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A Cosy French Cottage in the Grand Chateaux Area

Main Facade with Dormants
5.0 of 5 stars
51 reviews
Main Facade with Dormants
Cottage-Main Facade
Cottage-Main Facade
Cottage Main Facade-Close-up
Dormant on the Rooftop
Cottage-Side Entrance to the Kitchen (NE)
South-West Facade - Access to the Deck and pool
Picnic Table next to the Deck and Pool
Deck and Pool, SW Facade by Night
Deck, Pergola and Pool
Deck and Pool, SW Facade
Deck and Pool
Layout-Ground Floor
Layout-Second Floor (upstairs)
Window on Front Courtyard
Living Room and Dining Area-View from the Open Kitchen and Bar/Countertop
Living and Dining Arrea-View from the Staircase
Dining Area-Sitting Eight Guests
Living Room Windows with View over the Deck and Pool
Main Entrance Door onto Living Room
Living Room and Open Kitchen
Bar Stand and Open Kitchen behind
Fireplace in the Living Room
Kitchen Opening to the Living-room and Dining area
Side Door from Kitchen to Garden and Terrace
Bedroom Ground Floor, opening to the deck
Bedroom, Ground Floor, opening to the deck and pool
Bedroom, Ground Floor, with access to the Deck and Pool
Bedroom-Ground Floor
Bedroom Window With Access to Deck and Pool
Second BR-Ground Floor-Twin Beds
Second BR-Ground Floor-Twin Beds
Bathroom Ground Floor (with shower)
Bathroom, Ground Floor
Patio with Gloriette-View from the Bathroom
Finnish Sauna-Fitness Room-Ground Floor
Staircase to the upper floor
Upstairs (den/library, corridor to the Family Room and Bathroom
Bedroom Upstairs
Bedroom upstairs, with Queen Size Bed
Bedroom Upstairs
Library and Den Upstairs, En Suite with the Bedroom
Bathroom Upstairs
Bathroom Upstairs
Sofa Beds in the Family Room, Upstairs
Family Room Upstairs
Visiting Peacock (sometimes) Through the Window (Living Room)
View of the Barn and Cottage from the pond across the road
View of the Barn and Cottage from the Rural Road
Barn's Facade by Night
Cottage and Front Yard
Flowers on the Cottage's Main Facade
Da Vinci Roses on the Cottage (Main Facade)
La Ménagerie-Sunset at Wintertime-View from the Western Facade
Eastern Patio, Cottage and Barn
Patio-Eastern Side of the Cottage
Side entrance door to the kitchen-East facade
French Window-Twin Bedroom-East Facade
Bas-Relief on Barn's Facade
Hammock in La Menagerie Backyard
La Ménagerie Front Yard
Old well at La Menagerie-Front Yard across the Access Road
Old Well at La Menagerie-Covered with Roses at Spring
Old Well-La Menagerie Yard
Flowers Around the Barn
La Menagerie Yard-Early Spring
La Menagerie-Old Cedar Tree
La Menagerie Pond
(French) Frogs Dating-La Menagerie Pond
La Menagerie Birches Trees-Eastern Patio
La Menagerie Yard at Fall
La Menagerie Woods in the Backyard
Hot Air Balloon Flying over La Menagerie
Woods in La Menagerie backyards-Fall
Sunset View from the Deck & Pool and Living Room
Front Yard with Fruit Trees (Yellow Prunes)
Cottage (on the left) and Annexes-South West Facade-Wintertime
Access Road-South-West Facade
Access Road to La Menagerie Driveway-En route for a Picnic with French Bread!
La Menagerie-A Refenced GPS Place
Access Road to La Menagerie
Flying Over the Property Surroundings
Vineyards around-Sunrise Early Spring
Vineyard around La Menagerie
La Menagerie Surroundings
Vineyards-Cheverny AOC
Horses in the fields
Fields, Woods and Vineyards in La Menagerie Vicinity
Fields in La Menagerie area
Habitat in La Menagerie Vicinity
Wheat Fields at Summertime
Vineyards and Woods-Harvest Season
Hiking Trails across woods and fields
Chitenay-The closest Village (5 min. bike ride)
Chitenay The closest Village (5 min. bike ride)
The area
Cheverny Castle-Jazz Festival in June (15min. away from the house)
Chambord Castle and Park-View from the canal
Chaumont Castle-Annual IInternational Garden Festival  (April-November)
Main Walking Trails in the Region
Bike Rides Through the Woods Within La Menagerie Vicinity
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Rental Home /
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
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.
If you have not already read the reviews from previous guests, please do so. They speak volumes about the home, location, hospitality and they say it more eloquently than I could ever describe here.
Food and wine enthusiasts will love the many great restaurants and wineries that can be found in the area, while Kids will discover the House of Magic in Blois, the...
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About the owner, Patrick C
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish
Response Rate: 80 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Listed since : Dec 2009
Overall rating: 4.7 / 5.0
Based on 118 reviews and 2 properties
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Listing #FKN3950016 by: FlipKey
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  • Spanish first
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English first
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We stayed at this wonderful country cottage for a week in August. The house is located in a very remote place, away from it all, but within a 10 min drive to a supermarket and other amenities. The house is cosy and comfortable and is well maintained. It is surrounded by a loverly garden and ample space incl. woods for... more

Liverpool, England
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We stayed at this wonderful property for one week in August 2015. There was six of us in total, 3 adults and 3 children, and we had a wonderful week. The property is in perfect surroundings and is very impressive inside. The place is spotlessly clean, and provides 4 bedrooms and a pool. Before we arrived, Patrick the owner, provided... more

Colin E
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Our stay at La Menagerie was a resounding success. The house is >beautiful, the setting is glorious and the weather was fantastic. Our > three young grandchildren were in their element in the pool (thank > goodness we had no close neighbours!) and we all became well > acquainted with croquet and boules, although our skill levels were > patchy... more

  • Balcony
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cots:(1)
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Sauna
  • Secure Parking
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Access:
  • Elder Access:
  • Pets Allowed:
  • Smoking Allowed:
  • Suitable for Children:
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week Per month
Default 3 nights
Oct 24, 2015 -
Dec 18, 2015
3 nights
Dec 19, 2015 -
Jan 3, 2016
Holiday Season
7 nights -- --
Jan 5, 2016 -
Feb 29, 2016
Winter 2016
3 nights
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. 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.
  • Cleaning fee: $95 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
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...
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How to get there
Airport: Tours: 29.8 mi
Railway: Blois: 9.9 mi
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 180.2 mi.
Nearby cities
Centre Gites (882)
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