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Loire Valley Retreat

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2 rue de Charge, 37500 Chinon, France
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Loire Valley Retreat
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We stayed at Loire Valley Retreat in August 2014 with our two young daughters and can tell everyone reading this that the wonderful reviews written about this location are justified. We stayed in Le Vigneron, which is the accommodation on one side of the actual Chateau building. Our daughters adored staying in an "actual chateau"! Very atmospheric and spacious, steeped... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The Loire Valley Retreat and Jerome and Charlotte made our first family holiday a complete success! From beautifully designed accommodation set in a historic chateau to the perfect hosts who helped organise our stay and made us feel welcome with their table d'hote evening and family barbeque. (Our little girl preferred the other residents – the chickens, goat and donkey).... More 

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Sippy Downs, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I think it has all been said before about the quality of this place and the service provided by Jerome and Charlotte. As we were a group of 8 and the only ones there during the time we stayed, they put on a 4 course dinner for us at a very reasonable price and selected wines to accompany the courses.... More 

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London
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We stayed here in early September after a recommendation from a friend who has stayed here several times. There are so many positive reviews about this place so I'll just mention the points that we thought were particularly great: *Charlotte, Jerome & family - great hosts. They have thought of everything to create a lovely, relaxing holiday from the peaceful... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Great visit to Chinon area! My wife, daughter and I stayed for 4 nights at the Boulangerie guest room. It was very spacious and modern with equipped kitchen and lovely bedrooms. Charlotte and Jerome were wonderful hosts.....made us feel very much at home. They assisted with day trips, organized wine tours and arranged for bike rentals. A highlight was the... More 

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Leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

All the family love Loire Valley Retreat. The kids love the huge garden, the outdoor and indoor play areas and the swimming pool. My wife and I love the great breakfasts, the beautiful accommodation, the stunning location, the great wine etc etc. It's a perfect place for a family. There are loads of things to do in the region and... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

There's a reason (actually, a lot of reasons) why this place gets such outstanding reviews. Charlotte and Jerome make perfect hosts, and the social set-up (with communal breakfasts, family BBQs, and shared play areas) encourages the kids - and adults - to make new friends. With the kids running around happily in a safe location, the adults can relax with... More 

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Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We spent a week in the new and very spacious Vigneron gite in July with our kids (1 and 4) and absolutely loved it! Loire Valley Retreat is a wonderful place to stay. The rooms/gites are clean and spacious with very comfortable beds. Breakfast is included, and the kitchen has everything you need to eat meals in your gite if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

We have just returned from our third holiday at Chargé with our three young children and for the 3rd year we celebrated our eldest's birthday there (she requests to be at the chateau on her birthday; praise indeed!). We had a wonderful time and as we were returning guests, the excitement & anticipation before our holiday was bubbling over; we... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We returned to Chateau de Chargé for the 6th time with our children aged 5 and 8. There is not much to add to earlier reviews of this place; it's truly, in our opinion, one of the best places in France to holiday with children. The conversion of the B&B into self contained gites has been done very thoughtfully and... More 

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