Langeais Holiday House, Indre-et-Loire, Centre/Loire Valley, France

Maison Blanche, Beautiful House in the shadow of a Castle

Langeais Castle and Bridge
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Description of holiday house in Langeais, Indre-et-Loire, Centre/Loire Valley

Located in the central Loire region, the Maison Blanche is in the shadow of the spectacular chateau Langeais! The Loire valley, known as the garden of France, is an enchanted land of vineyards, flowers and rolling green hills dotted with more than a thousand chateaux. It is perfect for bicycling holidays, visiting castles on the Châteaux trail, wineries on the "route des vins”, eating great food…Only 1.5 hours from Paris by train!

Langeais is classed among the UNESCO world heritage sites! In November 2000, the Loire Valley, between Chalonnes and Sully-sur-Loire, was put on the list of UNESCO world heritage sites. "The Loire Valley is an outstanding cultural landscape, including historical towns and villages, great architectural monuments - the châteaux - and cultivated land, fashioned by centuries of interaction between the people and their physical environment, including the Loire itself."

The Chateau Langeais is a prestigious 15th century château, in which the marriage between Charles VIII and Anne de Bretagne was sealed in 1491. This medieval fortress is interesting to visit: one of the oldest square keeps in France, a working drawbridge, a walk round the battlements with machicolations, a superb collection of tapestries and furniture. And there is a famous porcelain collection. La Maison Blanche is the former barn for the castle.

There are many activities to keep the family happy! Langeais has everything you need from supermarket to post office to train station. There is a public swimming pool open in summer. Alternatively there are several small lakes in the forest, which have man-made sandy beaches suitable for swimming. Tennis, rugby, football are available. There is a Municipal Theatre for plays/shows/movies etc…

Nearby are the medieval market town of Bourgueil, a market town, being the centre of the famous Bourgeuil red wine, with a 16th century abbey. Chinon is an attractive medieval town with its ruined Château and atmospheric streets. Château of Villandry, famous for its beautiful formal gardens. Château of Usse, the fairytale château that was the inspiration for the ‘sleeping beauty’ story. Azay-le-rideau is an attractive medieval town with an extremely pretty Château on a river. Saumur Famous for its château and home to the french cavalry as well as several museums. Tours is a large progressive city with stylish shops, a charming old town, Gothic cathedral, and medieval buildings. Rent a car for a day, or take a tour, and visit some of the most beautiful castles in France built along the Loire river valley: Chenonceaux, Chambord, Blois, Amboise, and Angers.
Loire is home of Sancerre, Pouilly, Bourgueil, Anjou and other white finest wines.

Getting here is easy! Nearest Ferry port is Caen/Ouistreham 255km. Nearest airport is Tours at 30km. Distance to Train station-, Distance to motorway- exit:

La Maison Blanche is a beautiful 5 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom house that can sleep 10p. Located in center ville, right across the street from the castle, it has a lovely garden with a small river going past. It is convenient to walk to all the sites and restaurants in the town. Langeais has several restaurants ranging from budget to gourmet. In addition there are half a dozen restaurants within a 15 minutes drive.

Just below the castle draw bridge, across the road, and down a few stairs, into a gated courtyard. The front door opens on to an entrance hall with a beautiful painted mural of the castle of Langeais. The entrance has a desk and the lounge and dining room are on the right. To the left is a bedroom with ensuite bathroom, wc, and stairs.
Sitting Room. A large stylish room with a french window overlooking the courtyard garden, as well as a French door opening to the courtyard. The sitting room is beautifully appointed with a lovely stone fireplace and the traditional feature of beamed ceilings.
The dining area has seating for 8 adults and a separate table for 2 children. High chair is available on request. A large door opens onto the garden area with outdoor table and chairs.

The kitchen is next to the dining area. It is fully equipped with, refrigerator, gas 4 burner stove, oven, utensils, cutlery, dishes, coffee maker, and including a small bistro table.
There is a door from the kitchen into the garden area.
Adjacent to the kitchen is a small utility room with cleaning supplies.

