|August 02, 2025 - August 23, 2025||2 weeks|
2 or 3 weeks (in London or South of England would be nice)
Family house in the Loire Valley châteaux (2 hours of Paris) and close to Beauval Zoo (the 4th most beautiful zoo in the world) during August 2024
Our house with 5 bedrooms would be an excellent base for a family looking to explore famous royal Chateaux of the Loire Valley (Chambord Castle), Paris and french countryside.
Video : https://youtu.be/MoAxJu1xADk & Web site : https://www.loirevalley-france.co.uk/
And, I'm sure you will enjoy french art de vivre !
Our comfortable house is located in a residential and peaceful area, where you will find shops and services.
The ground floor of our house is composed of a large living-dining room with a fireplace, a kitchen fully equipped for cooking and entertaining, a parental bedroom (large bed 160x200 and shower room). Upstairs, there are 4 bedrooms (2 double beds 140x200 and 2 single beds), a bathroom. In the basement, there is the garage, the laundry room and a workshop. We have 5 bicycles (adults and children). Children will certainly be delighted to occupy themselves upstairs with our board games, Playmobils, books, comic books, guitare and the piano ... On the digital side, wifi and Netflix access will be at your disposal.
The garden with trampoline, goal post, is fully enclosed so perfect for families. You will probably enjoy garden furniture (table, 8 chairs and a deckchair), the barbecue, the plancha and the treehouse. During the morning, you will enjoy to observe the squirrel and hear birds singing in our garden 😉.
Very close to Blois town centre : https://www.blois.fr/en/attractive/10-excellent-reasons-to-come-to-blois
With excellent rail conection to Tours (30 mins), Orléans (30 mins) and Paris (2 hours). Easy access to motorways also.
We've already exchanged to Belgium and Ireland. It was great ! We’ll happily consider all offers.
- 2 Adults
- 2 Children
- 2 Exchanges made
- Instructional designer
- House Type: House
- Floor: 1
- Environment: In a small town
- Bedrooms: 5
- Bathrooms: 2
- Sleeping Capacity: 8
- Living Area: 180 m2
- Total Area: 900 m2
In my house
- Pets - Allowed
- Small children - Allowed
- Home exchange
- Free internet access
- Central heating
- Baby equipment
- Toys and games
- Washing machine
- Terrace or deck
- Park / playground
- Bicycles: 5
- Non-smoking house
- Car necessary
Our Destination Wish List
- Open for all offers
- England, UK
- United Kingdom
Nearest Airport: Paris Orly (1h30) or Tours (40 min) -
For your shopping, you have everything you need next to the house : food store are a 5-minute walk away (bakery, fruits and vegetables, butcher, fishmonger, supermarket). The hypermarket are 5 minutes away by car. Every saturday, there is a big market in the center of Blois, less than 10 minutes.
Paris is very accessible via the the motorway or the train, in 1h30 to 2h. Tours city and Orléans city (45 min by car) have also a lot of interests.
Located in the heart of the Loire Valley, in Blois, you may visit :
Historic castles (less than 30 minutes) : Of course, Loire châteaux such as the Royal Château of Chambord with his 18th-century french formal gardens, Chateau of Cheverny (Tintin castle), Chaumont (and its International Garden Festival), Royal Château of Blois and so many others ... but also the Clos Lucé (Leonardo da Vinci home), the House of Magic in Blois etc...
Children love it : https://en.maisondelamagie.fr/
Leisure activities (less than 30 minutes): swimming pool (with balneotherapy and fitness areas), natural swimming, a multi-activity leisure center, canoeing on the Loire, the Loire by bike, golf de Cheverny, cinemas, bowling, aquarium and the mini-chateaux park in Amboise, an animal reserve ... So there are a large number of activities for children of all ages.
Without forgetting the famous Beauval Zoo, the 4th most beautiful zoo in the world (45 minutes from home) ! And why not a day at the Aqua Mundo in Center Parc (less than an hour away).
Video Aqua Mundo : https://youtu.be/F5bBrLOX4zs
Observing the Loire and the Sologne natural environmennt (less than 15 minutes): A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000, the Loire offers magnificent natural landscapes: The Observatory of the Loire, The Maison de Loire, the Loire by bike or by foot, canoeing on the Loire, a hike with donkeys ...
Summer entertainment (less than 15 minutes away) with the horse and bird of prey show in Chambord, the summer festival of Blois
Unique experiences (less than 30 minutes away) such as a hot-air balloon flight, the sound and light show of the Château de Blois, a visit to troglodyte sites, a tasting of Cheverny wines, a traditional boat trip on the Loire, an escape game in a castle, a meal in a gourmet restaurant, a safari in the Chambord reserve for example.
- Instructional designer
- Girl - Age: 10
- Girl - Age: 13
- 2 hens who can be minded if you want
- We have one little dog (Jack Russel) who we will organise to be minded by my parents.
We have two hens if you want fresh eggs for your breakfast.
Depends when you come, you may have hazelnuts, nuts, grappes, cherries, peaches... in our garden 😉.
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