|La Belle Etoile||Self Catering||Saturday||2||6||1||Double sofabed in living room for 2 people|
La Belle Etoile is our gite in the Loire Valley region.
The Loire Valley is an area rich in history and culture, which has attracted people from before Romans to the present day.
Located in a regional park, the gite is an easy drive from a number of the stunning chateaux and estates which are located in the “Garden of France”.
A wide variety of local wines and produce make the area a gourmet’s delight, with a range of excellent restaurants to discover in nearby towns and villages.
The rural and tranquil nature of the area with its rivers and forests makes it an ideal spot for outdoor activities including swimming, walking, cycling and horse riding.
The house is situated on the side of a small valley in the village of Avon les Roches. It has beautiful views of the village and the surrounding countryside. Avon les Roches is a quiet village 4 km from the town of L’Ile Bouchard. L’Ile Bouchard has restaurants, banks, 2 supermarkets and local shops.
The larger towns of Chinon, Azay le Rideau, Richelieu and Ste Maure are all 15/20 mins by car from Avon les Roches and have weekly markets where local products can be bought.
A new kitchen will be installed in Spring 2018 and will have:-
It will be fully equiped with cooking utensils, cutlery, crockery etc
There is a downstairs cloakroom with wc and wash basin.
The terraced area leads directly into the lounge/dining area, offering a large living and entertainment space. This is a very traditional room with exposed oak beams and stonework, large fireplace, and marble floor. There is a double sofa bed.
On the first floor there are 2 large bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with twin beds. There are also bunk beds situated on the mezzanine landing.
There is a large bathroom and a separate wc together with a washing machine.
There is an open fireplace. The house has central heating.
There is wi-fi. There is a large television in the living room with both French and English channels available. There are books and an assortment of games.
It is situated on the side of the valley in over an acre of land with its own oak wood, flower beds and large grassed areas.
The beautiful terrace in front of the house provides a unique view overlooking the village and the valley of the river Vienne, offering a perfect place to take a glass of wine and enjoy supper outdoors. It is equipped with bbq and garden furniture.
The 10m by 4m, 1.2m deep heated pool is located at the back of house. The area is fenced and overlooks the surrounding countryside.
There is a large field with goal posts and badminton net.
The house is accessed via its own driveway and has ample parking for several cars.
La Belle Etoile is part of a few buildings that used to form one farm and the owners, Bruno and Ritva, live next door in the old farm house. Ritva is from Finland and Bruno is bilingual in English and French. They have owned their house for 30 years and know the area very well. They will be happy to help you with advice about the area if you need it while you are staying, or of course leave you to enjoy the peace and tranquility if that is what you prefer.
|Year property purchased||2017|
|Why this location?||The house is situated on the side of a small valley. It has beautiful views of the village and the surrounding countryside.
The views, night skies, the soft evening light, the tranquility, the wines and food all combine to make this a magical house and location.
The land around the house makes it an ideal location for children to play and enjoy the countryside.
|Unique benefits of property||Rural and tranquil but within easy distance of many historic sites and activities. Gardens around the house means it is secluded and with room for children to play and explore.|
L'Auberge de L'Ile in L'Ile Bouchard-very inventive food with a lovely outside terrace in the summer
L'Aigle d'Or in Azay le Rideau. We have been eating here since we bought the house 30 years ago
-weekly markets, main one on Thurs and smaller one on Sunday morning
-restaurants-Les Annees 30, L'Oceanic, Les Entrepots
Domaine de Lally-Avon les Roches
Domaine de Noblaie-Ligre
Azay le Rideau