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Maison Requin hillside cottage with great views

Terrace from the kitchen door, eat and drink in the sunshine secluded from the rest of the world
5.0 of 5 stars
5 reviews
Terrace from the kitchen door, eat and drink in the sunshine secluded from the rest of the world
Hot summer's day July 2013 from the garden
Enjoy the sunshine from this wonderful terrace with fantastic views across the valley
Steps to the verandah and front door - great place to dine and to sit in the sun
Kitchen has fridge freezer, hob and oven washing machine and micro-wave
Lovely open fireplace for log fires, leather settee and dining area
Window looks out on garden and view of the river valley, log fires, from dining area
Settee and kitchen from the fireplace in main living area
Bedroom;  great bed with lovely pine furniture and comfortable bedding - shower room is next door
View across the Cher Valley from romantic bedroom - wake up to this lovely view
View of cottage from the long and enclosed garden which has lovely cherry and hazel trees
The garden is shared with Maison la Grange (2 bedrooms) neither cottage is overlooked
from up the road behind the cottage looking across the village
We have a market nearly every day in one local town or another
The chateau at Chenonceau - a short drive from the cottage
Chenonceau on a hot day in August
Tours Place Plumereau a great place to sit and enjoy life - half an hour drive
Street cafes in Amboise by the chateau - 15 minutes drive
The main street in Amboise
Cycling in France is great and we provide bikes for you
Chambord is less than half an hour away by car or cycle there
Sancerre vineyards are only 2 hours away - a great day out from the cottage at Bourre
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Lovely romantic and historic cottage for two situated in secluded position on the hillside over looking the valley of the river Cher. The cottage has been fully restored to a high standard and has a large and comfortable lounge/ diner with newly refurbished and well equipped kitchen; lovely bedroom with views across the valley, luxury shower room. Magnificent views across the valley from the sunny raised terrace.

Maison Requin is one of 2 charming cottages fully restored to a high specification in quiet location, on the sunny south facing slopes of the village of Bourre with magnificent views over the River Cher.

Situated in the Touraine wine growing area central for the historic chateaux, famous Touraine vineyards ( local Sauvignon and Gamay, Vouvray (Chenon Blanc), Chinon and Bourgeuil (Cabernet Franc) and excellent restaurants, o...
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About the owner, Dr Ann P P
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 90 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 23 days ago
Listed since : Jun 2009
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 35 reviews and 6 properties
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Listing #HL116979 by: Holiday Lettings
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 31 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

My partner and I enjoyed our stay at this charming little gite. It fulfilled all our requirements: a beautiful yet quiet location, fresh bread available down the road, bikes to use, close to the river path, well equipped and incredibly clean and comfortable. Highly recommended. more

Management response:

Thank you I am so pleased you have enjoyed your stay in our lovely cottage. We do aim to look after our guests and provide you with everything you might need to help you have a great holiday. Located on the hillside in a quiet position with wonderful views yet within a short walk of the boulangerie and river we... more

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Rachel S
Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 24 April 2015 for a stay in February 2015

What a fantastic holiday we had at this house, it was perfect for us! We both have very lives and wanted to get away from everything and just spend time relaxing in the quiet countryside, and this house and location met these needs perfectly. The house was well equipped with everything we needed for a cosy break away with some... more

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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 27 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

I stayed at the Maison Requin with my husband. It was the peaceful location we hoped for. The house is very clean and has a lovely atmosphere. We did not want for anything. Lots of plus points such as a speedy internet connection, really decent shower and the comfy bed. The location is great for exploring the Loire valley and... more

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Thank you we are delighted that you have so enjoyed your stay in our lovely cottage; thanks must go also to Catherine our lovely neighbour who is on hand to help and prepares the cottage for our guests more

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  • Balcony
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (3)
  • Microwave
  • Private Fishing Lake/River
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Telephone
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wheelchair Access:
  • Elder Access:
  • Pets Allowed:
  • Smoking Allowed:
  • Suitable for Children:
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 4 nights
19 Sep 2015 -
27 Nov 2015
Autumn / wine making
4 nights
28 Nov 2015 -
18 Dec 2015
Early Winter
4 nights
19 Dec 2015 -
8 Jan 2016
Christmas / New Year
4 nights
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Canadian Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Taxe de sejour: $15 / stay - Fee
  • Cleaning: $102 / stay - Fee
  • Bed linen and Towels: $60 / stay - Fee
  • Linen hire: $31 / stay - Fee
  • Pet: $102 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Prices include heating, water, cooking. Linen hire is additional £30 per double bed. Cleaning when you leave is available if you wish £50 or you are welcome to clean ready for the next guest, materials are provided. Logs £20. The cottage is checked before oyur arrival.

Weekend nights are Friday, Saturday and Sunday; stays for longer will be quoted on week night rates; night 7 is free. Minimum stay is 4 nights, you may come for fewer nights but will be charged for 4 nights.

There is a deposit of £100 / week; this is deducted from your full payment on completion 6 weeks before your stay. Taxe de sejour of £0.50 / person / night will be added. Cancellations cannot be refunded, but we will try and re-book the property and if we can do this then there will still be an administration charge of £50.

Payment is on line by card VISA / Mastercard by secure link, a link will be e mailed to you once prices have been agreed;
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How to get there
Airport: Tours: 30.0 km
Railway: Tours: 30.0 km
Ferry: Caen: 200.0 km
Ferry to Caen or Calais. Autoroutes A28 via Rouen or A1 A10 via Paris.
By car A10 from Paris through Orleans via Blois and Montrichard.

By train TGV to Tours St Pierre change at Tours nearest station Montrichard.

Fly to Charles de Gaulle and train TGV to Tours St Pierre. Fly from Stansted Ryan Air to Tours.
Hire car AVIS at Tours St Pierre. More hire cars available from Tours centre or airport.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby.
Nearby cities
Centre Gites (880)
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