La Challerie - La Dépendance

Montrésor, Indre-et-Loire

Stunning 15th-century family-friendly farmhouse near Montrésor and Loches, set in 2 acres with orchards, perfect pool and shaded terrace


5 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 5


Floor-to-ceiling windows in the main bedroom and a full Touraine view: the restoration is excellent, the setting a balm. In two grassed acres with orchards, close to unrestored farm buildings full of charm, the 15th-century Dépendance has an irresistible appeal for those who love ‘la belle France’. Its spacious two storeys have been charmingly furnished with country antiques and the best of brand new: warm red sofas in the salon, beechwood table and chairs in the dining room, an oak bed upstairs. The walls are pale exposed stone or fresh white plaster with natural wood beams, the kitchen is delightful and there’s new oak for the stairs. L-shaped bedrooms, a wood-burner (logs provided) and original floor tiles add character. You have a terrace for barbecues under the stars, the orchard’s peaches, plums and pears to pluck, honey, goat’s and ewe’s cheeses produced down the road. Stroll into 11th-century Montrésor for delectable bread and pâtisseries, visit Loches for its twice-weekly market. There’s a fabulous pool just for you, a lake at Chemillé, and concerts, châteaux and wines to discover.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights on weekdays. 7 nights in high season. Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £126
Weekly price
from £600
1 Cottage for 5
From £1265 beds2 bedrooms


A comfortable 2 bedroom house in the Loire, in a large private garden with fruit trees, near the beautiful village of Montresor. Two bedrooms upstairs with a bathroom downstairs & separate toilet. The large pool is fully fenced & a very comfortable covered seating & lounging area. The kitchen is well equipped and sunny. The house was very clean & well decorated. The living room has loads of character, & is comfortable, with lots of reading material and games. This cottage is in the country & there is a short pleasant 20 min walk through the fields down to Montresor. La Challerie is well sit


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Henry & Susanne Dixon

  • For wine enthusiasts, the area is famous for its excellent fresh Touraine Sauvignon white wines. Red – Gamay, Cot and Cabernet – are plentiful, easy drinking everyday wines at reasonable prices too.
  • The Tourist Office - set in a troglodyte cave - in Montresor has details of all attractions including 'son et lumiere' productions, theatre, markets, festivals, 'brocantes' and antiques fairs, mushroom caves
  • Christmas and New Year chocolate logs and galette de roi are Touraine specialities. The patisserie in Montresor has very good almond biscuits, macaroons, tartelettes des fruits and brioche (and the bread’s good too).
  • ‘Un des plus beaux villages de France’, Montresor has a citadel with two chateaux and the classic 12th century village hugging its feet. It is within easy reach of Tours, a major city of France with attendant culture and shopping attractions
  • La Dependance is a one-kilometre walk via a track (or two by car) from Montresor, which has a bar, restaurant, bakery, supermarket, pharmacy, bank and tourist office, where good English is spoken.
  • Unlike some Gites, guests at La Dependance have the whole 2 acre property to themselves. The owners make sure they are never there at the same time and that visitors can enjoy the lovely pool, with big shaded pool area, table tennis and peaceful setting.