|Villa du Breuil||Self Catering||Saturday||6||12||5|
The property is a large maison bourgeoise built in 1886.
It is a family home sleeping up to 12 and able to provide generous accommodation for an extended family, 2 families, or group of friends. The property is extremely private and perfectly tranquil, set in over 2 hectares of land very close to the historic village of Genillé. It has its own pool which is heated allowing for swimming for 6 months of the year.
Luxurious, extremely spacious and very comfortable, the house is equipped with everything you need for the perfect holiday and it's location provides an ideal base for exploring the Loire Valley and visiting the grand chateaux of the Loire, any time of the year.
From 1 September to 19 December we also offer weekend bookings.
Large and very well equipped with American Fridge (with ice and water dispensers), dishwasher, microwave, electric oven, gas hob and a range of serving dishes to cater for large groups. There is a separate dining room looking onto the living area which can seat up to 12 people.
Spacious living with high ceilings and many period features. There are two large interconnecting living rooms each with a fireplace and together they form one dual aspect room with french doors opening out onto a terrace near the garden as well as views onto the front courtyard.
Six bedrooms in total.
The spacious master bedroom is on the first floor and has a marble tiled en suite bathroom with twin basins and shower over bath.
3 further double guest rooms on first floor all en suite with walk in showers. One has fabric panelled walls and another has a modern four poster style bed.
Two further bedrooms upstairs on 2nd floor: a double with en suite bathroom and 2 single beds dormitory style in games room.
All furnished to a very comfortable standard. Linen and bath towels included.
Large marble tiled master bathroom with twin basins, toilet and shower over bath off the master bedroom.
All other guest rooms have en suite with basin, toilet and walk-in shower.
Gas-fired central heating which is very effective. Separate water-heaters for the showers means plenty of hot water at all times.
Tv with English/French satellite channels, Dvd player and XBox 360. Table Tennis table and equipment is outside.
A wide range of family board games. The garden has plenty of space to play Frisbee, football, badminton and ping pong. Fish from the river at the end of the garden (licence reqd).
The garden benefits from all day sun and there are two large outdoor dining and seating areas - a terrace outside the kitchen for breakfast and a table with parasol seating 12 at the back of the house which retains the sun until sunset. Bbq for outdoor cooking. The pool is set close by with views over the two hectare secluded garden with mature trees.
Ample space for cars.
Property suitable for a large family group or groups of friends.
Wonderful restaurant next door and boulangerie 5 minutes’ walk from the villa. Mini supermarket and the brassiere 10 minutes’ walk from the villa. Four bicycles for tenant’s use.
Beautiful riverside town with a Sunday market and 2 chateaux including the Clos Lucé where Leonardo Da Vinci lived.
A wonderful fairytale chateau, large, beautifully set in parkland.
Superb chateaux of the Loire e.g. Loches, Amboise, Chenonceau to name just a few ! Some have a “son et lumière” light and music show during the summer months. Beautiful gardens of the Loire Valley e.g. Villandry and Chenonceau. Rose festival at Chedigny.
The famous chateau which virtually crosses the River Cher - everyone's favourite. A rowing boat trip under the arches is a must.
'La Promenade Michelin-Star Restaurant' This restaurant always lives-up to its Michelin-star rating and is fabulous value for money. http://restaurantdallaislapromenade.com/accueil.html Le Clos de Jeanne 0 mins Literally next door to the property and has a lovely private terrace for summer dining. Run by a husband and wife team and well rated on Tripadvisor for its’ well thought out menu and friendly service. http://www.restaurant-leclosdejeanne.fr/ La Boulaye Beautiful old building in a countryside setting. Serves quality food creatively presented and one of the few restaurants open on a Sunday http://www.laboulaye.fr/
Loches: Wednesday and Saturdays - 7h à 13h Genillé: Saturday:- 9h à 12h
Lovely riverside town with river beach in summer. Summer displays and shows in the castle. Plenty of restaurants and markets twice weekly.
Le Clos de Jeanne 0 mins http://www.restaurant-leclosdejeanne
There are many vineyards and local wine tastings in the area. Touraine produces wines in every colour - white, rosé and red. White -Chenin and Sauvignon blanc.Sparkling - Vouvray and Montlouis. Red - Cabernet Sauvignon, Côt, Pinot noir and Gamay. Rosé - Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon, Côt, Pineau d'Aunis and Gamay to name but a few ~ enjoy !
Houses the only giant pandas in France. Very committed to the protection of endangered species and classed among the 15 most beautiful zoos in the world, the Zoo. Parc de Beauval is a magical and unforgettable zoo. More than 5700 animals are housed: koalas, okapis, manatees, tree kangaroos, Tigers and white lions.
The property: is majestic but on a manageable scale. Four beautiful rooms on the ground floor accommodate: kitchen, dining room and two sitting rooms. The four first floor bedrooms are all ensure and the second floor has not only two further ensuite bedrooms but a massive TV/playroom. The garden is ridiculously large and the boys (we have four) spent many hours running around, playing table tennis and of course using the wonderful swimming pool, which is heated and so practical morning until night, but also meticulously clean.
Practicalities: unlike every other property I have rented over the past 25 years, this place has just everything! The right serving dishes, more bowls, good quality pans and knives and just all that a wannabe domestic God could want to exploit the wonderful kitchen and dual fuel (charcoal and gas if you prefer) BBQ.
Issues: a couple of the most minor problems arose during our glorious two-week stay and although not urgent were not resolved in days or hours, but, literally, within minutes there was Fanny or Henri at the house resolving them with a smile.
Area: beautiful and with markets and the most gorgeous restaurant in nearby Chedigny an absolute must - will have a Michelin star soon I predict. Kayaking, wine or grand castles on the river.
Summary: But most of all the house. It's so beautiful, so beautifully kept and decorated, so practical, I really cannot recommend it more highly - for me that is a total exception.
Thank you very much for your lovely review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed Villa du Breuil! We will certainly share your praises with Fanny and Henri.
This is an outstanding place to stay. The house is stunning, both inside and out and great care has been taken to make sure that there is everything you could possibly need. It manages to make you feel like the local chatelaine while still being family friendly. The local manager, Fanny, was lovely and very responsive to any questions or issues.
The village itself itself is small but there is a baker within walking distance and a small supermarket. Larger supermarkets are a 10 minute drive away. Highlights were seeing deer in the extensive grounds, the market and creperie in Loches, the castle of Chenonceau and the tree climbing experience (including a zip wire over a lake).
Thank you so much for your kind review and for sharing your impressions and experiences.
Just returned from an excellent stay at this lovely villa. We were a party of 4 families with 5 children under 5. The property catered for all our needs and was exactly as photographed and advertised. Communication throughout the booking and during our stay was excellent.
The village is quiet, but the local bakery is open every morning. And the local supermarket (10mins walk away) was open every day too. There was so much to see and do in the local area, which made our stay very enjoyable too.
We enjoyed visits to Loches; Amboise; ZooParc de Beauval; Château de Chenonceau; and the wine tour at Plou et Fils.
We are so glad your enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the great tip on the wine tour to Plou et Fils. Something new to us.
We have just returned from an extremely enjoyable 2-week stay at Villa du Breuil. The house, garden and pool were all in excellent condition with lots of household items etc to cater for a party of 12.
The housekeeper and owner were very attentive to our needs and all of the arrangements were made seamlessly.
Genillé is a pretty village set in beautiful surroundings with lots to do and see so all of our party, ranging in age from 9-90, had an excellent holiday.
Thank you for your review - it was wonderful to have you stay.