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Rates from:
1610.00 EUR

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  • Boulangerie Cottage sleeps 5 + cot
    Boulangerie Cottage sleeps 5 + cot
  • Chateau de Chargé - Exterior
    Chateau de Chargé - Exterior
  • Heated outdoor pool operates April - October
    Heated outdoor pool operates April - October
  • Boulangerie childrens' bedroom
    Boulangerie childrens' bedroom
  • Boulangerie sitting room
    Boulangerie sitting room
  • Boulangerie kitchen
    Boulangerie kitchen
  • Boulangerie sitting room by the fireplace
    Boulangerie sitting room by the fireplace
  • Loire Valley Retreats - La Boulangerie Image 8
    Loire Valley Retreats - La Boulangerie Image 8
  • parental suite, king size double in memory foam
    parental suite, king size double in memory foam
  • parents' ensuite shower, bath, WC and basin
    parents' ensuite shower, bath, WC and basin
  • Loire Valley Retreats - La Boulangerie Image 11
    Loire Valley Retreats - La Boulangerie Image 11
  • kitchen has sliding glass doors opening on to the courtyard
    kitchen has sliding glass doors opening on to the courtyard
  • kids' bathroom with bath, double basin and WC
    kids' bathroom with bath, double basin and WC
  • The newly extended Boulangerie
    The newly extended Boulangerie

Loire Valley Retreats - La Boulangerie

Loire, France

Per week

from 1610.00 to 2150.00 EUR
The Owner / Manager

Charlotte Field

Member since Oct 2009
  • Bookings Accepted:100%
  • Avg. Response Time:8 minutes
  • Availability Updated:4 days 23 hours

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BFB's Overview

Arriving at this pretty Chateau, nestled amongst rolling Loire Valley scenery, it’s easy to see why its friendly Anglo-French owners, Charlotte and Jerome Field, were so enthralled by it that they ditched high flying careers and international travel to roll up their sleeves and transform it into the luxurious yet family friendly small hotel visitors find today.

The spacious cottages are perfectly set up for families to enjoy the best parts of self catering combined with thoughtful boutique hotel style extras to ensure a relaxing break! Cottages have been designed and finished with style, comfort and families in mind. Contemporary bathrooms feature indulgent touches such as deep free-standing baths and luxury toiletries along side rubber ducks and toddler toilet training seats (on request). The beds are all memory foam and modern additions have been included such as iPod docks, TVs, DVD players, hairdryers, dishwashers and washing machines. Although accommodation now all comes with fully fitted kitchens guests can take a break from the cooking with daily breakfast included and optional to book a thrice weekly evening meal service which usually consists of an arrival night family meal on the Saturday, Tuesday night children's tea following by four course gourmet treat for the adults and a Friday night pizza party extending into a light supper for the adults. The perfect solution for families looking for the flexibility of self catering with the pampering and added relaxation which comes with not having to do all the cooking! It is your holiday after all!


The Chateau's grounds are as equally fabulous with a shared, heated outdoor pool, toddler-friendly play area and lots of tranquil seating spots nestled amongst them. The attractions don’t end there as, for wine enthusiasts (and enthusiastic amateurs), the Fields offer free tastings, as well as the opportunity to visit their wine making rooms, as well the opportunity to visit their six hundred year old vaulted cellars.


All of the above combined with the friendly bonhomie of hosts Charlotte and Jerome with their mini-guest instant playmate sons, means it is hardly surprising that just a year after opening, the guest book is crammed with promises to return. Book in now, while you can!


Accommodation Overview - La Boulangerie


This beautiful, cosy cottage faces the Chateau's courtyard and takes its name from the original bread oven which is still visible behind the fireplace. On the ground floor there is a comfortable sitting room with feature fireplace and welcome mod cons including TV (UK and French channels), DVD player and iPod dock. There is a fully fitted, eat in kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine and glass doors which lead out into the courtyard. There is a children's bedroom on this floor with three 80cm single beds and an en-suite bathroom.


Upstairs there is a cosy yet comfortable parent suite with beamed ceilings and double bed. This room also has an en-suite with WC, vanity unit, bath and rain shower.


Location Information

Château de Chargé is located in the heart of the Loire Valley, amongst rolling farmland just 6km south of Chinon between the hamlets of La Roche Clermault and Marcay. Seuilly, the famous home of Rabelais, is just 5km to the west. The wine producing towns of Saumur, Saumur Champigny and Bourgeuil are within 20 kms, while the major historic Châteaux of the region are all within easy access for daytrips (Chinon 6kms, Ussé 12 kms, Azay Le Rideau 25 kms, Villandry 40 kms.).

Owners, Charlotte and Jerome are a mine of useful information on things to do, places to visit and eat out in the region, plus, thanks to their two very young children, they have up to the minute advice on the most suitable places to visit with tots in tow. Top tips include: the local zoo and velo rail, the Chinon 'Petit Train' tour, the Aquarium and Mini Châteaux park.

