2 bedroom accommodation in Chinon
- english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch, swedish, danish, norwegian, polish
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Mandatory cost: energy use based on consumption
Lovely base for exploring the Loire and it's a castle!
This is a great little 2 bedroom self contained accom in the old dovecote/pigeonhouse of 12-15th century Chateau Vauguyon. Apparently the chateau belonged to Richeleu's butler (or maybe brother, I may have misheard). Anyway, the rooms are big with lovely old windows. The Master BR looks out onto the hillside field where the owner's fallow deer graze and the other BR looks across the Vienne to Chinon and and it's hilltop fortress. Kitchen, bathroom, laundry facilities are all good once you work out the mysteries of the french labelled washing machine, and the grounds are beautiful. We ate figs every day from the tree in the yard. M. Duluth, the host, is very helpful and friendly. He has excellent English which made things easy for us and he is very chatty. It is a nice 8km run over to the to Chinon fortress and back or you can stretch it to 10 around the medieval city. There are also some 10km loops back over the range behind the chateau and through the fields which are beautiful.