• About La Retraite Élégante

    An ideal holiday base in the heart of the Loire Valley, this beautifully traditional property with private swimming pool is close to many nearby attractions.

    Living/dining room: With cable TV, DVD player and French doors leading to patio.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, coffee machine, washing machine, tumble dryer, cable TV and Velux windows.
    Sitting room.
    Bedroom 1:
    With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bedroom 3: With double bed.
    Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With corner bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
    Separate toilet.

    Central heating. Wi-Fi. Cot and highchair. Enclosed garden with patio, garden furniture, sun loungers and BBQ. Outdoor swimming pool (private, 28m², open Jun-Aug weather permitting). Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: Holidaymakers only. There are turning stairs and some low beams in the property.

    Discover one of the most beautiful regions of France from this stylish semi-detached holiday home with private pool in Chinon. Steeped in history, with its large rooms with exposed beams and stone walls, La Retraite Élégante can comfortably accommodate 8 people. A lovely swimming pool, walled garden and a terrace will be ideal to enjoy the sun. There are many sites to discover nearby, starting with the town of Chinon where you can visit the Rabelais Museum and the Sainte-Chapelle of Champigny-sur-Veude, stroll on the Place Jeanne d ’Arc or deepen your knowledge of oenology thanks to the Musée du Vin et de la Tonnellerie. The vineyards around will delight all lovers of good wines. Make sure you visit the Royal Fortress, 1.5km, and a little further the famous Abbey of Fontevraud, 18km. Continue on to Saumur and its beautiful castle, 27km. The superb Châteaux de la Loire are very easily accessible including Château d’Azay-le-Rideau, Château de Chenonceau, Château de Chambord or Château d’Amboise. Shop 3.5km, restaurant 1.5km.

    Approximate distance to Poitiers airport is 95 km.

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    Key information
    • icon-accomm-cottage

      Cottage

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      4 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 8 people

    • icon-feature-pets

      pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • Barbecue
      Barbecue
    • DVD player
      DVD player
    • Dishwasher
      Dishwasher
    • Fuel and power included
      Fuel and power included
    • Main fuel or power incl.
      Main fuel or power incl.
    • Enclosed garden / patio
      Enclosed garden / patio
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Golf nearby
      Golf nearby
    • Highchair
      Highchair
    • WiFi
      WiFi
    • Microwave
      Microwave
    • Restaurant nearby
      Restaurant nearby
    • Cot available
      Cot available
    • Luxury collection
      Luxury collection
    • Swimming pool
      Swimming pool
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Fishing nearby
      Fishing nearby
    • Pets – not allowed
      Pets – not allowed
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "An ideal holiday base in the heart of the Loire Valley this beautifully traditional property with private swimming pool is close to many nearby attractions. \n\nLivingdining room\n With cable TV DVD player and French doors leading to patio.\n\nKitchen\n With electric oven gas hob microwave fridge dishwasher coffee machine washing machine tumble dryer cable TV and Velux windows. \n\nSitting room.\nBedroom 1\n With double bed.\n\nBedroom 2 \nWith double bed.\n\nBedroom 3\n With double bed.\n\nBedroom 4\n With twin beds.\n\nBathroom\n With corner bath shower cubicle and toilet.\n\nShower room \nWith shower cubicle and toilet.\n\nSeparate toilet.\n\n\nCentral heating. Wi-Fi. Cot and highchair. Enclosed garden with patio garden furniture sun loungers and BBQ. Outdoor swimming pool private 28m² open Jun-Aug weather permitting. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note Holidaymakers only. There are turning stairs and some low beams in the property.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nDiscover one of the most beautiful regions of France from this stylish semi-detached holiday home with private pool in Chinon. Steeped in history with its large rooms with exposed beams and stone walls La Retraite Élégante can comfortably accommodate 8 people. A lovely swimming pool walled garden and a terrace will be ideal to enjoy the sun. There are many sites to discover nearby starting with the town of Chinon where you can visit the Rabelais Museum and the Sainte-Chapelle of Champigny-sur-Veude stroll on the Place Jeanne d ’Arc or deepen your knowledge of oenology thanks to the Musée du Vin et de la Tonnellerie. The vineyards around will delight all lovers of good wines. Make sure you visit the Royal Fortress 1.5km and a little further the famous Abbey of Fontevraud 18km. Continue on to Saumur and its beautiful castle 27km. The superb Châteaux de la Loire are very easily accessible including Château d’Azay-le-Rideau Château de Chenonceau Château de Chambord or Château d’Amboise. Shop 3.5km restaurant 1.5km.\n\nApproximate distance to Poitiers airport is 95 km.\n\n\n\n\n" https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/FEI/840/FEI054-02_MAI_01.jpg FEI054

