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A Cosy French Cottage in the Grand Chateaux Area

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3 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 7
Chitenay, Loir-et-Cher, Centre-Val de Loire
Experience the French country lifestyle at its best and rent 'La Menagerie' --a late-18th century stone cottage and former wine-maker house-- in the heart of the Grand Chateau golden triangle (Chambord, Chenonceau and Cheverny) in Central Loire Valley. This is the perfect vacation rental for family reunions, all generations, or a romantic getaway to a French region full of history and culinary tradition, that has been known as the 'garden of France' for centuries.
If you have not already read the reviews from previous guests, please do so. They speak volumes about the home, location, hospitality and they say it more eloquently than I could ever describe here.
Food and wine enthusiasts will love the many great restaurants and wineries that can be found in the area, while Kids will discover the House of Magic in Blois, the...
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About the Owner
Patrick C
Languages spoken:English, French, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2009
Interaction with guests
Although the owner does not reside primarily on the spot, he is very responsive to his guests requests and needs, mostly through Emails. On the spot a couple of owner's friends is taking care of hospitality and maintenance.
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

This is an amazing house in a quiet rural location but close to the best attractions of the Loire. The house is furnished and equipped as a residential home with the added benefits of a family friendly pool and lots of additional games equipment and...More

Thank Sartor2015
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We had a two week stay in this is a beautiful cottage, in the East Loire countryside. The cottage is very charming, well furnished and comfortable, with lots of character. Everything a family needs. There are plenty of books and dvds to keep you amused...More

Thank Ursula W
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Reviewed 6 July 2016

From the moment we drove into this awesome rental we all felt like we had landed somewhere magical. A stunning property that looked lovely in photos on various websites, but I can tell you it was beyond our expectations! Stunning!! We were greeted by Bernadette,...More

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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • King Beds:(2)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Sauna
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
This rental property is the owner's family house, nicely furnished and equipped. It needs to be treated with care. That is one of the reasons why the owner requires the signing...
    2 Full baths
    1 Half bath
    2 Queens
    3 Twins
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  • Cleaning fee: £79 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
The basic rental rate include the provision of linen & towels, all utilities (water and electricity, garbage collection), internet access, wood logs for the fireplace, bicycles, pool and garden maintenance, guide books and maps, indoor and outdoor games, DVD library, etc. This rate also includes local taxes. A 100 Euro fee is required for final cleaning in addition to the rental rate. A damage deposit (300 Euros) is requested upon arrival and refunded upon departure, provided that guests have left the place in good order and as they found it at their checking-in. A lease agreement that includes a cancellation policy, has to be signed by both parties to firm-up your booking. A 50% payment is required to book the place. The balance has to be paid off 45 days prior to our guests' arrival date at the latest.
The rates mentioned here above are for the main cottage (3 bedrooms, a den with extra single bed, plus sofa beds in the family room, 2.5 bath.6-8 guests). For those who rent th...
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About the neighbourhood
The property is in the heart of the most famous French Renaissance chateaux area (Chambord, Cheverny, Chenonceau). It enjoys a very tranquil location in the countryside, although Chitenay --a lovely village, South of the Loire river-- is at biking distance (5 minutes or so). It is only 10 km from the Chateau de Cheverny and 15 km from the city of Blois.
The area is abutting the Sologne province, the best hunting grounds in France. This area has produced wines since at least the 6th century. That is why it is sometimes referred to as Sologne Viticole (the wine producing part of Sologne region).
This is a perfect getaway for a break from bustling cities to the 'garden of France', as the kings and queens used to call that region: after all, it is a 2 hours drive from Paris and 40 m...
Getting around
“La Ménagerie” sits in an exceptionally quiet and relaxing environment, amidst fields, vineyards and woods; immensely enjoyable for nature lovers! Walk-out from the house and follow the 300 Km of secure and well signaled bike paths and hiking trails throughout the chateaux country. “La Ménagerie” enjoys a secluded location, but it is not in the middle of nowhere: it belongs to the jurisdiction of Chitenay, a charming village with a boulangerie/grocery and a gourmet Auberge-Restaurant. Farmers markets, restaurants and supermarkets are countless in the neighboring localities such as Bracieux or Cour-Cheverny, Contres or Amboise; and even cities such as the Royal city of Blois, being only 15 min. away by car.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Tours: 48.0 km
Railway: Blois: 16.0 km
Ferry: St Malo Ferry: 480.0 km
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Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 290.0 km.
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