Holiday gite with pool and views near Chinon - VI006661

Avon-les-Roches (14km from Chinon), Indre et Loire, Loire Valley Reference: VI006661 Advertiser since: 14 December 2017
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
La Belle Etoile-La Grange Self Catering Saturday 2 4 2

About this property

A Barn Converstion With Spectacular Views And Pool. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

La Belle Etoile is our gite in the Loire Valley region.

There are two completely separate and independent gites in the grounds-this one (La Grange) and a larger 6 person gite La Maison (advert ref VI005903).

Both gites are registered "meuble de tourisme" and following an independent inspection have been awarded 4 stars (out of a maximum of 5 - for more information please go to the following website:-

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 gite 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.

The gite is 85m2 over two floors. The interior is contemporary with living room on the first floor giving spectacular views of the the valley of the Viennne and the surrounding countryside



Kitchen and dining

There is a kitchen dining room on the ground floor together with an adjacent utility room. The kitchen is currently being fitted hence there are no photographs. The kitchen will be fully fitted with:-

Induction hob

Living rooms

The living room is on the first floor with spectacular views over the valley of the river Vienne.


There are 2 bedrooms on the first floor. Both have en suite shower rooms and also have a larger picture window giving panoramic views over the valley of the river Vienne. The larger bedroom has a king sized bed. The smaller bedroom has 2 single beds. Both bedrooms have a wardrobe and chest of drawers.


There is a separate wc. Each bedroom has its own shower room.


Electric heaters in all rooms.


There will be a tv with access to UK channels.

Garden and outside

The 2 gîtes are located in grounds of approximately two acres. The gîte will have 2 paved areas, one at the back which gets the morning sun and the other at the front which gets the daytime/evening sun.

Parking and garages

There is ample parking adjacent to the gîte.

Information about any additional facilities

The adjacent gite which sleeps 6 is available for rent and the two properties would make an ideal place for a large/two family holiday. Please contact Bruno and Ritva to check availability of the two properties.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Shared pool


Antiques/Brocante Market

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


Distance: 8 km


Family activities

Fishing nearby

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


Name and address of nearest golf course: Tours (various)
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 gite 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.
Unique benefits of property The land around the gite makes it an ideal location for children to play and enjoy the countryside.
What are the unique benefits of your property?:
Rural and tranquil but within easy distance of many historic sites and activities. Gardens around the gite means it is secluded and with room for children to play and explore.

The Owner Recommends


L'Aigle d'Or in Azay le Rideau. We have been eating here since we bought the house 30 years ago


L'Auberge de L'Ile in L'Ile Bouchard-very inventive food with a lovely outside terrace in the summer


-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