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House from the river
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Double bedroom with river view
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6 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Ousson-sur-Loire, Loiret, Centre-Val de Loire

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Tracy R
Cramlington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“If its peaceful you want then you have it here.”
Reviewed July 28, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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The house is perfect for friends/family or a large family to meet up. The view across the river is spectacular and the sleepy village is so quiet you hardly saw anyone. The pool is a definite bonus and kids will love it with sun loungers round the decking for adults. There is a well equipped games room with TV and a cupboard full of DVD's to watch, table tennis and football tables, there are also bikes to ride. Wi fi in the house is spot on. A car is needed as there are no shops in the village but there is a supermarket about 3 miles away and plenty of shops in surrounding towns. There is canoeing in nearby Beaulieu Sur Loire for a nice quiet canoe down the river - recommended. A great holiday, with plenty to do in the house and also out if you don't mind driving there. If you enjoy walking, you could walk for miles. We drove to Paris in 2 hours and had a day there also. A great holiday for most of the family although teenagers may need a bit more to do. Also a sat nav is recommended. Not suitable for people with disabilities as outside area on a hill and lots of steps in garden to pool and river.

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Liked best: Pool, wi fi and peace and quiet.
Liked least: French TV
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jan S
Hull
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5 reviews
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“Little piece of heaven!”
Reviewed September 8, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

From 18 to 84 years, the house suited all in our party. Very sociable layout, comfy beds, peaceful, beautiful views, sleepy French village, beers at Hotel du Soleil (walking distance), fab meal at Le Clos Du Vigneron (local restaurant), supermarket 2km approx. down the road, chateaux close by, Sancerre wine tasting, beautiful little villages (very floral), day trip to Paris on the train ( 1 1/2 hour), fishing, lazing by the pool, cycling...oh and did I mention the views! Memories to cherish forever. J'espere que nous retournerions! :-)

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Traveling group: Extended Family
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Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 11, 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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Liked best: Beautiful location
Liked least: Too many steps for a toddler
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jan 7, 2013
Thank you for your review,as it happens we had planned to increase the dining area this winter which will double the space and create plenty of room for up to 12 people.The works will be finished by the end of March .
Your comment about having gates on the terrace was also very useful and these will be installed at the same time. Many thanks.
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Loches, France
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2012 for a stay in September 2011

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Liked best: Facilites that the house offered, swimming pool, peacefulness, bird life.
Liked least: Leaving when the holiday ended.
Traveling group: Friends
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Management Response
Jan 8, 2013
So happy you had a great time,we are having works done to make the house even more comfortable by adding a sixth bedroom with en suite shower room and enlarging the dining area so that it can comfortably accommodate 12 guests. Images will be posted as soon as the works have finished which will be March 2013 at the latest.
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 9, 2012 for a stay in August 2011

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Liked best: Location
Traveling group: Family with Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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AnnetteW2...
Loches, France
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“a superb setting for a holiday”
Reviewed January 6, 2012 for a stay in September 2011
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person found this review helpful

Friendly and helpful owner. The property is excellent and has everything you need when away from home.
The river and birdlife is second to none - take your binoculars! The rooms are spacious and light with wonderful views from all the rooms overlooking the river. There are five bedrooms: 2 spacious & well-equipped, 1 large with drawer space but no hanging rails, 1 smaller twin and 1 small double both overlooking the front of the house. The swimming pool is superb and was used every day, even though it was the end of September. In the cellar, a very useful games/TV/music room which provided much fun with table tennis and darts tournaments, whilst listening to favourite music. DVD's available. Washing machine and indoor drying area.
The house is in a quiet "no-through" road, yet within walking distance of the village, and a short drive from a well-stocked supermarket. There is a lovely riverside walk to Bonny which you can explore from the bottom of the garden. Many lovely villages and towns with interesting old buildings close by, with restaurants galore.
What we liked was: the peace and quiet yet nearness to places of interest, the birds, the red squirrels, the swimming pool..... What we didn't like was: having to leave at the end of the holiday.

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Liked best: The peace & quiet, nearness to places of interest, the birds, the red squirrels, the swimming pool...
Liked least: Having to leave at the end of the holiday.
Traveling group: With Friends
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jan 7, 2013
Thank you for your kind review,we have noted the lack of hanging space in one of the bedrooms which will be rectified for the 2013 season.
Many thanks.
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LLB774
1 review
Reviewed January 5, 2015 for a stay in December 2014
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