Loire Valley Retreat

  • Chateau de Chargé - Exterior
  • Chateau de Chargé - Exterior
  • Boulangerie Cottage sleeps 5 + cot
  • Chateau de Chargé - Exterior

Loire Valley Retreat Amenities

Loire Valley Retreat Amenities

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 that they ditched high flying careers and international travel to transform it into a small but perfectly formed boutique guest house and self-catering cottage.

After completing three luxurious guest suites in the main Chateau two years ago and finding much praise for them from past guests, t
he Fields have recently transformed the adjoining 17th century stable block into a contemporary cottage with two bedrooms.


Like the suites, the gite's well-planned design reflects the owners combined experiences of luxury travel and provide all the ingredients required for an effortlessly, relaxing break. The indulgent bathrooms combine high spec finishes with rubber ducks and training seats( on request), whilst the bedrooms are perfect for even the most frazzled of guests thanks to the memory foam mattresses and soothing, neutral palette. The kitchen is equipped to high standard, making cooking a doddle. However when extra relaxation is in order guests can also opt into the hotel’s delicious, evening dinner service. Plus, for guests with children in tow the hotel can provide handy baby gear, kids suppers and babysitting.

The gite has its own private terrace, ideal for alfresco dining, as well as use of the chateau's grounds including a heated outdoor pool, children's play area and plentiful tranquil seating spots nestled in between. Attractions don't end there as wine enthusiasts (and enthusiastic amateurs), will often enjoy free tastings, along with the opportunity to visit their wine making rooms and six hundred year old vaulted cellars.


Accommodation Overview:

l'Tour is set in the central section of the Chateau's 16th century stable block. The gîte has two spacious bedrooms, each with space for a cot and their own luxurious, en suite bath and shower room. Downstairs there is a spacious open plan living area comprising of a fully fitted kitchen (with dishwasher), dining area, sitting/TV space, and doors to a private rear courtyard terrace.

The communal pool, garden and play areas are and are accessible through the front courtyard.

Gite rental prices include an arrival night meal and essential first night/morning groceries and delicious continental breakfast or a daily bakery delivery service to your door, are available at a small additional charge.

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The Owner / Manager

Charlotte Field

Member since Jan 2013
  • Bookings Accepted:100%
  • Avg. Response Time:8 minutes
  • Availability Updated:26 days 5 hours

Reviews

  • Had a wonderful first holiday with our almost 6 month old son. Owners were very welcoming and couldn't do enough for us, they provided us with a cot, monitor, toys, baby bath, changing mat everything we needed for our little one. Property is beautiful, with lots for little ones to do, a number of animals which delighted our son, the pool was lovely (a little chilly some days because the weather was cooler but we still managed to use it a number of times during our stay). They have a lovely treatment room which can be booked for massage and facial treatments. We also had a lovely evening reviewing wine with Jerome and Charlotte tasting a few of the wines from the region. Location wise it was fairly central and there was lot to do - chateaus, the fortress in nearby Chinon, bio park and botanical gardens, to name a few. All in all a lovely place to stay with delightful hosts.Review dated 03/10/2016

  • A wonderful find with a rare and precious blend of luxury, warmth and homeliness. From the moment you arrive through the gate, the hosts make you feel like you're part of the family. Nothing is ever a problem and we loved the relaxing atmosphere with a free-range feel. It's the perfect family break with young children: lots to do (bike rides, swings, pool, nearby towns, markets and attractions) and opportunities to truly unwind (option of home cooked banquets twice weekly, honesty-policy wine cellar, supervised playroom, babysitting service, even a masseuse/ beautician to your cottage!).Review dated 02/06/2016

  • Wonderful place to stay. Charlotte and Jerome couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful. They make impeccable hosts.Review dated 15/10/2014

  • Beautiful and peaceful Chateau, and a great holiday base with a baby. Breakfast was provided daily, then lunch and dinner were self catering except for 3 evening meals, a balance which worked really well for us. Charlotte and Jerome were friendly, responsive and helpful both before and during our stay. I think I can honestly say that our week here was the most relaxed we have felt since our baby was born!Review dated 26/08/2014

  • We had the most amazing holiday. We really didn't want to leave and wished we had booked 2 weeks rather than one. Charlotte and Jerome are perfect hosts, offering excellent food and wine. Our children had a fantastic week meeting and playing with the other children as we did with the other parents. Accomodation and facilities faultless. Can't wait to return.Review dated 03/08/2014

  • We had an excellent time here, the accommodation was beautiful and hosts incredibly welcoming and friendly.Review dated 25/05/2014

  • The owners ( a french and english couple) really helpfully provided age appropriate baby gear and having 3 little ones themselves they knew exactly what was needed. The chef even prepare dairy free french meals(!) for our allergic 11 month old and the adult evening meals were wonderful, 4 courses and great wine all with in reach for our baby monitor! We stayed in the gite which has a fully equipped kitchen too so ideal with a baby and with the flexibility of cooking for yourselves if you can resist Phillippes wonderful cooking! A great place to stay with a baby/ kids of any age.Review dated 20/12/2012

