Gite with large garden to let in Loire Valley

Avon-les-Roches (14km from Chinon), Indre et Loire, Loire Valley Reference: VI005903 Advertiser since: 14 December 2017
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La Belle Etoile Self Catering Saturday 2 6 1 Double sofabed in living room for 2 people

About this property

La Belle Etoile-Detached House in One Acre of Garden. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

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.



Kitchen and dining

A new kitchen will be installed in Spring 2018 and will have:-

Induction hob
Electric oven
It will be fully equiped with cooking utensils, cutlery, crockery etc

There is a downstairs cloakroom with wc and wash basin.

Living rooms

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.

Garden and outside

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.

Parking and garages

The house is accessed via its own driveway and has ample parking for several cars.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Shared pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Crouzilles
Distance: 4 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Freshwater
Name of nearest fishing location: Vienne
Distance: 4 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: Tours
Distance: 30 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Pouzay
Distance: 5 km

Signed wine route

Name of nearest signed wine route: Chinon



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Avon

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Domaine de Lally
Distance: 1 km

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Bruno Speed

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.

The Owner Recommends


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


-the castle
-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