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Charming & Private Stone Cottage W/ Saltwater Pool – Home 3710601 Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 3 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Charming & Private Stone Cottage W/ Saltwater Pool – Home 3710601

  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 3
  • 3 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 5 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child Friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Our lovingly renovated stone cottage ( 550 square feet) sits at the edge of the ancient forest of Montrichard, in the Loir-Cher, in the Loire Valley. Renowed for the King's (and Queen's castles--think Chenonceau) chateaux for a retreat from Paris and Versailles, this is still a Haven for the 21st century tourist, looking for the same amentities (although much, much more modern--yet still exquisite) and peaceful atmosphere that brought the royality to the region centuries ago.

Our "version" is a tuffa stone, terra cotta roofed cottage that sleeps two in comfort (there is a twin bed as well, for a 3rd guest, if needed).

One enters "Le Havre" ("The refuge") through double French doors (which overlook the forest) into an open Chestnut beamed celing (18 feet to the peak), giving a light an airy feeling, which is indeed that.

The main room has a dining/kitchen area. Waxed pine dining table and chairs, separate the kitchen (electric cooktop, microwave, French country sink, toaster, coffee maker and electric kettle. As well as all of the pots and pans, herbs, oil and our homemade vinegar to help make a perfect meal.) from the luxurious double bed, covered in crisp cotton linens.

A CD/cassette player, music, guide books, maps and novels are all there.

The salle-de-bain is a "Traveler's dream" (according to many of the 100's of guests who have enjoyed and been surprised by the space). Approximately 80 square feet, with an oak armoire (plenty of hanging space!), a huge walk-in tiled shower, toilet, bidet and a pedestal sink that overlooks the 50 x 8 foot heated saltwater lap pool.

Cotton towels--all linens--are provided.

We welcome our guests with a cold bottle of local wine in the refrigerator (as well as your 1st petit dejeuner), cuddly robes and just about anything (there is also a Weber Kettle BBQ on the patio) one could ask for.

Just unpack----and enjoy!

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Full bath

Amenities

  • Wireless Internet
  • Shared outdoor pool (heated)
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • Stereo system
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: ($105.32) €100.00
Smoking
Yes, smoking allowed

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

We will accept children, but as the pool is off the cottage, we can not have any toddlers and insist that the parent(s) be present at all times with the child outside. We will also accept pets, but you must ask, as we have two cats.

We do speak English and French

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About the owner

Karen K.
Average reply time:
2 hours 30 minutes
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 Jun 2022
Years listed:
10
Based in:
France
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

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Reviews

Excellent
24 reviews

Excellent
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Very Good
2
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“Quiet, comfortable country cottage”

Reviewed 5 Oct 2019

Clean, cute stone cottage with view of fields, forest and occasional deer. Proprietors friendly and helpful. Cottage has all needed utensils, microwave, cooktop and outside coal BBQ, but no oven. B… More

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“Très joli gite et hôtes charmants”

Reviewed 17 Aug 2019

Gite plein de charme assez spacieux pour 3 personnes (grande pièce à vivre et grande salle de bain). Le coin est très calme car assez reculé dans la campagne. La piscine de… More

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Response from the owner Merci et nous espérons que la prochaine visite n'est pas tres loins!!!!!! karen et craig.

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“Lovely and quiet cottage in the Loire Valley”

Reviewed 2 Feb 2018

We stayed at La Barauderie a couple of years ago and had a wonderful time. Karen and Craig were great hosts and gave us some crucial tips on touring Les Chateaux. although they thought we were crazy t… More

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Response from the owner Yes, it can be a tad early--in April--for the pool, but it certainly is a very pretty time in this part of the Loire. The air smells of spring--fresh ferns--warm earth and the bird song! But, the cottage is snug and warm as can be. We find that our earliest guests are the ones who return--again and again. ( 27 years, and we are now on grandchildren coming with their folks! Crazy, no?!? Must be doing something "right".) We certainly hope that the Carters will return--perhaps later in the year--and we look forward to it!

