Holiday let for 6 in Loire Valley village - VI005465

La Guerche, Indre et Loire, Loire Valley Reference: VI005465 Advertiser since: 27 April 2017
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La Guerche Self Catering Flexible 3 6 1 Single bed available on request

About this property

Sixteenth Century Three Bedroomed Village House. This cottage/gite is in a village setting.

The accommodation comprises:
Open plan room with kitchen, dining and lounge.
Fully enclosed small courtyard with table and chairs.
Garage (for small or medium cars only – there is plenty of parking within a minutes walk of the property for larger vehicle)
Bedroom 1. King sized bed, dressing table and fitted wardrobes.
Bedroom 2. Double bed, dressing table and cupboard.
Bedroom 3. Double bed, dressing table and fitted wardrobe. A single bed can be provided for this room upon request.
Shower room.
Separate wc.

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

The main living space contains:
Kitchen area with electric cooker (oven, grill and four hotplates), washing machine, filter coffee maker and other equipment to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
Dining table with six chairs.

Living rooms

The main living space contains:
Three seat sofa, chair, tv with UK satellite, dvd player and dvds.
Also there are games and books.

Bedrooms

Bedroom 1. King sized bed, dressing table and fitted wardrobes.
Bedroom 2. Double bed, dressing table and cupboard.
Bedroom 3. Double bed, dressing table and fitted wardrobe. A single bed can be provided for this room upon request.

Bathrooms

Shower room.
Separate wc.
There is an additional wc off the courtyard for the added convenience of our guests.

Heating

Electric radiators throughout.

Entertainment

UK satellite tv.
Dvds with access to additional titles if required.
Books.
Board games.

Garden and outside

Fully enclosed courtyard with table and chairs.

Parking and garages

Garage for a small to medium sized car (plenty of parking a minutes walk away for larger vehicles).

Visitor suitability

Sadly due to the nature of our ancient building we are not suitable for wheelchairs.
The stairs are open so we would recommend caution for those with very young children.

Facilities

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Chinon
Distance: 59 km

Cycling

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, Perch ect...
Name of nearest fishing location: Centre de Loisirs Descartes
Distance: 10 km

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Golf de La Roche-Posay
Distance: 16.4 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Arnoux Jean Marc, La Bergauderie, 37350 Le Grand-Pressigny
Distance: 10 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Route de Vienne

Sports

Watersports

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Les Verger de la Manse, 59 Rue De La Republique, 37800 Sepmes
Distance: 23 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Bernadette Kirk

Originally from Oxford (UK) we moved to France twenty years ago to work and live, as we enjoyed the French way of life. Our passions are cooking, the arts and music composition.

Year property purchased 2015
Why this location? La Guerche is a truly beautiful ancient village and on the doorstep of so many wonderful attractions. Along with the many Châteaux of the region (one of the loveliest is in our village) we are close to Futuroscope (the second largest theme park in France), many troglodyte villages, countless vineyards and the relaxation of outdoor swimming pool and other leisure amenities in Descartes - just 10 kilometres away. With so much to do for everybody this location is ideal for either fun packed family holidays or a gentle amble through our historic countryside.
Unique benefits of property Set in a peaceful village our three doubled bedroom property provides the ideal base for your french adventure. Where better to relax than in the secluded courtyard, away from the hustle of modern life, with a glass of local wine. A perfect way to end a busy day. The house has a garage suitable for small cars (plenty of parking for larger vehicles just twenty metres away next to the stunning fortified ramparts of the village). A fully enclosed courtyard to the rear. A living space with kitchen, dining area and comfy seating area with UK satellite tv. Upstairs are three double bedrooms (single bed can be provided upon request), a shower room and separate loo. There is a collection of dvds, books and games to enhance your stay and of course we, as your hosts, will be available to offer advice and suggestions to help you make the most of your visit to our property.

The Owner Recommends

Ethni’Cité

Highly recommend this troglodyte village, just 8k from La Guerche. They can arrange English speaking tours and our grandchildren love the special events that are secluded throughout the summer months. Not a huge place but perfect for a gentle insight into the history of this area. Please note that the access is restricted for those less mobile (shall be having words with Richard the Lionheart about this).
The cliff and the cave village of Ethni'Cité are the combined fruits of sediment accumulation formed 90 million years ago, from several successive occupations to various periods of history and erosion. This cliff consists of a friable limestone rock very well known in the region: the tuffeau.
It all began when, in the twelfth century, Richard the Lionheart, then the heir of the King of England, Henri II Plantagenet, had a guard tower built at Saint-Rémy-sur-Creuse to watch over his enemy, the King of France , Which owns the territories on the opposite bank of La Creuse. At this time, the relations between French and English are very complex and the conflicts recurring. Following the construction of the tower, a "free" city developed in Saint-Rémy and to protect itself from the attacks of their enemies, the inhabitants created a real fortress in the cliff by setting up underground-refuges. During your visit, you can discover the remains of this fortress, its defense system and how life was organized during the sieges. If the monolithic facade fell in 1906, unveiling the heart of the cliff, today there are many testimonies of this history.
http://ethnicite.fr/

Le Château du Clos Lucé

The last home of Leonardo da Vinci is a perfect way to spend a day. From the stunning architecture through to the reconstructions of his engineering designs (including some brilliantly thought out play equipment for children in the grounds) this is one of the must sees of the area.
We recommend arriving in the morning, having a picnic lunch on the lawns (lots of shady trees) and exploring Amboise and the fortified castle later in the day.
http://www.vinci-closluce.com/en

Futuroscope

Futuroscope, or Parc du Futuroscope is a French theme park based upon multimedia, cinematographic futuroscope and audio-visual techniques. It has several 3D cinemas and a few 4D cinemas along with other attractions and shows, some of which are the only examples in the world.
https://en.futuroscope.com/

Parc de loisirs de Descartes

Open air swimming pools, a mini farm, pretty gardens, crazy golf, tennis, canoeing, fishing and a cafeteria. Reasonably priced way to spend a day or afternoon of leisure.

ZooParc de Beauval

The premier zoo in France, this is worth a visit. The giant pandas are adorable (sleepy but we are trying to find out feeding times for our guests - sleep and eat are the pandas reason for existence), the hippo enclosure a delight and the flying bird display is the best we have ever seen. There is too much to describe but we cannot recommend highly enough.
We do suggest arriving at opening time and making the most of what is not an inexpensive treat. Picnics can only be eaten in the car park so we suggest biting the bullet and having a light lunch at one of the on site eateries (12pm seems to be the best time - gets very busy) and treating yourselves to a nice supper on the way home.
https://www.zoobeauval.com/

Chinon

The historic town of Chinon is on the banks of the Vienne The feeling as you drive in from the south east is of River Pirates and Chocolat. Atmospheric and a taste of what is to come.
Although settlement in Chinon dates from prehistoric times those with an interest in the Plantagenents will be captivated. From the fort, occupied by Eleanor of Aquitaine (also her prison after colluding with her sons for the downfall of Henry II) has been recently restored, a climb up the hill will take you to the Chapel of St. Radegund (a troglodyte chapel of great interest with medieval murals) via the echo.
The town itself offers much to see and we have spent many a happy day wandering its streets.
There is a brocante on the banks of the river on Sundays and a market on Thursdays.