Le Clos de Fontenay

Bléré, Indre-et-Loire

3 stylish holiday gîtes surrounded by vineyards, formal gardens and woodlands. Close to Amboise, Chenonceau and not too far from Paris


2 places


Each sleep 4


Holiday in a vineyard? What could be better! The gîtes here are in the grounds of a traditionally designed, ‘modern’ château near Tours. You are sitting in 12 acres of red, white and rosé, mixed with formal gardens and woodland with foraging deer. La Closeraie, no longer the wash house, has been transformed into a smart ground-floor apartment, with a comfortable salon and an open fireplace for chillier days. Cooks will be happy chatting to diners in the compact kitchen; eat in, or repair to the garden for a candle-and-star-lit supper. At the end of the gravelled drive is handsome gatehouse, also sleeping four, with a pale beech and steel staircase. In 2013 an excellent third cottage was added. The winery is owned by a friend of the Carlis, who makes sweet white chenins and fizzy Rosière, among others; buy some to take home. The Cher river, a tributary of the Loire, winds lazily through the old old town, heavenly Chenonceau is four miles away, and Amboise, Azay, Blois not much further. As for Bléré, it’s the home of one of France’s best cheesemakers – take yourselves off on a tour.


  • 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


  • 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
Check out
By 10.45am


Nightly price
from €130
Weekly price
from €717
Damage deposit
1 Apartment for 4
From €1352 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 4
From €1302 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Nathalie Carli

  • Discover our vineyards, our cave and taste our wines.
  • Get on a bike and discover the scenery along the river Cher. You can access the river side directly from our house and ride through the Ambroise forest to reach the château de Chenonceau.
  • Enjoy our heated pool between 15 April and 30 September and our tennis court all year round.
  • You can fish in the river Cher directly from the pontoon of our property.
  • We are only a 30mn drive to visit the Loire Châteaux .
  • Hot air balloon rides can be arranged nearby