La Challerie - La Dépendance

Montrésor, Indre-et-Loire
Self-catering


Charming 15th-century farmhouse near Montrésor and Loches with immense lawns, orchards and a fabulous pool

Bed

5 beds

Bedroom

2 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 5

The
Experience

You have this rustic place all to yourselves and you’re surrounded by acres of rolling wooded countryside so the peace is deep. The pool is gorgeous and so is the terrace with its lounging area – sun or shade, complete with barbecue.

Picnic on smooth lawns, wander the beautiful garden to discover an orchard of peaches, plums and pears – yours to pick when ripe. Eat honey, goat’s and ewe’s cheeses produced just down the road.

Stroll into 11th-century Montrésor for the freshest bread and pâtisserie, visit Loches for its twice-weekly market. Wild swim or boat in the lake at Chemillé, hire bikes locally. There are châteaux and wines to discover too.

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We think you'll love

  • Hanging out by the swimming pool and the covered lounging area 

  • Wandering into town for more bread and pastry
  • The view from the master bedroom
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Home truths

  • It's easy to get lost on the country roads

  • There’s only one bathroom, and it's downstairs from the bedrooms
  • It’s not suitable for larger groups though the garden is huge

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights on weekdays. 7 nights in high season. Pets by arrangement.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Pricing

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

Reviews

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

David

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Location

The neighbourhood

La Dependance is in a very special place - settled to one side of a tiny hamlet of five or six house and surrounded by open fields and woods, there is a glorious sense of peace and quiet. But only 1km away is Montresor, one of France's 'Most Beautiful Villages' with shops, restaurants, a bakery with a Parisian patissier and a really charming chateau. This is a village with life and passion - son et lumiere, art exhibitions, parades, meetings and a great social meeting point. Only 15km away is one of the World's top ten Zoos.

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.

Introducing

Henry & Susanne Dixon

Sue and her husband feel very lucky to have stumbled upon this place many years ago. When they arrived there was one water tap (cold) and one light bulb in the whole property. They’ve completely transformed it and raised their, now grown up, children here. Many of the wider family come back with different generations and all love to play in the pool and relax under the ‘auvent’. They hope you love it as much as they do.