Bedroom 1: has a double bed, armoire, fireplace, and 2 large lounging chairs. The window has a lovely view of the river.
Bathroom is large, ensuite, with tiled floor and has a bath with shower, together with washbasin and large cupboard. toilet, bidet and sink.

Located by the staircase there is a separate WC.

Upstairs:
Bedroom 2. Lovely room with double bed, antique furniture, armoire, closet and fireplace. The window has a lovely view of the river.
Bedroom 3. 2 single beds, antique dressing table, and window.
Sitting Room- A lovely room to relax with a couch, chairs, books and a window. From the sitting room there is a small alcove with entrance to the bathroom and to bedrooms 3 and 4.
Bathroom. Bathtub/shower, toilet, sink.
Bedroom 4. 2 single beds.
Bedroom 5. Double bed with old style wood stove and cabinet. There is a door that opens onto a small 3rd garden courtyard, and has a path out to the main street.

Outside are 3 lovely gardens: the courtyard entrance, the walled garden area overlooking the river, and the small garden terrace from the bedroom upstairs. The walled garden area has dining table and chairs, barbeque, climbing roses, a willow tree and a lovely view of the river flowing past. All have flowers, grass, plants, and a lovely garden space to relax in the sun and enjoy a meal outside.

La Maison Blanche is an ideal choice for families, couples or friends

Accommodation, Facilities and Services

Suitability: No Smoking, No Pets
General: Central heating, Electric Fan/s, Telephone, Hairdryer
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
1 Double/s with ensuite, 2 Double/s, 2 Single/s
Bathrooms: 2 Bathroom/s
2 Bath/s, 2 Shower/s, 2 Wash basin/s, 1 Toilets/s
Lounge: Seating for 6 people
TV, CD Player, Radio, DVD Player, Books/Magazines
Dining Area: Seating for 8 people , High chair
Small table for 2 children
Kitchen/Utility: Oven, Hob, Grill, Fridge, Freezer, Microwave, Kettle, Toaster, Coffee maker, Washing machine, Tumble dryer, Ironing board, Iron
Outdoors: BBQ, Private garden, Shared garden, Terrace, Sunloungers, Patio table, Patio chairs
Access: Car not essential
Train service to Langeais
Services: Linen provided, Towels provided, Cleaning included


Price quoted in £ Sterling

Rates

Period Weekly Minimum Stay
Low Season €900.007 Days
Mid Season €1,100.007 Days
High Season €1,500.007 Days

Please Note: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Currency conversions are not guaranteed to be accurate.

Location of holiday rental in Langeais, Indre-et-Loire, Centre/Loire Valley

Holiday Type: Local Nightlife, Historic/Sightseeing, Town/City, Family
Local Activities: Swimming/Watersports, Walking, Golf, Fishing, Horse Riding, Tennis, Cycling/Mountain Biking, Gym, Zoo, Local Market


Nearest Airport: Tours 23km

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Owner Name: Renata
Property Ref: 02375
Languages Spoken: English, French
Preferred Contact Method: Enquiry Form
Owner joined website: 3 January 2010
Property listed since: 5 January 2010
Link to owners website: www.maisonblanche.iowners.net

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Maison Blanche

Type:

House
Ref: 02375
Sleeps: 10 (5 bedrooms)
Board: Self Catering
Pets: No Pets
Smoking: No Smoking
Access: Car not essential
Airport: Tours (23km)
Highlights: Charming House
Beautiful Location
Easy access
Rates: from €900.00 pw
Changeover: Saturday

Holiday Type

  • Local Nightlife
  • Historic/Sightseeing
  • Town/City
  • Family

Local Activities

  • Swimming/Watersports
  • Walking
  • Golf
  • Fishing
  • Horse Riding
  • Tennis
  • Cycling/Mountain Biking
  • Gym
  • Zoo
  • Local Market

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