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“A beautiful and traquil get away”
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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-Village
Chitenay-Village
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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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Chitenay, Loir-et-Cher, Centre-Val de Loire

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Rob D
Houston, Texas
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14 reviews
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“A beautiful and traquil get away”
Reviewed May 2, 2011 for a stay in April 2011

The owner Patrick is a very easy to deal with guy who has a simple and very good website where you can see a lot of photos.

We stayed in mid April for a week to relax and see a few of the local sights and take in rural France in the Loire Valley. Patrick provided a lot of very detailed notes and instructions on location, directions, things to do, restaurants. We used these a lot and were a great help.

The cottage itself really was fantastic. The place is modern, very clean and has everything you could need for a relaxing stay in France. The cottage is called La Menagerie, has several bedrooms to choose from, dining area, pool and DVD and book libraries. We stayed in the top room with ensuite bathroom and traditional bath. Upstairs has a DVD library with a very nice area to watch movies with surround sound and all the trimmings. There are hundreds of books to read if you finish your own. Patick also has many guide books and local brochures to use.

Downstairs has a full kitchen, dining area, laundry room and seating area around an open fireplace. The thing that makes this place great is that this is someones home, its not an empty holiday home. It has everything, even a computer for guest use!

The outside has a pool, barn with bikes for use and a space for parking. There are a couple of hammocks and an outside dining area too. The location of the cottage is great. Its far enough away from civilization that makes it feel like a secret and it is close enough to life go see lots of local chateaux and wineries.

I highly recommend this to any age group and to anyone looking for somewhere quiet and relaxing that is close to the local sights but far enough away that you feel you're alone.

Date of stay: April 2011
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Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway A romantic getaway
Older travelers Families with young children
Families with teenagers Tourists
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Malaysia
Reviewed April 27, 2011 for a stay in April 2011

Date of stay: April 2011
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Liked best: Great location to tour the Loire Valley. Beautiful cottage.
Traveling group: Family with young children
Your age range 35-44
Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
Friends getaway A romantic getaway
Older travelers Families with young children
Families with teenagers Tourists
Luxury-minded travelers
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
BC
Reviewed January 20, 2011 for a stay in July 2008

Date of stay: July 2008
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Liked best: Location
Traveling group: Family (extended)
Your age range 45-54
Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
Friends getaway A romantic getaway
People with disabilities Older travelers
Families with young children Families with teenagers
Tourists Large groups
Luxury-minded travelers Rugged travelers
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Sydney
Reviewed January 9, 2011 for a stay in December 2006

Date of stay: December 2006
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
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Hong Kong
Reviewed January 7, 2011 for a stay in August 2007

Date of stay: August 2007
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Traveling group: Family (extended)
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Calgary Alberta Canada
Reviewed January 6, 2011 for a stay in May 2008

Date of stay: May 2008
Traveling group: Family with young children
Your age range 35-44
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London
Reviewed January 3, 2011 for a stay in December 2010

Date of stay: December 2010
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Traveling group: Family with young children
Your age range 25-34
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