    La Retraite Élégante reviews collected by Reevoo

    8.2 out of 10 – based on 6 reviews

    Overall rating

    8.2

    Comfort and Equipment

    9.2

    Location

    9.2

    Cleanliness

    8.5

    Value for money

    8.7

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    8
    out of 10

    The house is beautiful, clean and well equipped, unfortunately it is on a junction and cars and farm vehicles pass regularly. The grounds are a little disappointing, no tiles around the pool just AstroTurf held down by stones, lots of dead plants in pots, although jean-Claud did say it was work in progress. The swimming pool is lovely as is the patio area with ample seating and parasols. Jean-Claud is a great host, I give him ten out of ten!!

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    2019-09-05

    9
    out of 10

    Lovely, well equipped, comfortable house. Clean and well prepared by the very helpful owner Jean-Claude for our arrival. The house is in a quiet hamlet just outside Chinon. It is a gentle 20 minute walk (or 5 minute cycle!) into the town for bread and croissants or to enjoy the lovely bars and restaurants. Definitely worth visiting the Château - there are many other lovely sites to visit in close proximity also. We were a family group of 7 adults and 1 teenager and the house accommodated us very well. There is lots of space indoors (including a great area for teens with a WII and PS3) and outside ( with table tennis and a large garden area). The pool is very new and welcome in the hot weather although not big enough for swimming lengths or deep enough to dive into. Would be very well suited to younger families. Well equipped kitchen and lovely indoor and outdoor eating areas. We had a very lovely family holiday and would recommend this property!

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    2019-08-13

    3
    out of 10

    Cottage not ready for us on arrival, owner still cleaning. Kitchen not clean after he left. Also had to pick up dog poo from the garden apparently left by previous guests who had a dog with them (despite dogs not being allowed at the property). Parts of the garden were scruffy and neglected. It's a shame because this is a beautiful property in a fantastic location.

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    2019-07-31

    9
    out of 10

    The brochure doesn't do this property justice - it's quirky and stunning with a really interesting layout and loads of living space. Downstairs is a large entrance hall with dining table, a spacious kitchen and a huge living area with a corner sofa and enormous TV. There's also a downstairs loo. On the first floor is another little lounge area and two double bedrooms, one en suite with a spa bath. The top floor has a really funky lounge which teenagers will love, a double and a twin room and a bathroom with loo and shower. Outside at the front is an enclosed area with a sunny terrace that stretches the length of the house, a swimming pool and lawn. At the back is a second terrace with table tennis and steps leading to another lawn. The car parking is at the end of this and accessed from the road, but you can park outside the main gates to unload. The owner is friendly, enthusiastic and so helpful I'd give him 11 out of 10 if I could!

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    2019-05-27

    10
    out of 10

    A fabulous holiday home, the house is in a very beautiful and peaceful location a few minutes from the centre of Chinon. We were absolutely delighted with the welcome we received from the owner and the house was everything we wished for and more. Fully equipped throughout but with some unexpected and quite charming areas, such as the seating areas on each level of the house, we wanted for nothing. In addition the gate system gave great security and privacy which we appreciated. The only minor drawback was no shop within walking distance, but just a few minutes drive brought you to either the centre of the town or the large retail park. We would highly recommend this property to anyone wanting to visit the Loire region, with some many places to visit within just a half hour drive. Thank you for making our stay here special.

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    2018-10-04

    10
    out of 10



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    2019-08-25

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