Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Let us look after you on your visit to the Loire Valley in France...

Since moving here in 2008 we have been offering holiday accommodation (vacation rentals/gites) to visitors to the beautiful Loire Valley here in France, we have grown to love our region, especially la Touraine with a passion. A passion which led to the formation of our website, which although not the most professional site out there (we continue to work on improving it ) hopefully conveys the delights this beautiful part of the country has to offer. When you rent a house or cottage from us you also benefit from our knowledge,which we are happy to share.
Where we adhere to the phrase 'self praise is no honour' we cannot help but be flattered when we receive comments in our guestbooks like the ones below.

"Jim and Pauline have been the best hosts - being here to welcome us and offering so many great suggestions about what to do and visit."

"Jim & Pauline, your house is so lovely and the people of the town we have met have been very welcoming. Thank you so much for your wonderful suggestions for things to see - we have had a wonderful time!"

From 'Les Balcons' guestbook


 "Dear Pauline & Jim, Tom and I so enjoyed our stay. Your home is beautiful and so comfortable! By far the best bedroom I have had since I arrived (in France) and your suggestions for daily travel were spot on and very welcome."

From the 'Old Walnut Mill' guestbook


Jim and Pauline are great hosts, eager to make the holiday a success and on hand with local and regional information and help in booking restaurants etc. Le Promenade in Le Petit Pressigny was a special choice for dinner one evening without the kids! There is so much to see, enjoy and do in this very attractive area in the summer months and you won’t get it all done on the first visit.

From 'Le Bourg' guestbook

The houses:

looking into courtyard of Loire Valley cottage
'Old Walnut Mill'

The 'Old Walnut Mill' is a delightful 19th century 2 bedroom cottage in the village of Barrou in Indre-et-Loire, Centre-Val de Loire France. The village sits on the banks of the river Creuse surrounded by rolling countryside. It has welcomed guests from around the world who have enjoyed the ‘French village experience’. In 2016 we had the pleasure of receiving gifted painters who enjoyed the many opportunities to capture images of this very pretty part of France. The house is within walking distance of the village amenities, the restaurant, boulangerie, butcher and convenience store.




Lounge of Loire Valley house to rent
'Les Balcons' 
Quality two storey 3 bedroom  Loire Valley house for rent in the popular village of Le Grand Pressigny in the department of Indre et Loire, France. The village’s location makes it an ideal base to explore the Loire Valley, its chateaux and other delights as well many of the attractions of the neighbouring department of Vienne such as Futuroscope. The village itself has a restaurant, two bars, boulangerie (baker) boucherie (butcher) and épicier (grocer) pharmacy and newsagent all within walking distance of the house.




internal view of self catering barn to rent in Loire Valley
'Le Bourg'
Lovely riverside barn conversion with separate 'petite maison'. The house is in the village of Barrou, in the department of Indre et Loire, France and as the name suggests 'Le Bourg' is located in the centre of the village. Its situation means you have the benefits of experiencing a small French village but you are also ideally placed to visit all the major attractions of the Loire valley plus some of the highlights of the neighbouring department of 'Vienne'