Holiday let in Indre et Loire - VI004413

3km from Cussay, Indre et Loire, Loire Valley Reference: VI004413 Advertiser since: 25 November 2015
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Rainbow Arch - Les Arches de Muschamp Self Catering Saturday 2 6 2

About this property

Beautiful & Spacious Stone Cottage With All Comforts. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Rainbow Arch is a beautifully restored stone built traditional Loire Valley property finished to a high standard with comfort in mind. Set in delightful & peaceful countryside, but with only a short drive to shopping, restaurants, culture and sightseeing.
 
There is one attractive double bedroom on the first floor with an en suite bathroom. The second larger bedroom is found on the ground floor and has a very spacious en suite bathroom. So the house is suitable for two to six people.
 
Rainbow Arch has a very good feel to it. It is meticulously maintained and always cleaned to a high standard. There is a TV in both bedrooms as well as in the living and dining area.
The fully equipped living area/kitchen is light and spacious and has an oven, gas hobs, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, toaster, electric cafetiere, fridge and icebox, kettle, iron and ironing board. Electric fans are available if you need to cool off in very hot weather and there is underfloor heating for use during the cooler months.
 
The white stone walled private terrace and garden is ideal for barbecues and relaxing (and ensures that any young children are safely contained!). The terrace area is also well equipped with sun loungers, gas bbq, dining table and chairs plus parasols for sunnier days and even a gas patio heater for the cooler spring and autumn evenings.
 
Rental includes no extra hidden charges: all bed linen and towels are provided and on arrival your beds are made up, so all you have to do is put down your bags and relax on the sunny terrace!
 
Rainbow Arch is set in gently rolling countryside between the historic towns of Loches and Chinon. It is part of a former farm/stud which is still active but relocated 1 km away. It is on the edge of a small hamlet just 1 km from the typically French village of Cussay and just 3 Km from the attractive small town of Ligueil where you can find a good supermarket, pharmacy,  ‘boulangerie’ (bakers), cafés and a couple of restaurants.   
Comprehensive guest notes are available so that you can find all the local interest sites but the owners are always on hand (discreetly) in case you need any help organising a day out, booking a restaurant or just generally finding your way around.
 
Other facilities:
Free wi-fi in all areas.
Television, dvd player and mini hi-fi.
Additional TVs in both bedrooms in Rainbow Arch.
Cot, high chair and stair gates available.
Toys, games and a library of books.
Bicycles.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The fully equipped living area/kitchen is light and spacious and has an oven, gas hobs, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, toaster, electric cafetiere, fridge and icebox, kettle, iron and ironing board.

There is a tv in the spacious living and dining area.

Living rooms

See above

Bedrooms

There is one attractive double bedroom on the first floor with an en suite bathroom.
The second larger bedroom with a king-size bed (or two single beds) is found on the ground floor. Extra beds for children can also be made available and it has a very spacious en suite bathroom/shower room also adapted for wheel chair access.

There is a tv in both bedrooms

Bathrooms

Two spacious bathrooms with showers

Heating

Electric fans are available if you need to cool off in very hot weather and there is underfloor heating for use during the cooler months.

Entertainment

Walking, cycling, and fields for children to play in. A peaceful, tranquil location

Garden and outside

The lovely white stone walled garden/terrace is equipped with comfortable garden furniture for meals and relaxing. There are parasols for use when it is very sunny and the gas barbecue is permanently available.

Parking and garages

There is plenty of parking available including two parking places immediately outside the front door so no need to carry suit cases very far!

Visitor suitability

Rainbow Arch also provides for guests with reduced mobility with a ground floor double bedroom and an especially equipped bathroom for wheelchair access. An electric bed, hoist and shower chair are available on request.

Information about any additional facilities

Upon booking we request that you complete our booking reservation form and pay a 30% deposit of the total fee. The remainder of the booking fee is payable one month prior to your holiday. There are no extra charges* other than a government tax (taxe de séjour) of 80 cents per adult of 18 years or over, per day. This charge is payable on arrival.

A professional cleaning service is available if required at the end of your stay for a fee of 50 Euros.

*In the cooler months of the year if heating is required there may be a small extra charge.

Facilities

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Special needs

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Chatellerault
Distance: 15 km

Cycling

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Loches
Distance: 18 km

Gym/spa

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: La Pouge Cussay
Distance: 2 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Chinon

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Cussay

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Pascal Lambert 37500 Cravant-les-Côtes
Distance: 42 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Janet Scollay

Janet and Stephen Scollay moved to France ten years ago. They have renovated their beautiful white stone walled property to a very high standard. They are charming hosts who are happy to recommend local places to visit as well as recommendations for restaurants, vineyards and the more unusual visits. They have an extensive knowledge of the area and speak fluent French. They also run a stud farm breeding dressage and eventing horses nearby.

Year property purchased 2006
Why this location? The location is beautiful and peaceful, yet not far from many of the Loire Valley chateaux and vineyards. The medieval town of LOCHES is just 20 minutes drive and the city of TOURS with its wonderful old town (vielle ville) full of great cafés and restaurants is within easy reach. The people from La Touraine are friendly and Paris is only 1 hour away by train! Those are the reasons that we chose this area!!
Unique benefits of property Superbly renovated with comfort in mind. Combining the traditional white stone buildings with modern, tasteful decor. Attention to detail so that your stay will be hassle free!

The Owner Recommends

Important places to see whilst in the area

LOCHES - A delightful medieval town with one of the best markets in La Touraine held on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
AMBOISE - A charming village with lots of small cafés and a magnificent Chateau. Five minuts walsk and the Clos de Lucé is worth a visit; this is where Leonardo da Vinci lived for the final years of his life and it houses an interesting museum of his inventions.
TOURS - visit the beautiful old town - Vielle Ville - Place Plume.
Chateau de Chenonceau. Chateau de Villandry - magnificent gardens. Chateau de Chambord - the "unfinished" chateau. Chateau Ussé
SAUMUR is the home of the famous Cadre Noir and cavalry museum
The Troglodyte houses can be seen near SAUMUR
MONTRESOR - beautiful village and small chateau.
CHINON - Great for cafés and restaurants. Fortress and Vineyards.
VOUVRAY - home of bubbles, an interesting wine museum and various Vineyards.
Museum of Prehistory at Le GRAND PRESSIGNY.
The lakes and bird watching at le Brenne –– eat at the restaurant Maison du Parc.
Museum at MAILLE – a village annihilated just at the end of world war. ANGLE sur ANGLIN - a special place to visit

Zoo

The ZOO de BEAUVAL - a zoo with a very good reputation! It also has pandas. Magnificent auditorium and fly passed of birds daily.

FUTUROSCOPE


Theme park near POITIERS - approx 45 minutes drive