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Holiday Properties listed below:

Departments:
18 Cher
28 Eure et Loir
36 Indre
37 Indre et Loire
41 Loir et Cher

45 Loiret

 

Towns:

Orléans (capital), Tours, Bourges, Chartres, Blois, Châteauroux.

 

Rivers:

Loire, Indre, Vienne, Cher, Loir.

 

The Centre region encompasses six departments and takes in the beautiful Loire valley, one of the most attractive and most visited areas of France. Indeed, the French government are being lobbied to change the name of the region from the inaccurate (and dull) "Centre" to the more evocative Val de Loire. Either way, there are six departments within the region:

Loir et Cher
The Loir et Cher region takes it name from the two rivers that flow through it, the Loir is not to be confused with the Loire which also flows through the department! The capital of the department is the pretty and historic town of Blois, famous for its grand chateau once occupied by King Louis XII. Blois is built upon two steep hills and the chateau dominates the town and is surrounded by winding and steep staircases with lovely views over the river valley. As well as the chateau of Blois this department has a host of other remarkable castles including the chateaux of Chambord, Chaumont and Cheverny.

Indre et Loire
The Indre et Loire is renowned throughout the world for the quantity and quality of its chateau. The capital of the department is Tours which is the largest city in the region and known as "Le Jardin de France", it has a beautiful od city (Vieux Tours) as well as two sumptuous parks and, of course, a spectacular cathedral. Within a short drive, you can visit some of the most famous chateaux in the world including Amboise, Chenonceau, Chinon, Loches and Tours itself.

Indre
Indre is a most attractive department with its capital in Chateauroux which sits comfortably on the river Indre 250km's south of Paris. The splendid old town of Chateauroux contains some delightful churches and the castle from which the city takes its name was built in the latter part of the 10th century. There are plenty of other fascinating places to visit in the Indre including two villages which have been awarded the "most beautiful villages in France" status - St Benoit du Sault (a medieval village perched above the river Portefeuille) and Gargilesse Dampierre (the Romanesque church and steep-roofed houses attract painters from all over France).

Cher
The Cher is often overlooked because of the famous chateau hosted by its adjoining siblings, but it has plenty to offer including some of the best value properties in the region. The capital of the department is Bourges which has an interesting history. The forces of Julius Caesar destroyed the original city in 52BC killing all but 800 of the inhabitants. The city was then rebuilt by the Romans including a monumental gate, aqua duct and amphitheatre. The cathedral was started in the 12th century and is now a world heritage site. Other places to visit in Cher are the farming town of Saint Amand Montrond (noted for its goldsmiths and jewellers) and Vierzon (with a delightful 12th-century church).

Eure et Loir
Eure et Loir is one of the original departments created during the French revolution in 1790 and is named after the two rivers that flow through the countryside. The Prefecture is in Chartres which is just 96km's south-west of Paris. Chartres is built on the left bank of the Eure river. The city was bombed heavily during the second world war, but fortunately, the beautiful gothic, medieval cathedral survived intact and is now a UNESCO world heritage site. The department does not just rely on agriculture for its economy and proudly hosts "cosmetic valley" around Chartres as well as leading the way in the pursuit of renewable energy in France.

Loiret
The Loiret river is a tributary of the famous river Loire and boasts the city of Orleans as its capital. Tourists visit Orleans from all over the world and New Orleans in the USA derived its name from this beautiful city. Orleans is located on a bend in the river Loire and five bridges span the river in the town centre. There are eight parks in the town (including botanic gardens) six museums including Joan of Arc's house and, of course, the cathedral. The university of Orleans is well regarded and has produced some of the finest lawyers in France. The second largest commune in Loiret is to be found in the town of Montargis which is sometimes called the "Venice of the Gatinais" due to the numerous canals and bridges that give the medieval town plenty of charm.

Loir-et-Cher

 

Les Jonquilles: A detached stone French cottage in Pontlevoy, heart of the château area.

Set out on one level, roomy, comfortable, sleeps 2-6 maximum. The house is ideal for a couple fond of space or a family (with friends). All rooms are very well furnished with traditional furniture. 

In front of the house there is a small sunny paved terrace with garden furniture to eat, sunbathe or relax, with a large flower garden behind the house.

Close by are a supermarket, a pizzeria, a bakery, a hotel restaurant and a shaded park with tennis courts. The cottage is situated in a Touraine village famous for its goat's cheese, potted-meat ‘rillette' and fine Loire valley wines such as Cabernet, Gamay, Côt, Pinot, ‘créman de Loire' (sparkling wine or ‘fines bulles') in the very heart of the Loire valley area which is a very convenient spot for exploring and discovering most of the chateaux and other interesting sites in the surrounding area.

For visitors interested in discovering the area or keen on visiting French dwelling houses with the intention of prospecting or purchasing a French property, House-hunting assistance can be provided, if required. 

