A charming and unique cottage close to the vibrant centre of Orléans.

Loire Valley, France
Sleeps: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Weekly price guide: £1378-£2426
Pool: 1
Type: Cottage
Property Reference: LEL2377
Sleeps: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Weekly price guide: £1378-£2426
Pool: 1
Type: Cottage
Property Reference: LEL2377

Price Guide

These prices are a guideline only, please use the calendar at the top of the page to search availability and prices for specific weeks. Then you have the option to book the property online.

Low Season: £1378
High Season: £2426

Key Features

  • Swimming pool
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Internet access
  • Fire / Stove
  • Close to local amenities
  • Walk to village
  • Pets considered
  • Near river beach
  • Tennis nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Watersports nearby


General Description

A spectacular house set in grounds so beautiful they've been regularly used as filming locations, the cottage is sure to give you a real taste of true luxury French living. This charming and unique property offers guests the chance to live in peaceful and relaxing surroundings that have been honed with loving care by generations of the same family, who have owned the property for nearly 300 years. From the 17th to the mid 19th century, The cottage was primarily a wine property, incorporating vineyards and a winemaker's house - a heritage that's still very much in evidence to this day. The property is located in an expansive rural area including a wood, pool, and topiary garden. The cottage benefits from its own entrance and a garage, while the pool is shared with Frédérique and Rémi, the property's owners, who live nearby in the master house. At any time of year, the cottage is exceptionally cosy and comfortable - there's a lot to be said for looking into a longer winter rent here, where you can really explore and appreciate everything the amazing region around Loiret has to offer.

Accommodation Facilities

Bedrooms: Large en-suite master bedroom with a king size bed and bathroom, second bedroom with 2 singles that can be combined to make a double bed. There's also a mezzanine bedroom at the end of the stairs with 2 single beds - there's slightly less privacy here, so this room is better suited to children.
Kitchen: Fully-equipped kitchen.
Living Rooms: A dining room and a large living room with fireplace and logs provided.
Linen/Cleaning/Towels etc: Linen & towels included.
Outside: There's a terrace adjacent to the garden with dining table and chairs. The fenced pool area catches the sun but is also sufficiently shaded, and is next to a large pool tent with comfortable sofas. Due to the fire consideration of the old trees , barbecues are unfortunately not allowed.
Additional notes (if any): There is free wi-fi, guides to the local area (written in English!) and a free landline phone to anywhere in the world.

On site concierge
Maid service available (at extra cost)

Chef/Cook available (at extra cost)
Babysitting service available (at extra cost)

Catering & Services

A stay at the cottage comes complete with a bevy of generous welcoming extras! When you arrive, you'll find your first dinner in the fridge along with fresh and larder foods, wines, drinks, and everything you need for a sumptuous breakfast including teas, coffee, cereals, chocolate, milk, juice, butter and home made jams - and if that wasn't tempting enough, you'll find fresh bread and croissants for your first morning's breakfast. Bed linen, towels and pool towels are provided, though there is a final cleaning fee of €80.

Terms & Conditions
During the season: June, July and August, it’s 10 % more on our rate, for 5 or 6 people occupancy.
Security deposit €500
Energy costs included
Changeover day Saturday
End of stay cleaning €80.00
Smoking allowed only in the garden
Pets welcome

A bit of French country paradise!
Posted by barbara

The cottage is even better than its fabulous web description. Every convenience is provided to the guests! The location is ideal; if you wish to have a retreat from the world, you can do that here-if you wish to combine country living with access to Orleans and Paris, you can have that here-if you wish to visit historic sites and engage French history, you can do that here.

The owners could not have been more helpful. As I developed a medical problem, they eased the situation with helpful advice and assistance. The cottage is full of travel guides and maps and the owners are happy to provide additional suggestions.

I would, and intend to, recommend this property to family and friends. We hope to return ourselves!

We enjoyed visiting chateaux, ancient ruins, the Loire Valley cities, a Gregorian Chant mass at a small church that contains the bones of Saint Benedict, and even a day trip to Paris. Food in all the restaurants we tried was excellent. There is a nice Sunday Market in St. Jean de Braye, and I enjoyed playing Julia Childs a few times.

Bon Voyage!

Wonderful Stay
Posted by Mike and Marlys

My wife and I and two friends stayed at the cottage for a week in May and it was everything we could have hoped for . When we arrived Frederique had stocked the shelves and the refrigerator, there was even a bottle of wine waiting for us. It was cool and rainy during our stay and we made good use of the fireplace in the evenings. The cottage is well located for visits to the chateaus and sites of Loire. We also enjoyed relaxing days at the cottage with a walk to one of the bakeries for breakfast in the morning and a visit to the local crepe shop just a 1/4 mile away. If you are looking to experience France and French hospitality this is a great way to do it. Thanks again Frederique and Remy and we hope to see you again. We will never forget how you saved us during the "wine outage" on the unexpected Bank Holiday give Valentine a scratch for us.

Local Area / Activities

The cottage is located in a small town on the River Loire (one of the last untamed rivers in Europe) and is only 7 km from the beautiful medieval city of Orleans. You'll find everything you need to make your stay comfortable within easy walking distance, including a bakery, a supermarket, a butchers, bars and restaurants. A regular tram line will get you straight to the center of Orleans, which makes this cottage the perfect base from which you can visit and explore the Loire Valley and its beautiful chateaux, vineyards, cathedrals and old villages. The cottage also benefits from being only 1 hour away from both Paris and Versailles by train or car. Local Amenities Nearest Airport Orly (91-100 km) Nearest Ferry port Calais Eurotunnel (Over 100 km ) Nearest Village Saint Jean de Braye (Under 1 km) Nearest Town/City Orléans (7 km ) Nearest Restaurant Saint Jean de Braye (Under 1 km ) Nearest Golf Donnery (12 km)