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La Maison Tranquille

A warm welcome awaits you!
5.0 of 5 stars
17 reviews
A warm welcome awaits you!
Summer, here we come!
seat for the sous chef in the kitchen!
the well stocked kitchen - foodies welcome!
comfortable and spacious sittingroom
....and the perfect end to the day!
garden at the rear of the house
The market at Sancoins
the twin cherrywood sleigh beds
the heart of the house - the dining table!
the garden is well stocked with scents!
the roaring wood stove - so cosy!
a view of the cottage from the garden
spoilt for choice!
Main Square, Sancerre
Our friend Martine produces lovely cheese!
Our favourite cheese man at Sancoins market
village lane from the cottage
back garden - privacy and fruit trees
Relaxing in the garden, in complete privacy, in the evening sun.
Our hoopoe in the garden searching for worms!
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Rental Home /
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
La Maison Tranquille is to be found in the midst of the Loire countryside surrounded by old woodlands, gently rolling hills and traditional mixed farms of the Berry Region. It is a stone built cottage on two floors surrounded by a delightful sunny garden, which has been planted with sweet-scented flowers, aromatic herbs and fruit trees. Inside, the cottage has been renovated to a very high standard whilst retaining its character and charm. It has a wealth of traditional features such as the original oak roof beams and a delightful stone fireplace.

Nestling at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, in the hamlet of Neuvy Le Barrois, it is located some 5 miles from the market town of Sancoins and some 50 minutes south of Sancerre.

Le Petit Chez Soi, the village bar and shop, is open for daily bread, groceries and local cheeses amongst other thin...
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About the owner, Dorothy D
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 80 %
Response Time: More than a week
Calendar Updated: 135 days ago
Listed since : May 2007
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 17 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL28459 by: Holiday Lettings
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English first
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Our seven day stay in La Maison Tranquille was a real highlight of our European trip this year. After a week in the busy streets of Paris, the total change of pace in this beautiful corner of the Loire Valley was perfect. The cottage was spacious and very comfortable with everything we needed and more. Its location in a very... more

Sheila M
Falmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

I have to say, we were extremely fortunate with the weather during our stay in the late October half term week. By day it was pleasantly hot, and by night cold enough to justify lighting the very large wood burning stove. We had not anticipated using the paddling pool or garden toys that were provided in the"cave" but they were...


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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We loved this beautiful cottage! It certainly lived up to it's name - it was so peaceful there. The house was very well equipped and we really appreciated the welcome pack! The house was beautifully furnished and very comfortable and we adored the wood burning stove -so cosy! Thanks also to Martine for showing us round the cottage and for... more

  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Children's Pool
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping Optional
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Patio
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wheelchair Access:
  • Elder Access:
  • Pets Allowed:
  • Smoking Allowed:
  • Suitable for Children:
Additional amenities & feature info
The cottage is generously equipped and is heated by electric thermostatically controlled radiators and a large woodburning stove.
Ground floor:

* Kitchen : large enough to eat in (seating for 4 provided), large kitchen/breakfast table and seating provided and is well equipped with fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, gas cooker and oven. A keen cook has stocked this kitchen with every utensil you would hope to find!
* Sittingroom : the focal point of this large room is the open stone fireplace, with wood burning stove. French doors leading to the back of the house and open onto the sunny private garden. Comfy sofa and armchairs for relaxing and elm refectory table and benches seating 6 comfortably are available for indoor dining.
* Shower room : large walk...
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Dates Min stay Per week
Sep 26, 2015 -
Dec 18, 2015
Autumn 2015
7 nights
Dec 19, 2015 -
Jan 8, 2016
Xmas and New Year 2015
7 nights
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.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
* All prices are per week Saturday 4pm – Saturday 10am

* A non refundable deposit of £100 per week on booking – the balance being payable 8 weeks before arrival. If you cancel your booking less than eight weeks prior to the arrival date, we reserve the right to retain all monies unless we are able to secure an alternative booking for the property. In which case we shall retain simply any expenses incurred.

* Monies can be paid in either sterling or euros. We use xe.com to convert currency.

* All bank charges are the responsibility of the guest. The owner requires cleared funds in her account for the full mount of the rental costs. Any charges to the owner, occurring as a result of an international bank transfer or cheque clearance, will be recovered from the security deposit.

* There is also a security deposit of £150. This cheque is not banked. This will be refunded at the end of your stay provided there is no damage or breakages

* Electricity and heating a...
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How to get there
Airport: Charles de Gaulle: 181.4 mi
Railway: Nevers: 12.4 mi
Ferry: Calais: 344.2 mi
Charles de Gaulle Airport (292 km) : Take the route to Paris, then continue on the 104 (Lyon), follow Lyon all the way until the sign for A77 to Nevers. Take Exit 37 and follow the route to Bourge, turn left just after Le Guetin at La Grenouille. follow the route to Neuvy Le Barrois. A journey time of around 3 hours.

Tours (187km): less than two hours drive on a very good autoroute. A journey of two and a half hours.

Beauvais (352km) : follow the A16 to Paris until signs until CDG and then pick up the signs to Lyon until the A77 has been reached. A journey of three hours forty minutes.

Calais (554km) : follow the route to Paris and follow as above once CDG has been reached: a journey of five hours 15 mins.

From Waterloo or Ashford (Eurostar) to Paris-Gare De Lyon, then 2 hours by tra...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 6.2 mi.
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