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Villa à l'ancien Pigeonnier -Cert Excellence

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caminando por los castillos de la campiña francesa a bordo de un pequeño coche de época ... ¡aquí en la cara de la propiedad!
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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
2 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
The town of Loches is a jewel located at the heart of the Touraine, the “France's garden”, land of vineyard, gastronomy, vegetables, cheese. Extended over an area of just 100 km the Touraine boasts some of the most eminent Châteaux of the Loire Valley: Chenonceau, Chambord, Amboise, Chinon, Villandry…Despite the changes made over the centuries, the town of Loches still has much of its medieval and Renaissance heritage, 1000 years of history and architecture with the Keep, the Former Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame now St Ours, the Royal Apartments, the Chancellery. Since 2000, Loches has been part of the national network of Towns and Areas of Artistic and Historic Interest. History, culture, attractions, nature, cooking, wine... everything is fantastic and unforgettable here!...The town of Loches is a jewel located at the heart of the Touraine, the “France's garden”, land of vineyard, gastronomy, vegetables, cheese. Extended over an area of just 100 km the Touraine boasts some of the most eminent Châteaux of the Loire Valley: Chenonceau, Chambord, Amboise, Chinon, Villandry…Despite the changes made over the centuries, the town of Loches still has much of its medieval and Renaissance heritage, 1000 years of history and architecture with the Keep, the Former Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame now St Ours, the Royal Apartments, the Chancellery. Since 2000, Loches has been part of the national network of Towns and Areas of Artistic and Historic Interest. History, culture, attractions, nature, cooking, wine... everything is fantastic and unforgettable here!More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Pets are allowed after prior request to the owner. Thanks ! Smoking allowed only in the garden if all the guests are agree
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Silvia D
Languages spoken:English, Spanish, French, Italian
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2012
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

We visited Loches to see relatives, and needed to find a new place to stay as the B&B we had used previously is now closed. Silvia was really helpful and made everything very easy for us including providing a cot and a high chair, and...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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PigeonnierLoches, VR Owner at Villa a l'ancien Pigeonnier -Cert Excellence, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

A nice meeting that of Martin and his little family, kind and warm. Wonderfull feeling and exchanges in three languages with the addition of a few references to a fourth ... really special ! I hope to see them again soon and I wish them...More

Reviewed 21 July 2018

We stayed in Silvia's apartment for seven nights. We had every meal (including breakfast) in our own sunny, private garden which was glorious. The location was perfect.....we could walk to the Royal City in two minutes; the picturesque village of Loches was on our doorstep...More

Date of stay: July 2018
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PigeonnierLoches, VR Owner at Villa a l'ancien Pigeonnier -Cert Excellence, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Dear Family, it was really lovely to share home and garden with you. I’ll await the next time ! All the best to you three, Friendly, Silvia

Reviewed 10 April 2018

Fantastic location in the medieval city of Loches, beautifully and lovely restored flat in an centuries-old house with wonderful atmosphere. Parking place in front of the house, ideal starting point for trips to the castles and abbeys of the Loire valley. Cafés, restaurants, small shops...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank frankm442
Management response:Responded 11 April 2018

Frank, Annette and their children were wonderful guests and frendly and warm family, so kind and always smiling. I miss them very much… Welcoming them is a wonderful experience, not to be missed ! All the best to all of you, Silvia

Reviewed 10 October 2017

Woderful site with lovely garden, situated in the historic village, next to Loches-Castle as well as to the Renaissance-Village. Beautiful furnished appartent, quiet and clean. Unfortunately our vacation in this beautiful appartement ended too early-we booked for only 8 days. Thanks very much to Silvia,...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Bille_Thomas
Management response:Responded 11 October 2017

A really nice meeting that with Sybille and Thomas, kind, gentle and discreet guests, never without a smile… I hope to have them at the Villa a second time and suggest them magnificent places of the area, not very well known by the general public…...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

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...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank krystyna d
Management response:Responded 11 October 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 !...More

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Reviewed 15 July 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...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank secheresse
Management response:Responded 16 July 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

Reviewed 30 August 2016

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...More

Date of stay: August 2016
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Management response:Responded 31 August 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 &...More

Reviewed 9 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...More

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank Allan M
Management response:Responded 11 July 2016
Google Translation

Chers Allan & Francine vos mots réchauffent le coeur ! merci beaucoup pour votre sympathie et pour les nombreux échanges...More

Reviewed 18 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...More

Date of stay: October 2015
Thank Emma A
Management response:Responded 20 October 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...More

Reviewed 29 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.

Date of stay: September 2015
Thank Joandutoit
Management response:Responded 30 September 2015

Kind enthusiastic couple, loving exchanges and natural life, that I’m ready to welcome any moment they desire ! Thanks for all, Silvia & Lilli

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Private Garden
Cooker
Telephone
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Water Park Nearby
Watersports Nearby
City Getaway
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Loches a magnificent city in the heart of the Loire Valley and dozens of Châteax, full of history and culture, markets for local products and famous “brocante” . It is in the 5 most beautiful French areas with its monuments (Chateau and Apartments Royales, Donjon, Collégiale St Ours, Tour St. Antoine, Chancellerie, Porte Picoys, Porte des Cordeliers, Porte Poitevine, Maison du Centaure), its nature (woods, gardens and rivers), its gastronomy (wines, cheeses, mushrooms and vegetables), many sporting activities (golf, fishing, walking, horse riding, cycling routes, segway, paragliding), attractions (hot-air balloon, stages and laboratory, carriage rides, vintage cars tours, rally 2CV, amusement parks for all the family), music and theater festivals, the balneotherapy, a new aquatic center Natureo with its magnificent city view!
Getting around
coming soon... walking all around the castles of the French countryside aboard a small vintage car ... (see photos!)
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