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“Very pleasant Loire valley experience”
Review of Le Chat Courant

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Le Chat Courant
Ranked #3 of 3 Villandry B&B and Inns
Tangley, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very pleasant Loire valley experience”
Reviewed 9 September 2011

We stayed here in early September for one night with our 3 daughters aged 7, 5 and 3. We were travelling home again at the end of a very pleasant 2 week holiday in the Lot and needed a place for an overnight stay.

Le Chat Courant is situated on the opposite side of the Loire from Chateau Villandry. You can see the Chateau from the lane outside the house although due to appalling weather on our second day we didn’t actually get to visit.

The owner, Eric and his wife and son made us very welcome and we found the accommodation and facilities to be excellent. There is a fabulous pool and extensive gardens with plenty of interest for young children. Whilst we were there the garden was full of trees groaning under the weight of delicious fruit which was available whenever anyone was feeling peckish.

Having now stayed there we can’t wait to go back for a longer visit to check out the local area in more detail.

I recommend Le Chat Courant for families and couples who are looking for a very friendly informal and comfortable base to explore the area.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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warszawa
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Reviewed 2 July 2011

Positive: Great welcome by the young host (son of the owner). Cozy place, informal atmosphere. Calm, and the bed didn't seem small to us at all! The swimming pool isn't very large but great. Breakfast was brilliant. Close to the castle which is on the other side of the river (not exactly opposite, but close).
Negative: The train does make some noise, passing by every hour or so. And, well, you shouldn't be allergic to cats. They're the real owners of the place.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2010

We had a very pleasant stay. Good service and a welcome dip in the pool when we arrived after a hot drive from Caen. If you are a cyclist this area has good off road cycle paths which run along the river. Keep an eye on your croissant or the cat will have it!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2008

This is a bed and breakfast located in the town of Villandry. The chateau villandry is the second-most-visited chateau in the loire valley because of its impressive gardens.

We are a family of four, with two children aged 9 and 12. We stayed in the apartment, which was on two levels.

We really loved the place! It is just a few minutes drive to the chateau, but one is still far away from the hustle and bustle. The owner and the numerous dogs and cats were all so welcoming. My kids didnt want to leave at all!

The have a swimming pool which wasn't open at that moment as the weather was still a bit cool, but would be soon.

Upon arrival, the owner invited us to a glass of local wine on the terrace with a "roof" made of wisteria in full bloom. Nice gardens and flowering trees all around. Really lovely.

This is not a fancy dancy place for people who only want 5 star accommodation. But it was certainly the highpoint of our trip, outshining with its warmth and flowering beauty the two chateaux we stayed in other nights.

For families with kids, animal lovers, and flower lovers, it is the perfect place to stay.

  • Liked — the warm welcome, the pets, the flowers everywhere
  • Disliked — the bed was a bit on the small side
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled with family
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Property: Le Chat Courant
Address: Lieu Dit le Chat Courant, 37510 Villandry, France
Region: France > Centre-Val de Loire > Loire Valley > Villandry
Amenities:
Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Villandry
Number of rooms: 29

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