Bilingual owner. French tuition is also available on request

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Loir-et-Cher

 

Les Roses: A detached stone French cottage in Pontlevoy, heart of the château area.

A small, quaint, compact and very comfortable cottage, sleeps 1-2. The old house has been renovated.

The house is very old, with exposed pegged beams and an original tiled floor upstairs.

In front of the house there is a small sunny paved terrace equipped with garden furniture to eat, sunbathe or relax. There is a large flower garden behind the house.

Close by are a supermarket, a pizzeria, a bakery, a hotel restaurant and a shaded park with tennis courts. The cottage is situated in a peaceful village Touraine famous for its goat's cheese, its ‘rillettes' (potted meat) and fine Loire valley wines.

There is a famous classical music festival lasting a month during the summer season.

For visitors interested in discovering the area or keen on visiting French dwelling houses with the intention of prospecting or purchasing a French property, House-hunting assistance can be provided, if required. 

Bilingual owner. French tuition is also available on request

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Ferrière-Larçon

 

La Cure: With its massive, exposed oak beams, the soft terracottas of its antique tiled floors and its glorious church views, La Cure is a sophisticated and atmospheric property. It has been the owners' home and is well equipped and furnished with a combination of charming traditional pieces and some more contemporary and quirky touches. Located in a lovely little village in the Loire Valley, it is an ideal base from which to explore the nearby chateaux and vineyards and to enjoy the seductive French lifestyle. But the charm of the house, two acres of gardens, large swimming pool and the village itself, also make it an ideal place to relax and do very little. 
Once the residence for the curate of the village's 12th century church, La Cure is now two rental properties:

Les Roses is a stylish 4-5 bedroom house consisting of two separate wings built around a central kitchen making it perfect for two families.
It has both a formal and an informal living area (perfect for those with children or teenagers) and an outdoor living area where you'll spend a lot of time in the warmer months.

La Lavande is a lovely 2 bedroom house with exposed beams and spectacular views of the church from all rooms.

Downstairs is a living room with antique tiled floors and windows opening onto both the courtyard and the garden.

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Indre

 

Maison Fleurie: A comfortable one bedroom gîte with a single sofa bed to the lounge, with original beams retained, is situated in the department of L'Indre in the Central region of France. It offers well-equipped accommodation with two persons being very comfortably accommodated in the main bedroom with en suite bath and shower. The gîte can also sleep a further one with the use of the sofa bed in the lounge.

Maison Fleurie is an ideal holiday base not only for exploring Central France but also for those who enjoy walking, cycling, fishing and bird watching .

Situated in a small, rural hamlet in the heart of the countryside, we are  less than five minutes from junction 19 of autoroute A20, 85 km from Limoges airport, seven hours from Calais, five hours from Caen and St. Malo and just over an hour from the chateaux of the Loire valley.

Our little hamlet is a short drive from Argenton-sur-Creuse, Eguzon / Lac Chambon and the Brenne Parc Nature.

The accommodation comprises:

Private, secure off-road parking

Open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area

Kitchen with gas cooker/gas hob/fridge/freezer/microwave

Bedroom with 2 single beds, but put together makes a very comfortable kingsize bed, wardrobe and dressing table

Bathroom with bath and shower

Private garden with garden furniture and barbecue

Internet access available

DVD and CD player

French / English TV (tv - tnt)

Laundry facilities available

Use of above ground swimming pool

English and French spoken

WiFi available

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Indre

 

Les Hirondelles: is an old rural French farm which has been lovingly renovated and converted into self-catering holiday Gîtes over recent years. It is set in two acres of lovely grounds overlooking a beautiful, unspoilt valley, with plenty of space for barbeques or to simply sit and relax. Our grounds are full of wildlife, including swallows, barn owls, redstarts, butterflies and lizards. Wood burning stoves make the Gîtes cosy for winter retreats.
It offers holidaymakers rustic French accommodation but with all the modern conveniences, including English TV and Wi-fi, to make your holiday truly relaxing.
The Indre region of central France offers a haven of peace and rustic tranquillity. The climate is mild and sunny, the pace of life leisurely and makes an ideal rural retreat.

Les Hirondelles offers two holiday Gîtes: a large farmhouse and a smaller cottage in a converted barn.

Rose Farmhouse: is an old farmhouse which sleeps 8-11 people. Downstairs, there is a well equipped kitchen with fridge-freezer, cooker and microwave; dining room and large lounge with a rustic wood-burning stove and a sofabed, sleeping two; and a double bedroom with en-suite shower room.

Upstairs there are three further bedrooms: a very large family room with kingsize and single beds and an en-suite shower room, a double bedded room, a twin bedded room and a large family bathroom.

Sunflower CottageThe barn cottage sleeps 4-6 people. Downstairs is a well equipped kitchen with fridge-freezer, cooker and microwave; a large shower room and a lounge-diner with a large wood-burning stove and sofa bed.

Upstairs there is a double bedroom, a twin bedded room and a WC.

WiFi available and Pets Welcome

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