Central France Loire Valley (140km south of Paris)

Central France Loire Valley (140km south of Paris)




Sep 2010

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1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 3
2 Bathrooms

About our home

If you would like to live in a traditional 200-year old farmhouse in a hamlet of four cottages around a large pond in peaceful surroundings then this is the place for you. Restoration is complete. The farmhouse stands in 5000sq m of land; the pond with its various water birds and coypu family provide endless entertainment as do the visiting red deer and pheasants. We are surrounded by views of an ever-changing landscape of undulating fields and woods and enjoy total tranquility in this rural environment. The single storey farmhouse is entered from the end of a lane into a spacious country style dining/kitchen; adjacent is a large walk-in pantry. A cosy sitting room has a wood-burning stove, TV and Hi-Fi and we have a substantial library, a collection of classical, operatic and jazz CD's and DVD's. French windows at either end of the sitting room allow access to the pond on one side and the sunken terrace and orchard on the other. The bedroom/study is large(6m x 5.5m) with a king-sized bed, en-suite bathroom with double bath, shower and views of the garden. A trundle bed is available for a third person; there is a second bathroom with shower and w.c. in the workshop adjacent to the kitchen. A sunken terrace with a vine-shaded pergola and a wooden table that seats eight is accessed from the kitchen, the living room and the bedroom. There is a small vegetable garden and an orchard; the grass is cut by our handyman. We own the property.


More about us

  1. We are a retired couple who share a love of the sea, the French countryside and waterways and boats. Valerie is a travel writer and Geoffrey since his retirement as an architect, has turned to painting and photography.

    Our 2014 house exchange has been finalised however next year we are interested in going to southern Portugal for 4-5 months from 1st September 2015 to 31 January 2016. Dates are flexible.

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Where is it?


Our farmhouse is less than 5km from the nearest town of Chatillon Coligny and the historical village of Rogny-les-7-Ecluses - both ports on the Canal de Briare. Our hamlet is 25km from the river Loire and its many chateaux and is not far from the vineyards of Sancerre. The Paris train takes 1 1/4 hours to our nearest station,and the drive from Paris a little longer. We are owned by a demonstrative black cat, if you intend being away for more than a few days, friends will look after her.

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