Getting There: By Car: It is approx 45mins from the A10 travelling south and 30 mins from the A10 when travelling North. By Train: The nearest TGV station is Tours / Saint Pierre des Corps with regular connections from Paris (55 minutes) and Brussels (3 hours). Car hire is available at this station. There is also a TER regional train link from Tours to Chinon town centre. By Plane: It is approx 1 hour from Angers, Tours and Poitiers airports, and 2hrs from Nantes.


Location Map

Nearest Medical Services: Pharmacy in La Roche Clermault (2kms) Paediatrician in Chinon (7kms) A&E department at the Francois Rabelais hospital (9kms)

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 50%

Balance: 28 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 50%

Balance: 28 days prior to arrival

Rates

3 Sep - 30 Dec 2016 : €1610 /week1 Jan - 30 Jun 2017 : €1700 /week1 Jul - 1 Sep 2017 : €2150 /week2 Sep - 22 Dec 2017 : €1700 /week3 Sep - 30 Dec 2016 : £1610 /week1 Jan - 30 Jun 2017 : £1700 /week1 Jul - 1 Sep 2017 : £2150 /week2 Sep - 22 Dec 2017 : £1700 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 50%

Balance: 28 days prior to arrival

Who owns this place?

We are Charlotte & Jérôme, an English/French couple, with our young children Louis, Samuel & Madeleine. In 2007, tiring of corporate life, we came wandering round the Loire Valley, fell in love with this small but perfectly formed château, and set about turning it into a family-friendly haven for parents to bring their little knights and princesses on relaxing breaks. We know all about the constraints of travelling with small people, and go the extra mile to make sure the children feel at home, and parents leave us actually feeling they have had a holiday too!

What do they love about it?

Parents love Chargé for its spacious accommodation with wonderfully comfortable beds, sitting areas, fireplaces and Nespresso machines. The combination of great local restaurants (and babysitters), and our separate child and adult table d'hôte meals means that Mums and Dads get plenty of quality time with the children safe in the knowledge they can put them to bed and relax over a 'grown up' dinner and a great selection of Loire Valley wines to taste! Chargé's proximity to a horde of family friendly things to do (châteaux, farms, zoos and wineries...) mean there really is something for everyone. During July and August we also offer 2 afternoon supervised 'paint & play' sessions for children aged 2+, so that quiet couple of hours with a book by the pool that Mums dream of really can be a reality!

What do the kids love about it?

For our younger guests, Chargé is a dream come true. There are toys galore, hens and sheep to feed, a fluffy cat and a very friendly dog, not to mention the new 'human' playmates they will find! The garden has a fully enclosed heated outdoor pool, playhouse, and the very important 3 s's (swings, sandpit, slide!) Each suite has English TV (including CBeebies) and there is a great selection of DVDs to borrow. Many a budding princess and handsome knight have had their best night's sleep in a real tower!

Fast Facts

Sleeps 2 adults and 3 children in 2 en-suite bedrooms. One double and one triple room.

Airport under 2 hours drive

It is approx 1 hour from Angers, Tours and Poitiers airports, and 2hrs from Nantes.

Any Pool

Heated outdoor pool (safely enclosed) 10x5 metres

Spa Onsite

There is a dedicated pamper room where guests can indulge in beauty treatments and massages.

Indoor Play Area

There is a new dedicated play room which also offers 2 supervised afternoon sessions per week.

Kids' Club

see playroom

Babysitting

Babysitting service available by arrangement

Nursery Gear (additional)

The owners can provide any of the following in your room on arrival (pre-request): Cots (provided with baby duvet, blanket & pillow), single beds for older children, baby bath, potty, toddler toilet seat, toilet/sink stool, bottle warmer, changing mat, bouncer chair, socket covers, baby listening device & a foldable pushchair. Highchairs, plastic cutlery and crockery are available at mealtimes. Additional requests will be accommodated where possible.

Indoor Toys / Games Room

A basket of age appropriate toys will be placed in relevant rooms prior to arrival.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

A Pre-arrival shopping for nappies, babyfood etc can be arranged and picnics can be preordered in addition to the optional additional meals available on request.

Outdoor Toys

Sandpit, toddler-friendly swing, slide & playhouse.

Creche Facilities

See playroom

Onsite Restaurant

Breakfast is provided daily and included in the price. Additional meals are available on request at additional cost. These include an arrival night meal hamper, wine tasting with cold meat & cheese on Mondays, four course table d’hote dinner on Wednesdays & family BBQ on Fridays.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

Wifi available.

Fireplace / Wood Burner

Log burning fire in the lounge.

Reviews

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  • The stay was fantastic we were looked after very well by Charlotte and Jerome, and our children who are 2yrs and 4yrs loved it as well, fantastic room, lovely pool, lovely hosts and wow what a relaxing placeReview dated 03/11/2009

  • Really lovely couple, who bent over backwards to helpReview dated 03/11/2009

The stay was fantastic we were looked after very well by Charlotte and Jerome, and our children who are 2yrs and 4yrs loved it as well, fantastic room, lovely pool, lovely hosts and wow what a relaxing place

Really lovely couple, who bent over backwards to help


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