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“Relaxing countryside cottage”

Reviewed 3 Jun 2017

Karen and Carl were great hosts and the cottage was well equipped for our every need. A wonderful quiet country location but easy to get around to visit chateaux and towns. The pool was warm even in M… More

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Response from the owner We certainly enjoyed Kate and John's visit and look forward to their return next May! Respectful and happy folks. Plus, easy guests, as they knew what they wanted and asked when they needed help. The weekend here looks promising and hope the coming weeks will see us hosting more new guests. Thank you again for your visit Kate and John!! karen & craig.

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“London UK”

Reviewed 7 Nov 2016

Enchanting! The picture of a French countryside fairytale. The cottage is impeccable, the location is ideal and the hosts provide the perfect blend of attention and privacy that allows you to experi… More

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Response from the owner Craig and I were certainly happy to see Patrick and Jennifer as well. They were here for their honeymoon and then to return again with a little bundle named Henry! (Who amassed a small collection of Loire river stones from the courtyard.) Patrick and Jennifer are the kind of guests we most enjoy: inquisitive, respectful and full of joy. Looking forward to their next visit(s)! karen & craig

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“terrific”

Reviewed 25 Aug 2016

Die Unterkunft war super, sehr sehr nette Vermieter. Schönes Haus mit allem was das Herz begehrt, super Pool

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Response from the owner Mit freundlichen gruBen!!!!! We'd love for you to return. karen & craig.

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“Lovely stay in the country”

Reviewed 19 Sep 2015

We stayed here for 4 nights and enjoyed ourselves completely. The cottage is quiet and the owners are very welcoming. We used the barbecue 2 nights of our stay and Karen had lots of information rega… More

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Response from the owner WOW!!!! Another rave review! We equally enjoyed their stay and hope that we will see them again in the not too distant future. It is Autumnal here now, so closing the pool today, awaiting year 13 of "her" glory for 2016 and our 24th year greeting (and obviously pleasing) guests. We thank all who have come and welcome new arrivals. Karen & Craig.

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“We'll Return”

Reviewed 11 Sep 2015

When we looked at the reviews for this property, what occurred to us was: "Really? Every review is 5 stars?" Here's why, after our visit, we gave it that same rating. The Cottage. … More

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Response from the owner What a lovely review from equally lovely guests! It was a long time coming, as they booked with us in November of 2014. So, a lot of e-mails back and forth answering questions, so when they arrived all was organized and easy for them. We enjoyed their stay and are in hopes they will return, as so many of our guests have done over the past 23 years. Now, at the end-of-the-season (there are still pretty days ahead though, if anyone is reading this and thinking about a terrific get-away!), we smile at all of the guests we were lucky enough to have this year. Karen & Craig

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“Ein Märchen wird wahr.....”

Reviewed 9 Sep 2015

Es war einmal.... so fängt bekanntlich jedes gute oder schlechte Märchen an - hier eindeutig ein gutes - ja, sehr gutes - Märchen .... und unser Aufenthalt in "Le Havre" war w… More

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“The most perfect hosts imaginable!”

Reviewed 28 Jul 2015

A lovely relaxing cottage for our getaway. The perfect base to set about exploring the Loire Valley and the perfect hosts who were always willing to go the extra mile for us and make us feel truly at… More

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Response from the owner Thank you two for the wonderful review! It is refreshing to see a young and obviously happy couple enjoy what Craig and I have tried to "create" here, in the Loire Valley, over 25 years ago. We look forward to a return and hearing splashes in the pool. Karen & Craig.

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FAQs

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Send Karen (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Karen (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Karen the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Or send Karen (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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You can also request a quote from Karen (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Karen (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Karen (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage your booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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Go to Manage your booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your booking or cancel it if you need to.

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You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Karen (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Karen (the owner) a message.

If Karen (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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