|Maison de Mâitre||Self Catering||Saturday||5||10||5||2 single beds|
The 'Maison de Maître' is a large detached house, attached to a former watermill. It has private parking, large lawned grounds and a private 38' x 17' swimming pool with Roman steps. It is situated in quiet countryside, 2km from the nearest village.
The kitchen is situated in the conservatory, which is very large, 20m x 6m. The kitchen comprises of a cooker, microwave and dishwasher.
There are 2 dining areas. One in the house and the other in the conservatory. There is plenty of kitchen equipment available.
The conservatory also has a sitting end with sofas. In the house is another lounge, also with sofas.
Five double bedrooms, each with its own shower room, wc and handbasin. The largest bedroom has its own balcony. There is a king sized bed in this room.
Two of the other bedrooms contain a double and a single bed. One of these rooms has a double bed, the other has a queen sized bed.
The other 2 bedrooms have a double bed only.
There is a wc and handbasin in the laundry room at one end of the conservatory. Otherwise, each bedroom has its own private shower, wc and handbasin.
There is central heating, should it be necessary, but as it's a summer rental this is not normally needed. There is double glazing throughout most of the house.
There are games and books for the use of guests.
Satellite tv, dvd player and a cd player.
Bbq, umbrellas and plenty of garden furniture.
Outdoor parking behind lockable gates.
Additional visitors by consent of the owner
We brought our family here to live. They have all left and have their own families. We are now retired. All the amenities the 'Miller's House' has to offer is ideal for family holidays.
|Year property purchased||1988|
|Why this location?||This locality is quiet, peaceful but only 2 km from the town. The town has bakeries, a bank, pharmacy and a supermarket, with fuel. It is situated close to all the major chateaux and wine growing areas of the Loire Valley. Plenty of eateries nearby, including a Michelin starred restaurant, 20 minutes away. Loches is nearby, and offers lively markets and fairs. Tours is not too far for shopping trips and has an airport with flights to Stansted. The Brenne National Park to the south is a haven for birdwatchers. There are so many pretty villages in this area. Every weekend there is a fair or brocante somewhere to be found. Local food includes goat cheese, foie gras, charcuterie and chicken.|
|Unique benefits of property||The 'Miller's house' offers lots of space, comfort and privacy. Lots of lawn, a large swimming pool, plenty of parking and en suite shower rooms, wc in each of the 5 bedrooms. The surroundings are tranquil and relaxing. Guests might see woodpeckers, herons, jays and red squirrels, and hear frequent singing of nightingales. Or listen to the frogs in the mill pond with maybe a glimpse of little owls. All this for the exclusive use of the guests. One special place is the 120m² conservatory where guests have a cooking area as well as tables for dining and sofas for relaxing. Space to be all together or to escape for a little relaxation. Please note - we do not take pets.|
Loches, a medieval citadel, with roads clinging to hillsides leading up to the Royal Lodge and Dungeons, with a panoramic view over the Indre valley. Loches Chateau was a defence fortress of the middle ages, with the dungeon a royal prison. Markets are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays, very popular. Outdoor cafés in every street.
Michelin starred, fantastic food and wine. The sommelier speaks excellent English and will make sure the occasion is memorable.
The area of a 1000 lakes, plenty of waterfowl. An interesting exhibition centre. Bring your binoculars and spend some time in the many hides to discover the birds of the region.
A wine co-operative. Opportunity to taste the wines before purchasing. Combine this experience with a visit to Chenonceau, which is very close.
Theme park, very popular with visitors. Somewhere different.
Houses many of the inventions of Leonardo da Vinci. He settled in Amboise with the famous 'Mona Lisa' amongst his luggage! The chateau of Amboise dominates the town and overlooks the Loire.
Most interesting, for all ages.
A museum built up from a collection over many years. Farming machinery, ancient tools and early aeroplanes are among this fascinating collection.
A bustling Sunday market, selling all you would need for your lunch. Local wines, cheeses, ready cooked chickens, how could you resist?
On the way to Azay le Rideau where there is a very pretty chateau, Villaines - les - Rochers is a troglodyte village specialising in the production of osiers, willow. Visit the basket making co-operative to watch production and then maybe purchase something from the shop.
The view from this medieval chateau is remarkable. The river Vienne flows below its ramparts. In August the market brings back the atmosphere of olden days in the old part of town. Chinon's wine has become one of the most celebrated of the Loire Valley wines.