Self catering property nr the River Loire - VI003539

La Chapelle-aux-Naux (10km from Azay-le-Rideau), Indre et Loire, Loire Valley Reference: VI003539 Advertiser since: 17 February 2014
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Gîte des Bateliers Self Catering Flexible 2 6 2 sofabed for 2 children or 1 adult

About this property

Charming Gite, Views of River Loire, Castles Nearby. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

A charming holiday cottage with spa and view of the Loire.
You will be surprised by this holiday gite/cottage, an old small fisherman's house on 3 levels (about 100m²), with lots of charm, and a fantastic view over the banks of France’s longest river, La Loire. Completely restored in 2013, and tastefully decorated in accordance with the cottage history, the holiday cottage “Le gîte des Bateliers” is also fully equipped.
From the private parking, you will directly access the entrance of the cottage. On the same floor is the living room, facing both north and south, with a fireplace and an amazing view of the Loire.

On the first floor, nestled under the roof, you will find the first bedroom looking down on the Loire and an open concept private bathroom with a rain shower, washbasin, and toilets.

On the garden level are the fully equipped kitchen and the second bedroom (in a separate building) with direct access to the terrace and a closed private bathroom (with bathtub and separate toilets).

Outside is a small yard and a private and furnished terrace.
Spa with jacuzzi and sauna available in the owner house nearby the gite (1 access/pers/stay included in rate for stays >3 days).



Kitchen and dining

Fully equipped kitchen: combo washer-dryer, dishwasher, refrigerator with freezer, vitroceramic stove, microwave oven, coffee-machine, kettle, toaster, linen, dishes and cutlery for 5 people

Living rooms

A sofabed for 1 adult or 2 children, a fireplace, view over la Loire, tv with DTT (Digital Terrestrial Television), dvd player, free wi-fi access , games, books, tourist information


One room with a double bed and 1 room (in a separate block) with 2 single beds


Two bathrooms: 1 with a rain shower, washbasin, electric towel dryer and toilets


Electric heating (a participation fixed price will be requested from Oct 15 to Apr 15: 65£ / week or 25 £ / weekend, and 9£ per additional day)


On the premises or nearby:
- The relaxing and well being space with sauna and Jacuzzi in our authentic house
- Walking (maps available)
- Birds observation: observatory set up by the league of protection of birds 100m away from the domain
- Natural or fishing activities: possibility of organizing optional discovery trips of the Loire by old boat, by canoe or by aqua-pedal boat; fishing (fishing rods hire with deposit)
- Bike riding on the banks of the Loire (bike hire with deposit according to availability) or horse riding
- Games and reading: boardgames, books and tourist documentation

Garden and outside

Outside is a small yard and a private and furnished terrace.
Nearby (10m) : La Loire

Parking and garages

Private external parking (1 place).

Information about any additional facilities

During summer from 15/06 to 15/09, we ask for fix day arrival and departure on Saturday (minimum stay of 7 days)

Check-in is preferred, if possible, between 4 pm and 8 pm. with appointment
Check-out is set at 10 am on the last day of your stay.

For babies : A crib, a bath, a highchair, and a safety gate are available on request.

The holiday cottage is smoke-free and pets are not allowed.

End of stay house cleaning (optional) : 60€ (around 55£).

Not included into rate : the heater fixed price (pending the weather) of 70€/week and the Tourist tax (1.10€/adult/night)

We kindly ask for a guarantee deposit (credit card imprint possible) of 500€. Given back after the check out.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Child facilities



Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Pike
Name of nearest fishing location: On the spot

Fishing on-site


Name and address of nearest golf course: Ballan Miré Golf
Distance: 20 km


Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables:
Distance: 1 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Loire Valley Wine route



Name/number of nearest marked trail: GR3


Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Azay-le-Rideau
Distance: 6 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Selma Trova

I'm a Loire Valley lover and fan. I would be very happy to share it with you and make you discover all the Loire Valley treasures.

Year property purchased 2011
Why this location? A beautiful cottage on the banks of the Loire and ideally situated to discover the Loire chateaux and Loire wine cellars!
Unique benefits of property Its Loire view and its situated nearby numerous castles and wine cellars.

The Owner Recommends

Activities Nearby

Discovery of a rich natural environment: situated on the “Loire à vélo” cycling circuit, in the Nature park of Loire-Anjou-Touraine and on the banks of the Loire, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, la Batelière sur Loire Domain will be a good starting point to discover walking or biking wild and protected landscapes!

Loire Vally and Terrain, Architectual Heritage

The Loire Valley castles nearby the domain: castle of Langeais (2km), of Azay-le-Rideau (10km), Villandry (6km), Rigny Ussé (10 km), Castle of Amboise and le Clos Lucé, castle of Chenonceau, Fortress of Loches, Castle Blois, Chambord etc. .. But also Tours city, the royal Abbey of Fontevraud (30 km), and Saumur (45 km).

Touraine, a Land of Discovery and Sweetness

We can provide a list of our favorite restaurants and wine cellars nearby Le Gite des Bateliers. And we will be happy to answer your questions if any.

What About Children?

Children are not forgotten in Touraine with the "Play with the big kids" program (Entrez dans la cour des grands), a special program available in Castles, gardens, museums ... partners that make it possible to share the joy of learning with children; and with numerous sites to be visited such as the aquarium of the Val de Loire, the petrifying caves of Savonnières, the mini castles of the Loire, the troglodytic valley of la Goupillère, etc

Wine Trails

Discover Loire wines: around the domain, you will find 3 wine trails and dozens of cellars with well-known wines like Chinon, Bourgueil, St Nicolas de Bourgueil, Vouvray etc.

1 Review
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 elainec 10 July, 2017

A beautifully presented property with stunning views across the Loire; lovingly restored to its current high standard. The Annex en-suite bedroom suited us well, giving us each our own space as well as sharing the main rooms of the gite together. The kitchen had everything we needed to self cater; the outdoor space was enough to enable us to eat outside in the evening as well as enjoying the sunshine there over lunch. The spa opportunity was a wonderful bonus. A great location to explore the space between Tours and Saumur; on the cycle route and with easy access to many different chateaux. Over the river from Langeais with it's medieval chateau and near to a decent sized supermarket, it was a bit far to walk into town in the evening but easily done by bicycle.
A relaxing place to base yourselves to explore the central Loire valley and all it has to offer. Close to the wine route; excellent public transport links which are very easy to use; lots of free parking everywhere.
The welcome we received upon arrival was warm and heartfelt. The property was obviously cared for. Regular opportunities to talk to the owners were available and they could not do enough to recommend places to visit; times to go places and share their own local experience of restaurants and tourist attractions. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would return. I will certainly recommend this property to others. Thank you for a lovely Loire experience

Owner response

Thank you Elaine for this review. It has been a real pleasure to welcome you and your son in my gite.
I'm glad to read that you enjoyed so much. and I was really happy to have the opportunity to share a small piece of our beautiful Loire valley with you both.
Hope to see you again another time. Best wishes. Selma