La Chênaie - Indre-et-Loire - Sleeps 8

Holiday cottage amongst the wine and chateaux of the Loire 

  • La Chênaie exterior
  • Lounge
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen
  • Master Bedroom
  • Bedroom
  • Terrace
  • Barbeque Area
  • Garden and Grounds
  • Garden and Grounds
  • Nearby Activity
  • La Chênaie exterior
  • Nearby Market
  • Nearby Attraction
La Chênaie in Indre-et-Loire, a cottage in Loire: La Chênaie exterior

Large, comfortable accommodation in a peaceful, rural setting

La Chênaie, about 200 years old, is situated on a minor road between two small villages in a garden of grass, trees and a small wood - in all about an acre. When we purchased it in 1989, the ground floor had been carefully restored by the previous owners, who fitted the kitchen using doors from a salvaged 19th century Norman cupboard and created the downstairs bathroom where the original inhabitants used to keep their livestock.

Their restoration made the best possible use of the cottage’s original features, leaving sound beams in place and replacing others so that the whole of the downstairs with the exception of the bathroom is beamed. We created the upstairs accommodation – late 20th Century DIY.

It's the ideal place to enjoy the area’s varied history, food and wine or just chill out! The property comfortably sleeps 6 adults in 3 bedrooms (a fourth in the open "Snug" if required, say, for young children. There is also a cot for an infant.

The double "en suite" bedroom upstairs has a shower, wash basin and WC; the other upstairs bedroom, twin beds. Downstairs there is a further double bedroom next to a bathroom and WC.

The thickness of the walls means the downstairs rooms stay cool during hot summer days. The new wood-burning stove and electric heaters make it comfortable in less warm times; double glazed séjour windows and both external doors, as well as La Chênaie's new, fully-insulated roof all help.

You’ll find:- off-road hard standing for your car[s]; a patio with table, chairs and a built-in barbecue; a large garden - mainly grass and trees, hedged from the road and surrounded by woodland elsewhere - with swing seats and a small round table and chairs for a breakfast “en plein air”.

Guests have found the garden a delight – whether because their young children enjoyed the small woodland area or badminton on the grass, or whether the adults wanted, [but not at the same time!] to improve their golf approach shots [equipment not supplied but there is usually a selection of toy racquets, bats, balls and shuttlecocks available]. Other guests enjoyed the peace that the garden affords, bringing birds to the bird table and a whole range of butterflies and moths to the buddleia.

Guests also like the west facing patio because the side of the house soaks up the sun’s heat and gives it back around sunset so that a meal on the patio after a warm summer’s day from late May to mid-September need not finish much before 11p.m.

Inside, the cottage has a large living room, and the upstairs "snug" means that guests can divide, one group, say, to watch TV downstairs, while the rest might play a card or board game upstairs. On cooler evenings evening the new stove has proved a great attraction. And WiFi if you want it.

But, as with all old cottages, there are one or two “quirks”: taller visitors learn to duck when going between the living room and the kitchen, and the stairs [pictured] are quite steep.

This property has been listed with Chez Nous for 2 years

La Chênaie Property Features

Location Type
  • Rural
  • Village

  • Car Required

Housekeeping & Services
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Fuel and Power Included
  • Pets Allowed
  • Cot
  • High Chair

Open Fire/Wood Burner
  • Wood burner

  • 2 Double Bedrooms
  • 1 Twin Bedroom

Ground Floor Facilities
  • Ground Floor Bedroom
  • Ground Floor Toilet
  • Ground Floor Bath
  • Ground Floor Shower

  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Grill
  • Coffee Machine

Internet Access
  • Wireless Broadband

  • TV - Satellite or Cable
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • TV
  • Radio

Leisure Equipment
  • Sun Loungers
  • Patio Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis Racquets

Garden/Terrace/Play area
  • Private garden
  • Terrace / patio
  • Enclosed garden / play area
  • Outdoor games area

Parking available
  • Off road parking

Activities within 20min drive of the property
  • Fishing
  • Wine Tour
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Horse Riding
  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Pub/Bar within 1 mile

Local Water Sports
  • Swimming (outdoor pool)
  • Canoeing
7 night(s) · 23 August 2019
Key Property Details
Property Name La Chênaie
Reference 282003
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Dogs Allowed 2
Reviews 2 Add a Review
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La Chênaie in Indre-et-Loire

Nearest TownSavigné sur Lathan - 8 kms (approx)
Nearest AirportTours - More than 30 kms (approx)
Nearest Ferry PortDieppe - More than 30 kms (approx)

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