  • The owners ( a french and english couple) really helpfully provided age appropriate baby gear and having 3 little ones themselves they knew exactly what was needed. The chef even prepare dairy free french meals(!) for our allergic 11 month old and the adult evening meals were wonderful, 4 courses and great wine all with in reach for our baby monitor! We stayed in the gite which has a fully equipped kitchen too so ideal with a baby and with the flexibility of cooking for yourselves if you can resist Phillippes wonderful cooking! A great place to stay with a baby/ kids of any age.Review dated 20/12/2012

  • The local area is amazingly beautiful, the hosts are welcoming and the accommodation is lovely for adults and babies alike...basically it's the ideal package and we would definitely recommend it for a visit!Review dated 15/10/2012

  • The local area is amazingly beautiful, the hosts are welcoming and the accommodation is lovely for adults and babies alike...basically it's the ideal package and we would definitely recommend it for a visit!Review dated 15/10/2012

  • Brilliant!! A perfect stay, in a glorious spot with fabulous hosts. A grown ups holiday where kids are positively encouraged. The rooms are divine and the whole atmosphere welcoming, but unobtrusive and wondefully relaxing. We will definitely be returning!Review dated 08/09/2010

  • The owners could not have done more to make our holiday as enjoyable as possible. We were offered tips on the area every day which made our stay so much easier, knowing which restaurants were good and which markets were fun to visit. Baby facilities were great too. The baby monitor worked all the way to the pool so that we could have a swim when our daughter was napping. As well as offering babysitting themselves when they were free, they also very kindly arranged for a local babysitter to come so that we could go out for dinner. It was a truly relaxing holiday even with a baby!Review dated 08/09/2010

  • Brilliant!! A perfect stay, in a glorious spot with fabulous hosts. A grown ups holiday where kids are positively encouraged. The rooms are divine and the whole atmosphere welcoming, but unobtrusive and wondefully relaxing. We will definitely be returning!Review dated 08/09/2010

  • The owners could not have done more to make our holiday as enjoyable as possible. We were offered tips on the area every day which made our stay so much easier, knowing which restaurants were good and which markets were fun to visit. Baby facilities were great too. The baby monitor worked all the way to the pool so that we could have a swim when our daughter was napping. As well as offering babysitting themselves when they were free, they also very kindly arranged for a local babysitter to come so that we could go out for dinner. It was a truly relaxing holiday even with a baby!Review dated 08/09/2010

  • Brilliant!! A perfect stay, in a glorious spot with fabulous hosts. A grown ups holiday where kids are positively encouraged. The rooms are divine and the whole atmosphere welcoming, but unobtrusive and wondefully relaxing. We will definitely be returning! Outstanding!Review dated 24/08/2010

  • Brilliant!! A perfect stay, in a glorious spot with fabulous hosts. A grown ups holiday where kids are positively encouraged. The rooms are divine and the whole atmosphere welcoming, but unobtrusive and wondefully relaxing. We will definitely be returning! Outstanding!Review dated 24/08/2010

  • The owners could not have done more to make our holiday as enjoyable as possible. We were offered tips on the area every day which made our stay so much easier, knowing which restaurants were good and which markets were fun to visit. Baby facilities were great too. The baby monitor worked all the way to the pool so that we could have a swim when our daughter was napping. As well as offering babysitting themselves when they were free, they also very kindly arranged for a local babysitter to come so that we could go out for dinner. It was a truly relaxing holiday even with a baby! Overall rating: Outstanding!Review dated 17/08/2010

  • The owners could not have done more to make our holiday as enjoyable as possible. We were offered tips on the area every day which made our stay so much easier, knowing which restaurants were good and which markets were fun to visit. Baby facilities were great too. The baby monitor worked all the way to the pool so that we could have a swim when our daughter was napping. As well as offering babysitting themselves when they were free, they also very kindly arranged for a local babysitter to come so that we could go out for dinner. It was a truly relaxing holiday even with a baby! Overall rating: Outstanding!Review dated 17/08/2010

  • 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 placeReview dated 03/11/2009

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

Fast Facts

Cottage sleeps 2+cot/toddler bed in one bedroom with adjoining tower 'cot room'.

Airport under 2 hours drive

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

Any Pool

There is shared, heated outdoor pool (safely enclosed) 10x5 metres

Spa Onsite

The new dedicated pamper room means guests can indulge in beauty treatments or massages during their stay.

Indoor Play Area

There is a dedicated play room which also offers supervised afternoon sessions twice a 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), extra 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 broad selection of baby/toddler books, bath toys, DVDs, ride-ons, soft toys, and games for indoors or garden. Plus art/craft supplies.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

Breakfast are included and additional meals can be arranged on request with prior notice. Picnics can also be arranged 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.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

The gite has is a private terrace.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

WiFi is available.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

multiple cots and highchairs provided on request.

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