A slice of heaven”
Reviewed 2 October 2017 for a stay in September 2017

My husband and I stayed here for 5 days. We chose the accommodation from looking at pictures its lovely wild garden and when we arrived we were not disappointed

Sylvia is a lovely lady, helpful and informative. The little welcome present consisting of jam pate and red wine was a lovely touch.

The rooms themselves were small but cosy. Their are numerous cafes and restaurants less than a 5 minute walk away but out of the 5 days we stayed, my husband and I ate out only once. The rest of the time dinner was in that lovely wild garden. What can be better than drinking a glass of wine and watching the sunset. Absolutely perfect!

We have travelled extensively but this is the only time that I have felt sad to leave and that says something not just about the property but also the person who created this little slice of heaven.

I would recommend a stay here if you visit Loche, which in itself is a lovely town.

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Management Response
11 Oct 2017
Krystyna & Paul, just a really nice couple, always ready for friendly and fun exchange. It was lovely to see them enjoy the peace that reigns in the garden and to take their meals with Lilli’s company.
A wonderful experience with guests at home !
Many thanks for all and all the best to you two,
Silvia
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secheress...
Montreal, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Sweetness of life in old France”
Reviewed 15 July 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Time stopped at la Villa de l'ancien Pigeonnier and you plunge into history, so take the time to appreciate every minute of your experience in Loches. The very well furnished tiny apartment is compensate by a large, quiet, relaxing and luxuriant garden where you will spend most of your time. It's location is best, you are at the doorstep of the castle, at the heart of the town historical quarter.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Jul 2017
Thierry and his family had been a really kind and wor meeting and I hope to welcome them another time in the future.
Many thanks for all,
Silvia
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Ingrid S
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A garden retreat under the ramparts of Loche castle”
Reviewed 30 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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Loche is a town full of history and Sylvia's Villa a l'ancien Pigeonnier is nestled in the centre of it all, steps away from the castle walls. Town centre is only 5 minutes away, including several excellent bakeries. Inside the walled garden is a world of its own, filled with flowers, trees and vines, attracting insects and birds. Our teenage children were delighted to enter the garden via the winding steps within the dovecote. The meals we made in the apartment, we ate in that peaceful garden. Sylvia was kind enough to introduce us to plants and insects that we were unfamiliar with, and we left with some jars of her delicious jams. Thank you Sylvia for a wonderful visit.

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Liked best: A haven within a historic town.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
31 Aug 2016
It was wonderful to see reunite this big family in my home, hear them go up and down between the different floors, and make the house full of life and joy !
Many thanks for the nice moments and exchanges between us…
Friendly,
Silvia & Lilli & Glenda
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Allan M
Ottawa, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A lovely place to stay in the Loire”
Reviewed 9 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

L'ancien pigeonnier was the PERFECT pied à terre for us during our visit to the Loire Valley. Silvia's attention to detail and her availability is second to none, whether it be concerning the lodging or helping us pick a restaurant.
The photos of her back yard are what convinced us to choose this location and it did not disappoint. It is exactly as it appears. Light dinners in our quiet secluded yard were perfect.
The apartment was spacious and very comfy and afford us all our creature comforts including a large soaker tub. The location is excellent for walking through Loches and within a short drive of most of the valley's Chateaux. We cannot thank her enough for her hospitality. We would highly recommend the Villa to anyone visiting the area.

Mille grazie Silvia

Travelling group: Avec mon époux(se) / partenaire
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Management Response
11 Jul 2016
Chers Allan & Francine
vos mots réchauffent le coeur ! merci beaucoup pour votre sympathie et pour les nombreux échanges de ces jours... j'espère sincèrement de nous retrouver à nouveau ensemble dans mon jardin une autre fois..
Belles choses à vovus deux,
Silvia & Lilli
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Emma A
Lismore, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Charming appartment in beautiful Loches - highly recommended”
Reviewed 18 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We had a fantastic stay with Silvia in beautiful Loches. The appartment was wonderfully appointed, yet with all the charm and quirkiness of the old building maintained. The location was very central to Loches, and was a wonderful base for exploring the gorgeous Loire Valley and its amazing chateau. The appartment contained everything we needed to make our stay a success, but it was the warmth and friendliness of Silvia (and Lilli and Glenda!) that really made our stay special. The garden was perfect for our two children to unwind in after a day spent exploring, while my husband and I enjoyed a glass of wine and sampled the local specialties. I cannot recommend either Loches or Villa a l'ancien Pigeonnier more highly.

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Liked best: Charming appartment in a fantastic location
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
20 Oct 2015
Dear Emma & Peter many thanks for your warm and friendly review : it’s so great to know that my guests were been well here and they lived good and peacefull moments in my property. I love very much to share this little angle of heaven with them, welcoming people from all around the world ! I really hope to meet you again with your lovely children…
Silvia, Lilli & Glenda
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Joandutoi...
Stellenbosch, South Africa
1 review
“Enchanted garden”
Reviewed 29 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Wee stayed in the garden studio and loved it. Silvia (owner) very friendly and has compiled a lovely and well-organised guide to the surrounding sights (including the castles). We had lovely picnics in the garden and would love to return to explore the vicinity.

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Liked best: The garden.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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30 Sep 2015
Kind enthusiastic couple, loving exchanges and natural life, that I’m ready to welcome any moment they desire !
Thanks for all,
Silvia & Lilli
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Jandy P
West Malling
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Lovely accommodation, perfect position”
Reviewed 20 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We had a lovely weeks stay, the apartment was perfect for walking into the centre in the evening to eat. The Wednesday market is a must, so is coffee and pain au chocolat at a cafe each morning before going out for the day. The apartment was cosy, well equipped, the bed was very comfy, we both got so much sleep. Silvia was the perfect host, Glenda and Lilli were lovely, they added the finishing touches. I would highly recommend staying here.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
27 Sep 2015
Dear Yvonne & Jon, your are so kind and amiable… I'm glad you were able to enjoy every moment of your holiday and I hope to welcome « chez moi » again !
All the best to you two,
Silvia, Lilli & Glenda
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