A Cosy French Cottage in the Grand Chateaux Area

From $202 / night

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  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Cottage

Experience the French country lifestyle at its best and rent "La Menagerie" --a late-18th century stone cottage and former wine-maker house-- in the heart of the Grand Chateau golden triangle (Chambord, Chenonceau and Cheverny) in Central Loire Valley. This is the perfect vacation rental for family reunions, all generations, or a romantic getaway to a French region full of history and culinary tradition, that has been known as the "garden of France" for centuries.

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A Cosy French Cottage in the Grand Chateaux Area
Chitenay, Centre, France

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Additional Location Information

The property is in the heart of the most famous French Renaissance chateaux area (Chambord, Cheverny, Chenonceau). It enjoys a very tranquil location in the countryside, although Chitenay --a lovely village, South of the Loire river-- is at biking distance (5 minutes or so). It is only 10 km from the Chateau de Cheverny and 15 km from the city of Blois.
The area is abutting the Sologne province, the best hunting grounds in France. This area has produced wines since at least the 6th century. That is why it is sometimes referred to as Sologne Viticole (the wine producing part of Sologne region).
This is a perfect getaway for a break from bustling cities to the "garden of France", as the kings and queens used to call that region: after all, it is a 2 hours drive from Paris and 40 min. from Tours Airport (47 miles).

More About This Location

Rural retreats

What's Nearby

Golf course within 30 minute drive, Tennis courts nearby, Water park nearby, Horse riding nearby

Nearest beach: La Baule, 180 miles
Nearest shops, 2 miles

Getting There

Nearest train station: Blois, 10 miles
Nearest airport: Tours, 30 miles
Car is recommended


Last updated on July 21, 2014
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Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR)

DatesNightlyWeeklyMonthlyMinimum Stay
Jun 28 - Sep 5, 2014
Summer Season 2014
Saturday check-in
$2,0201 Week
Sep 6 - Oct 24, 2014
Late Summer
$249$1,750$6,5974 Nights
Oct 25 - Dec 19, 2014
Weekend $269
$1,481$4,7123 Nights
Dec 20 - Jan 4, 2015
Holiday Season
Saturday check-in
$256$1,7501 Week
Jan 5 - Feb 28, 2015
Winter 2015
$202$1,212$4,0393 Nights
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Rental fees

  • Cleaning fee | $121 per stay

Additional notes from the owner

The basic rental rate include the provision of linen & towels, all utilities (water and electricity, garbage collection), internet access, local tel. calls, wood logs for the fireplace, bicycles, pool and garden maintenance, guide books and maps, indoor and outdoor games, DVD library, etc. This rate also includes local taxes. A 90 Euro fee is required for final cleaning in addition to the rental rate. A damage deposit (300 Euros) is requested upon arrival and refunded upon departure, provided that guests have left the place in good order and as they found it at their checking-in. A lease agreement that includes a cancellation policy, has to be signed by both parties to firm-up your booking. A 50% payment is required to book the place. The balance has to be paid off 45 days prior to our guests' arrival date at the latest.
The rates mentioned here above are for the main cottage (3 bedrooms, a den with extra single bed, plus sofa beds in the family room, 2.5 bath.6-8 guests). For those who rent the main cottage, there is a possibility of renting extra bedrooms, kitchen and full bath in the annexes, for extra/additional fees, upon request. The whole property is reserved for those who rent the main cottage, though. Therefore, renters of the main cottage will enjoy full privacy and won't share the property and its pool with other renters. Annexes with extra bedroom are optional and reserved for renters who want to accommodate larger parties (8-10 guests).


  • Towels Provided
  • Housekeeping Optional
  • High chair
  • Fireplace
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair dryer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Safe
  • Washing Machine
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Linens Provided
Phone / Internet
  • Internet Access
  • Telephone
Pool / Spa
  • Sauna
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
Property Features
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Stove or Oven
  • Stereo or CD player
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • VCR
  • Patio
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Garage
  • Garden
  • Deck
  • Pet friendly - ask
  • Smoking allowed - no
  • Suitable for children - yes
  • Suitable for the elderly - yes
  • Wheelchair accessible - yes
Living space
  • 2045 square feet

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