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THE SKYLARK at Songbird Sanctuary near Chenonceau in the Loire Valley

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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Civray-de-Touraine, Indre-et-Loire, Centre-Val de Loire
Our 'Songbird Sanctuary' has two traditional guest houses and this, our fabulous 'troglogite' - a guest home in a cave! It is a majestic space, with three entrances from the courtyard. The main entrance opens up to a large living space with several alcoves, where we have dining, office, den and two day beds that give you an extra sleeping area. There are doors also into the kitchen and the bedroom; all of the spaces are connected by interior doors too.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a full refrigerator, two electric burners and a combined mircrowave/traditional oven. There is a dishwasher in the apartment, the clothes washer and dryer are in a separate room on the property.

Sharing the courtyard with your Skylark, you find one of our traditional gites, an 80m² charmer called ‘The Dove’, which has a fully equi...
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Listing #HL8592481
About the Owner
Naomi B
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:January 2015
Interaction with guests
We do not live on site yet - eventually, I hope to be there much more, and maybe operate as a B&B or even propose a 'table d'hote'! However, for the moment we are based in Paris. I try to get out to the Loire to meet people, but if I can't, I leave the keys in a lock-box and instructions for everything that I haven't already sent to you in the house. I also have my trustworthy cleaning lady nearby; who can assist if anything comes up that needs assistance - and I am always available by phone or e-mail.
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  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dryer
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (12)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Full bath
    1 Queen
    2 Twins
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  • Cleaning fee: $69 / stay - Fee
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About the neighborhood
If you are looking to spend some time in the Loire Valley, this location is fabulous – you can walk to Chenonceau, we are very near the river Cher. There are multiple bicycle routes; we keep some bicycles in our storage cave for people staying here to borrow. There is a canoe rental place by the river Cher, a few minutes’ walk from our house; you can canoe right under Chenonceau! There are many castles in the area; you are close to Amboise and the wonderful museum at Clos Lucé, Leonardo da Vinci’s residence, which houses many of his experiments, designs and paintings. You’re a half-hour drive to Tours in one direction along the Cher, and a half-hour drive to Beauval Zoo & Park in the other direction.
Getting around
To take full advantage of the Loire Valley, you really need a car. We have our own parking available right by the Songbird Sanctuary. You can take the train from Paris (or the airport) into Tours – the high-speed train takes a little over an hour – and rent a car there, if you don’t want to drive too long a distance. Or you can take a train directly into Chenonceau or Blére, both are a few kilometers from our place – which would be about a 40 minute walk, but if you are planning to get around by bicycle, this could be a good solution for you. You can also take your bicycles on the train. There are taxi services in Bléré. There is also the incredibly inexpensive Ouibus that goes from Paris to Tours - prices are usually between 9 and 15€!
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