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Douce France Cottage

Northwest France - Loire Valley

2-bdrms, 2.0-baths, sleeps up to 4
Charming cottage set on beautiful grounds

 Loire Valley Tours region

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This charming, comfortably appointed 1½-story stone house is part of a scenic old farm that has been entirely restored. Quiet, picturesque grounds include fairytale gardens, a fountain, a pond, play areas and a private al fresco dining terrace.

The front door leads directly into the south-facing living room and kitchen, which open to a private garden patio. The living room features oak beams and old tiles, with the comfort of a heated floor. Two big windows look east and west to the old trees and peaceful countryside.

Separated from the living room by a counter, the small kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher, an electric four-burner stove, a microwave, and a refrigerator; a wood stove adds warmth and coziness to the room. There is also a small fireplace and a dining table seating six.

An old stone staircase leads to the second floor with two bedrooms, each with an ensuite modern private bathroom with shower and toilet. There are twin beds in the West bedroom and a double bed in the East bedroom. Bed linens and towels are provided.

Winter heating is provided free of charge for weekly rentals.
  • Wonderful location in the heart of Loire wine country
  • High-speed internet
  • Wood-burning stove
  • Private patio
  • Picturesque grounds
  • TGV direct from Charles de Gaulle airport: 1.5 hours
Baulette is outside the village of Saché, where the imaginative sculptor Alexander Calder lived. The town boasts a one-star Michelin Guide restaurant called "l"Auberge du XIIe siècle" (a fabulous value). Less than 4 miles from Azay-le-Rideau, Baulette is also near the forest, château and gardens of Villandry. The local château serves as the museum of the great writer Honoré de Balzac.  Among the area's other attractions are Chateau d’Ussé, which inspired the tale of Sleeping Beauty, and "La Deviniére", the house where François Rabelais was born. Baulette is in close proximity to the superb Loire wine towns of Chinon, Bourgueil, Vouvray and Saumur Champigny. Chinon was once the capital of England under Henri II and Richard the Lionheart after his father’s death.

Activities include wine tasting, hiking, biking, golf, fishing and crafts, from basket weaving to cooking and cheese-making. Great restaurants. Charming and helpful owners.

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Patrick and Benny are a wonderful couple! They couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful. Their charming property was the perfect place to begin our exploration of the Loire Valley. My husband and I, as well as our friends enjoyed our stay immensely. Kimberly Mc.D, Paoli. PA ~ May 2016

Our hosts, Patrick and Benny, were great. They took excellent care of us and were very pleasant. Their property is lovely and the location is very convenient. We had some trouble with our rental car, and they went out of their way to help us deal with the company. They also took time to show us a winery and took us to a nearby medieval town.


April thru October $1,190
Rates are all inclusive. Rates are subject to change without notice. Good monthly rate; please inquire!
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